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American Satan (2017)

A young rock band, half of its members from England and half from the U.S., drops out of college and moves to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams.

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Ash Avildsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Biersack ... Johnny Faust
Booboo Stewart ... Vic Lakota
Ben Bruce ... Leo Donovan
John Bradley ... Ricky Rollins
Jesse Sullivan Jesse Sullivan ... Lily Mayflower
Sebastian Gregory ... Dylan James
Mark Boone Junior ... Elias
Denise Richards ... Kat Faust
Malcolm McDowell ... Mr. Capricorn
Bill Goldberg ... Hawk
Olivia Culpo ... Gretchen
Bill Duke ... Gabriel
Drake Bell ... Damien
Ramesh Pandey Ramesh Pandey ... Gurudev (as Ramesh Pandy)
Lily Berlina ... The Virgin
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Storyline

A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late? Written by ir

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Drama | Music | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, drug use throughout, pervasive language, and some violence. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Modern day telling of the classic Faust. See more »

Goofs

In the Las Vegas scenes, the venue is listed as "Garland Amphitheater." There is no venue by this name in Las Vegas. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Rollins: Okay, okay, fine. So, what else do you do?
Hawk: Shit hits the fan, I'm the fan.
Ricky Rollins: Oh, good.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits include quotes from musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, and Neil Young, about the Devil and the occult, and their place in rock and roll and their lives. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Paradise City See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Bones
Written and performed by Danny Worsnop
Courtesy Of Earache Records, Danny Worsnop appears Courtesy Of Sumerian Records
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Pretty Entertaining. People have too high of expectations or shouldn't review movies
15 July 2018 | by rohanownzSee all my reviews

First of all I don't know why so many people are like "I thought this was a horror movie". From the trailer or description alone it did not scream horror movie. It turned out to be pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. A movie about a band signing a deal with the Devil and the consequences and reality of making such a decision. Many people actually believe that this type of thing exists. But it really doesn't matter if you believe it or not because although the movie is seen as fictitious, it opens up a lot of doors when it comes to the journey of becoming the next big sensation in Hollywood. The trials and tribulations, the impact your actions and decisions make on not only your career but your whole future. Including your family, friends, and even your own soul. To the point where you can't even distinguish what is real and what isn't real.

Now I'm not even a huge fan of metal and satan and all that jazz but the music in this movie was pretty damn good. Some people are upset it wasn't hardcore metal and considering the name American Satan you would think that it would be. But I feel like this will resonate with a lot more people than just targeting a specific group of listeners. I mean even if you like heavy metal you can listen to this and enjoy it. But if you don't like heavy metal it would ruin the whole movie.

With all that being said I felt like the actors did a really good job and I was actually stoked to see Drake Bell in this movie because I wasn't expecting it. Sure you can argue maybe the Devil wasn't portrayed in the best way but I still feel like his cryptic and weird behavior made for an interesting and layered character. Constantly kept me on my feet wondering when he was going to return again and what he had to say next. I also wanted to learn a lot about his history which is always good for a film because it leaves you wanting more.

Oh yeah and screw the bass player. Like seriously. What a lowlife piece of trash.

Some are arguing that this film portrays sex and drugs in a good light but that's only true if you watch the beginning of the film. Which I wouldn't be surprised because a lot of people probably stopped watching it and tried to make a review based on something they didn't even finish. Just like life of course in the beginning it's all fun and games but eventually your sins and addictions will destroy you. It all starts when they make the deal and then quickly things start to go downhill real fast. I don't really see how you can say this movie is complete trash. It's nothing amazing but it's a decent watch and has a few highlights. Which is why I am rating it a 6/10. It's above an average meh film for sure.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,378, 15 October 2017

Gross USA:

$237,708

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,708
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