There aren’t many documentarians who can claim they’ve made a movie which turns people into Satanists. But Hail Satan? director Penny Lane is one of them.
“People are very surprised by the film,” says Lane. “The transformation they undergo was not the one they were expecting. People feel really inspired and empowered. A lot of people walk out with this kind of puzzled, perplexed look on their face and they’re saying to their friend, ‘I think I might be a Satanist!’ It really disturbs them to even say those words, but that’s the best possible reaction, and it’s very common.”