HysteriaA Post 9/11 Suspense


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Duration:83 minutes


A Croatian Catholic soldier turned boxer is haunted by dreams and visions of the Virgin Mary after mistakenly drinking hallucinagenic datura flower tea in this cautionary tale exposing the link between violence and religious fundamentallsm. Made in the months directly following the 9/11 attacks, during the backlash culture of panic and the racial profiling that followed.

"In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, I felt compelled to examine how fevered hallucinations might be confused for genuine gnostic vision of divinity. It was the only way I could fathom the motives of the fanatics who crashed those jets into the WTC."
- Antero Alli

Editorial Reviews

"Hysteria" is a profound and frequently disturbing work of intelligence which solidifies Antero Alli's place among the most talented contemporary filmmakers. The superior level of artistry and honesty achieved in "Hysteria" is so rare to find that this film can easily be classified as an instant classic.

Phil Hall FilmThreat (5 stars) Read the full review

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About the Author

Antero Alli

Antero Alli is the author of Astrologik; Angel Tech: A Modern Shaman’s Guide to Reality Selection; The Eight-Circuit Brain: Navigational Strategies for the Energetic Body; Towards an Archeology of the Soul; The Akashic Record Player: A Non-Stop Geomantic Conspiracy; A Modern Shaman's Guide to a Pregnant Universe (with C.S. Hyatt); The Vertical Oracle (with Sylvi Pickering-Alli); and State of Emergence: Experiments in Group Ritual Dynamics. Antero is also a practicing astrologer, a prolific underground filmmaker, and an experimental theatre director.