The Devil's Candy
Available on AMC+, IFC Films, Philo, Prime Video, Shudder, Sling TV
Heavy metal music, dark forces and a dream home with a hefty hidden cost are the elements of this red-hot horror by Australian writer-director Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones). The Devil’s Candy grabs you from the get-go with characters you care about – and a thumping soundtrack full of clamorous cuts by bands like Slayer, Metallica and Sunn O))). Ethan Embry is spot-on as Jesse Hellman, an artist who uses heavy metal music for inspiration. He’s a loving husband to wife Astrid (Shiri Appleby) and a great dad to teenage daughter and fellow metal fan Zooey (Kiara Glasco). When Jesse and Astrid snap up a huge Texas ranch home at a bargain-basement price, it seems like all domestic and artistic dreams have come true. The house, however, has other ideas. With local weirdo Ray added to the tasty mix Byrne lets loose with a scary and stylish descent into madness and murder.
Starring Shiri Appleby, Ethan Embry, Kiara Glasco
Director Sean Byrne