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This documentary is fabulous! Considering the subject matter and the
fact that this was on prime time television, it's amazing at what
truths this documentary shed on the world.
It's scary that humans are at all times capable of doing horrible acts to one and other.This has been going on since the beginning of man,long before the " good vs. evil " religion invented by humans.It's in our DNA, it's a part of us all.
This documentary shows just how frail, and or how powerful we humans can be in order to get what we believe is right or get what we want - albeit it by murder, racism, or religion.
This exists in all races and creeds.
The face pace and excellent interviews are combined with excellent and stunning music created by Science Friction , and an orchestral score written by the late, great Bernard Herrmann.
It sounds so good blasting through the home stereo system, as I watch it from time to time.
I only hope that one day it will be released on DVD.
" We are only human "
Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, horror novelist Poppy Z. Brite, a Catholic
archbishop and exorcist, director John Carpenter and various academics
appear in the sensational documentary.
"Evil" hop-scotches around its subject, giving equal weight to the dubious and the profound. Yet this curious spook-house tour is not without its moments.
There is actual footage of an FBI profiler interviewing a serial killer in prison, scenes of a mass exorcism, and a thoughtful meditation on the evils of slavery by Temple University professor Dr. Molefi Kete Asante.
One of the most interesting discussions is of the Nazi party's obsession with the occult, its study of Tibetan Buddhism, and the creation of an S.S. castle, complete with a mythic round-table which served as a kind of "Satanic Vatican" of evil.
This documentary explores the theories and beliefs in evil: its origin,
it represents, and how it is observed.
Appearances include researcher Poppy Z. Brite, some archive footage of Charles Manson, and a surprisingly profound commentary by Marilyn Manson (Brian Warner).
All told, an excellent, interesting documentary on the darker side of our souls.
*** out of ****.
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