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Film: The Killing of Satan
The Killing of Satan (Lumaban ka, Satanas in Tagalog-Filipino) is a 1983 horror film from the Philippines, starring Ramon Revilla. "Horror film" is a misnomer. It has a middle-aged "everyman" hero named Lando San Miguel, who is charged with assassinating Satan as well as his lieutenant the Prince of Magic. If you want a taste of what the apocalypse would look like in the tropics (and how quick and campy it would be, flamboyant sorcerers, topless typhoon sequences, Satan in a red tuxedo and all), this movie is it.

Watch it here in its dubbed glory on YouTube.

This film has examples of:

  • The Atoner: Lando is an ex-convict who is released from prison at the start of the film.
  • Badass Mustache: Lando; the Prince of Magic
  • Chosen One: Lando is granted what amounts to the powers of God following the death of his uncle.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?
    Lando. You are yellow, Satan!
  • The Dragon: The Prince of Magic
  • Fanservice: If you consider the National Geographic-style nudity in Satan's dungeon as such.
  • Guns Are Worthless: Played straight and averted. Several people are shot in the beginning of the film, but when Lando takes his own gun to Satan's stronghold, he never uses it, favoring instead his newfound holy magic.
  • Immune to Bullets: Lando becomes this when he triggers the power in his left hand.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: Lando simply walks off major injuries after fight scenes.
  • McGuffin: A talisman is stolen from a village's shrine by the agents of Satan. Their afflictions (as well as the movie) end the instant Lando recovers it.
  • Satan: He is killed, natch.
  • Spoiler Title: In case you haven't figured it out yet, Satan is killed in this movie.
  • The X of Y: Dude, have you looked at the title of this work?

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alternative title(s): The Killing Of Satan
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