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Filmography - Belief Systems, Satanism: Home

Titles on DVD and streaming as of June 2018


Titles available on DVD and streaming video as of June 2018.

Most streaming videos listed are available exclusively to AU students, staff and faculty after an online authentication by AUID#.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library catalog.


Black magic rites. 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 98 min.). Filled with psychedelic '70s style by Italian cult director Renato Polselli (Delirium), this satanic shocker pulses with violently erotic energy, and is a must see for horror aficionados. In a mountaintop castle, devil worshippers hunt down virgins and cut out their hearts to restore life to their Great Mistress Isabella (Rita Calderoni), a witch who was burned to death centuries before. The castle is purchased by the unwitting Jack Nelson (Mickey Hargitay, former husband of Jayne Mansfield), whose niece Laureen (also played by Rita Calderoni) bears a striking resemblance to Mistress Isabella. Drawn into the cult's evil orbit, Laureen is targeted as the final sacrifice in order to restore Isabella's terrifying power. Streaming video.     

D&D Lessons from a Media Panic. 1 online resource (1 video file (12 min., 59 sec)).  Dungeons and Dragons was once accused of leading children to Satanism, but today the game looks more like a solution to a problem plaguing modern parenting. Streaming video.   

Disinformation the complete series. 99-2002, 2 videodiscs (480 min.). Hosted by Richard Metzger, the TV show Disinformation was aired for two seasons on Channel 4 in the UK as part of their late night "4Later" programming block. Called a "punk rock 60 Minutes" and "wilder than Jackass" by the Los Angeles Times and Wired magazine repectively, the sixteen 30-minute episodes produced for C4 (and several segments never aired in the UK) were then cut down to four one-hour "specials" intended for the Sci-Fi Channel in America, but never aired due to the controversial nature of what was portrayed onscreen. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 1186.  

The films of Kenneth Anger: the complete magick lantern cycle. 2010, 2 videodiscs (ca. 179 min.).  Collection of films by Kenneth Anger. "A major influence on everything from the films of Martin Scorese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and David Lynch to the pop art of Andy Warhol to MTV, Anger's work serves as a talisman of universal symbols and personal obsessions, combining myth, artifice and ritual to render cinema with the power of spell or incantation."--Container. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 3298.  

Marilyn Manson: Fear of a Satanic Planet (Unauthorized). 1 streaming video file (86 min.).  A persistent thorn in the side of the conservative right wing for years, Marilyn Manson is easily the most notorious of the shock-rockers. This rockumentary seeks to delve inside the twisted mind of the one they call the Antichrist Superstar. Included is archival footage and interviews with everyone from Manson's bandmates to a minister from the Church of Satan. This program explores what inspired Manson and his fellow band members to create the image that catapulted them to global domination on a platform of sex, drugs, and Satanism. The film includes exclusive and previously unseen film footage and in-depth interviews with those who knew him best, including Gidget Gein, Daisy Berkowitz, and Olivia Newton-Bundy from the Spooky Kids; manager John Tovar; producer Dave Sardy; Manson biographer Gavin Baddley; Church Of Satan Reverend Stephen Johnson Layba; and many others. Streaming video.  

Satanism. 1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 36 sec.)).  The end of the millennium crisis brought about many apocalyptic messengers that openly displayed their worship of forces classified as occult or dark before public opinion. But this type of cult has always existed. This documentary will revise the beliefs linked with Satanism. It also focuses our attention on sinister cases that occurred lately in which the cult of devil is related to violent crime. People who have escaped from satanic sects will offer also viewers impressive evidence on the existence of Satanism in the world today. Streaming video.