The Devil's Candy

The Devil's Candy

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Haunted-house tale in which a struggling painter becomes possessed by satanic forces after he moves his family into their dream home in rural Texas. More

Metal music, wet paint, and family are the passions of Jesse (Ethan Embry), a struggling painter who lives a happy life with his wife, Astrid (Shiri Appleby), and their preteen daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco). Things look even brighter when Jesse and Astrid are able to put in a bid on their dream home after the price is driven down due to the home's mysterious past.

After the trio moves in, Jesse's work starts taking on a new, considerably darker flavour — and things get even more ominous when Ray (Pruitt Taylor Vince), the hulking, clearly unbalanced son of the deceased former owners, appears on the doorstep one night, clutching a red electric guitar and asking to "return home." It soon becomes clear that Ray and Jesse are both being influenced by the same satanic forces, and that Jesse's family won't be safe until they find a way to quiet the Devil himself." (Toronto International Film Festival)

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201590 minsUSA
Horror

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The Devil's Candy | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

...in narrative terms it never quite cranks it to 11. Nonetheless, the performances are solid (Vince is the standout in an admittedly flash role), while all design contributions are nicely turned and showcased in Simon Chapman’s handsome widescreen lensing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Lots of blood and blasting metal but no narrative viscera.

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The Devil's Candy | Release Details

The Devil's Candy is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.