Another Evil

After encountering a ghost in his family's vacation home, Dan and his wife Mary hire an "industrial-grade exorcist" named Os to get rid of the beings.

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  • ★★★★ review by Kiko Vega on Letterboxd

    La revelación del festival es una película que sí, que es de género, por supuesto que lo es, pero también es una comedia más negra que los cojones de un burro.

    Mala uva a raudales, situaciones incómodas y risas, muchas risas, con unos diálogos protagonizados por una pareja que no tiene nada que envidiar a los protas de Bottom, por poner un ejemplo de cruda idiotez ficticia.

    Una joya no apta para todos los paladares. Si le coges el punto, es irresistible.

  • ★★★½ review by Jason Coffman on Letterboxd

    Dan (Steve Zissis) is a successful artist who has unfortunately seen a terrifying ghost in his vacation home. His wife Mary (Jennifer Irwin) brings in a specialist in such things who informs them they are in no danger from the entities who share their living space. Dan isn’t so sure, and a friend refers him to Os (Mark Proksch), a “ghost assassin.” Dan stays at the vacation house while Mary and their son Jazz (Dax Flame) are back at home and hires Os in hopes they can rid the house of ghosts before Mary returns, but it turns out Os is as profoundly lonely and weird as he is effective at ghost trapping. Debut feature writer/director Carson D. Mell previously worked as a producer and writer for the HBO series SILICON VALLEY and wrote episodes of EASTBOUND & DOWN, a track record which gives a pretty good idea of the approach taken to exorcism tropes in ANOTHER EVIL. Instead of focusing on the supernatural, the film’s center is the uneasy relationship between Dan and Os, two very different guys who find themselves unexpectedly having to share close quarters. Steve Zissis and Mark Proksch are excellent in the lead roles, wringing a lot of deeply uncomfortable laughs out of their predicament. It becomes a bit less interesting as it moves into the third act and the situation spirals out of control, but overall ANOTHER EVIL is a very funny film that takes a fresh approach to some familiar material.

    Part of my coverage of Fantasia 2016 for Daily Grindhouse.

  • ★★★★ review by Tessa Racked on Letterboxd

    Uniquely grounded approach to the exorcism trope; funny, accessible characters; toss in a few decent spoops and you got yourself a movie.

  • ★★★½ review by andy levy on Letterboxd

    Not quite horror, though it has some scares, and not quite comedy, though it has more than a few laughs, this is a weird, off kilter little film about a man and his exorcist. Terrific performances from Steve Zissis as a guy who has a haunted cabin, and Mark Proksch as a ghost catcher who may or may not know what he's doing, keep it zipping along until it ultimately goes a bit off the rails at the end. Definitely worth a rental.

  • ★★★★ review by Richard Diaz on Letterboxd

    This was a surprise when I saw it at the Music Box Of Horrors. I never know what to make of the new film they show at events aimed at showing older films but luckily this was a winner. It's main asset is that it is hilarious. The two main character's banter is what makes this the film it is. That does depend on whether you will enjoy it. It's absurdity lies on the quirkiness of the characters. The thing I loved about this too is that the haunting aspects are dealt as real and not as a maybe which makes everything else work all the better.

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