Bad Candy (2021) - Quick MO
Sep. 17th, 2021
A low-budget horror-anthology B-movie by the likes of Trick ’r Treat (2007), by first-time Director/Producer/Writer Desiree Connell and Director/Producer/Writer Scott B. Hansen trying his hands out on Editing for his first time.
For reference, Trick ’r Treat (2007) had a budget of 12 Million (USD), and I'm highly confident Bad Candy (2021) had nowhere near that. You can really tell while watching this film where they picked and chose what their tiny little budget would go towards, and it's fairly commendable. They honestly fit their budget the best they could to suit the movie they wished to make, and overall, it works.
The story itself was a bit too long for what they were attempting, I feel if they cut the movie down by a good 20 or 30 minutes or so, it would have succeeded far better and been far more palpable. A bit of the story was also a bit silly. I'm not sure whether they did this on purpose, due to them making a low-budget B-movie and wanting to appeal to the audience that likes these movies, or if it just came out that way due to the people making this still being so new to film making.
Either way, with some practice and experience from the people who made this, I could see them making some fairly good horror content in the future, and that's something I can get on board with.
If you're a horror fan or a fan of decent low-budget B-movies, I'd at least give this film a chance.
This film also has one of my favorite stills from this year:
My Media Opinion (MO) for this film is 06/10.