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Little Evil (2017)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Horror | 1 September 2017 (USA)
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Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

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Eli Craig

Writer:

Eli Craig
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evangeline Lilly ... Samantha
Owen Atlas ... Lucas
Adam Scott ... Gary
Marcus Terrell Smith ... Dwayne
James Weir James Weir ... Mac
Russ Mitchell ... Russ Mitchell
Paul Slimak Paul Slimak ... Homeless Albino
Bridget Everett ... Al
Clancy Brown ... Reverend J.D. Gospel
Rick Applegate Rick Applegate ... Principal
Ken Bolden Ken Bolden ... School Psychiatrist
Chip Zien ... Stepdad Therapist
Chris D'Elia ... Wayne
Kyle Bornheimer ... Victor
Donald Faison ... Larry
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Gary, who has just married Samantha, the woman of his dreams, discovers that her six-year-old son may be the Antichrist.

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Samantha is his dream. Lucas is his nightmare.

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

Tyler Labine plays the wedding videographer who reveals to Gary that there may have been Satanic elements at his wedding. Labine also starred in Reaper, where his friend Sam was the son of the Devil. See more »

Goofs

while stepdad is locked in the cop car calling his wife his samsung screen is on for the entire phone call. the screen should turn off after someone answer it. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: Looking at her son's satanic paintings on the ceiling. "So creative!"
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Connections

References Blow-Up (1966) See more »

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Tom Sawyer
Words and Music by Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, Pye Dubois
Performed by Rush (as RUSH)
Courtesy of Island Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Courtesy of Anthem Records/Ole
Administered by Ole
All rights used by permission
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Great Third Act
3 September 2017 | by scythertitusSee all my reviews

The first thing to say is that the first two acts of this movie really struggle to truly find the line between horror and comedy. It tries to find comedy in a normal person reacting to a devil child, but that is pretty much every possession horror ever so there isn't much new ground there, and the attempted comedy often falls flat while also taking away from the potential actual creepiness of the scene. It's easy to rule this out as a failed attempt at recapturing the Tucker and Dale vs. Evil vibe.

But then the third act happens and the movie really comes into its own. The humour and tension are amped up and instead of being a shadow of dozens of horrors and a shadow of dozens of comedy it becomes its own movie and is much better for it. There is even a great message about the difference between nature and nurture and there are some good original ideas that make it much more enjoyable.

Overall it is a shame you have to wait for the third act to get going, especially since they show the catalyst for this momentum shift at the very beginning. You could argue they need the first two acts to set up for the third, but if so then they should have focused more on the comedy since there are way too many evil/possessed child films to care about getting that part right. Still though it's hard not to recommend this movie since the third act is really enjoyable, I just wish they could have gotten there sooner. Maybe just skip to that point.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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2.35 : 1
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