Getting rid of ghosts is serious business, but finding the right expert to do the job proves to be a real challenge in the new comedic horror film ANOTHER EVIL. The film, a hit at SXSW, BAMcinematicFest and the Fantasia Film Festival, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Dark Sky Films on July 18, 2017.
After encountering terrifying ghosts in their vacation home, modern artist Dan Pappadakis (Steve Zissis, Roadies, Togetherness) and his wife Mary (Jennifer Irwin, The Goldbergs, Halt and Catch Fire) consult an exorcist. Unsatisfied with the exorcist's verdict - that the spirits are harmless and ignorable - Dan goes behind Mary's back to seek a second opinion, and secretly hires the bizarre Os Bijourn (Mark Proksch, Better Call Saul, Son of Zorn), who promises to get rid of the beings.
Os is going through a divorce and is in desperate need of human companionship. So he suggests he and Dan spend a week together in the vacation home exorcising the "EFD" (Evil Fully Deteremined) beings. Dan soon realizes that ridding the home of evil won't be so simple.
Implementing a variety of increasingly outlandish (and dubious) devices to battle the ghosts, Os tries to befriend Dan almost as relentlessly as he tries to fight the phantoms. However, things turn suddenly serious when Dan realizes that a great danger lurks within the home.
Also starring in ANOTHER EVIL are Dax Flame (21 Jump Street), Steve Little (Haters Back Off!) and Dan Bakkedahl (Life in Pieces, Veep).
ANOTHER EVIL is the feature writing-directing debut of Carson D. Mell, whose short films have been official selection at Sundance and other leading film festivals. He has written episodes of HBO's Eastbound & Down and Mike Judge's series Silicon Valley, and has also published two novels as well as short stories.
Shane Scott-Travis of Taste of Cinema said, "This eccentric, original and nimble film...wickedly unravels like a mumblecore Ghostbusters." Cinevue's Martyn Conterio wrote, "Nothing else this year can match ANOTHER EVIL for its expert chills, comic dialogue, Office-level cringe and disturbing themes." Adrian Mack of The Georgia Straight said, "With Ghostbusters gone...here's 2016's frankly superior, no-budget depiction of the porous membrane between the worlds of the living and the dead."