The Devil's Candy (2017)
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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Sean Byrne's assured second feature is so in on the satanic joke, it sometimes feels like a comedy. In its final turn, it brings the pain; it's definitely a horror movie but a wonderfully witty one, not for gentle souls.
With The Devil's Candy, Byrne confirms his status as a filmmaker to watch.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for The Devil's Candy
Goes largely unresolved, but still has a good grasp of the technical aspects and some small amount of originality.
Out of all those years that the horror genre has given the same disappointing movies with regards to this kind of story (about the beast and its activity), one has finally stood out and didn't affix itself as an another exhausting screw up. The Devil's Candy has a lot to say in giving out suspense and dread that the movie alternately throws-off in your head back and forth until your senses are too battered to function; then you'll find yourself drowning on its "metallic" madness. Yup, the movie is that terrifying... Byrne just created a masterpiece that got stock in an undicovered gem-state that if anyone would dare to see it, they will learn how this film is carved to be a proclaimed horror classic in an instant!
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