Teddy bears make a sweet gift when you’re dating someone, but when the relationship goes south, it’s often the plush toy that suffers. In the short film Teddy Bears are for Lovers, a group of long-suffering teddies decide to team up against the guy they feel did their owners wrong.
Movies about bad-seed kids are nothing new—there’s an entire horror subgenre devoted to them. But Netflix’s Little Evil actually brings something new to the table by being a horror comedy, and it one-ups movies like Problem Child by suggesting the menacing moppet at its center might be the Antichrist.
We’re just over a month away from Ash vs Evil Dead’s October 2 return to the airwaves. “I guess it’s safe to say the truce is over,” Ash announces in this behind-the-scenes peek, which contains (awesomely gory) footage from the first episode as “Ashy Slashy” heads back to his Michigan hometown of Elk Grove.
IFC’s new show Stan Against Evil has many, many elements that excite us. It’s a horror comedy in the vein of our beloved Ash vs Evil Dead. It stars the hilarious John C. McGinley (Scrubs, Office Space). And according to these first images, its definition of “evil” will include at least one angry devil-goat man.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a show that has tackled some serious subjects, such as cult indoctrination and assault, so maybe the same could be said for another bleak subject matter. Maybe next time they should go for something like... exorcism?
Seth Rogen’s new animated film, Sausage Party, features grocery stores filled with produce that not only talk, but also have feelings—about being eaten alive. To see how real people would react to sentient produce, the comedian filled a grocery store with talking produce, and cameras, so your Friday morning will be a…
In a promo entitled “We’re back, idiot hookers,” Scream Queens assures one and all that nuclear-strength mean-girl mojo will still be a major part of the Ryan Murphy horror comedy’s second season—even if circumstances have changed for the catty trio since leaving their killer-plagued sorority house.
Of the two comedies shown during San Diego Comic-Con’s pilot previews (this and Powerless), People of Earth is definitely the stand-out. Here’s our spoiler-free first impression of its inaugural episode.
We already knew that DC’s new office comedy Powerless, about regular people who must endure sharing the world with the superpowered, would have at least one obscure hero in its midst: Crimson Fox. And it seems the deep cuts won’t end there, because now that we know nth-tier villain Jack O’Lantern will appear as well.
Bubba Ho-Tep is about foul-mouthed ancient mummies, conspiracy theories, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. It’s also a surprisingly layered tale about growing old, regrets, and redemption. And it stars Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley. Is this the perfect B-movie? If not, it’s damn near close.
Fred Rowson’s Pauline begins like something out of The Conjuring 2—we meet a woman (the wonderfully droll Joanne Brookes) who is convinced her London house is haunted by “pure and total evil.” Specifically... the oven part of her house. Is the ghost a nuisance, or a figment of the lonely woman’s imagination?
What’s a bloodsucker to do when he’s trying to impress a waitress, but he doesn’t eat dinner like a mortal man would? As demonstrated by the lovelorn Count von Közsnöm (Tobias Moretti) in horror comedy Therapy for a Vampire, he orders a thick steak “bloody, no side dishes,” and makes the best of the situation.
We could live 500 years and not encounter a vampire movie funnier than What We Do in the Shadows, but German-language entry Therapy for a Vampire also looks promising. It’s about a certain ancient Count who seeks help from Sigmund Freud to sort out his ennui... with mixed results.
Back in February, we learned that Simpsons vet Dana Gould was cooking up a horror comedy for IFC called Stan Against Evil, with a premise (crabby middle-aged anti-hero fights demons) that reminded us of Ash vs Evil Dead. Now the show has cast its most important role, and it’s an inspired choice: John C. McGinley.
Duuuuuude. I know we’re all fired up about the Rogue One trailer today, but take a moment to watch the trailer for Time Traveling Bong, too—Comedy Central’s new pot-fueled science fiction special from Broad City’s Paul Downs and Ilana Glazer. It airs on 4/20 (obviously), and it looks hilariously insane.
NBC’s DC Comics office comedy Powerless apparently has free reign to pick whatever heroes it wants from the vast DC pantheon of heroes. Turns out, what the show’s actually doing, is giving us some of the most obscure characters it can muster, starting with... Crimson Fox?
Every time we hear about it, it amazes us that Powerless, NBC’s comedy series about a completely normal insurance company office in the DC comics world, might actually be happening. But now it has its taking a big step towards reality with the casting of Vanessa Hudgens in the lead role.
IFC is getting in on the current witch/Satan/hellfire trend with an eight-episode order of Stan Against Evil, a comedy from Emmy-winning Simpsons writer and producer Dana Gould. The description sounds a wee bit like Ash vs Evil Dead—which is a total compliment—though a lot will depend on who gets cast.
Chris Huebs came up with the brilliant idea to re-edit popular movies to end right after a character says the title of the movie. So when the audience is welcomed to Jurassic Park, boom the credits roll. When you meet the fellowship of the ring, bam it ends. It’s a hilarious gag because the title dropping in the…