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THE DEVIL’S CANDY: Ethan Embry Slays In Sean Byrne’s Tasty New Flick!

THE DEVIL’S CANDY: Ethan Embry Slays In Sean Byrne’s Tasty New Flick!

Metal and horror go together like peanut butter and jelly. As cliché as that sounds, there’s no better way to put it. From graphic album covers to “shock rock” acts such as Alice Cooper or Gwar, rock and roll/metal and horror are like two peas in a pod. There’ve been multiple 80’s horror films that took advantage of this trend, such as Return of the Living Dead and, my personal favorite, Trick or Treat (known as Ragman in other countries). Take everything you know about these hair metal/glamour punk classics and throw them out the window when it comes to Sean Byrne’s The Devil’s Candy. This film is a love letter to the seedy underside of metal and plays up its link to the “darkside”.

Ethan Embry stars as Jesse Hellman, a loving family man, metalhead, and artist. Along with wife and daughter (Shiri Appleby and Kiara Glasco), Jesse finds a perfect place to relocate his family; large art studio included. It just so happens that this place used to be home to Ray Smilie (Pruitt Taylor Vince), a man whose “hearing voices” problem rivals that of the most terrifying serial killers. Now, Mr. Smilie wants to come home.

Listen, I know what you’re thinking, “Dylan, that was the worst synopsis you could have ever written”. You’d be right, I can’t do this film true justice without going into spoiler territory. Besides seeing the trailer I went into this film completely blind and I left 100% satisfied. The use of metal as a plot device as one of our characters plays “doom metal” type riffs to drown out the unwanted sounds screaming in his mind is one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever seen a writer or director make. This film is truly haunting and once you find out what “the devil’s candy” actually is you’ll be dreading every step this movie takes.

The performances are top notch! Embry as a loving father and struggling artist truly draws in anyone who’s been in that position themselves. Not to mention he’s able to mix this depressing portrayal with a badass metal head ready to stop at nothing to protect his family. There’s a scene at the end that has solidified Embry as one of my favorite actors of all time. Now, Pruitt Taylor Vince puts on a performance that chills me to the bone even as I’m typing this. His character is downright disgusting but you can’t help but feel sorry for the man in specific instances. Shiri Appleby and Kiara Glasco, round out our small cast of main characters as mother and daughter. I’m not extremely familiar with either of their past work but based on their performances here I’m looking forward to both of them respectively.

Sean Byrne killed it when it comes to The Devil’s Candy. There’s no other way to put it. From the soundtrack, to the performances, to the visual excellence throughout the film; this was a top-notch horror film. It was a perfect tribute to the occult films of the 70’s while still remaining incredibly unique. I’ll definitely be returning after the film has released for a spoiler filled review, but until then check this movie out as soon as you can.

The Devil’s Candy hits VOD and select theatres on March 17th!

About The Writer: 
Dylan Lyles – Staff Writer
The Phenomenal Dylan Lyles is an obsessive fan of cinema, pro wrestling, horror, vinyl, and comic books. Bursting from the womb in 1992, Dylan’s surrounded himself with all things geek culture. Earliest memories include Wrestlemania 11, ‘The Death of Superman,’ and Jason popping out of the water. You may see him sharing his opinion on just about everything on the internet or maybe even working the MonsterMania Con on the east coast. You love him and he loves you!
Twitter: @thedylanlyles

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IFC Midnight Reveals Second Breathtaking Ken Taylor Poster For The Devil’s Candy’

IFC Midnight Reveals Second Breathtaking Ken Taylor Poster For The Devil’s Candy’

IFC Midnight has unveiled a second breathtaking posterart for their upcoming thriller, THE DEVIL’S CANDY, starring Ethan Embry (CHEAP THRILLS; CAN’T HARDLY WAIT) and Shiri Appleby (UNREAL; ROSWELL). The second poster was done by world-renowned illustrator Ken Taylor. You can check out the first poster image, released earlier this month, along with the trailer for the film below.

The film will be available in select theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms on March 17th from IFC Midnight.

Synopsis: 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 (The Walking Dead’s 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))).

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IFC Midnight Unveils Breathtaking Poster Art By Ken Taylor For ‘The Devil’s Candy’

IFC Midnight Unveils Breathtaking Poster Art By Ken Taylor For ‘The Devil’s Candy’

IFC Midnight has unveiled the breathtaking poster art for their upcoming thriller, THE DEVIL’S CANDY, starring Ethan Embry (CHEAP THRILLS; CAN’T HARDLY WAIT) and Shiri Appleby (UNREAL; ROSWELL). The poster was done by world-renowned illustrator Ken Taylor. The film will be available in select theaters, on VOD, and via digital platforms on March 17th from IFC Midnight.

Synopsis: 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 (The Walking Dead’s 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))).

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Red Band Trailer For ‘Drive Angry 3D’ Unleashed!

Red Band Trailer For ‘Drive Angry 3D’ Unleashed!

Summit Entertainment has released a Red Band Trailer for the new 3D film Drive Angry starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse, William Fichtner, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Billy Burke. The film is slated to hit theaters on February 25, 2011. Check out the trailer below and weigh in with your thoughts on this action packed flick!

Synopsis: “Drive Angry 3D” stars Nicolas Cage as Milton, a hardened felon who has broken out for one last chance at redemption. Hell bent on stopping a vicious cult of fanatics who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice his infant granddaughter beneath a full moon. Milton must us his anger to go beyond all human limits in order to save his last connection with humanity.

He’s joined by Piper, a young sexy-smart waitress who liberates her ex-boyfriend’s cherry red muscle car in order to help Milton. Now, the two of them are hot on the trail of the charismatic Jonah King and his murderous followers. King will throw every one of them faithful under the wheels of Milton’s turbo-charged Black ’71 Challenger, to fulfill hist destiny and unleash hell on earth.

But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him, too. And worse. An enigmatic killer known only as “The Accountant.” The Accountant knows what Milton is trying to and and simply doesn’t care. With wicked cunning and hypnotic savagery, the Accountant will relentlessly pursue Milton at high speed across the forgotten back roads of the American south.

Fueled by high octane and pure rage, Milton and Piper must battle the onslaught of King’s disciples, avenge his murdered daughter, and save his granddaughter before his last chance at redemption is revoked.

Source: IGN

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