As I mentioned in my previous Pass the Popcorn, one of my favorite types of horror is anything paranormal, especially those that aren't obvious. Movies with a paranormal build-up will get me every time. Now, if the movie follows a group of friends or family, even better because you wonder if one of them is involved. So the chances of me enjoying this movie were pretty high. Sadly, that was not the case.
Okay, so here's the gist of Satanic. A group of friends travel to Los Angeles for Coachella (strike #1). While they wait for it to start, they decide to harass and follow a random stranger to a random place in the middle of nowhere (strike #2). Rather than going for help, they just decide to save a random girl that turns out to be bad news (strike #3). This movie was all kinds of wrong. First of all... Coachella. Really? This shows that the movie is trying too hard to be current. Second, why do you follow some random guy to the middle of nowhere?! To me, this is an updated version of the running upstairs joke while you're being chased. No! And if you're going to bring a random girl into your life, you are asking for whatever shit she brings on you. I'm just sayin'.
In all the cringe moments I suffered while watching Satanic, I will say that it got one thing right. I won't say what happened because it is at the end of the movie, but I will say this... THANK YOU! She was getting on my nerves by that point.
The Verdict: Meh. I'd say skip it. There are better paranormal movies that are worth watching. My only favorite part of the movie was the very last scene. That's saying something.
The Book: While I was watching this movie, I fell in love with Leave the Night On. Such an amazing book! And it'll be featured in a couple more Pass the Popcorn posts because I had to savor the book. Check out my link below to see my review.
Leave the Night On (Cottonbloom #4) by Laura Trentham