When the Australian horror film, The Loved Ones, was released a few years back, it received a lot of acclaim while doing the festival circuits. Having taken a few years to reach North America, the film made an impression on many genre fans. Now, the director, Sean Byrne, is back with his first American feature film. Like The Loved Ones, The Devil’s Candy also received splendid reviews.
A young couple and their teenage daughter purchase a house in the rural outskirts of Austin, Texas. The father, an artist, begins producing a giant painting with incredible detail yet doesn’t seem to remember the time spent while painting. Meanwhile, a strange man obsessed with guitar rock appears on their farmer’s porch stating that he was the prior owner of the property. Soon mysterious things begin to happen causing the family to believe that the entire property may have a mysterious past.
Written and directed by Sean Byrne, the film oddly was cut down in length from its original festival run to a quick 75 minutes. Dark Discussions takes a look at this highly anticipated follow up to The Loved Ones and gives their opinion on the film.