Review: The Devil's Candy

 

 

 

Writer and director Sean Byrne is back with The Devil’s Candy, the highly anticipated follow up to his 2009 breakout The Loved Ones.

 

 

 

by Adam Holtzapfel

 

 

The Devil’s Candy tells the tale of a family moving into a new home and the insanity that follows.

 

 

Boasting a soundtrack of Metallica, Sunn O))), and Pantera plays to the theme of the film. Starring Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco the chemistry of the cast make the film believable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Devil’s Candy tells the story of the Hellman family, Jesse (Embry) a down on his luck painter, his wife Astrid (Appleby), and daughter Zoe (Glasco). As the film opens we see Ray Smilie (Vince) playing guitar, after his mother tells him to stop an accident occurs. From there the house is put up for sale and the Hellman’s fall in love with it and purchase the house. As the film continues we see Jesse become lost in his work and Ray trying to return home. What follows is insanity and a joyride for genre fans.

 

 

What works for the film is the story, the soundtrack is great not being the 80’s synth revival that seems to be happening in every film, the cast, and some nice blood. If you’re a fan of films like Identity and Deathgasm I can’t recommend this enough. I recommend buying this as soon as it hits physical media. If I have to give it a rating I’d give it 5 out of 5 upside down crosses, do not sleep on this film!

 

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