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?
Despite top billing, Tom Holland doesn't appear until 46 minutes into the film. 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
Only in the presence of death could he feel the presence of something like God.
Written by Wynn Stewart
Performed by Wynn Stewart
and Jan Howard
Published by Sony/ATV Tree Publishing
Courtesy of Masters International See more