(1973) - dir. Michael Crichton [on CoS Video
are plenty of movies that include some form or another of artificial
human companions and total environments (and if you don't know
what those things have to do with Satanism, you need to leave
this website immediately and do some research). But Westworld,
written and directed by Michael Crichton of "Jurassic Park"
fame, is all about these ideas being applied to the fullest with
the precise intention of maximizing human pleasure.
Everybody's raving about Delos, a company that provides vacation
packages in the form of total environments. For one thousand dollars
a day, you can fly out to one of their three isolated microcosms:
Roman World, Medieval World, and Westworld. As the names imply,
one is set up as an ancient Greco-Roman city where lust and wine
are in continuous supply, the second is a world of glorious knights
and castles, and the other is set up like the American ol' west.
Behind the scenes is a large group of technicians who secretly
monitor the towns, moving out at night to make any necessary repairs.
Each world includes fully interactive human androids, indistinguishable
from humans except for the tubular finger joints. They are not
only dressed appropriately, but programmed with the expected knowledge,
mindset, and speech of somebody living in that environment's reflected
period. Guests are required to dress the part too. (On a side
note, I think this is where Disney World fails in its TE presentation:
the illusion is shattered when you look around and see the guests
in their baseball caps and fanny packs.)
John (James Brolin) has been to Westworld before and convinces
his shy friend Peter (Richard Benjamin) to join him on his next
trip. During their stay, they enjoy shooting dirty varmint androids
such as the one played by Yul Brynner (all guns are specially
made to work on androids but not real humans), get arrested by
a guest who's happily playing the role of sheriff, have fun breaking
out of the prison, and indulge in other cowboy fantasies. But
the most Satanic dialogue in the film appears in a visit to Westworld's
local brothel. Peter comes back from having fooled around with
one of the women, and John asks how it was. Peter admits that
it was sensational, yet he honestly wasn't sure whether the woman
was an android or a human. John then asks, "Does it matter?"
Unfortunately, Westworld ends up following the
man vs. machine theme, sadly common to virtually all AHC/TE stories.
In other words, it's takes on the same old story of something
in the machinery going haywire, and as a result the humans ending
up being victims of their own brutally indifferent creation. I
suppose it's a testament to the herd's fear of being one of the
many quite expendable humans that could be better replaced by
an android. Perhaps it's just the fear of seeing taboos debunked,
even in a hypothetical example. However, the first hour of the
movie is a good enough reason to put Westworld
on the Satanic recommendation list, because of its pleasurably
painted picture of Pentagonal Revisionism manifested.
[- Bill M.]
Wicker Man (1973) - dir. Robin Hardy [on
CoS Video List]
think I could turn and live with animals," says the dignified
Lord Summerisle (Christopher Lee). "They are so placid and
self-contained. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for
their sins. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to
God. Not one of them kneels to another or to his own kind that
lived thousands of years ago."
On a small island off the coast of Scotland, police sergeant Neil
Howie (Edward Woodward) arrives to investigate the case of a missing
child. Yet the citizens of the innocent-looking town act oblivious
or at best silent on the issue. The already bitter Sergeant Howie
only gets more frustrated, and investigates harder.
But all is not as it seems on this little island, governed by
Lord Summerisle. Evidence starts to make Sergeant Howie suspect
murder. And the flesh-exposing rites, alluring music, and indulgent
night activities of the townsfolk make him all the more angered.
Perhaps it's just his paranoia projected onto a happy little innocent
island. Or is it? Like Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man
has a very long build-up that unfolds and twists to a climatic
One of the many refreshing aspects of this film is the portrayal
of Sergeant Howie as a Christian in every sense of the word: uptight,
myopic, totalitarian, indulgence-hating, and quite frankly an
all-around miserable asshole. Although the viewers are not made
out to like him, he's still the main character as the story is
shown exclusively through his interactions. Yet in a strange way
it all works in this film. In any case, it's his religiously ethnocentric
mindset which ultimately decides his unfortunate fate. Likewise
we see the Pagans as life-loving folks, unlike the new breed of
miserable crystal-wielding feminists who've since taken up that
The Wicker Man is one of those films that is
hard to describe without giving everything away. It's also a film
you can watch multiple times, picking up new things in subsequent
viewings. Satanists are highly encouraged to watch the special
director's cut version on DVD, as the originally cut scenes mostly
serve to creatively reinforce the Pagan/Christian polarity which,
along with the already existing scenery, hypnotic music and other
aesthetics, gives the movie a Satanic appeal.
[- Bill M.]
Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) - dir. Mel Stuart [on
CoS Video List]
iconoclast has created his own kingdom according to his precise
design, at the same time providing a wonderful world of reality
/ fantasy crossover for children of all ages. This movie is indeed
Satanic, & let me explain why. Each participant harbors rather
rotten personality traits, either insensitivity towards others,
Letharginator neurosis, obnoxiousness, excessive gluttony, and/or
disobedience. Total self-uncontrol. And the parents were spineless.
Basically, they are all brats -- except for one. The chosen one.
He who demonstrates deportment & consideration.
am reminded of Dr. LaVey's sign on the bookshelf in the purple
parlour, "Do not remove books from shelves. Anyone caught
removing books from shelves will have their hands amputated."
This is in fact, the extremely similar way in which Mr. Wonka
operates his factory. Unfortunately for them, they did not bother
to really read the disclaimer at the beginning of the tour. The
question is, would it have mattered anyway?
about the first 45 minutes or so, we become acquainted with the
characters' predispositions towards the aforementioned traits.
There's Veruca Salt, an insufferable brat devoid of manners. There's
a TV-loving cowboy kid whose entire existence seems to be centered
around the boob-tube. There's a gum-chewing girl who does not
listen to advice when given, & then there's a German boy who
can't get enough food -- whatever it is. In every case, they exhibit
irresponsible & just annoying tendencies that need to be abated.
Every one of these, after being tested, meets with an appropriate
& poetic fate, all commandeered by the resident God, Willy
Wonka. The infamous "Golden Ticket," the instrument
of their greed, brought them to The Chocolate Factory, but this
is natural, for what candy-loving child can resist a trek into
the wonderful world of Wonka? Indeed, all of the events leading
up to the gates seemed planned. Within the hallowed walls of that
chocomantium, there are Total Environments at every turn, each
with their respective rides & attractions. Mr. Wonka makes
a wonderful host; animated & witty. We get to see the "Oompa
Loompas" from "Oompaland", & become familiar
with their lore -- it seems that kind Mr. Wonka took them in because
they were being preyed upon by "Pernicious Knids" &
other marvelous creatures from Oompaland. The Oompa Loompas provide
moralistically compelling questions to the viewer with delightful
little dances & songs. Willy Wonka & The Chocolate
Factory is a semi-musical & comical production, providing
interesting insights & alternative techniques of moral instruction.
[- Draconis Blackthorne]