An American Satan

Founded in 1966 in California by a former organist and lion tamer named Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics.

Some of today’s active members of the church and other free-styled Satanists will share their views, memories, ritual practices and personal stories about how they got involved with Satanism, discussing the false myths that still surround the movement. An immersive journey into one the most fascinating phenomena of American religious pluralism.


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 73 & 59
  • Production: Visual Suspects S.L. & Zabriskie Films
  • Director: Aram Garriga
  • Available Versions: ENG
  • Country of production: Spain



  • Best Feature Documentary – Paracelsus Award at First Hermetic International Film Festival 2021 (Italy), Critics Choice Award (Best Film) and Best Director at the Sant Cugat International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival 2020 (Spain), Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 (Spain).

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