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27th Nov '17 6:47:29 AM RedScharlach
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Several of the people who ended up becoming vampires in Resurection were satanists in their human lives, including Claudia Demona and [[spoiler:Thurim]]. Of course, they loved HumanSacrifice.
* The horror anthology series ''Nightmare World'' had a story about a death metal fanboy who fit this trope, and sacrificed his artist friend to the Devil in hopes of being given metal fame and fortune like his idol, a MarilynManson Expy. However, the demon that shows up in response to the sacrifice tells him that Hell no longer fulfills wishes that stands to corrupt enough souls, and the market for death metal is way too small to justify the effort. When the fanboy begs and promises to do whatever it takes, the demon grants him his request by transforming him into a star thats guaranteed to reach a massive fanbase; a member of a BoyBand.

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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Several of the people who ended up becoming vampires in Resurection Resurrection were satanists in their human lives, including Claudia Demona and [[spoiler:Thurim]]. Of course, they loved HumanSacrifice.
* The horror anthology series ''Nightmare World'' had a story about a death metal fanboy who fit this trope, and sacrificed his artist friend to the Devil in hopes of being given metal fame and fortune like his idol, a MarilynManson Expy. However, the demon that shows up in response to the sacrifice tells him that Hell no longer fulfills wishes that stands to corrupt enough souls, and the market for death metal is way too small to justify the effort. When the fanboy begs and promises to do whatever it takes, the demon grants him his request by transforming him into a star thats that's guaranteed to reach a massive fanbase; a member of a BoyBand.



* In ''Film/TheLegacy'', a group of modern practitioners of the black arts are invited to hear the will of a dying powerful warlock. Soon, one of them starts to bump out the competition.

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* In ''Film/TheLegacy'', a group of modern practitioners of the black arts are invited to hear the will of a dying powerful warlock. Soon, one of them starts to bump out off the competition.



* In ''[[RepairmanJack Conspiracies]]'', one of the conventioneers had been brainwashed into accusing her father of molestation and Satanism, by a shrink her mother hired to ensure she's keep custody in the divorce settlement. Years later, she's plagued by nightmares of terrible encounters with Hollywood Satanism that never happened. [[spoiler: The fact that ''genuine'' evil forces are exacerbating these baseless dreams for their own purposes only makes it worse.]]
* ''Ape and Essence'' by Aldous Huxley has literal Hollywood Satanism, with the worship of Belial in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalytic]] CrapsackWorld Southern California presented in the framing story as the unproduceable opus of a Hollywood screenwriter. Sex orgies, HumanSacrifice and intense misogyny are involved.

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* In ''[[RepairmanJack Conspiracies]]'', one of the conventioneers had been brainwashed into accusing her father of molestation and Satanism, by a shrink her mother hired to ensure she's keep she'd get custody in the divorce settlement. Years later, she's plagued by nightmares of terrible encounters with Hollywood Satanism that never happened. [[spoiler: The fact that ''genuine'' evil forces are exacerbating these baseless dreams for their own purposes only makes it worse.]]
* ''Ape and Essence'' by Aldous Huxley has literal Hollywood Satanism, with the worship of Belial in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalytic]] CrapsackWorld Southern California presented in the framing story as the unproduceable unfilmable opus of a Hollywood screenwriter. Sex orgies, HumanSacrifice and intense misogyny are involved.



* ''Literature/TheScream'' : Discussed. The book is set during TheEighties, when metal was at its height of popularity. The book centres around two rock bands, one of which uses heavy Satanic imagery. The leader of the other band, Jake, points out that most of the time, Satanic imagery and lyrics in music are just part of the act. Not so with The Scream.

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* ''Literature/TheScream'' : Discussed. The book is set during TheEighties, when metal was at its height of popularity. The book centres centers around two rock bands, one of which uses heavy Satanic imagery. The leader of the other band, Jake, points out that most of the time, Satanic imagery and lyrics in music are just part of the act. Not so with The Scream.



