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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

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Sean Byrne
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Cast

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
Jeremy West Jeremy West ... Deputy Hernandez (as Orion West)
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:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djavolji slatkis See more »

Filming Locations:

Estonia See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Festival Cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In one scene, Jesse is wearing a shirt featuring the logo of the band Sunn O))). The members of Sunn O))) are credited with creating additional music for the film. See more »

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Preacher: We've come to the place where we joke about the idea of the devil. With the horns, and the tail and all that. But that is Satan's lie to distract us from the reality of who he is. He's no mask in a Halloween store, he's not what you see in the movies. He is an active, violent, anti-God personal reality. And as much as we refuse to admit it, he lives through us. He uses us to carry out his unspeakable deeds. For we are his pawns, we are his demons on Earth. We satiate his hunger. If you have the...
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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 Fantasia (1940) See more »

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By Demons Be Driven
Performed by Pantera
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Horror Worth Watching
31 March 2017 | by parsonm2See all my reviews

Wow a great Horror Movie. I was slightly put off by the cover art of this movie and almost missed this one thinking it was a slasher film, it is not. I am not a fan of simple gore slasher movies and I visually categorized this as something akin to "Devil's Rejects" which is the type of movie I despise. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a good review of this movie which made me pick it up. Anyway, this may be one of the better horror movies of 2015. Pruitt Taylor Vince performance is very memorable and disturbing. Everything from his demeanor to that dirty red tracksuit. Ethan Embry (Late Phases, Incident on a Mountain Road) is no stranger to horror films but I barely recognized due to his long hair and grunge rock appearance, he gives an outstanding performance of a disturbed painter and father who receives an overwhelming urge to paint a sinister painting that is invading his mind. Interesting to note, the voices that the antagonist and the protagonist are hearing are NOT THE SAME. They are different which I think becomes apparent by the end of the film. This movie is full of tension with strong supernatural undertones. There is surprisingly little gore in this movie though we see multiple scenes of bloody aftermaths.


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