Anyone who makes a Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century list will almost certainly included Australian director Sean Byrne’s brutal gem The Loved Ones. It’s one of those films that Horror Freaks either love or haven’t seen yet. Seriously, genre fans who haven’t given this film their attention are seriously missing out.
This means, of course, that I’m super excited to check out Byrne’s next feature film The Devil’s Candy, a heavy-metal horror film that premiered at TIFF in 2015. IFC announced this morning that fans will finally be able to binge on the sweet stuff, in March 2017. You can check out the Russian trailer below.
The film stars: Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco.
Official Synopsis: In THE DEVIL’S CANDY, Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house take hold of the young family. Jesse’s paintings take a satanic turn while the family is plagued by Ray, the deranged son of the former owners. Soon it becomes clear that Jesse and Ray are both being influenced by the same dark forces and that Jesse and his family aren’t safe from its former inhabitants or indeed from the devil himself.
In The Loved Ones (2009): After a classmate (Xavier Samuel) declines her invitation to the school dance, a teenager (Robin McLeavy) kidnaps him and makes him the guest of honor at her own twisted prom.