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First Frightdays: THE DEVIL’S CANDY
Friday, March 3 @ 9:30 pm
First Frightdays is a monthly horror showcase of the best new and old horror and suspense films on the first Friday of each month. This month, First Frightdays partners with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival to bring you an advance screening of THE DEVIL’S CANDY, a full two-weeks before release!
“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.” – The Globe and Mail
“It is a lean, mean, tight (under 80 minutes) thriller that draws from other films like it without feeling derivative.” – Roger Ebert
“The rare horror film that not only ramps up the intensity to end on a high but that also features characters whose fates we genuinely come to care about.” – Film School Rejects
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))). [synopsis courtesy of IFC]
Dir. Sean Byrne. 2017. 80 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.