Six years after wowing audiences with his darkly comic 2009 horror film The Loved Ones, Tasmanian director Sean Byrne returns with his second feature film The Devil's Candy. Byrne opts for a much darker and unsettling tone this time around, as this family deals with both the invisible threat of the Devil's whispers and the physical threat of the hulking Ray, who is forced to satisfy Satan's hunger, with his latest target being Jesse's daughter Zooey.
The Devil's Candy has an extremely chilling atmosphere throughout, with the film getting quite tense in the final act. There is also a big heavy metal element to the film, which includes Ray pounding on a guitar in the middle of the night, in order to try and silence the demonic voices in his head. Altogether, The Devil's Candy is a chilling, tense, and just plain amazing horror film, with a great heavy metal soundtrack.
★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2 | REALLY LIKED IT
- Saturday, September 19, 1:15 PM - Scotiabank Theatre 14