The Devil's Candy
The Devil's Candy (2017)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: March 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: March 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

With The Devil's Candy, Byrne confirms his status as a filmmaker to watch.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

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Kenji Fujishima
Paste Magazine

It is, in other words, the kind of horror film that transcends genre and reaches that rare but exalted sweet spot of touching on genuine human fears.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

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.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...a heavy metal vision of hell.

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Katie Rife
AV Club

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.

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Eric Kohn
indieWire

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.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Indie horror doesn't get much more stylish or creepy than The Devil's Candy.

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