21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

Satan Wants You

Canada, 2023 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2023
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In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 28 6:30 PM Buy

description

The shocking story of how a young woman and her psychiatrist ignited the global Satanic Panic with their bestselling memoir.

During the 1980s and ‘90s the world was gripped by the cultural hysteria known as the Satanic Panic. Ignited by Michelle Remembers, a lurid memoir by psychiatrist Larry Pazder and his patient Michelle Smith, rumours of “Satanic Ritual Abuse” spread through panic-stricken communities worldwide. SATAN WANTS YOU is a compelling investigation into the roots of moral panics, cult conspiracies, and the making of contemporary legends, revealing how these events still impact and distort our reality to this day.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
SXSW 2023
HotDocs 2023

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams are the directors and writers of SOMEONE LIKE ME (2021), a critically acclaimed National Film Board of Canada documentary that won top honors at international film festivals. They have directed and produced over 20 projects together, including the award-winning THE DAY DON DIED (2019). Their path to feature filmmaking began after an appearance on OUTtv’s Hot Pink Shorts reality series in 2012. SATAN WANTS YOU (2023) is their latest feature documentary. They are proud members of the LGBTQ+ community.

screened with a short film

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The 200 Phenomena Of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2023, 13 m, Canada (Calgary), Director Nicola Waugh

details

Documentary / Crime / Mystery / Thriller / Suspense / First Feature

English
89 minutes

credits

Director
Sean Horlor
Steve J. Adams

Executive Producers
Sean Horlor
Steve J. Adams

Producers
Michael Tanko Grand
Melissa James

Screenwriters
Steve J. Adams
Sean Horlor

Cinematographer
Blake Davey

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