The folks at Salem Horror Fest are bringing a Satanic-themed double feature to Salem, Massachusets next month - and we’ve got a little exclusive look at what’s to come. On Sunday, December 3, the organizers will present Jenn Wexler’s The Sacrifice Game and Alice Maio Mackay’s Satranic Panic back-to-back at Cinema Salem. Not only that, The Satanic Temple will kick the evening off with an ordained ritual in support of body autonomy.
We at Fango are happy to bring you an exclusive poster for Satranic Panic, which you can check out below. We’ve also included the poster for The Sacrifice Game for you to check out as well. The event is sponsored by Feral House who will raise money and awareness for The Satanic Temple Health Fund. All donations will be matched up to $1,000. Tickets for the event are $15 (plus fees).
The program will highlight the mentor/mentee relationship between Wexler and Mackay, whose 2021 film So Vam earned her the Salem Horror Fest jury award and the first-ever George A. Romero Fellowship. This initiative, made possible by the George A. Romero Foundation, pairs seasoned industry pros with exciting new talent who follow in the undead footsteps of Romero’s social awareness and DIY punk rock spirit. Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, founder and president of the George A. Romero Foundation, had this to say:
“Every film is a small miracle in the face of infinite challenges, which is why the Romero Fellowship is such a great opportunity for filmmakers at various career stages to share knowledge and help support each other with crucial advice and guidance unique to their goals.
The Sacrifice Game (watch the trailer here) stars Mena Massoud, Olivia Scott Welch, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, Chloë Levine, Madison Baines, Derek Johns, Laurent Pitre and Georgia Acken. Cassie Hamilton, Lisa Fanto and Zarif star in Satranic Panic. The synopsis for the film reads as follows:
"A bloody, demon-infested road movie about the power of claiming one’s identity and the importance of chosen family, Satranic Panic exposes the hypocrisy of the status quo with biting wit, killer drag, and incredible tits."
And here’s the synopsis for The Sacrifice Game:
“The Blackvale School for Girls, 1971. It’s bad enough that students Samantha and Clara can’t go home for the holidays, but things take a deadly turn when a gang of cult killers arrives at their doorstep—just in time for Christmas.”
For tickets and additional info, visit SalemHorror.com.