Satanic – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror. – (Source)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0% (Critics) / 17% (Audience)
Directed By: Jeffrey G. Hunt
Written By: Anthony Jaswinski
Starring: Sarah Hyland, Steven Krueger, Justin Chon
Studio: Marvista Entertainment

The Good:
This cast of younger actors all have done previous work I like most notably Sarah Hyland, who is full of charm and comical wit as Hayley on MODERN FAMILY, and Steven Krueger who shines as a gay vampire on the CW show THE ORIGINALS.

The Bad:
Alas, this cast of likable young actors are never given anything in the script or in the direction to make them tolerable let alone likable. Instead the main four characters are grating and annoying while somehow being bland at the same time. They are not even worth rooting for them to die, you just want the movie to end and to never see any of them again.
I also have no clue what the hell was going on in this movie. Was it a demon following the characters,? Was it the ghost of the devil worshiping hippie chick? Was it The Devil himself? Who knows because the movie kept everything so vague and offered no answers.

The Ugly:
The scene at the end where one of the characters is crying out for help and sees herself with her 3 friends in their van at a point earlier in the film made no sense. Was the building she was in hell on Earth? Was she stuck in a time warp? Do I really give a damn what the answer really is. No, I do not.

Final Verdict: A terribly forgettable and at times confusing film that does very little of interest with its devilish premise while also wasting its cast of usually likable young actors by making them all interminably bland and annoying.

Grade: D-

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