The Devil’s Candy is surprisingly entertaining horror film about a house possessed by demonic spirit…sort of.
The Devil’s Candy is about an artist father and his family who moved in to the new house of their dreams. But it appears that the house has mysterious spirit who is influencing the artist, and the family is force to fight to save their souls.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
The story line of The Devil’s Candy isn’t so original. I mean, how many times you’ve seen movies where the dark force in the house possesses the father in the family and murders the family. But The Devil’s Candy is not that. Actually, The Devil’s Candy is about the demon possessed serial killer how decided to come back to his old house. The movie is actually about the artist dad struggles save the family, specially the daughter, from the demon possessed serial killer.
I really love the opening scene. The opening scene of the movie is very intense and creepy. We see the serial kill who seems to be possessed by the spirit in the house playing the heavy metal guitar in the middle of he night in full volume. He is playing one heavy chord over and over again. It gives you that really eerie feeling right from the beginning of the movie.
I really like the family dynamics. The movie does good job developing the character in the beginning. The dad is the struggling artist who is into heavy metal music. The mom is very supportive mom who works to support the dad’s art career. And the daughter thinks the dad is coolest dad in the world. You see earlier on, there is strong bond between the dad and the daughter. You see throughout the movie is that the dad truly loves the family and do everything to protect them.
The movie does have bit of surprise ending. It is not something that will blow you away but it is satisfying. I won’t get into the surprise ending on this Spoiler free section.
The acting of all the actors are top notch specially by the artist dad played by Ethan Embry and the daughter played by Kiara Glasco.
Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Warning!)
We see earlier in the movie that the serial killer is possessed by some kind of dark spirit in the house. We don’t know too much about this dark force but there is one scene in the movie where the serial killer kills his wife, the cross on the wall flips upside down which indicates that it is some kind of demonic spirit.
We also find out that the serial killer continues to murder children. We find out the reason why the serial killer murders the children because they are “The Devil’s Candy” which indicates that he is murdering the children to please the demonic spirit.
When the artist dad moved in to the new house, we see that some kind of spirit in the house is influencing the dad to paint really dark painting. It appears that the same demonic spirit is now possessing the artist dad. But we find out at the end that it’s is not the same spirit. The surprise ending is that it is the spirit of the dead children who are warning the dad and helping him to find the their shallow grave.
In the Nutshell
The Devil’s Candy isn’t original movie, but it is very entertaining.
I give 4 out of 5 stars.
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Rotten Tomato Rating: 93% / 72%
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