Stan Against Evil: Season 1 Reviews

October 17, 2018
It's silly fun without breaking any new ground.
October 17, 2018
Stan is amusing, but it feels like a whisper next to Ash's heavy-metal monster mash.
October 17, 2018
The main reason to tune in to this cheerfully goofy show is to see typically excellent performances from leads John C. McGinley and Janet Varney.
February 21, 2017
Comedy-driven horror has fantasy gore, cursing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2016
There are enough solid comic actors in the ensemble, led by Janet Varney, to make you think it will work as a series.
November 3, 2016
Too much of Stan Against Evil is boilerplate comedy when it's not eerily reminiscent of Ash vs. Evil Dead.
November 2, 2016
It's a fun premise, though the series doesn't quite have a full handle on the tone and characters yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.2/10
November 2, 2016
An inconsistent but sporadically effective horror-comedy that often rises to the level of "just fine" and periodically even hits "pretty good," thanks in huge part to the central star turn by John C. McGinley.
November 2, 2016
Stan Against Evil toys with horror cliches and assures you that whatever you fear, something worse -- or funnier -- is right around the corner.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 2, 2016
Stan Against Evil (IFC) is the horror-comedy equivalent of a pop-up Halloween store on November 1: messy, threadbare, vaguely depressing in its drab bereftness.
November 1, 2016
Despite a sparse but promising cast of supporting players, this is McGinley's showcase, a not-unpromising prospect for anyone still missing his turn as secretly-soulful, motor-mouthed alpha male Perry Cox on Scrubs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2016
Stan Against Evil is light, if violent, entertainment. The jokes are moderately funny, the characters two-and-a-half dimensional.
October 31, 2016
It's silly fun without breaking any new ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2016
Even though it's possessed by the spirit of the Evil Dead trilogy and other scream-'til-you-laugh VHS-era favorites, it lacks those films' ingenuity for vaulting over (and/or distracting from) their shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 30, 2016
Though the series has an overarching plan, the characters and jokes don't evolve along with the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4