Stan Against Evil, Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm’s Comedy, Horror
Stan Against Evil on IFC
Release Date: October 2016
An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town.
Stan Against Evil made it’s premiere right in time for Halloween on IFC. The new Comedy, Horror television show is directed by Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm, produced by Ed Tapia, Dana Gould, Tom Lasally, John C. McGinley, Frank Scherma, and Justin Wilkes, and written by Susan Burke and Dana Gould.
Stan Against Evil plays like a Comedy, Horror Creature Feature. It reminds me of Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad (1987) and Ash vs. Evil Dead, released in 2015.
The good thing about this show is that it’s coming at a perfect time in the genre and refreshing the scene with a different take than what’s been the norm as of lately.
The Horror scene is generating more and more television shows nowadays, with the more frequented themes being Zombies, Werewolves, and Vampires. It’s nice to see monsters of other forms starting to get more notoriety and adding more variety and flair to the scene.
Jack Bishop and Justin Nijm’s Stan Against Evil calls for Demons, and this is definitely a new take on Horror television, as demons don’t necessarily frequent the niche like the aforementioned monsters.