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The Pike Drive-In Theater in Montgomery, Pa, has an upcoming double feature that will leave horror fans squirming with antici... pation, as they will host back-to-back screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead this September. In addition to more details on that event, we also have The Devil's Candy Blu-ray, the Realive trailer, and key art and stills from The Lodgers in today's Horror Highlights.
Spookerroo Spectacular Returns to the Pike Drive-in Theater: Press Release: "The Pike Drive-in Theater in Montgomery, Pa is bringing a unique screening of two of among the most popular, retro horror classics of all time Friday and Saturday Night Sept. 15 and 16, 2017.
The double feature playing each night will be The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), the cult horror comedy musical and long-time midnight screening perennial at indoor theaters, and the original (1978) Dawn of the Dead, the zombies-invade-a-shopping-mall »
- Derek Anderson
In this exclusive scene from Loved Ones director Sean Byrne’s heavy metal horror film, The Devil’s Candy, which is now in limited theaters and on VOD platforms through IFC Midnight, Pruitt Taylor Vince carries a victim to a motel room where he plans to dismember her, while Ethan Embry’s paint juxtaposes the blood being spilt at the motel. Pat Torfe says, […] »
- Brad Miska
Writer/director Sean Byrne’s debut feature, The Loved Ones, blew festival audiences (including us) away back in 2009 with thrills and suspense born from seeing a character we truly cared about fighting for his life against increasingly twisted and violent odds. It took three years before it actually opened in the Us, but it was worth the wait. Now Byrne’s equally intense follow-up film is finally being released… after premiering at film fests nearly two years ago.
Once again though, The Devil’s Candy is a blistering, intimate, heavy metal-tinged horror/thriller worth waiting for as it drops a loving family into a devilish nightmare where each violent chord brings them closer to a grim and grisly fate.
- Rob Hunter
Out in limited theaters and on VOD this Friday from IFC Midnight is The Devil’s Candy, which was written and directed by Sean Byrne (the creative force behind the equally fantastic thriller The Loved Ones). The film stars Ethan Embry as an embattled father who will stop at nothing to keep his family—and particularly his daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco)—safe from devilish forces in the form of a possessed man named Ray (portrayed by the always engaging Pruitt Taylor Vince).
Daily Dead recently had the chance to speak with Byrne about how his latest film became a way to explore his own fears and insecurities—both personally and professionally—and how he enjoys trying to subvert horror fans' expectations whenever he takes the directorial reins. Byrne also discussed his thoughts on celebrating heavy metal culture for The Devil’s Candy, collaborating with his cast, and more.
I really »
- Heather Wixson
The director opens up about how his fears inspired the heavy metal infused homage.
It’s hard to adequately describe The Devil’s Candy, Australian director Sean Byrne’s follow up to 2009’s The Loved Ones. The film, which premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and was eventually picked up by IFC Midnight for U.S. distribution, is a pastiche of occult horror, demonic possession, and religious mania, while also offering viewers a truly poignant family drama. It’s a pure treat for horror fans but above all else, it’s metal as fuck — literally.
The Devil’s Candy follows the not-so-ordinary Hellman family who move into an isolated but spacious Texas farmhouse, which may be a gateway to something sinister. Ethan Embry stars as Jesse, a struggling painter, who bonds with his daughter, Zooey (Kiara Glasco), over their shared love of heavy metal music. Shiri Appleby rounds up the family as Astrid, the »
- Jamie Righetti
The Devil’s Candy, 2015
Directed by Sean Byrne
A metalhead painter and his young family find themselves stalked by satanic forces after moving into a derelict house in the countryside.
You only have to look as far as last year’s Deathgasm, Brutal Legend or even just anything Motörhead have ever touched to know that heavy metal stereotypes and demonic possession have walked hand in hand in horror fiction for what feels like eternity. Sean Byrne’s latest, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2009 Australian cult hit The Loved Ones (if you know, you know) tries its darnedest to just about un-marry all of these lazy assumptions and obvious links and for the most part, delivers something deeply original and dare I say it, totally far out.
Just as demented, but a whole lot less funny than his debut, Byrne »
- Ben Robins
If you missed it on the festival circuit, Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy, starring Ethan Embry (Cheap Thrills, Fashionista, Can't Hardly Wait), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Heavy, Monster), Kiara Glasco (Maps To The Stars, Bitten) and Shiri Appleby (Unreal, Roswell) is coming to a theater or TV near you this Friday. You can see the film in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on March 17th from IFC Midnight. Byrne, who previously directed the fan favorite cult horror film The Loved Ones, is back with another fantastic piece of filmmaking. Far from your typical home invasion flick, The Devil's Candy makes you care deeply about its characters. They're not your typical family, for starters. They love heavy metal and weird art, and the family's dad Jesse (Ethan Embry) is a full-time...
