Satan Lives

More Americans believe in the existence of the Devil than the theory of evolution. This startling statistic was what sent documentary filmmakers Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen on a journey to investigate the modern influence of the greatest villain of all time: Satan. Satan Lives will deepen the exploration of the misunderstood and maligned Dunn and McFadyen began with Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey. An examination of the modern influence of the Devil, it focuses on His role from the 1960s to present-day, from Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan and the Rosemary’s Baby and Exorcist-fuelled devil worship craze to the ‘80s Satanic Panic witch hunts and post-9/11 anxieties over the “Axis of Evil.” It examines the power of film and popular culture to shape the public’s view of Satan, travelling across North America, England and Europe to witness exorcism rites and ancient rituals, and interview Satanists, Vatican officials, Exorcists, psychiatrists, philosophers and artists such as Linda Blair, Kenneth Anger and Zeena Schreck. This is a film about the psychology of fear and the nature of evil. It will reveal the scientific and supernatural forces behind Satan’s power today—and how perhaps He isn’t what we should be most afraid of all.