Satanic Panic – USA, 2019

Satanic Panic is a 2019 American comedy horror feature film directed by Chelsea Stardust (Into the Dark: All That We Destroy) from a screenplay by Grady Hendrix (Mohawk; author Paperbacks from Hell book), based on a story co-written with Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here).

It was produced by Dallas Sonnier, Adam Goldworm (My Friend Dahmer) and Amanda Presmyk (Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich) and stars Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Arden Kyrin, AJ Bowen.

RLJE Films has acquired Satanic Panic and will be releasing it in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on September 6, 2019. “We could not be more excited to be releasing the instant classic, Satanic Panic,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films. “Chelsea Stardust is a filmmaker on the rise and we know audiences will line up to see this completely original and wild film from Fangoria.”

Plot:

When a pizza delivery girls’ final order of the night turns out to be for a blood-hungry group of Satanists thirsting for a sacrifice, all hell breaks loose… literally.

Reviews:

“The comedy is emphasized over the horror, and the sight gags and jokes land with mixed results. There’s a fun movie to be had here, and plenty that will entertain casual viewers. But it’s hard to discern just who the target audience is when it’s all over the map tonally and the script doesn’t seem to align with the director’s vision.” Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

“A killer premise turns campy adventure in Satanic Panic. A late-night romp for ghouls and gorehounds, audiences will hoot at the raunchy horror and appreciate the witty, wordy dialogue from our youthful leads. The final delivery may not be quite what we ordered, but pizza is good every way you serve it.” Kimberley Elizabeth, Nightmare on Film Street

“The tropes are also quite familiar, but avoid slipping into outright cliche. I would also hesitate to suggest that this film breaks a ton of new ground. It just follows a familiar path very amusingly. I did find this movie to be more amusing than the somewhat similarly themed film, Slice, another horror comedy which also dealt with pizza deliveries gone awry.” Eric Li, The Scariest Things

Cast and characters:

  • Rebecca Romijn … Danica
  • Jerry O’Connell … Samuel
  • Ruby Modine … Judi
  • Jordan Ladd
  • Whitney Moore
  • Arden Myrin … Gypsy
  • Michael Polish
  • Jeff Daniel Phillips
  • Hayley Griffith … Sam
  • AJ Bowen
  • Gina Hughes … Danielle
  • Hannah Stocking
  • Clarke Wolfe … Gracie
  • Nellie Sciutto … Satan Worshipper
  • Skeeta Jenkins … Mr. Styles
  • Aaron N. Martin … Danielle’s Husband
  • Pam Dougherty … Little Old Cat Lady
  • Maya Perkins … Samaziel
  • Chance Gibbs … Cult Member
  • Nathan Hartley … Cult Member
  • Steve Stodghill … Slaughterhouse
  • Jonas Lerway
  • Ranger Lerway
  • Andrew Wills … Cult Member (uncredited)

Release:

Satanic Panic premiered at this year’s Overlook Film Festival.

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