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Satanic (2016)

R | | Horror | 1 July 2016 (USA)
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Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror.

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Jeffrey G. Hunt (as Jeffrey Hunt)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sarah Hyland ... Chloe
Steven Krueger ... David
Justin Chon ... Seth
Clara Mamet ... Elise
Sophie Dalah ... Alice
Anthony Carrigan ... Anthony
Marc Barnes ... James the Hotel Clerk
Stevin Knight ... Satanist
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Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They unleashed the ultimate evil

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody horror violence, language throughout, brief nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Footage from a ceremony conducted by Anton LaVey was used in the intro of the film, although Laveyan satanism has nothing to do with the supernatural, or even religion. See more »

Goofs

It's hard to believe the hotel would not have redecorated even a little since 1972, so that not only is the paint the same as in the photo taken after Laney Gore committed suicide, but the paintings, lamp and chair are still the same and in the same locations. See more »

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Hanging Over My Head
Written by Jenda Wight (as Jenda Wight), Tommy Mokas, and Nick Rosenthal (as Nicholas Rosenthal)
Performed by Jenda Wight
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Satanic: Potentially great horror ruined by its ending
10 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I was really enjoying Satanic, but it falls under the category for me as another film slain by its own ending.

It tells the story of two young couples on a macabre road trip to see sites of murders and general "Satanic" behavior. Along the way they come across a young runaway who changes everything for them.

Starring Justin Chon and Sarah Hyland it looks the part, is very well written and I was fairly gripped to see quite where this was going to go.

Sadly most of the movie is character development and fluff, when the story really kicks in it's a bit of a blink and you'll miss it situation so suffice to say it has chronic pacing issues.

And then the finale! I do hate it when an ending can kill an up to that point enjoyable film, but here once again we have it. It feels rushed, it feels poorly thought out and as if the creators simply ran out of ideas and tacked some random nonsense on instead.

I should be singing the movies praises right now, the majority of the film is great and in the right hands it could have been something special. Instead this poorly thought out little horror is mediocre and a marker for what should have been.

The Good:

Looks great

Solid cast

Some great ideas

The Bad:

Poorly paced

Falls apart at the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$205, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$349,183
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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