All About Evil

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All About Evil
All About Evil.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoshua Grannell
Produced by
Written byJoshua Grannell
Music byVinsantos
CinematographyTom Richmond
Edited byRick LeCompte
  • Backlash Films
  • Fog City Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 2010 (2010-05-01)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$7,995[1]

All About Evil is a 2010 American gore horror film[2] written and directed by Joshua Grannell.[3] It stars Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Dekker, Cassandra Peterson, Noah Segan, and Jack Donner.


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[14] Natasha Lyonne of Die, Mommie, Die!, television star Thomas Dekker,[15] famous Elvira actress Cassandra Peterson,[16] Deadgirl actor Noah Segan and Buffy the Vampire Slayer vampire Jack Donner.[17] The make-up was created by the famous French artist Aurora Bergere.[18] Grannell created a special promo clip for the 2010 WonderCon, which narrated his project.[19]


All About Evil premiered on May 1, 2010 as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.[20]

The film ran in a tour of United States cinemas July-November 2010.[21]

The film had a limited release on June 17, 2010 as part of the Los Angeles Film Festival (Shock).[22]

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.[23]


Variety described the film as gore horror and as being in the tradition of Blood Feast and Serial Mom.[2] Actress Cassandra Peterson described it as a cross between Herschell Gordon Lewis and John Waters.[6]

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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ "First Look: 'All About Evil' Teaser Trailer". Archived from the original on May 21, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  4. ^ Latest All About Evil Teaser Longs for a Dental Hygienist
  5. ^ Thomas Dekker Interview at the Premiere of A Nightmare on Elm Street – Talks Kaboom, All About Evil, Waska and Cannes
  6. ^ a b "All About Evil: Interview With Cassandra Peterson". Archived from the original on June 21, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  7. ^ Christ Teaches Us All About Evil
  8. ^ "All About Evil: Interview With Noah Segan". Archived from the original on April 13, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  9. ^ "All About Evil: Interview With Jack Donner". Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  10. ^ "In Pictures: 'All About Evil Cast Photo Shoot'". Archived from the original on June 9, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  11. ^ New Stills: All About Evil
  12. ^ First Batch of Stills from 'All About Evil'
  13. ^ "All About Evil: Interview With Joshua Grannell". Archived from the original on June 21, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  14. ^ The Show Must Go On! 'All About Evil' Teaser Trailer Debut
  15. ^ First stills for Joshua Grannell's wicked looking horcom All About Evil
  16. ^ Live!: Mink Stole, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson and Drag Insanity at The Ritz!
  17. ^ Review of All About Evil
  18. ^ "ALL ABOUT EVIL: Interview With Aurora Bergere". Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  19. ^ "Interview: Director Joshua Grannell on WonderCon 2010". Archived from the original on April 9, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  20. ^ All About Evil World Premiere
  21. ^ "Cities & dates for "All About Evil"". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
  22. ^ All About Evil Looks to the Past for Inspiration in this Official One-Sheet
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 14, 2010. Retrieved October 4, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ Final All About Evil Poster Revealed

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