Stan Against Evil

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Stan Against Evil
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GenreComedy horror
Created byDana Gould
StarringJohn C. McGinley
Janet Varney
Nate Mooney
Deborah Baker Jr.
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dana Gould
  • Tom Lassally
  • Frank Scherma
  • Justin Wilkes
Producer(s)
  • Ed Tapia
  • John C. McGinley
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorAMC Networks
Release
Original networkIFC
Picture format16:9 HDTV
Original releaseOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) –
November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)
External links
Official website

Stan Against Evil is an American comedy horror television series created by Dana Gould. The series stars John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Nate Mooney, and Deborah Baker Jr. The series premiered on IFC on October 31, 2016. Season two aired during November 2017 and season three in October and November 2018. On January 25, 2019, series creator Dana Gould announced IFC had officially cancelled the series.[1]

Premise[edit]

A New Hampshire town built on the site of a massive witch burning is haunted by demons, spirits, and witches, that all hate the authorities responsible for their demise, and those of their ilk. Stan Miller, the former sheriff, teams up with Evie Barrett, the new sheriff to defend the town from the supernatural.

Cast and characters[edit]

McGinley and Varney at a panel for Stan Against Evil at the 2017 Comic-Con International

Main[edit]

  • John C. McGinley as Stanley Miller, the former sheriff who is forced to resign after a violent outburst at his wife's funeral
  • Janet Varney as Evie Barret, the new sheriff of the town and a single mom
  • Nate Mooney as Deputy Leon Drinkwater
  • Deborah Baker Jr. as Denise Miller, Stan's daughter

Recurring[edit]

  • Mick Ignis as Stella Stanas
  • Danielle Phelan as Karen
  • Denise Boutte as Lara Bouchard
  • Dana Gould as Kevin, the gravedigger
  • Randall Newsome as Constable Eccles
  • Grace DeAmicis as Grace, Evie's daughter

