Movies about bad-seed kids are nothing new—there’s an entire horror subgenre devoted to them. But Netflix’s Little Evil actually brings something new to the table by being a horror comedy, and it one-ups movies like Problem Child by suggesting the menacing moppet at its center might be the Antichrist.
The cast is also very auspicious, with Adam Scott starring as the new stepdad to Evangeline Lilly’s sinister six-six-six-year-old. Supporting actors include Donald Faison (Scrubs), Bridget Everett (Inside Amy Schumer), and Clancy Brown, who is hopefully playing Satan. And another point in Little Evil’s favor: it’ll be written and directed by Eli Craig, whose credits include another very amusing and original horror comedy, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.
Little Evil is set to begin production next week; look for it next year on Netflix.