6. Little Evil
Release Year: 2017
Directed By: Eli Craig
Cast: Evangeline Lilly, Adam Scott, Bridget Everett, Owen Atlas, Kyle Bornheimer, Chris D’Elia, Donald Faison, Carla Gallo, Tyler Labine, Brad Williams, Clancy Brown, Sally Field
Little Evil is Eli Craig’s second title on the list of recommendations following the past project, Tucker & Dale vs. Evil. His more recent movie is also a comedic take on horror subgenre. Little Evil served as a parody of the 1976 classic supernatural horror, Omen.
The film follows Gary Blooms (Scott) and his struggles as a parent after he marries Samantha (Lily). His new stepson, Lucas (Atlas), is a bit cold towards Gary but his behavior starts to take a dark turn. Lucas lashes out at his teacher before she mysteriously dies. Following the boy’s erratic behavior, Gary begins to think that Lucas might be a demon. Matters become more complicated when Gary finds out that Samantha has a history with a cult.
Little Evil‘s stellar cast is reason enough to give it a chance. The film received great reviews, crediting it for the dark comedy presented throughout the storyline. The deeper narrative about the relationship between and father and his son was also a bright spot of the movie.