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Horror | Thriller
Frame Rate:
23.976 fps
English 2.0  
Run Time:
100 min
IMDB Rating:
6.2 / 10 
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Directors: Scott B. Hansen [Director] ,

Movie Description:
Bad Candy follows local Halloween stories of both myth and lessons learned in the community of New Salem. With its annual Psychotronic FM Halloween show, re-enactment radio DJs Chilly Billy and Paul weave the tales of the supernatural of years gone by. In this small town it's a grimy ending for most, but will a few good souls survive? —Scott Hansen & Desiree Connell


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If you were old enough to have watched the 80s horror comedy series such as "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) or "Amazing Stories" (1985), and you were then hip enough to have seen Michael Dougherty's Halloween opus, "Trick r Treat," (2007), then you're very likely going to enjoy this modestly budgeted little gem, "Bad Candy" (2021).

Directed by Scott B. Hansen & Desiree Connell, "Bad Candy" stars Zach Galligan, Corey Taylor, Riley Sutton, and is well written by the two aforementioned directors. There is quite a lot of talent here.

In spite of a reasonably tight budget, this film boasts a surprising amount of gritty special effects (some conventional, some CGI) which gave the overall appearance a type of comic book vibe. "Bad Candy" is segmented into a series of tales, but unlike "Trick r Treat," they don't eventually converge, which, in this case, doesn't matter. Sometimes ambiguity is a perfect vehicle to elicit "thinking," which lately seems to be a lost art when it comes to interpreting concepts that clearly defy explanation.

I think some reviewers jumped the gun with their over the top negative judgements. Time is always the wiser, and a teachable reminder that "box office bombs" like "Its A Wonderful Life" (1946) and "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) were once maligned as critical and financial failures, but they are now glowingly praised as perennial, universally adored classics.

Enjoyed this one

Reminds me a lot of 'Trick 'R Treat', with a clever interwoven set of smaller stories.

The cinematography is excellent, really hands down well done on that. The acting was convincing and I liked some of the costumes. The audio presentation and music were also excellent, nothing over the top but very fitting and an excellent sound track.

I've seen some other reviews here and am a little disgusted at how people are willing to throw movies like this under the bus, when really it is a well-made film that has a lot to say for itself.

Some tales at the start are classic horror/slasher but as the film plays out more and more of it starts to get strange and had me stumped trying to predict where it was going. This film has some clever writing in that regard.

I'm annoyed that so many big budget movies are getting a pass and high scored when they can't even get the cinematography right, often looking like a dull dark mess with too many filters and garbage all over the image. Here there are real sets, with real lighting. It looks great and had me enjoying it the whole way.

The same goes with plots and story telling. Nearly every big budget movie I've seen in the last two years have been absolute toilet. Here is an original story told in an interesting way, and it gotten a rough ride in the reviews and I have no idea why.

7/10 enjoyable watch with lots of excellent visuals and some throw backs to classic horror.

Give it a chance.

It's not nearly as bad as ratings and reviewers make it out to be.
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