Leave your preconceptions about devil worshiping behind. Penny Lane’s insightful, amusing documentary is a smart take on a controversial subject, probing deep into the contemporary satanic movement, which is much more about progressive political and social outreach than cauldrons or human sacrifice. Charting the rise of the Satanic Temple in the USA, Hail Satan? explores the real impetus that fuels its founders – advocating for religious freedom through ever escalating pranks and social media savvy – as well as the extreme hostility from communities and governments who see no humour in their A+ grade trolling.
“Possessed not by evil but by a clear eye, a cool head and a sense of humor” — Time Out