Reminds me of True Detective
The kid’s name is apparently Johnny Gosch, the story can be read here
It could just be a creepypasta, hopefully it is. Everything about it looks like a much earlier decade than the 80’s.
Frantisek Drtikol 1900-1930
In what’s assuredly the best news anyone has ever heard, THERE ARE NOW CHIA ZOMBIES.
Produced in 1970, by Tigon, directed by Piers Haggard, Blood On Satan’s Claw is in many ways the spiritual follow up to Michael Reeves’ Witchfinder General. From a structural point of view the films share some interesting themes: both use place and period as the visual and atmospheric driving force and both films overlay a powerful metaphorical context. Where Witchfinder makes heavy use of the Suffolk landscape, Blood On Satan’s Claw is set almost exclusively in an unspoiled and timeless valley called Bix Bottom situated in The Chiltern Hills near Henley On Thames. Where Witchfinder essentially tells a Western style revenge within the context of the English Civil War, Blood On Satan’s Claw transports the disturbing case of child murderess Mary Bell back to rural England of the C17th. A clever and conscious move on behalf of the scriptwriter Robert Wynne-Simmons, it injects what is essentially a lurid satanic yarn with a darker, more contemporary veracity. The 11-year-old Mary Bell had murdered her two young victims in the summer of 1968, shortly before the making of the film and the details of the case provided the basis for the character of Angel Blake. In actual fact the script was adapted from stories Wynne-Simmons had written, by his admission with the aim of exorcising some of his own demons, during a troubled adolescence.
What makes Blood On Satan’s Claw important to our study are the scenes of ritual sacrifice, which through a combination of resourceful cinematography and near ceremonial choreography create an air of occult authenticity rarely matched in the horror film genre. Even more impressive, is the fact that these scenes were shot not in the studio but on location in the ruins of a Norman church. Situated on a desolate road that meanders through the vale of Bix Bottom, St James’ church and the nearby woodland provides the focus for our second investigation of The Sacred Geography Of British Cinema.
DAREDEVIL #37 (Feb. 1968)
Cover Art by Gene Colan
Reblog if your parents have ever:
- pointed out acne
- treated you like a little slave (you get them EVERYTHING)
- made fun of people who you idolize
- made you feel like an outcast
- ever called you a mistake or worthless
- forced you to go to a place where you weren’t comfortable
- made jokes about your weight
- made you cry
- made you break down
- made you feel like you were all alone
If so I’m going to send each and everyone of you a message!