Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There's Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can't save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrificial blood he pours on his "prayer log." There's Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial killers, who troll America's highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There's the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte's orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right.
The devil all the time
This one is dark. Evil in all the characters in this story. You were either a dark soul or a casualty. This story centers around a boy surrounded by evil and death. Everyone in his life is touched by evil in some way. As he tries to find his place in the world he is constantly faced with horrible situations and choices. As he grows he is headed towards an intersection of carnage when he collides with a murdering couple and a corrupt sheriff wanting him dead. The pace is slow but the cast is great and this is a very different role for Sebastian and Tom who were last seen together in Avengers end game.
Would I recommend?
This one is about the devil inside of all of us. The pace of this one is slower and it focuses so much on the misery of the characters you have to be in the right mood for this one. Be cautious... if you are not in a somber mood already this one will leave you with a feeling of dread.