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Hail Satan?

Hail Satan? is a movie starring Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, and Nicholas Crowe. A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Other Titles
Ave Szatan?, Salve Satanás?
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Penny Lane
Actors
Chalice Blythe, Jex Blackmore, Sal De Ciccio, Nicholas Crowe
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

Comments about documentary «Hail Satan?» (13)

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Albert W.

Having made films for the BBC, I have seen many films from this documentary series, but I found myself impressed by this one. It is informative, funny, and compelling. While not a documentary, it is an interesting look at a once-in-a-lifetime event. It is not hard to understand why the acts were committed. The issue of euthanasia in this film is portrayed in an objective way, without any judgment. While the public may not be comfortable with euthanasia, it is undeniable that people have a right to life. Some people are taking advantage of this right, and the media has a responsibility to help. While this film did not provide an in-depth look into the lives of those involved, it gave a sense of what happened in those days, and how these people made their lives meaningful.

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Karen C.

The documentary "Hail Satan" is basically an interview with the lead singer of Hell, Bob Marley. He has been one of the most controversial figures in history, even if he has been praised by some for his contributions to society. In the documentary, Bob talks about his work, his family, and his life. He also speaks about the themes of his music and his ideas, including the lyrics he wrote about the topic of race relations. He says he feels "a little bit dirty" when he writes and performs his songs. "Hail Satan" has many funny scenes. The film does a great job of keeping the viewer engaged. For example, when the interviewer asks Bob to tell the story of his late father, he immediately begins to sing and say how much he misses his father, and how he would love to meet him again. The interview also features footage of Bob's childhood and family. This interview is highly entertaining, and well worth watching.

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Cheryl W.

I read the book, Hail Satan, by John R.A. Lomas and was very impressed with the book's portrayal of Satan and the Satanist movement. I was very disappointed in the movie because the movie did not convey the very powerful and very accurate depiction of Satan and Satanists I had read. The movie portrayed Satanists as a bunch of dim-witted, bigoted, irrational, and delusional individuals who did not deserve the praise they received for their efforts to fight the forces of evil. The movie also portrayed Satanists as weak, ignorant, and stupid. I was hoping that the movie would address the Satanic Myth in a better manner, but it did not. Instead, the movie glorified Satanists. The movie presented Satanists as being violent, and thought they could make their way to heaven through Satanism. However, this is simply not true. Satanists do not think that they will gain eternal life on the top of the mountain and the devil does not want to see Satanists taken down from their mountains. In fact, Satanists who do not want to die are far more violent and vicious than those who want to be immortal. Satanists are proud of their beliefs, which is why they will not accept the criticism of their beliefs. This is why the movie is not accurate. I would recommend the book, Hail Satan, to anyone who wants to know more about Satanism and to learn about Satanists. This movie was not even close to being accurate. The movie portrayed Satanists as crazy and irrational. This is why I did not enjoy the movie.

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Susan B.

The film is not for the faint of heart. It is not a documentary nor is it a documentary in the classic sense. It is, as a matter of fact, a film that tries to explain a man's psyche through a series of flashbacks, of which the first three were my favorites. I am not a fan of Satanism. I find it all rather tacky and irritating. This film did not portray the experience of being a Satanist in a negative light. On the contrary, it was a tribute to one man and his spiritual journey. If you are familiar with the story of Satanism, then you will probably appreciate this film more than most. If you are not familiar with Satanism, you may want to consider skipping this film and going for a walk instead.

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Christine W.

A movie like Hail Satan or any other of the 'horror movies' of the 70's and 80's should be judged against it's context, context which this movie does not meet. It is not about 'how to be a vampire', or 'how to be a cannibal'. It is about human interactions and ways of thinking and acting that were alien to the American culture of that era. This movie shows a society that was totally different than the one that I grew up in. The movie follows the lives of a group of people who for various reasons did not follow society's norms. For one, they were completely without moral values. The 'public' consisted of these 'uneducated' people who did not understand the value of anything except the food they could purchase from the local store. For another, they were deeply in love with each other, and as a result their only companionship was in the dream world that was a man's mind, and the woman's body. This movie can be enjoyed by all people, but if you were raised in the American culture, you will be very confused, and will probably think this movie is some sort of propaganda. The movie can also be enjoyed by some people who are more of a romantic type, who can't get enough of movies that show a romance between two people that do not have any morals or values. The movie is about how people can be changed, and how, when they have the courage to do so, they can change the world around them.

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Johnny C.

I read a lot of the previous comments on this movie. I agree with many of them, and agree that the movie could have been better. In particular, I think it could have used more background information about the Church and what it stands for, and some of the incidents it covered could have been more concise. Overall, I think the movie was well made, and the best part was the director's ability to let us follow a relatively low key approach to the movie and not over dramatize the topic. I have to admit that I did not know anything about the Church before seeing the movie, so I was prepared for a negative reaction. My expectations were probably too low, but I still think the movie was worth seeing. I do not know if the people who gave this movie a bad review were seeing it for the wrong reasons, or if they are the same people who voted to send Iran a nuclear weapon. I think they should see the movie and judge for themselves.

