For those of us who were turned on to Satanism after LaVey's death and never got a chance to see the infamous "black house" (now demolished) this is as close to it and its magic that we're going to get. The ritual sequences in this film are fantastic, the occasional infared camera work really adds to the diabolical mood. LaVey presents himself in this film as a sensitive soft spoken gentleman with a great sense of humor and a philosopher's mind, much to the dismay of many an armchair Christian. By contrast, the Christians interviewed in this film are stark, boring and dull. LaVey's flock are equally charming in this film and appear as a group of fun loving freaks who, with their arcane sense of individuality, have formed an elite think tank to be reckoned with. Each of them are truly a star in Crowley's sense of the word, as each of their colorful personalities demonstrate, (the adorable elderly woman reminds me of my grandmother). For those who want an introduction to Satanism this was/is the real deal. Shemhamforash! I give it a 9/10.
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