Buzz Screening 3: Satan Wants You

Mar 16, 2023

9:30pm – 10:59pm CT

Advance Tickets are available to the general public for select screenings, including this one: http://sxsw.com/advance-tickets

Satan Wants You tells the untold story of how the Satanic Panic of the 1980s was ignited by Michelle Remembers, a lurid memoir by psychiatrist Larry Pazder and his patient Michelle Smith. Supported by the Catholic Church, the bestselling book relied on recovered-memory therapy to uncover Michelle’s childhood abduction by baby-stealing Satanists. Amplified by law enforcement and America’s Daytime TV boom, satanic rumors spread through panic-stricken communities across the world, leaving a wave of destruction and wrongful convictions in their wake. This film digs deep into the roots of moral panics and cult conspiracies, showing how these events still affect and distort our reality today.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Sean Horlor
photo of Steve J. Adams



Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams

Executive Producer:

Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams


Michael Grand, Melissa James


Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams


Blake Davey


Graham Kew

Production Designer:

Juan Gonzales

Sound Designer:

Mark Dolmont


Mark Dolmont

Principal Cast:

Sarah Marshall, Charyl Proby-Austman, Charles Ennis, Debbie Nathan, Ken Lanning, Elizabeth Loftus, Blanche Barton, Jeffrey S. Victor

Additional Credits:

Associate Produce: Hayley Morin


Public Film Contact:

David Piperni
Cargo Film and Releasing

Publicity Contact:

Sylvia Desrochers, MPRM Communications
+1 323-933-3399

Sales Agent:

David Piperni, Cargo Film and Releasing

Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Premiere Status:
Screening Section:
Screening Category:
89 mins