Satanis: The Devil’s Mass (1970)
Country: USA | Director: Ray Laurent
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 85mn
Dvdrip H264 Mkv – 706×540 – 23.976fps – 2.00gb
“A religion based on man’s carnal needs” is how “Satanist Minister” Anton Szandor LaVey describes his Church of Satan in the fascinating documentary SATANIS, THE DEVIL’S MASS, an up-close look at LaVey and teh satanic shenanigans filmed inside his infamous San Francisco “Black House” back in 1969.
From the nude women decorating the altar to the man dressed as a bishop who gets his fanny whipped before climbing into a coffin with a naked gal, we’re treated to interviews with LaVey and his flock (“We’re maybe more normal than normal people!”) as well as various startled neighbors (“he has completely sold himself to the devil!”), all of which is sandwiched between scenes of a Black Mass featuring hilariously corny B-movie booga-booga and LaVey wearing silly little devil horns. Regardless of your take on Anton or the devil, SATANIS, THE DEVIL’S MASS is a wonderfully oddball look at one of America’s darket pop-culture curiosities.