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On this episode of “I Spit on Your Podcast”, we look at Satanism in film, discussing “The House of the Devil” and “The Blood on Satan’s Claw”.

Episode 28: “The Blood on Satan’s Claw” and “The House of the Devil”

October is the high (un)holy season for horror fans everywhere. So, to keep with the chilling atmosphere, we talked about Satanism! Specifically, we talked about Satanic cults and how they are represented in film in comparison to what modern Satanism really is.

Satanism isn’t the worship of a literal Devil, but the celebration of independence and non-conformity. We talk about the history of supposed Satanic Ritual Abuse in the 1980s as well as the defining philosophies of both the Church of Satan and The Satanic Temple (not to be confused as the same). Alongside that, we received insight from a real-life practicing Satanist, Jessie Seitz, co-creator and director of the documentary on extreme horror, Beyond Horror.

The films up for discussion will be Ti West’s The House of the Devil (2009) and The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971).

The House of the Devil is available to watch for free on Prime, Hoopla, and Shudder. The Blood on Satan’s Claw is available on YouTube

Hail Satan!


Original podcast artwork by Brandon Mercer

Jess and Kelly co-host the well produced, highly entertaining and insightful monthly podcast known as I SPIT ON YOUR PODCAST. Every month, they explore the world of horror entertainment, with each episode centering around a particular theme. This is a time once a month where Jess puts down her bloody knitting needles and Kelly steps away from the TV to discuss horror movies and other horror mediums with thoughtful analysis, research, and passion.

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Original publication date: November 4, 2020


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