Sean Byrne, who wowed (and disgusted) audiences with 2009’s The Loved Ones, is back with his sophomore full-length effort, The Devil’s Candy.
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))).
This film looks like an intense, Rob-Zombie-with-more-intelligence-esque blood bath. Naturally, I will be watching it. Bonus points for the Sunn O))) score.
The Devil’s Candy will hit theaters and VOD on March 17th.