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Another Evil

International Premiere
  • USA
  • 2016
  • 92 mins
  • DCP
  • English
Hosted by Writer/Director Carson D. Mell

Official Selection: SXSW 2016, Chicago Critics Festival 2016, Seattle International Film Festival 2016

“Moves smoothly between truly frightening beats, laugh out loud dialogue, and some painful observations on a pitiful life” – Rob Hunter, FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

Dan (Steve Zissis) and Mary (Jennifer Irwin) encounter a ghost in their vacation home and they’re none too thrilled about it. They decide to go to a professional for guidance. The first spiritualist they consult confirms the presence of ghosts, but insists that they’re completely friendly, cautioning that forcing them out would be “an asshole move.” Perhaps, but Dan in particular isn’t feeling so granola about this whole haunting thing, so he opts for a second opinion from Os Bijourn (Mark Proksch), known in some circles as “an industrial-grade exorcist”. True to his rep, Os is a hardliner and feels that any spirits should be forcibly removed ASAP. This is where the real problems begin for everyone, ghosts being the least of the worries, as a bizarre battle of wills is set in motion that will make the heavens weep. Or, at least, will make Dan and Mary’s vacation home a terrible place to be!

A creepy and offbeat funny feature debut from Carson D. Mell, a writer on EASTBOUND AND DOWN and SILICON VALLEY, ANOTHER EVIL is both a weird, intimate comedy and a different kind of haunted-house chiller that allows the tensions of its situations to develop into their own unusual groove. Bringing his very clever screenplay to life are a terrific cast of E&D, Quentin Dupieux and Todd Rohal vets, including the always-hilarious Steve Little. Rippling with character-driven slacker humour and moments that are genuinely strange and unsettling, ANOTHER EVIL is a parapsychological gem of charm and discomfort.

— Mitch Davis