Little Evil (2017)
October 1, 2017 8:24 AM - Subscribe

In this horror comedy, Adam Scott plays Gary, a new stepdad who's starting to suspect that the stepson he's having trouble connecting with might be the Antichrist.
posted by Pope Guilty (10 comments total)
Ha, the wife's name is Samantha, which makes the demon stepchild... Son of Sam.
posted by Flannery Culp at 9:53 AM on October 1, 2017 [10 favorites]

That's way too high-concept. It's inviting disaster.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:07 AM on October 1, 2017

Sooo better or worse than Adam Scott's Krampus? I really liked that, although I admit it is definitely a rental/stream/torrent movie. But the tone was great. How does this compare?
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:37 PM on October 1, 2017

I like the idea of Adam Scott carving out a small niche of family friendly horror-comedy.
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:38 PM on October 1, 2017 [2 favorites]

Along with the niche of remaking opening credits for early 80s detective shows.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:13 PM on October 1, 2017 [1 favorite]

This was cute, but kind of a let-down after the director's last movie. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is great!
posted by graventy at 6:11 PM on October 2, 2017

I did like that the director used his mother, Sally Field. I hope he continues to do so, because I'm always happy to see her.

I enjoyed it a lot. It wasn't Tucker & Dale, which is a pretty special film, but it was a lot of fun.
posted by maxsparber at 12:48 PM on October 4, 2017

Fun movie! AL (Bridget Everett's part is credited that way, maybe it stands for something and I missed that?) was a great character. Could have used more Donald Faison, but then, couldn't everything. Actually, come to think of it, while I like Adam Scott ok, I'd pay to see a Bridget Everett/Donald Faison movie.

I was a little confused by a couple things. First, Gozamel - did he actually want the world to end and everything else was just a line he was feeding Gary and AL, or were he and his ancestors conned into thinking they were saving the world? In either case, why would the self flagellating priest think going to him was a good idea? Or was he also part of the con? Also, if drowning and burning were workable options, why was it so important to Reverend Gospel that he find the knife?
posted by solotoro at 8:58 AM on October 23, 2017 [1 favorite]

Having watched this I feel like it was a nice balance of horror and comedy and also a homage to a lot of tropes.

Glad I watched it and would recommend to anyone who is a fan of any of the cast, but I felt that Al was a stand out ensemble member.
posted by Faintdreams at 3:58 PM on October 27, 2017

It was a relief to see that Gary wasn’t gaslit. Lucas really was the Antichrist and really did want to kill him.
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