* This is the plot of the ''FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''House Of Hell'', with the protagonist becoming stranded near an old mansion belonging to the Earl Of Drumer (and it's implied that he was deliberatly lured there by being given false directions in the town). While the Earl puts on the image of a gracious host, he's in fact the leader of a local Satanic cult, which includes high-ranking political and social members of the nearby town, and they kidnap wayward travellers and out-of-towners to sacrifice to their dark masters. [[spoiler: However, the Earl is not the Big Bad, it's his butler Franklin, who is in reality a Hell Demon in disguise]]

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* This is the plot of the ''FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''House Of Hell'', with the protagonist becoming stranded near an old mansion belonging to the Earl Of Drumer (and it's implied that he was deliberatly deliberately lured there by being given false directions in the town). While the Earl puts on the image of a gracious host, he's in fact the leader of a local Satanic cult, which includes high-ranking political and social members of the nearby town, and they kidnap wayward travellers and out-of-towners to sacrifice to their dark masters. [[spoiler: However, the Earl is not the Big Bad, it's his butler Franklin, who is in reality a Hell Demon in disguise]]



* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Coach Stopframe worships Satan believing him to be some powerful being that can help him win over Clay's heart and help the school's team. When he joins actual satanists, they turn out to a bunch of sloppy hedonists, [[WouldntHurtAChild and are utterly horrified that Stopframe]] brought Orel to be a VirginSacrifice (they said to bring a virgin, they meant an ''adult'' virgin to join their orgy) and don't bother Orel at all (in fact, he gets along rather well with them). Coach Stopframe ''does'' wind up disgusted with them, but it's more because they're uncouth and unattractive than any religious reason.

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* Subverted on ''WesternAnimation/MoralOrel''. Coach Stopframe worships Satan Satan, believing him to be some powerful being that can help him win over Clay's heart and help the school's team. When he joins actual satanists, they turn out to be a bunch of sloppy hedonists, [[WouldntHurtAChild and are utterly horrified that Stopframe]] brought Orel to be a VirginSacrifice (they said to bring a virgin, they meant an ''adult'' virgin to join their orgy) and don't bother Orel at all (in fact, he gets along rather well with them). Coach Stopframe ''does'' wind up disgusted with them, but it's more because they're uncouth and unattractive than any religious reason.
23rd Nov '17 6:07:55 PM SilentStranger
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* The horror anthology series ''Nightmare World'' had a story about a death metal fanboy who fit this trope, and sacrificed his artist friend to the Devil in hopes of being given metal fame and fortune like his idol, a MarilynManson Expy. However, the demon that shows up in response to the sacrifice tells him that Hell no longer fulfills wishes that stands to corrupt enough souls, and the market for death metal is way too small to justify the effort. When the fanboy begs and promises to do whatever it takes, the demon grants him his request by transforming him into a star thats guaranteed to reach a massive fanbase; a member of a BoyBand.
23rd Nov '17 5:56:54 PM SilentStranger
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* This is the plot of the ''FightingFantasy'' gamebook ''House Of Hell'', with the protagonist becoming stranded near an old mansion belonging to the Earl Of Drumer (and it's implied that he was deliberatly lured there by being given false directions in the town). While the Earl puts on the image of a gracious host, he's in fact the leader of a local Satanic cult, which includes high-ranking political and social members of the nearby town, and they kidnap wayward travellers and out-of-towners to sacrifice to their dark masters. [[spoiler: However, the Earl is not the Big Bad, it's his butler Franklin, who is in reality a Hell Demon in disguise]]
22nd Nov '17 10:13:20 AM Hanz
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has the Woodland Critters, a group of cute talking animals who are also Satan worshipers that frequently participate in horrifying rituals such as sacrifices and blood orgies.
15th Nov '17 6:23:00 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals sacrificing your cat]], slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding {{The Antichrist}} - extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).