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)November 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)
28November 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)November 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)
38October 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)November 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
11"Dig Me Up, Dig Me Down"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldOctober 31, 2016 (2016-10-31)1010.181[2]
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.
22"Know, Know, Know Your Goat"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1020.143[3]
Stan's daughter Denise goes blueberry picking and comes home with a pet goat that turns out to be The Baphomet, an ancient, goat-based demon who wants both Stan and Denise dead. All because someone wanted blueberries.
33"Let Your Love Groan"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1030.213[4]
Stan, Evie and Denise go speed dating and suddenly find themselves involved with their perfect match. Only they also find themselves growing weak and rapidly aging. Even Denise, who's perfect match was a pot-bellied pig named Murgatroyd.
44"Life Orr Death"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1040.220[4]
Evie attempts to rescue Stan's prized possession, his Bobby Orr hockey stick, from the church donation pile, only to find herself transported into the spirit world where she too, is on trial for witchcraft.
55"Ouija Bored"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1060.137[5]
A strange crop of flowers starts growing in town and each bloom brings a new supernatural horror.
66"I'm Gleaning My Coven"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopSusan BurkeNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1050.138[5]
Denise gets mixed up with a group of goth kids who come to town hoping to contact a demon. Unfortunately, they succeed, and Denise finds herself possessed by the demon, creating a tricky situation for Stan.
77"Spider Walk With Me"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana Gould & Sam BoydNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1070.244[6]
A stranger shows up at Stan's door asking to see his late wife's collection of mystical artifacts but Stan and the girls deny its existence. Once outside, he's attacked by a giant man-spider.
88"Level Boss"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1080.212[6]
A mysterious girl runs out into the street forcing Evie to swerve into a fatal car accident. Season Finale.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
91"Black Hat Society Part 1"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)2010.152[7]
Stan meets descendants of a Wiccan coven, the Black Hat Society.
102"Black Hat Society Part 2"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopDana GouldNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)2020.176[7]
Stan can travel back in time to save Evie, but she will forever be a ghost unless they can get rid of someone else from the past.
113"Curse of the Werepony"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2030.155[8]
Evie discovers having a horse can be deadly after her ex-husband buys a pony for their daughter.
124"Girls' Night"Justin Nijm & Jack BishopJessica ConradNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)2040.162[8]
When the bachelor on a TV dating show hypnotizes Evie, and the same man bets on Stan's life, they all become prey to a murderous game of fate.
135"The Eyes of Evie Barret"Robert CohenBob NickmanNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2050.182[9]
Evie buys a antique ring and starts dreaming of killing people who turn up dead. Leon also kills a dude.
146"Hex Marks the Tot"Robert CohenSusan BurkeNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)2060.181[9]
Denise takes a nanny job for a demon baby who feeds off her affection. Kevin gets beaten up by a baby.
157"Mirror Mirror"Robert CohenRobert Cohen & Dana GouldNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2070.189[10]
Stan summons a spirit to help him travel back in time to save Claire. In the process, an evil replica is created.
168"A Hard Day's Night"Robert CohenJessica ConradNovember 22, 2017 (2017-11-22)2080.173[10]
Stan travels back in time to save Claire and he succeeds, but dies in the process, forcing Evie to go back and save him; Leon loses his head over a new girl.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
171"Hell Is What You Make It"Robert CohenDana GouldOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)301N/A
After Evie is arrested for murder and committed to a psychiatric hospital, Stan tries to rescue her but everyone sees him as demon. Stan discovers a possible way to free the souls that were cursed by Constable Eccles.
182"The Hex Files"Robert CohenJessica ConradOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)3020.110[11]
During an investigation of the Black Hat Society, two eerily familiar investigators arrive. Stan continues his search for the bigger evil ally that can defeat Constable Eccles.
193"Larva My Life"Robert CohenDana GouldNovember 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)3030.101[12]
A disgraced performer disrupts the peace in Willard's Mill. Evie's ex comes back to town and transforms into a caterpillar monster and terrorizes the town.
204"Demon Who Came in From the Heat"Robert CohenGuy Busick & Ryan MurphyNovember 7, 2018 (2018-11-07)3040.088[12]
Willard's Mill is terrorized by a murderous hitchhiker. Stan befriends a demon and tries to find the spell that will free the souls captured by Constable Eccles.
215"Nubbin but Trouble"Robert CohenMike MendezNovember 14, 2018 (2018-11-14)3050.147[13]
An evil puppet murders an antique store owner and begins to summon spirits from hell. Stan's home brew has a debilitating side effect.
226"Vampire Creek"Robert CohenKandice MartellaroNovember 14, 2018 (2018-11-14)3060.128[13]
After Denise wins a fake contest, she becomes trapped in the fictional world of Vampire Creek. Stan, Evie and Kevin must rescue her before she is turned into a vampire.
237"Intensive Scare Unit"Robert CohenDana Gould & Matt WeinholdNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)3070.178[14]
Stan goes for a prostate exam but must escape when the hospital turns demonic.
248"Stan Against Evie"Robert CohenJessica ConradNovember 21, 2018 (2018-11-21)3080.141[14]
Haurus demands Stan kill Evie in return for killing Constable Eccles and ending the curse on Willard's Mill; another demon tells Stan how to defeat Haurus but the cost could be high.

Production[edit]

On February 22, 2016, the series was picked up for an eight episode first season,[15] which began filming in June 2016 in Atlanta,[16] and premiered on October 31, 2016, on IFC.[17][18] On December 13, 2016, IFC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on November 1, 2017.[19] In January 2018, it was announced that IFC had renewed the series for a third season.[20] The third season premiered on October 31, 2018.[21]

Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the first season has a 67% approval rating with an average rating of 5.24/10 based on 12 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads: "Stan Against Evil is a light, gruesome horror-comedy with a fun premise, but the series has yet to solidify its tone and characters."[22] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 57 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[23]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ Haithman, Diane (July 31, 2016). "TCA: 'Stan Against Evil' Gets Premiere Date Of November 2, 2016". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (October 7, 2016). "[WATCH] 'Stan Against Evil' Trailer: Something Amiss In Willard's Mill". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (December 13, 2016). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 2 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (January 12, 2018). "'Stan Against Evil' Renewed For Season 3 By IFC". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  21. ^ Wright, Megh. "Maria Bamford, Scott Adsit, and More to Appear on Stan Against Evil Season 3". Vulture. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
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