The Satanic Temple Is Taking ‘The Witch,’ The Year’s Scariest Looking Film, On Tour

In the spirit of Grease: Live, witches and Satanists go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga DIE. Ever since the horror movie premiered at Sundance in 2015, those who were brave enough to see The Witch have been talking about it non-stop. Based on the latest trailer, it’s easy to see why.

Our own Charles Bramesco praised The Witch for its “unfamiliar flavor of horror,” and added that “the final 20 minutes are as scary as anything I can ever remember seeing on film.” The Satanic Temple apparently agrees, because they’re holding advance screenings in four cities across America.

Set in 17th-century Puritan New England, the film “departs from the victim narrative” of witchcraft and stands as a “declaration of feminine independence.” [TST] National Spokesperson Jex Blackmore] explains, “We are empowered by the narrative of The Witch: a story of pathological pride, old-world religious paradigms, and an outsider who grabs persecution by the horns.”

Blackmore also commended Robert Eggers’ The Witch, which comes out the same day as the “Biblical thriller” Risen, for being a “transformative Satanic experience,” worthy of early showings in New York (Feb. 10), Los Angeles (Feb. 12), Austin (Feb. 16), and Detroit, the date for which is TBA.

Hopefully it’s Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. There’s nothing more romantic than chocolate, roses, and watching a horror movie surrounded by pools of goat’s blood. How do you think the white roses got red?

(Via Satanic Revolution)

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