Continuing the heavy metal horror revival spearheaded by the likes of Deathgasm and The Devil’s Candy is American Satan, which arrived in US cinemas this weekend. Curious? Then check out the new red band trailer, which packs in more sex and drugs than it does rock ‘n’ roll, but there you go.
The film has one hell of an eclectic cast which includes the great Malcolm McDowell and Andy Biersack from grating kiddy metallers Black Veil Brides, as well as Denise Richards, Sons of Anarchy’s Mark Boone Jr., Twilight alum Booboo Stewart and horror up-and-comer Jamie Bernadette, with appearances from cult fave Bill Duke and Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach. Former music video producer Ash Avildsen directed from a script he wrote with Alien Abduction director Matty Beckerman.
Set in the land of dreams, AMERICAN SATAN tells the story of a young rock band, half from England and half from the US, who move to the Sunset Strip to chase their music dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive when an enigmatic stranger (Malcolm McDowell) preys on the emotional turmoil lead singer Johnny Faust (Andy Biersack) finds himself after learning of his mother’s (Denise Richards) illness.
Manipulating this time of weakness for the band, he offers them a deal that will set them on a path of fame, fortune, and ultimately dark destruction. Caught in the middle of a pact with the devil himself, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)