Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his "prayer log." There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.
Some people are just born to be buried.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for violence, bloody/disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity, and language throughout
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Did You Know?
Russell's 1948-1950 Ford truck has a late-model steering column, steering wheel, and column shift for an automatic transmission. It's seen early when Russell drives over to beat up the poachers. That truck would have had a manual transmission and a very different steering wheel. See more
Dear Grandma... I'm writing to you because I cannot say goodbye to your face. I love you and I will always remember the things that you have done for me. What I'm about to do, I do because I have to, not because I want to. Please do not try and find me. Love, your grandson, Arvin.
Are You Washed in the Blood
Performed by Harry Melling
and Pokey LaFarge
Produced by Stewart Lerman See more