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With Sean Byrne's long-awaited second feature film, The Devil's Candy, coming out in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms beginning March 17th, IFC Midnight recently unveiled artist Ken Taylor's eye-grabbing artwork for the film, and we've been provided with one poster autographed by the film's lead actor, Ethan Embry, to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.
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- Derek Anderson
Ahead of its release this coming Monday, IFC has unveiled another new poster has arrived online from renowned illustrator Ken Taylor for the upcoming horror The Devil’s Candy; take a look here…
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Devil’s Candy here
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
Genre fans should get excited, as March’s VOD releases are a stellar bunch and should keep you busy through the entire month. Things kick off with Mike Mendez’s Don’t Kill It and The Institute, which was co-directed by James Franco. March 7th is a busy day, with five VOD releases—Bloodrunners, Devil in the Dark, Galaxy of Horrors, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, and The Lesson—and both Elle and The Devil’s Candy make their digital debuts the following week.
Prevenge rounds out March’s digital releases, as it has been exclusively picked up by the fine folks at Shudder, and other notable VOD releases for the month include Lavender (which expands from its exclusive Dish premiere in February), Passengers, Atomica, and House on Willow Street.
Don’t Kill It (Archstone Distribution) – March 3rd
An ancient evil is unleashed in a small Mississippi town, leaving »
- Heather Wixson
Last week we brought you a trailer for The Devil’s Candy [watch it here], and now IFC Midnight has released an illustrated poster for the the upcoming horror, crafted by renowned artist Ken Taylor; check it out below…
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))).
- Amie Cranswick
We've been eager for Daily Dead readers to see Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy since it screened at Fantastic Fest back in 2015, and with its release nearly upon us, the movie's eye-catching new poster artwork by Ken Taylor has been unveiled.
Written and directed by Byrne, The Devil's Candy will be released in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms beginning March 17th from IFC Midnight. Produced by Keith Calder and Jessica Calder, the film stars Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco. In case you missed it, check out Kalyn Corrigan's Fantastic Fest review of The Devil's Candy.
"In The Devil’S Candy, Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house »
- Derek Anderson
Pruitt Taylor Vince plays the antagonist, Ray Smilie, in Loved Ones director Sean Byrne’s heavy metal horror film, The Devil’s Candy, which will be releasing in limited theaters and on VOD platforms March 17th via IFC Midnight. As this exclusive poster teases, Smilie is a pawn of the dark one, potentially one of his demons doing his bidding here on […] »
- Brad Miska
With just a under month to go until its release, IFC Midnight has released a trailer for writer-director Sean Byrne’s upcoming horror The Devil’s Candy which stars Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, and Pruitt Taylor Vince; check it out below after the official synopsis…
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 »
- Amie Cranswick
"It's like it flowed through me. I don't remember painting this." IFC Midnight has unveiled the trailer for a horror film titled The Devil's Candy, a creepy satanic possession tale about a struggling painter who moves into a home in Texas. Ethan Embry stars as the father of a young family who is possessed by satanic forces, creating some freaky artwork. The cast includes Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco and Pruitt Taylor Vince. This is from the same filmmaker who made the cult horror hit The Loved Ones, and the film first premiered at festivals a few years ago. It looks intense, though I'm not sure why it took years to be released. Here's the new official trailer (+ poster) for Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy, originally from EW.com: A struggling painter (Ethan Embry) is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, »
- Alex Billington
Since The Devil's Candy made its world premiere at Tiff in 2015, horror fans have been eager to see what filmmaker Sean Byrne has in store for them in his first feature film since The Loved Ones (2009). With his new movie coming out in the Us this March, the wait is nearly over, and to get an idea of what to expect, IFC Midnight has unleashed a new trailer.
Written and directed by Byrne, The Devil's Candy will be released in select theaters and on VOD and digital platforms beginning March 17th from IFC Midnight. Produced by Keith Calder and Jessica Calder, the film stars Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco.
"In The Devil’S Candy, Jesse, a struggling artist, »
- Derek Anderson
The devil works in mysterious ways. And also violent ways. Very, very violent ways. That’s what writer-director Sean Byrne posits in the first trailer for his already-acclaimed sophomore horror flick The Devil’s Candy. The film follows a painter (Ethan Embry) who is possessed by the devil during a painting session, leading to some…shocking work. Byrne made a strong impact in the genre scene with his hardcore first feature The Loved Ones, and he is seemingly continuing his knack for well-composed, brutal acts of violence.
“Byrne is very subtly playing with the demonic undercurrents of art and music in The Devil’s Candy, but this is not a message film, RogerEbert‘s Brian Tallerico writes. “It is a lean, mean, tight (under 80 minutes) thriller that draws from other films like it without feeling derivative. Byrne proves to have directorial skill with actors to match his ability to make »
- Mike Mazzanti
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