The Devil’s Candy at the Guild Cinema
Friday & Saturday, April 28 & 29 – 10:30 pm only
Directed by Sean Byrne – 2015 – 80m. An Alibi Midnight Movie Madness special presentation! All seats $8.00.
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 offers a lean and slick homage to occult films, but with a knowing edge that suggests director Sean Byrne is aiming for the critical rafters.” – Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
“It is a lean, mean, tight (under 80 minutes) thriller that draws from other films like it without feeling derivative.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
“Byrne’s artful use of image and sound takes the narrative to a whole new level. Heavy metal music dominates the soundtrack, as well as the characters’ lives, providing an ideal conduit for the demonic forces lurking beneath the story’s surface.” – Eric Kohn, indieWire
The Guild Cinema is located at 3450 Central Avenue NE, in the Nob Hill area.