Review: Bad Candy
DVD & Digital: Bad Candy (2020)
Horror anthologies are especially popular leading up to Halloween, and thanks to Kaleidoscope Entertainment you have another one to sink your (plastic vampire) teeth into during this spooky season with Bad Candy.
Framed around 2 radio hosts (Zach Galligan and Corey Taylor) who proceed to tell scary stories while broadcasting their annual Fright Fest show, each tiny tale throws you into the usual mix of monsters and mayhem.
Bad Candy very much reminded me of direct to video horror movies that I used to rent in the 80’s, complete with garish neon lighting, questionable acting, and some bloody practical effects…though seeing as we are now in the 21st Century, cgi effects are also used here too.
Each individual story the radio hosts tell doesn’t always involve a traditional 3 act structure, and are more of a quick tale which involves the odd scary moment. As with a lot of anthology movies, some parts hit their mark and some don’t.
If you go into Bad Candy expecting the next big budget horror movie, or even something along the lines of the popular Trick ‘r Treat, then you will probably be disappointed.
However, if you enjoy (or remember renting, if you’re an old git like myself) low budget DTV flicks from the 80’s, there could be just enough here to squeeze out 100 minutes of entertainment for you…especially if viewed on October 31st at a fancy dress party filled with friends where you can all play “spot the horror movie reference” as you watch it….I watched it on a sunny afternoon, alone, with a cup of coffee.
Bad Candy is released on 4th October 2021 by Kaleidoscope Entertainment.
Review by Dave from a streaming link kindly supplied by Kaleidoscope Entertainment via Witchfinder PR.