THE DEVIL’S CANDY (MIFF 2016) – interview with Sean Byrne

by GREG KING The Devil's Candy is the sophomore film from Australian director Sean Byrne, who gave us The Loved Ones. Starring Ethan Embry and Pruitt Taylor Vince, this tale of murder, madness and heavy metal music is a variation on the home invasion thriller. Byrne himself describes it as "the Amityville Horror meets Metallica." As part of our MIFF 2016 coverage, Greg spoke to Sean about the film. The Devil's Candy screens at Melbourne International Film Festival - Wed Aug 10 at 9m @ Hoyts Melbourne Central and on Fri Aug 12 at 11.30pm @ ACMI. Sean will be in Continue reading

THE LOVED ONES -interview with Sean Byrne

by GREG KING “The Loved Ones has its own irreverent sensibility and total Australian wild streak,” enthuses writer/director Sean Byrne about his debut feature film. “This is the kind of film that I wanted to watch as a young guy in Australia.”    The Loved Ones is a grisly and depraved horror film from a director who obviously understands and appreciated the tropes of the genre – hormonal adolescents, dark and disturbing secrets beneath the surface of a sleepy small town, and a demented serial killer at large. When Brent (Xavier Samuel) rebuffs an Continue reading