The link between metal music and #horror films goes back decades, to movies like The Gate, in which a record helps point a couple kids to a gateway to a demonic dimension, or any of the dozens of films which were targeted at the metal crowd by throwing a few songs on the soundtrack. We could spend all day listing those horror films, but they're not the point.
The Devil's Candy is the new movie from Australian director Sean Byrne, best known to horror fans as creator of The Loved Ones. That movie looked at a young girl as she retaliated against rejection during prom season.
The Devil's Candy explores a very different story, as an artist and father (played by Ethan Embry) buys a house which was previously the site of multiple murders. The killer is still on the loose, and soon devilish forces converge on the home, with the artist's daughter Zooey (Kiara Glasco) at the center of it all.
Here's the Devil's Candy trailer:
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).
The Devil's Candy is on VOD and in US theaters on March 17.
Does the trailer make you want to check out The Devil's Candy?