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The Devil's Candy (2015)

Not Rated | | Horror | 17 March 2017 (USA)
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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Jose Villarreal ...
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Metal music, wet paint, and family are the passions of Jesse, a struggling painter who lives a happy life with his wife, Astrid, and their preteen daughter, Zooey. And things look even brighter when Jesse and Astrid are able to put in a bid on their dream home - a huge property in rural Texas with a barn big enough for a proper art studio - after the price is driven down due to the home's mysterious past. After the trio moves in, Jesse's work starts taking on a new, considerably darker flavour - and things get even more ominous when Ray, the hulking, clearly unbalanced son of the deceased former owners, appears on the doorstep one night, clutching a red electric guitar and asking to "return home." It soon becomes clear that Ray and Jesse are both being influenced by the same satanic forces, and that Jesse's family won't be safe until they find a way to quiet the Devil himself. Written by subratjain1

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When Jesse Hellman is parking near the art gallery, it is shown that the place is called "Belial." "Belial," in the Bible, is a demon of seduction, a creature that corrupts people and makes them go mad or behave badly towards others. See more »

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Zooey Hellman: Oh, my God! Dad! I said I wanted a flying V and he's given me his! And a Marshall, dad, he's given me his Marshall... Dad! I can keep 'em right? Please! Please!
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An Excellent Original Horror Film
18 March 2017 | by (Williamsport, PA) – See all my reviews

I was anxiously awaiting this film's release because I loved the director's previous film, The Loved Ones, and this movie had a really cool trailer. So I watched it last night and absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed how it played with a lot of the common horror tropes, as a result creating something very original and different. The set-up of the movie has been done hundreds of times, where a family moves into a new house after the previous occupants died. At first you think it's going to be something like Amityville, but The Devil's Candy switches things up by having the murderer of the previous occupants still being alive. There are also some very interesting things where it seems like the father, who is an artist, might also be hearing voices, and maybe the house is haunted, or perhaps he's just catching a glimpse into the mind of the crazed killer and/or his victims. Whatever it is, it's inspiring him and his art in a way nothing else has. So there's a temptation to embrace whatever's happening or fight against it.

All of the acting in the film is very well done, and I loved how every character was unique. The father and daughter have a really interesting relationship, and they're both metal heads. The mom has a little less characterization, but she's still definitely not generic. The killer (that kind of looks like an evil Santa Claus) was great too; he was definitely a creepy demented person. My only problem with the film is that it is a pretty short movie at around 1 hour and 17 minutes. I would have liked a couple of more scenes with the family just existing before everything gets weird, or even more of a buildup of the evil presence or whatever it was before the end of the movie.

Still, I'd highly recommend this film, especially if you're a fan of original horror movies. If you want to see my video review for the film, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO9-dBTeClU


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