All About Evil

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All About Evil
All About Evil.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joshua Grannell
Produced by
Written by Joshua Grannell
Music by Vinsantos
Cinematography Tom Richmond
Edited by Rick LeCompte
  • Backlash Films
  • Fog City Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 2010 (2010-05-01)
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $7,995[1]

All About Evil is a 2010 American black comedy horror film written and directed by Joshua Grannell.[2]


Shy librarian Deborah Tennis (Natasha Lyonne) takes over her father's old decrepit cinema in attempt to protect the family from the shame of bankruptcy. In the process, she discovers her inner filmmaker -- and serial killer -- with the help of her assistant Mr. Twigs (Jack Donner), the insane twins Veda and Vera (Jade and Nikita Ramsey), and a robber (Noah Segan).

When his best friend Judy (Ariel Hart) disappears, Steven Thompson (Thomas Dekker) discovers the truth about Deborah's actions and tries to stop her as she attempts to murder the audience during the premiere of her feature-length film, which is about the audience's deaths. Steven manages to rescue Judy and the audience escapes, killing Mr. Twigs and the robber as they try to stop them. Deborah kidnaps Steven's mother and takes her to the roof to kill her where Steven confronts her. When Steven points out how disappointed her father would be, Deborah gets emotional, allowing Steven's mother to break free and stab her in the neck with her own knife. Steven then pushes her off the roof to her death.

Most of the audience survives and escapes and when the twins come out, the police try to arrest them. Instead of surrendering, they turn on each other and stab each other repeatedly, killing each other. The news talks to Steven about Deborah's films and the possibility of her actions becoming a film, which he doubts will happen, commenting that if it were, Deborah would rise from the dead by now. As he leaves, a worker causes Deborah's body to move and she seems to stare right at him, freaking him out slightly.



All About Evil was written and directed by Joshua Grannell and its cast includes[13] Natasha Lyonne of Die, Mommie, Die!, television star Thomas Dekker,[14] famous Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson,[15] Deadgirl actor Noah Segan and Buffy the Vampire Slayer vampire Jack Donner.[16] The make-up was created by the famous French artist Aurora Bergere.[17] Grannell created a special promo clip for the 2010 WonderCon, which narrated his project.[18]


All About Evil premiered on May 1, 2010 as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.[19]

The film ran in a tour of United States cinemas July-November 2010.[20]

The film had a limited release on June 17, 2010 as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival (Shock).[21]

The film had its European premiere at Cornerhouse in Manchester as part of the AND (Abandon Normal Devices) festival on 2 October 2010, coinciding with the debut of Midnight Mass performed outside of the US.[22]


The film received an average user rating of 6.3/10 on Internet Movie Database.[23]

Box office[edit]

The film grossed $7,995 at the domestic box office.[1]


The score was composed by ambient musician Vinsantos.[24]


  1. ^ a b "All About Evil Domestic Total Gross:". IMDb. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ First Look: 'All About Evil' Teaser Trailer
  3. ^ Latest All About Evil Teaser Longs for a Dental Hygienist
  4. ^ Thomas Dekker Interview at the Premiere of A Nightmare on Elm Street – Talks Kaboom, All About Evil, Waska and Cannes
  5. ^ All About Evil: Interview With Cassandra Peterson
  6. ^ Christ Teaches Us All About Evil
  7. ^ All About Evil: Interview With Noah Segan
  8. ^ All About Evil: Interview With Jack Donner
  9. ^ In Pictures: 'All About Evil Cast Photo Shoot'
  10. ^ New Stills: All About Evil
  11. ^ First Batch of Stills from 'All About Evil'
  12. ^ All About Evil: Interview With Joshua Grannell
  13. ^ The Show Must Go On! 'All About Evil' Teaser Trailer Debut
  14. ^ First stills for Joshua Grannell's wicked looking horcom All About Evil
  15. ^ Live!: Mink Stole, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson and Drag Insanity at The Ritz!
  16. ^ Review of All About Evil
  17. ^ ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Aurora Bergere
  18. ^ Interview: Director Joshua Grannell on WonderCon 2010
  19. ^ All About Evil World Premiere
  20. ^ Cities & dates for “All About Evil”
  21. ^ All About Evil Looks to the Past for Inspiration in this Official One-Sheet
  22. ^ [1]
  23. ^ "All About Evil (2010)". IMDb. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  24. ^ Final All About Evil Poster Revealed

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