If you want to be left alone during brunch at a hipster Brooklyn café, start talking out loud about Satanism, black masses and a movie called “Hail Satan?” “The only ‘canonical’ black mass is one ...
Described as “counterbalance against dominant religious privilege,” modern Satanism in America is the subject of Penny Lane’s new documentary feature “Hail Satan?,” which doubles as an enticing ...
That the title of Penny Lane’s documentary is a question, not a statement, holds more meaning than you might think. “Hail Satan?” follows the Satanic Temple’s years-long efforts to advocate for ...
The critically-acclaimed doc on the Satanic Temple debuted in theaters this weekend. Tarpley Hitt speaks with filmmaker Penny Lane (‘Our Nixon’) about her controversial movie. Five years ago, I was ...
What's Satan Got to Do With it? If you think you know what the Satanic Temple is all about, documentary filmmaker Penny Lane ("The Pain of Others," "Our Nixon") says you probably don't. The biggest ...
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The question mark may throw you at first: Wait, so are you asking us if we pledge fealty to the Prince of Darkness, or …. But as filmmaker Penny Lane’s documentary on the Satanic Temple makes clear ...
Sundance darling documentary “Hail Satan?” was released just in time for Easter weekend, and it was able to avoid box-office damnation. Magnolia released Penny Lane’s documentary at the IFC Center in ...
In Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 (available to stream at Netflix), Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) is finding her place in the darker, sexier witch world, now that she’s left her ...
When they write the bible on the great trolls of history, the Satanic Temple should be on the cover. Founded in 2013 as a poke in the eye of religious conservatism, the organization has since ...
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Hail Satan? probably isn’t the documentary you’re expecting it to be. It’s also possibly a documentary that many will balk at purely because of the name and the subject matter and, as a result, avoid ...
When you’re fund-raising to make a documentary called “Hail Satan?,” you learn early on to expect pushback from potential backers. “Pitching [to studios], I’d get through maybe a ...
What happens when an intended one-off publicity stunt escalates into a full-blown movement? The undeniably enticing answer can be found in “Hail Satan?,” an often surprising documentary about the rise ...