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The Devil's Candy (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 17 March 2017 (USA)
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A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepy haunted-house tale.

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Sean Byrne

Writer:

Sean Byrne
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ethan Embry ... Jesse Hellman
Shiri Appleby ... Astrid Hellman
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Ray Smilie
Kiara Glasco ... Zooey
Tony Amendola ... Leonard
Leland Orser ... Preacher
Craig Nigh ... Realtor
Oryan Landa ... Deputy Hernandez
Richard Rollin Richard Rollin ... Walter Smilie
Shiela Bailey Lucas Shiela Bailey Lucas ... Pamela Smilie
Marco Perella ... Sgt. Investigator Davis
Mylinda Royer ... Deputy Winnie
Ash Thapliyal ... Gas Station Clerk
Jamie Tisdale ... Mara
Jose Villarreal Jose Villarreal ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

Metal music, paint, and family are the passions of struggling painter, Jesse, who lives a happy life with his wife, and daughter. Things look brighter when Jesse's finds a huge old house, in rural Texas, selling at a very low price, due to its mysterious past. They move in and Jesse converts the barn into a studio, But soon, his work starts taking on a new, darker flavour - and things get even more ominous when the hulking, unbalanced son of the former owners, appears on the doorstep. Jesse's family won't be safe until they find a way to quiet the Devil himself. Written by subratjain1

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Deliciously Over-the-Top! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Trivia

The art gallery that Jesse takes his upside down cross painting to is called "Belial." Belial (also known as Beliar) is a term from the Hebrew Bible which later became personified as the devil in Jewish and Christian texts. See more »

Quotes

Zooey Hellman: [about a painting] That's the thing for the bank?
Jesse Hellman: Yeah. Yeah, that's the comission.
Zooey Hellman: Butterflies? *So* not metal.
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Alternate Versions

Original Version (now "Festival Cut"...) has a duration of 90 minutes. Theatrical Version is dated 2017. See more »

Connections

References Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006) See more »

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Like A Drug
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
Courtesy of Interscope Records license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Disturbing
25 April 2017 | by farchettiensisSee all my reviews

This movie is tense, disturbing, with some heavy imagery, gripping, and has great acting. It's not so much scary as it's disturbing - different things, the way I see it. Watching it was an intense experience. There's some lack of imagination in the underlying plot, in portraying evil and how it acts through people, but I guess that this would be asking too much of an already good movie. It lacks subtlety in key moments. Decisive scenes where the main theme of the movie are discussed are presented hurried way; they aren't properly explored. To be fair, this shouldn't be generalized, though. But I do feel the focus ended up being too much on the unfolding of the actions - a classic goal to goal rather aspect to aspect sort of thing.

The scarcity of good horror genre movies is really saddening, few artists are willing to delve into the nature of fascinating subjects such as evil and fear, but I'd say this movie is one of the good ones and I definitely recommend it.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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$772,319
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2.35 : 1
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