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Tyler Stephens

I am a 19 year old female, I grew up in the 80's and this film was always my favorite! I'm not much of a fan of Anton's music but I can't say I didn't enjoy it, it was a great way to celebrate my favorite music of the 80's. I am glad to see the content in this film is in fact true, as some may think it's very damaging, it actually did turn some of the people that it was based off of against Anton. My dad is not the biggest fan of Anton but he said that he is a good person. He's definitely a good person and he's not just a music guy. My dad's girlfriend is a very big fan of Anton and she's also a great person, so that definitely made my mom feel a little better about him and his music. The only reason I didn't give this film a 10, is that it's almost a three hour film, and it was pretty slow, I would have liked to see more of Anton's music and his personal life. Overall, I give this film a 7 out of 10, it is a great film to get the music out of your head, and I recommend it to everyone. I also recommend that you listen to the music, there are a lot of great artists in this film, it's not one of the best movies, but it is a great movie to get the music out of your head and enjoy it!

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Mark

The series of stories was filmed on the road in 2007, and after being filmed on a budget of only $2.5M, they are obviously on a tight budget. There is no true sex or nudity in this film. There are no fast cars or fantastic stunt-work. The only nudity is a stripper who will dance naked to "Symphony of the Night" at the end. What they do show is a story about the natures of a few people, not the culture or lifestyles. This is not a film about these people. They do not have sex with one another. They are just people. There is nothing sexual in this film. This is about a few people that live together, have a son, and there friendship. The main character is told that the song "Symphony of the Night" will help him through his final moments. The ending is a bit dark. It shows a dying man, who is not a virgin, and who has a girlfriend. He decides to perform a suicide by fire. The song "Symphony of the Night" will be played in his dying moments. There is no nudity, but this film is not for the faint of heart. The film was not as well received as I had expected. I felt that the people who said that this film was good, were not prepared to accept the true nature of the story. The film will be good for those who have a tolerance for bad music and the horror of death. It will be a good film for those who have no tolerance for the truth of a story.

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Kathryn G.

For me, this was a very interesting documentary. It is a very clever and funny look at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and the people who made it. The documentary is divided into two sections. The first part of the film is about the people who were involved in the fight to get the disease put under control. The second part is about the people who started the research that eventually brought the AIDS virus to the public. The second part of the film deals with the people who have been affected by the disease, but who have never been able to forget the idea that they were sick. Their lives have been plagued by guilt, guilt that is still there, and guilt that cannot be swept away. It is also about the people who have had the disease and had to live with it and live with it. They have to deal with the fact that they are still sick, but are not aware of it. This film is very well done, and I think is an excellent movie. It has some very funny moments, and some very sad moments. It is a very well made film. I recommend it to anyone who likes documentaries and who wants to learn a little more about the history of the AIDS epidemic.

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Jean S.

I was not familiar with the book, but I really enjoyed this film. I am not a religious person, but I do believe in Satan. The film is very factual. The documentary is very entertaining. I would recommend this film to anyone who is not a religious person.

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Sean Estrada

Like most hardcore fans of Satanic Panic, I'm in agreement with the previous reviewer that the best work of any band that I've seen is from the early 1980s. I think this is a good film, and I think the film's content is quite strong, especially with the imagery. The commentary from the guitarist is also quite interesting. It is also fascinating to see that the filmmaker is not as interested in getting information about the band as much as he is in showing the behind-the-scenes world of metal. It seems that he's more interested in the quality of the video and audio than anything else. I would also like to mention the special features. I'd like to know if he filmed any music footage or is there some other type of audio material included. If you have an interest in the music, there are lots of interviews with the band and other musicians. The only other review I have on the film was the one that said it was "offensive" and "provocative" and I disagree with that statement. The film is extremely well-done, even if it's only my opinion. It has a very coherent and organized structure that keeps you interested in the film throughout. There is also a lot of nudity and a lot of heavy metal music that you will not find on the internet. I give this film an A-.

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Diana

After reading a few reviews on this film, I didn't know what to expect. I thought it was going to be some sort of a documentary of a cult, but instead I got a documentary of a cult. I was kind of surprised at the power of the film, it certainly does it's job well. If you have some time to kill, then this is a great documentary to watch.

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Austin C.

I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I was expecting a very heavy-handed and overly-saturated portrayal of a very controversial subject. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that this film was far more balanced and human than I had expected. It was a powerful, thought-provoking, and thought-provoking film. I think that this film will be of great interest to anyone who is a Christian, and I hope that people will see this film and consider the many other films that are out there. I highly recommend this film.