Exposing The Satanic Web: More 1980s Satanic Panic Hysteria

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It’s been a while since we posted a hysterical, nonsense-filled Satanic Panic documentary from the 1980s – and believe me, there are a lot of them – so please enjoy Exposing the Satanic Web. Actually made in 1990, at the very height of the despicable mass hysteria, this has wonky-faced Dave Roever introducing the usual selection of nonsense, including testimony from police officers who apparently believe this rubbish entirely – something less laughable when you realise that social workers and police officers are still being indoctrinated into believing this nonsense across the UK even now.

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But if we leave aside the depressing consequences of films like this, then there are laughs a-plenty to be had, from the Christian metal theme tune through to the whipping up of fear over any teenager who looks a bit different (and given that this is a Christian documentary, you can bet that any teenager fits that bill) and might have made the mistake of drawing a Metallica logo in their school books. Says one (non) expert, “85% of teenagers in high schools of Western Europe have been exposed to hardcore Satanism – that’s an unbelievable figure.” Unbelievable indeed. The causes are the usual suspects – heavy metal, dungeons and dragons, individuality etc.

Enjoy!

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