SATANIC PANIC is a new horror-comedy that should definitely satisfy fans of this genre. Also, you’ll get Rebecca Romijn as the charismatic leader of a satanic cult. What more could you ask for? Find out why this is just one of the reasons to watch this in our Satanic Panic review here.

Satanic Panic is a new horror-comedy that embraces its genre 100%. In other words, this movie should definitely satisfy fans of the horror-comedy genre. I’m a huge fan of the genre and I was certainly entertained.

In the movie, Rebecca Romijn plays the leader of a satanic cult, but her leadership is constantly challenged by another woman in the cult. Unfortunately for her, she doesn’t quite have what it takes to be in charge so it does turn into a running joke.

Also, there is a lot of blood and a whole lot of guts as well. After all, rituals and curses can be quite messy!

Read more in our full Satanic Panic review below!

Hayley Griffith is the pizza girl

While Rebecca Romijn as the leader of a satanic cult is reason enough to watch Satanic Panic, she is just one actor in a stellar cast. Her husband, Jerry O’Connell, also have a small (but quite memorable) role in the movie but really, it’s all about the ladies. Preferably the virgin kind since they need a virgin for an important ritual.

Just as the eve of the ritual is beginning, Hayley Griffith arrives as Sam, the pizza girl. She’s at the right place but quickly finds out that this is the wrong time to be there. The local chapter of this satanic cult is in a very nice neighborhood – of course it is, after all, these people sold their souls to the devil to be there.

Hayley Griffith is both charming, endearing and a total badass as Sam, the pizza girl. Of course, so is Rebecca Romijn, but for a very different reason. Mostly because she’s clearly just having fun portraying her character in this weird and wacky horror-comedy.

Also, I have to mention Ruby Modine who plays the daughter of Rebecca Romijn’s character. You should recognize Roby Modine from Happy Death Day or maybe the TV series Shameless. In Satanic Panic, she is both a total bitch, a decent person, and a full-on badass. Yeah, I’m obviously an instant fan and loved seeing her in this role.

Satanic Panic (2019) Review

Director Chelsea Stardust knows horror!

The director of Satanic Panic is Chelsea Stardust who also directed the All That We Destroy episode of the Hulu horror anthology Into the Dark. For many years, Chelsea Stardust (gotta love that name) has been working as an assistant to some of the big names in horror.

She was an assistant to Adam Robitel when he directed Insidious: The Last Key (2018). Also, she was an assistant to Jason Blum on pretty much everything he produced from 2011 to 2016. Everything from The Lords of Salem to The Purge and Ouija.

Chelsea Stardust has been around some of the biggest horror movie productions for five years. And now she’s focusing on directing her own movies, which is looking pretty damn good.

Satanic Panic is a horror-comedy treat

For me, the best thing about a movie like Satanic Panic is the simple, but efficient, storyline and the awesome characters. And, most importantly, the fact that everybody seems to be on board with what is being a made; an over-the-top campy and bloody horror-comedy.

I mean, be still my horror-comedy loving heart!

The story for Satanic Panic is the brainchild of Ted Geoghegan and Grady Hendrix with the latter writing the screenplay. Ted Geoghegan previously wrote and directed We Are Still Here (2015) which starred Barbara Crampton. After that movie, Ted Geoghegan also directed Mohawk (2017) which was written by himself and Grady Hendrix.

Hopefully, we can look forward to seeing more from all the filmmakers of Satanic Panic, if we can expect the crazy fun that it delivered. Also, I hope to see Hayley Griffth in many more horror movies to come. Both horror comedies and the more sinister kind. She certainly has the balls (so to speak) for horror!

SATANIC PANIC is in Theaters, VOD & Digital HD September 6, 2019.

Details

Director: Chelsea Stardust
Writers: Grady Hendrix, Ted Geoghegan
Cast: Hayley Griffith, Ruby Modine, Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romijn

Plot

Sam’s first day as a pizza delivery driver is not going according to plan. At the end of a long day and not enough tips, her last delivery turns out to be for a group of Satanists looking for someone to sacrifice. Now in a fight for her life, Sam must fend off witches, evil spells and demonic creatures, all while trying to keep her body – and soul – intact.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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