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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

He Will Slither into your Soul. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

From the Hebrew 'Bliol', meaning Wicked One, in demonology Belial is one of Satan's most venerable demons. In fact, before the New Testament firmly established Satan as the leader of the forces of evil, Belial was the one in charge. In the Old Testament the word had the meaning of worthlessness or wickedness, but it later came to be used as a proper noun for the Devil or Satan. 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 Torso (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

For Whom the Bell Tolls
Written by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton
Performed by Metallica. Musicians are James Hetfield (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Kirk Hammett (lead guitar), Cliff Burton (bass guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums,percussion)
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don't let the cliché description put you off, this is a great horror.
15 September 2017 | by georgeaaronterencerevellSee all my reviews

When i first saw the description of this movie, I thought "oh yeah, just another possession movie ... yawn, probably going to be a waste of my evening" ... but then I took a look at how many positive reviews It was getting and decided to give it a go ... and to no disappointment! This movie was well done, lots of original material, well crafted cinematic horror, good acting, good plot, actually reasonably scary and suspenseful... it's a solid horror movie. I recommend it strongly to other horror fans and trust me I don't give that recommendation out easily, there is plenty of 'horror crap' out there, but this is horror gold. Good job.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$772,319
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Runtime:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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