The Devil’s Candy (2015) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

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I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at the 2015’s The Devil’s Candy

After his family moves into a new home, Jesse (Ethan Embry) hears demonic whispering while a former resident hears the same whispering telling him to kill.

Is The Devil’s Candy Scary?

The Devil’s Candy isn’t as gory as you would expect a movie that starts with heavy metal music to be. It leans more into the unsettling and disturbing aspects of horror and it really works. While you won’t leave the film afraid of anything supernatural, it’ll remind you that humans are the most terrifying monsters. Oh, and also weird art.

The Devil’s Candy No Spoiler Review:

The Devil’s Candy is great. The acting especially from Taylor Pruit Vince and Ethan Embry really shines. The dialogue, for the most part, feels real. There are a few interactions with a couple of characters that feel out of place, you’ll know it when you see it. Not sure if these same characters were meant to do some world-building but it doesn’t quite land especially since you can pretty much cut out and the movie is the same.

The movie is also a fan of heavy metal or at least hard rock music and if that’s not your thing you still shouldn’t skip the movie. The music is only really around for the early parts of the movie and then it disappears once the story starts.

At only around 80 minutes it does feel like some main characters get pushed to the sidelines but it’s not too detrimental to the film. It’s clear the film is about temptation and how some specific characters react to it. Because it’s this dynamic that is at the forefront of the film, the other main characters don’t really have much to do, and in that case the film benefits from being on the shorter side.

Overall I highly recommend giving The Devil’s Candy a watch.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Metacritic – 72

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