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
The film was introduced to a live audience by lead actor Ethan Embry at Horrorhound Cincinnati, Ohio on March 18th, 2017. Ethan stated this film was more in line with his own tastes and that is was "a family movie" in regard to the focus on family bonds. See more »
"Decay 2 (Nihils' Maw)
Written by Sunn O)))
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This movie is metal
Here's a good, creepy movie for you. A family moves in to a house cursed by The Devil, and the previous occupant returns to carry out what the demonic voice in his head tells him to do -- which just so happens to be the same voice the father hears that compels him to paint horrifying scenes.
There's a lot of subtle and not-so-subtle things that make this movie really great. From the metal soundtrack, with all of its connotations to devil worship all the way to names and roles of certain characters and locations referencing the biblical devil, a lot of thought and care was put in to making this movie work on more than one level and flow together great.
Rarely is the movie too heavy handed. The supernatural elements are treated with such a deft hand that it's almost possible a case could be made that this movie isn't even supernatural at all. It's there, around the edges, creeping in to your head, but never getting in your face. The scariest monsters are always the ones you cannot see.
And, at its core, what really matters are strong characters. Though a lot of the family in this movie are metal heads, there are no stereotypes here. These are real three dimensional people, and they care about each other very much. It sounds so obvious, but you'd be surprised how many movies forget to make you invested in their protagonists. Not so, in "The Devil's Candy." If you're looking for a horror movie with a strong sense of personal style and you like heavy metal, I definitely recommend The Devil's Candy.
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