You Want a Sweet? How About ‘The Devil’s Candy’?


Hey moppets, Satan is giving away candy. The Tasmanian director, Sean Byrne, will show those of you in Quebec how delightfully tasteful evil can be.

Known for his 2009 Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness people’s choice award-winning film, The Loved Ones; Sean Byrne‘s film, The Devil’s Candy, is a film about a striving painter who begins to feel the effects of a demonic possession after settling into a new home.

And you thought you had problems with your house.

The following is an excerpt from the film’s webpage on the Fantasia Festival site:

Struggling artist Jesse, his wife Astrid and their daughter Zooey buy a dream home – that they never could have afforded were its price not brought down significantly due to the horrors of its past. Shortly after moving in, Jesse’s art begins to… change. He begins to hear voices. One day, the unstable son of the home’s former owners shows up at their door, electric guitar in hand, insisting on being allowed to return home. They refuse to let him in. The voices start getting louder. The prodigal son is coming home, come literal hell or high water. The devil has a claim to collect. Bodies will break. – Mitch Davis

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Sean Byrne also pens the screenplay for the film, as he did for his 2009 film, The Loved Ones – which has been officially selected by over twenty international film festivals. Some of the actors providing their talents to The Devil’s Candy include Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Kiara Glasco, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Marco Perella.

I recently was told that a man from the past was a painter. His name was Adolph Hitler; or as I call him ***** Hitler –  as well as the unofficial leader of Palestine (at least the area in Palestine that despises Israel). Normally, I would provide a link to some of ***** Hitler’s paintings; but who wants to see that ****** art? If Hitler was an artist than I must be Caitlyn Jenner’s forgotten testicles.

 On August 2, 2016, The Devil’s Candy, will be shown at le théâtre Concordia Hall. The film’s show time is 10:00 pm and will be screened with the short film, Portal to Hell.

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 13: Director/screenwriter Sean Byrne attends ‘The Devil’s Candy’ premiere during the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 13, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)

Trick or treat? This guy’s got some ‘Devil’s Candy’ for you.

Showcasing will be provided by the Fantasia International Film Festival which runs from July 14th through August 3rd. Tickets are currently available. For more information, visit the Fantasia Festival website.

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