Satanis: The Devil's Mass


1h 20m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A documentary that takes a look inside the "Church of Satan", founded in California in the 1960s by Anton Szandor LaVey, a former circus lion tamer.

Film Details

Genre
Documentary
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 4 Mar 1970
Production Company
Ray Laurent
Distribution Company
Sherpix, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

The film is a study of Anton Szandor LaVey, leader of a cult of devil worshipers in San Francisco. He and his Church of Satan are shown performing a black mass, in which a nude woman serves as an altar and a boa constrictor wraps itself around a naked witch. Newsreel footage is included in which LaVey's neighbors are interviewed about the lion which he kept in his house until complaints resulted in the animal's removal to a zoo. The ideology of the Church of Satan is discussed--guilt rejection, sexual freedom, and self-indulgence.

Film Details

Genre
Documentary
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
San Francisco opening: 4 Mar 1970
Production Company
Ray Laurent
Distribution Company
Sherpix, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

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