When it comes to Tasmanian director Sean Byrne’s debut feature, The Loved Ones (released in 2009), there are two types of horror fans: Those who love it and those who haven’t seen it yet. And if you call yourself a horror fan and you haven’t seen The Loved Ones—shame on you! To say the film is underrated is an understatement, as it’s everything a modern horror fan can ask for: Original, sexy, funny, genuine, and scary as hell!
So I’m more than just excited to see Byrne’s sophomore feature, The Devil’s Candy, when it comes to America in March. We don’t have a trailer yet, but you can see the writer/director discussing the film in the interview below.
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.
IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY. The film, written and directed by Byrne, stars Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco. It was produced by Keith Calder and Jessica Calder for Snoot Entertainment LLC. The film made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and IFC Midnight will release it March 17th 2017.
And if you’re still not familiar with The Loved Ones, check out the trailer and synopsis for that film below.
Official Synopsis: When Brent turns down his classmate Lola’s invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge.