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The Satanic Screen

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Satan has figured in film since the very birth of cinema. "The Satanic Screen" documents all of Satan's cinematic incarnations, covering not only the horror genre but also a whole range of sub-genres including hardcore porn, mondo and underground film. Heavily illustrated with rare still photographs, posters and arcana, the book also investigates the perennial symbiotic in ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published June 1st 2001 by Creation Books
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Matthew W
Although Nikolas Schreck (AKA Barry Dubin) maybe sort of a joke among people interested in the left-hand path, his book "The Satanic Screen" is a one of a kind work. Analyzing the history of Satan in film from an actual Satanic perspective is undeniably interesting.

Schreck is obviously a guy that knows a lot, but also seems to be quite a banal(among other things) individual. "The Satanic Screen" is an excellent book for those interested in the topic but expect to be bored every once in a while
I was surprised to find this book at the campus library of Copenhagen University's faculty of humanities at all. I was even more surprised finding it quite good, not just by the standards of books written by practicing Satanists about cinematic depictions of their faith. Even on that point, author Nikolas Schreck provides a more nuanced view than you'd find everywhere else, showing Satanism to be much more heterogenous than assumed by the general public and disspelling many myths about the faith ...more
Lots of good stuff here. This is a great series--excellent for film heads--always well researched (though the misspellings here are pretty unforgivable--on and on about Teflor when it's Telfor in Ninth Gate--you can't love a flick that much and forget such an important name). Too much emphasis on the author's favorites--dismisses The Exorcist and The Omen outright which is pretty ballsy--great on you, I say but not to hype other flicks as being the end all-be-all. Really stuck on what the ultima ...more
Smith White
This book can basically not be compared to any other book, it's definitely worth a read- there aren't any other books on the subject.

It's perhaps slightly ironic that Schreck, whose work revolves heavily around the study of Charles Manson, chose a picture from Rosemary's Baby for the cover- considering that Roman Polanski, who made the film, lost his wife to Tex Watson at Cielo Drive.
Chris Tyler
Remarkable work- if it were updated, it would surely have even more relevant material.
Very nice work, certainly a topic few if any other authors have covered.
Tim Fronsac
A very good look at reflections of Satan used by the film industry.
Greg Lassiter
Wonderful work at expressing the many faces of darkness.
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American writer, musician, film-maker, and spiritual teacher whose work focuses on magic, mysticism, mythology and the macabre. Schreck is married to Zeena Schreck (Formerly LaVey) the daughter of the founder of the Church of Satan, Anton Lavey

Together with his wife he founded the Sethian Liberation Movement and wrote books about sex magic, portrayal of Satan in cinema and Charles Manson.

He is als
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