added: Thu, Feb 16th '17
The Prince of Darkness slithers into the souls of a surrealist painter and a heavy-metal oddball in the trailer for the visually stark horror movie "The Devil's Candy"
The Texas-set thriller stars Ethan Embry (from Netflix's "Grace and Frankie") as a struggling artist who can't seem to remember why his paintings are filled with so much demonic imagery. Here's a hint: he's being possessed by the Devil. Meanwhile, Pruitt Taylor Vince (NBC's "Heroes Reborn") plays a creepy weirdo who may be hearing demonic voices in his head. He, too, is likely possessed by Satan. The question is, what does the Devil want to do with them now that it has gradually taken over their souls?
Co-starring Shiri Appleby (TV's UnREAL) and Kiara Glasco (Maps to the Stars), "The Devil's Candy" marks the long-awaited sophomore feature effort from Australian writer-director Sean Byrne, who made his film debut back in 2009 with the cult prom date-hostage horror "The Loved Ones."
After roughly spending the past 16 months on the festival circuit, which included stops at TIFF, Fantastic Fest, and Fantasia Fest, "The Devil's Candy" is finally being released in the States, now slated for a theatrical and VOD rollout on March 17th.
A not-so-average family wrestles with Satan in a house from hell in this heavy metal-charged shocker from the director of The Loved Ones. Diehard metalhead 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 Ray (Pruitt Taylor Vince). He's the home’s former resident, and he's here to do the Devil's bidding. The cranked-to-eleven soundtrack blasts Metallica, Slayer, Pantera, and a thunderous original score by doom rock legends Sunn O))).
directed by Sean Byrne
starring Ethan Embry, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco
release date March 17, 2017 (in theaters and on VOD)