So here is the mandatory “Sorry I’m late” post, but I’ve just been so busy lately so I’m not worried and I doubt anyone else is either so I don’t know why I’m apologizing. Anyway I’m going to try to write more interesting features alongside me just talking about what I liked and didn’t like about the movies I watch.
So I heard this movie, The Devil’s Candy (Sean Byrne, 2017), was the hot new “heavy metal horror movie” after, I guess, Deathgasm or Some Kind of Hate were sort of the last two. I guess. That I saw, anyway. And, to boil it down to simple terms, I liked Deathgasm more and Some Kind of Hate less.
This movie has some cool concepts that, I feel weren’t entirely explored to their fullest potential. The concept of how the possession worked was, kind of, a little confusing? I mean I guess it was in the house but. I don’t know that’s nitpicking.
The Devil’s Candy is about a family who moves into the home of an insane, possessed guy who has to play doom metal riffs for Satan or something. I don’t know why, but it’s super cool. The patriarch of the family (Ethan Embry, always good) is a painter and metalhead. He begins painting super spooky horror metal paintings because he’s possessed, just like the insane guy, who is now trying to kidnap the painter’s daughter.
The one thing I will say is, from its concept to its execution, I feel like it could have maybe used a little more humor. Maybe not humor, but I just feel like the super heavy metal horror possession satan movie could have been a little less serious and dour.
And then the ending happened. And I laughed pretty much all the way to the credits. But like, you know, in a good way. The ending had everything I had wanted up to that point in only several, slightly-slow-motion seconds. And it was beautiful.