Stan Against Evil is a horror comedy series coming to IFC this fall and there are some really interesting key players attached to the project. Something that horror fans need to realize is that horror and comedy are first cousins and they go together like ketchup on a hamburger.
The first thing you need to know about Stan Against Evil is that it was created by a writer that had a strong hand in The Simpsons “Treehouse of Horrors” specials, Dana Gould. Not only did Gould create Stan Against Evil, but he originally only conceived it as a short webisode style of creation.
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Dana Gould spoke with The Hollywood Reporter this year during the annual TCA Press Tour and he had a few interesting things to say about the IFC show.
“This is a show that I’ve had in my head for a long time. People know me primarily as a comedian and a comedy writer. I’ve always been a big horror film junkie,” Dana Gould said at the TCA event. “I’m sort of predisposed to this.”
…just another day at the office. Destroying evil witches and (pretty much), keeping the world a little bit safer? pic.twitter.com/qI8RX4yCGO
— John C. McGinley (@JohnCMcGinley) July 28, 2016
Although Dana Gould originally conceived of the idea for Stan Against Evil as a web series, it was IFC President Pete Aronson that convinced him that it could be so much more, kind of like a funny version of The X-Files.
What’s even better about Stan Against Evil is that the main character is played by veteran comedy actor, John C. McGinley (Scrubs). He portrays a former sheriff who was forced into retirement and replaced by a younger woman. But he has to join forces with her in order to fight evil demons in their town.
McGinley’s character also portrays a fatherly type of character, just in a different sense of the word.
“It was originally based on this premise: What if my dad had to fight monsters? What if my dad had to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer?” Gould said.
Horror fans can catch Stan Against Evil this fall on IFC on November 2. For those who like Ash vs Evil Dead, there is no doubt that you are going to love this.
Watch a short trailer for Stan Against Evil below.
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