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About the Movie
A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-charged shocker from the director of The Loved Ones. Diehard metalhead and struggling artist Jesse (Ethan Embry) moves with his wife (Shiri Appleby) and daughter (Kiara Glasco) to a middle-of-nowhere Texas town, unaware that the new house they got for an unbelievable deal comes with a grisly history. Disturbing demonic goings-on culminate with the appearance of Ray (The Walking Dead's Pruitt Taylor Vince). He's the home's former resident, and he's here to do the Devil's bidding. The cranked-to-eleven soundtrack blasts Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and a thunderous original score by doom rock legends Sunn O))).
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 42
- Fresh: 38
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Mr. Byrne - relying almost entirely on a doom-metal soundtrack, game performers and a grungy palette of oily browns and moldy greens - somehow whips his ingredients into an improbably taut man-versus-Satan showdown.
Fresh: What makes "The Devil's Candy" a standout is how well-developed these characters are. This is ultimately a movie about parenting, and how even "hip" moms and dads fear the choices they make are hurting their young.
Fresh: The Devil's Candy offers a lean and slick homage to occult films, but with a knowing edge that suggests director Sean Byrne is aiming for the critical rafters.
Fresh: ...a short, sharp shock of terror...
We watched this based on rotten tomater's positive reviews. Shame on me. Wasn't scary. Wasn't the least little bit fun. At least give me: cue the scary music and out jumps the bad guy. Yep, this was dull. I coulda' done yoga with the 'ol lady to this one. Namaste. Rotten tomaters you let me down. :(
wow. metal music. especially from sun:)) that no one even knows about except for teenage boys in california. i can plug a guitar into an amp and turn it on max and turn up the distortion way loud and then play cords like i'm in a coma too. anyway. the lead actor was good but this movie is not. i don't enjoy watching a grown man smash a rock over a young girls head. that is disgusting and horrible to even put in a movie.
A frenzied ride
The other negative reviews here all sound like they were were written by people who probably shouldn't be watching horror at all. This is a tight little homage to occult films that manages to pull off some real pathos. It's easy to invest in these characters, including Ray, whose haphazard, vicious ambling makes for a deeply unnerving villain. This is one instance where the critics are right.
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- Genre: Horror
- Released: 2017
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