|Title:||The Devil's Candy|
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|09.27.15||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015|
So... I didn't see The Loved Ones, but in the Q&A the producer said that Sean Byrne's rewrite process is to swap out large themes or settings rather than just polish existing material. I think that process is what led to my problems with this movie because it feels like there are a lot of half- ideas here that never really resolve or connect.
Mostly this was still MGTB, but it's pretty hard to genre-ize. It's kind of a haunted house, kind of a demon posession, kind of a serial killer, kind of whatever... but I'd have a hard time it's all the way any of those. As I write that, it sounds interesting but while watching it was kind of bothersome.
The real star of this movie is Pruitt Taylor Vince, whose imposing physical presence and crazy eyes coupled with his vulnerable child-like performance create a truly dangerous character. Ethan Embry was ripped and tattooed and all but felt kind of silly next to Vince.