I enjoyed watching the film, but have a few criticisms.
In terms of being a strict documentary, I don't think this film hits the mark. It is not clear to the viewer who is and who is not a member of the Church of Satan
. Warren interjects interviews with a few psychics and scenes of his nude girlfriend into the film. We, as Satanists, can distinguish between CoS and non-CoS, but I'm not certain the lay viewer would be able.
The interviews with the CoS are excellent. Although, it is clear that Warren does not "get" Satanism, as you find him pressing issues to some interviewees that are irrelevant to Satanists.
For example, Warren seemed incredulous that Magister Harris refused to consider a "Satanic" world, or mass conversion, or what a world would be like if only Satanists existed on the planet. Harris refuses the notion because it's completely counter to the Satanic worldview. Warren presses him because he doesn't understand why a religion does not have such an evangelical worldview; he assumes
that we would naturally.
Another example is the interview with Christopher Mealie and Stephanie Crabe. Warren, again, seems unconvinced that Mealie and Crabe are monogamous, and you can hear the doubt in his voice. Mealie dealt with this in biting humour.
These are not huge problems, as the film provides some excellent insight into the Church of Satan
. However, it's not great
documentary making either, as he does not approach the content with a strictly objective stance. Apart from those small issues, Warren does not make fun of the CoS, and he seems genuinely interested on his topic, which works in his favour.