Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his "prayer log." There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.
Everyone ends up in the same damned place.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for violence, bloody/disturbing images, sexual content, graphic nudity, and language throughout
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Did You Know?
didn't work with a dialect coach and crafted his high-pitched Southern drawl on his own. The actor hid his accent from everyone - including director Antonio Campos - until day one of filming. Other actors sent Campos recordings of the voices they were working on - but not Pattinson, preferring to rehearse by himself and getting self-conscious by being judged before actually standing in front of the camera. Campos called Pattinson a "mad genius who can do anything." See more
Willard's unit crest indicates he was part of the 3rd Marine Division, which only saw action in the Pacific Theater. He comes home with a German Luger pistol, although the 3rd MarDiv did not see action in Europe. See more
Bodecker believed that people were like dogs; once they start digging, they don't wanna stop.
Little Things Mean a Lot
Written by Edith Calisch and Carl Stutz
Performed by Kitty Kallen
Published by EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more