The new A&E series Damien is based on the original 1976 Omen movie — and that’s where all similarities with the crazy Antichrist franchise end. This show will give us a totally different view of Satan’s spawn, and offers the possibility that evil isn’t quite what you thought it was. Today at Comic-Con, we got the…
The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark.
Tucked away on the official Church of Satan website is a list of recommended films, offered up without much context or explanation. Naturally, we had to find out more, so we reached out to Magus Peter H. Gilmore, the Church of Satan's High Priest. He gave us an amazing lesson on what Satanists look for in movies.
During the early 1970s, amid increasing violence in Northern Ireland, British military intelligence agents deliberately sought to create panic about Satanic cults, black masses and witch covens as a way to discredit paramilitary groups.
9. Good Old Salem
So Friday's premiere of CBS' supernatural medical romance A Gifted Man left me speechless. Well, not entirely speechless. I did have one thing to say — "This is easily some of the most aggressively boring shit I've ever seen on the tee-vee" — but you really can't spin an entire television recap out of one sentence.
Back in 1988, mustachioed talk-show gadfly Geraldo Rivera aired a very special two-hour exposé on America's foremost seducer of innocents: Satanism! The host somehow managed to spin heavy metal album covers and disparate crimes into a sensationalist yarn about a million-strong Satanic conspiracy overtaking the nation.
So anyway, the Vatican says the Internet is creating more Satanists than ever because it makes information so damn accessible or something, and the whole thing inspired me to write a new headline for the Telegraph piece where I learned of this terrifying phenomenon:
Sometimes a freewheeling group of hippies gets hopped up on acid and booze, and runs across a group of Satanic monks dressed in black hoods. Then of course the Satanists drug them with blood and get out the Satanic dildo.