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Hail Satan? (2019)Hail Satan? (2019)

Hail Satan? (2019)

Forget everything you think you know about the Satanic Temple

Documentary

best
THE VERY BEST

8.0

movie

United States of America

English

Discussion-sparking, Instructive, Mind-blowing

2019

Female director, Penny Lane

Anton LaVey, Bill O'Reilly, Cecil B. DeMille

95 min

Synopsis

A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

Our Take

8.0
Bilal Zouheir

The question mark in the title represents the central idea of this fascinating documentary: what if worshipping Satan is the only way of ensuring religious freedom for everyone?

That’s what a group of young members known as The Satanic Temple believe, led by a determined and well-spoken Harvard graduate. They embark on a journey across the U.S. to challenge corrupt officials and the prevalence of religious biases in government agencies. They always request that their belief system (Satanism) is given the same favorable treatment as Christianity, effectively proving that authorities will really only accept a show of religion if it’s one religion: Christianity.

But their intoxicating energy comes with costs: divisions within the organization and growing pains. This documentary perfectly illustrates not only a misunderstood religion (in the documentary it’s referred to as “post-religion”) but the difficulties of establishing grassroots movements in general.

Comments

S
Sam

If this isn’t meant as a joke then lame af.

W
woftt69

If you don’t see Satanism as a clear statement on religious hypocrisy, then you’re probably one of the hypocrites.

W
woftt69

Don’t watch Salo then

A
ali22nov

Agreed

K
Katda

Really? Have you never seen a gore terror movie? And actually, all religions should be permitted as long as they don’t imply illegal acts. Satanism is a religion as any other, it’s not like they kill inocents. I’ve never understood that aversion peple have to satanics.

G
Gezza

Get a grip man

B
Burt

Hail Satan

T
Tbone

Now I’ve definitely got to watch it!

S
Steven Zore

Look at these losers.

L
Lucas Pipersburhg

Disgusting and a blasphemy to God!! This is the most disturbing movie in mankind history!!

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