The Devil’s Candy


A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-fueled shocker from the acclaimed director of The Loved Ones.

“A heavy metal horror film that will leave you shaking … reinvents the classic haunted house thriller and possession drama.” – Kerry Levielle, IndieWire

Diehard metal-head and struggling artist Jesse (Ethan Embry) moves with his wife (Shiri Appleby) and daughter (Kiara Glasco) to a middle-of-nowhere Texas town, unaware that the new house they got for an unbelievable deal comes with a grisly history. Disturbing demonic goings-on culminate with the appearance of the sinister Ray (The Walking Dead’s Pruitt Taylor Vince). He’s the home’s former resident, and he’s here to do the Devil’s bidding, leading to a head-banging nightmare from which no one will emerge unscathed. Atmospheric, oppressive and damn scary, The Devil’s Candy is a clever, gruesome deconstruction of the haunted house movie, combining classic thrills with a thunderous, cranked-to-eleven heavy metal score (with blasts of Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and a thunderous original score by doom rock legends, Sunn O), to forge a slam-bang genre ride of hellacious proportions. (Dir. by Sean Byrne, 2016, USA, 80 mins., Not Rated)