A lot of horror comedies can be pretty politically incorrect. And as a result can be considered amateurish, simply not funny, or even offensive. But the new film SATANIC PANIC (2019) is none of these things. It is pretty funny, doesn’t have the pitfalls of independent films, and is directed by a woman (Chelsea Stardust), co-produced by a woman (Amanda Presmyk), and starring almost entirely of women. And its pedigree comes with the fact the story is by horror film veteran Ted Geoghegan (WE ARE STILL HERE (2015)).
Samantha (Hayley Griffith) has started her first day as a pizza delivery girl. Unfortunately most of her salary is based off tips, but so far its been pretty rough. Folks have given her little consideration and many customers have been eccentrics. As the day ends, she is offered to deliver a super large order to a wealthy section of the city, hoping to get a gigantic tip. After delivering the order to a mansion, she once again discovers she is stiffed of a tip. Samantha decides to confront the customer before leaving but finds herself in a situation she never ever expected.
Rebecca Romijn (X-MEN (2000)) stars along with Ruby Modine (HAPPY DEATH DAY (2017)) and new comer Hayley Griffith as Samantha. Director Chelsea Stardust comes from the Blumhouse movie “factory” having worked on many films there. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new horror film that was partly funded by Fangoria magazine.