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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jesse Hellman
... Astrid Hellman
... Ray Smilie
... Zooey Hellman
... Leonard
... Preacher
Craig Nigh ... Realtor
... Deputy Hernandez (as Orion West)
Richard Rollin ... Walter Smilie
Shiela Bailey Lucas ... Pamela Smilie
... Sgt. Investigator Davis
... Deputy Winnie
Ash Thapliyal ... Gas Station Clerk
... Mara
Jose Villarreal ... Desk Clerk
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Metal music, wet paint, and family are the passions of Jesse, a struggling painter who lives a happy life with his wife, Astrid, and their preteen daughter, Zooey. And things look even brighter when Jesse and Astrid are able to put in a bid on their dream home - a huge property in rural Texas with a barn big enough for a proper art studio - 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, 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. Written by subratjain1

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He Will Slither into your Soul. See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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(~01:19:15) Filmed on location in the State of Texas. See more »

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Zooey Hellman: Oh, my God! Dad! I said I wanted a flying V and he's given me his! And a Marshall, dad, he's given me his Marshall... Dad! I can keep 'em right? Please! Please!
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Written by Spiderbait [Kram(aka Mark Mahar), Janet English, Damian Whitty
Performed by Spiderbait: Kram (I) on lead vocals and drums; Janet English on bass guitar and lead vocals; Damian Whitty' (guitars)
Music Publisher: Sony ATV Music Publishing Australia
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Disturbing
25 April 2017 | by See 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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