SATANIC follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more dangerous than the cult from which she escaped.
What We Thought:
There’s nothing wrong with Satanic, it just feels like a ton of other movies I’ve seen before. It’s at least watchable compared to other horror/supernatural films of late.
Four friends visit Los Angeles on their way to Coachella and stay at a hotel where a woman killed herself. Two of the friends are into gothic folklore so they are stoked about it all. The other two really don’t care. They visit different supernatural areas including a store and decide to follow the store owner after he was rude to them. They witness something bad and help a young girl out. Of course things go wrong and weird stuff starts happening.
Think of it as another Ouija, Jessabelle, or As Above, So Below. The production level is fine, the acting is fine and it’s a fast watch, but it really isn’t anything original or ground breaking.
Maybe I watch too much Supernatural or something, but stuff like this doesn’t scare me in the slightest. The young girl starts acting weird and you know something is going to happen. Then things unravel for the four friends and they don’t add anything new or fresh to the genre.
The Blu-ray looks good though. It’s your standard HD film of TV. The blood is a good red, the birds are black, the damage looks good on your flat screen. Audio is top-notch with easy to hear dialogue, screams and score. Bonus features include making of, behind the scenes and more.
Satanic doesn’t reinvent the genre or even add anything new to it, but I’ve seen far worse. The cast is fine and the movie flows well. There’s not too many jump-scares and it doesn’t rely on a dumb audience to work. I can respect that at least. There’s a lot worse out there so if you like Sarah Hyland, give it a watch.
- The Making Of Satanic
- The Cast
- Special Effects
- Behind The Scenes Footage
- Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew:
- Sarah Hyland
- Steve Krueger
- Justin Chon
- Clara Mamet
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