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Hail Satan? (2019)

Hail Satan? (2019)

Forget everything you think you know about the Satanic Temple

The Very Best

8.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary
2019
FEMALE DIRECTOR, PENNY LANE
Anton LaVey, Bill O'Reilly, Billy Graham
91 min

What it's about

The story of The Satanic Temple, a controversial movement that combines religion and activism with the apparent purpose of questioning the basic foundations of US society.

The take

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.

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

Don’t watch Salo then

Agreed

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.

Get a grip man

Hail Satan

Now I’ve definitely got to watch it!

Look at these losers.

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

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