Written and Directed By Grave Reviews Staff
Director: John Hasty
Producers: Tony Todd, Johnny Cooper, et, al.
Screenwriter: John Hasty
Date Released: September 13, 2019
Courtney Gains as Sheriff Sam Branford
Tony Todd as Bishop Gate
Poncho Moler as Dr. Death
P.J. Soles as Marcy Taylor
Sky Elobar as Gus
Nate Chaney as Jacob
Rating = 1.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
When four friends decide to prank a kid named Jacob on Halloween, their plans go terribly wrong when they take things too far. As a result, Jacob dies, but he is resurrected by his employer (Pancho Moler) who is the head of a freak show in a carnival. When Jacob is resurrected, he takes revenge on the people who hurt him. As a result, an officer (Courtney Gains) attempts to investigate the matter.
The Gore Factor
Some of the scenes contain blood splatter and gore. One scene in particular shows one of the people getting his spine torn out of his body. However, this scene among other murder scenes were not well executed and were not very impressionable.
The Grave Review
Candy Corn’s plot was one that had potential but fell short of executing a complete story line. There was no character build with Jacob or the other characters. The story felt rushed, incomplete, and irrational. As such, Candy Corn (2019) could have given the viewer a better background of the various characters, especially Jacob and made the role of the carnival people.
On another note, the head of the carnival crew (Pancho Moler), acted well and added a fun, twisted dimension to the acting of the film. Moler was previously in Rob Zombie’s 31 and had already established himself as a reputable actor. However, Moler’s acting can only take the film so far. There is no “i” in horror.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Candy Corn (2019), one and one-half graves out of five graves.
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