We Summon the Darkness: Subversively Devilish Take on Old Tropes

Few things are better-suited for one another than horror, heavy metal, and Satan. Much has already been written about the Satanic moral panic that emerged in the 1980’s. Heavy metal bands that infused their music and public image with Satanic themes – Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Motley Crüe – drew the ire of moral entrepreneurs […]

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The Devil’s Candy Is Tasty Heavy Metal Horror

The Devil’s Candy was released in the spring of 2017 and has been available on Netflix now for several months. Distributed by IFC Midnight, The Devil’s Candy marks the long-awaited sophomore effort from director Sean Byrne. Horror fans may recall Byrne’s debut film, the fantastic Australian thriller, The Loved Ones. If you haven’t seen The Loved Ones, […]

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Shout at the Devil: Satan, Heavy Metal, and Horror

Get out your devil horns. If you grew up in the 1980s, there’s. a good chance you may have listened to Motley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, or Iron Maiden. I went to a Catholic high school and distinctly recall getting a detention or having an Iron Maiden poster in my locker – it was considered morally […]

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