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You know you're looking at Hollywood Satanism when you see Satanism portrayed as a ReligionOfEvil with bizarre, often [[{{squick}} disgusting]] rituals parodying Christian services and a particular fondness for [[HumanSacrifice human sacrifice]] and/or sex orgies. Common hobbies of the Hollywood Satanist include [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals sacrificing your cat]], slipping [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked messages]] into popular music to corrupt the youth, and engaging in carefully-calculated [[TakeOverTheWorld world-domination schemes]] that have been in the works since the [[AncientConspiracy beginning of time]] (which usually involve breeding {{The Antichrist}} - -- extra points if he's [[{{Ghostapo}} Aryan]]!).



* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', Crowley identifies two kinds of Satanist: [[PunchClockVillain ordinary people]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who are Satanists because their parents were and don't usually think about religion except when they go to Black Mass]], and the ''other'' kind [[EvenEvilHasStandards who give demons (or Crowley, at least) the creeps.]]

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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'', the demon Crowley identifies two kinds of Satanist: Satanist. Most are [[PunchClockVillain ordinary people]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything who are Satanists only partake in Satanism because their parents they were raised in the faith and don't usually think about religion much except when they go to Black Mass]], and Mass, akin to your ordinary less-than-devout Christian. But others, like the ''other'' kind ones you sometimes hear about on the news, [[EvenEvilHasStandards who give demons (or Crowley, at least) even Crowley the creeps.]]creeps]].
28th Oct '17 3:58:36 PM HotelCalifornia
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* [[ShownTheirWork Strongly averted]] with the Maledict-worshipping Marmolims in Episode 69 of ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos''. Despite the pentagrams/Demonish chanting/black robes, the Satan worshipers are all [[DarkIsNotEvil perfectly decent people]] who immediately help Sonic and his friends. It helps that they believe he is blessed by Maledict [[spoiler: and considering Sonic actually is [[CloningBlues a clone of Maledict]], it's a rather clever bit of foreshadowing]].
19th Sep '17 5:28:46 PM Handwaver202
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*[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais Gilles de Rais]] was infamously accused of killing children for satanic rituals. Whether or not these charges are true is debatable.
1st Sep '17 6:53:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'': Several of the people who ended up becoming vampires in Resurection were satanists in their human lives, including Claudia Demona and [[spoiler:Thurim]]. Of course, they loved HumanSacrifice.
29th Aug '17 6:28:58 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Inverted in the creepypasta story "The Satanist with Christian Friends", wherein the young protagonist is a Satanist and sees it as just as normal as being Christian or Jewish or Buddhist or whatever--but the reason his family has to keep moving every so often is that the MoralGuardians tend to find out and flip out with a vengeance. The story itself culminates with a "good Christian" trying to make the narrator (who is in grade school) repent of Satanism by any means possible--including invoking the Salem Witch Trials.

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* Inverted in the creepypasta {{creepypasta}} story "The Satanist with Christian Friends", wherein the young protagonist is a Satanist and sees it as just as normal as being Christian or Jewish or Buddhist or whatever--but the reason his family has to keep moving every so often is that the MoralGuardians tend to find out and flip out with a vengeance. The story itself culminates with a "good Christian" trying to make the narrator (who is in grade school) repent of Satanism by any means possible--including invoking the Salem Witch Trials.
24th Aug '17 12:42:06 PM JackDavid
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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2986101/The-blood-pumped-beating-heart-purest-form-energy-Inside-horrific-Mexican-satanist-Black-Mass-shocked-disgusted-tourists-witnessing-dark-deals-devil.html This article]] proves that at the very lest, a few Satanist branches do adhere to some of the Hollywood stereotypes.

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* [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2986101/The-blood-pumped-beating-heart-purest-form-energy-Inside-horrific-Mexican-satanist-Black-Mass-shocked-disgusted-tourists-witnessing-dark-deals-devil.html This article]] proves that at the very lest, least, a few (keyword being a few) Satanist branches do adhere to some of the Hollywood stereotypes.
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