Little Evil (2017)
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as REverend Gospel
as Miss Shaylock
as Karl C. Miller
as Girl Talking to Officer
as Waterpark Mom
as Birthday Party Parent
as School Office Worker
as Ms. Deeter
as Water Park Parent
as Cult Member
as Waterpark Dad
as Marathon Runner
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Offbeat comic-horror tale with cursing and violence.
Little Evil conjures up a charming, frequently funny family horror comedy, even if its gut busting premise never reaches full potential.
It's immensely enjoyable at times, restoring faith in Craig and his growing reputation for chipper chillers.
'Little Evil' combines comedy and horror in a clever offering with plenty of chuckles and scary sights for fans of both genres.
Audience Reviews for Little Evil
'Little Evil' is a seldom gut-bustingly funny horror-comedy which winks at Richard Donner's demon-seed masterpiece 'The Omen' (with the Tubular-Bells-esque, apocalyptic score heralding the Antichrist's dominion over Earth) but it bungles the burlesque execution. Eli Craig (of 'Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil') is a Kapellmeister at an idyllic surface over the arterial-spray terror. At one point, Craig flagrantly regurgitates the smash-cut structure of Edgar Wright. Lucas (Owen Atlas) is a doppelganger for Damien as well but Craig doesn't spoof diacritical scenes (other than the birthday soiree carnage with a self-immolating clown). As the office nuisance Al, Bridget Everett is truly excruciating. In a florid Hawaiian shirt and with an androgynous attitude about the step-parent role, Everett is assaultively unfunny to real estate agent Gary Bloom (Adam Scott) and the viewer's ear canals with the surfer tautology of "man". Ultimately though, 'Little Evil' is uprooted by a one-joke conceit in which all of Lucas' goat-puppet ventriloquism and other diablerie are faintly ratiocinated by a deadpan Scott. However, it is undeniably uproarious when Scott postulates that hair gel is why Lucas is frozen during his wedding day tornado. Sadly, much of the raillery about Satanism is monomaniacal to the mean-spirited, misogynistic extent where Gary's ravishing wife, Samantha (Evangeline Lilly), is a blathering ignoramus (a conversation about Lucas' conception at a cult ceremony with "warm red pain").
This had a lot of potential but it only delivers when the cast of characters play off each other. Adam Scott is the driving force here and he gives another solid performance in the lead role. The concept is the weakest link, they setup an interesting idea but the execution is an otherwise lack in direction. The humour is the play on a tired genre and these funny moments are the key for holding the film together. The stepfathers group is the best idea of the film and they never exploit this even though it clearly gains the biggest laughs, not sure they didn't build an extra 20 minutes into the film. Not one of best films on Netflix but it does pass the time. 06-09-2017.
Silly, but watchable.
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