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The Devil's Candy (2017)

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Critic Consensus: The Devil's Candy playfully subverts horror tropes while serving up more than enough stylish thrills to satisfy genre enthusiasts.

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An artist and his family think they've moved into the house of their dreams, but when he is possessed by a mysterious dark force the family must fight to save their souls.

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Cast

Craig Nigh
as Realtor
Leland Orser
as Preacher
Oryan Landa
as Deputy Hernandez
Richard Rollin
as Walter Smiley
Sheila Bailey-Lucas
as Pamela Smiley
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With The Devil's Candy, Byrne confirms his status as a filmmaker to watch.

March 17, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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What makes "The Devil's Candy" a standout is how well-developed these characters are. This is ultimately a movie about parenting, and how even "hip" moms and dads fear the choices they make are hurting their young.

March 16, 2017 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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The film moves so quickly that lingering tonal unease from scene to scene never really has time to stick, and little plot questions only start nagging after the last screaming lick over the end credits fades.

March 16, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
AV Club
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Mr. Byrne - relying almost entirely on a doom-metal soundtrack, game performers and a grungy palette of oily browns and moldy greens - somehow whips his ingredients into an improbably taut man-versus-Satan showdown.

March 15, 2017 | Full Review…
New York Times
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The Devil's Candy offers a lean and slick homage to occult films, but with a knowing edge that suggests director Sean Byrne is aiming for the critical rafters.

March 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
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Byrne's artful use of image and sound takes the narrative to a whole new level. Heavy metal music dominates the soundtrack, as well as the characters' lives, providing an ideal conduit for the demonic forces lurking beneath the story's surface.

March 4, 2016 | Full Review…
indieWire
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