Another Evil is an exorcism comedy. It was billed as a horror comedy in the Vancouver International Film Festival program guide, although it is not what you would call a punchline, drumbeat and laugh-out-loud comedy. Nor does it ever seem to be acting as a parody of genre conventions and cliches. It is more of a unique indie film bromance gone wrong that offers a highly eccentric take on its portrayal of a ghost hunter.
It is not even a film that you can quarter and divide into easy genre niches. It is about a haunted house but the ghosts rarely appear. It is about an exorcist but he is also a flake who may not even have real abilities. It is ostensibly a horror/supernatural film but the actuality and detail regarding any of the manifestations is not so important to the film as the eccentric bromance at the heart of the show. Mostly, Another Evil sits in the same place as comedies such as What About Bob? (1991) and HouseSitter (1992) or maybe Peter Weirs more serious The Plumber (1978) about oddball characters who invade someones house where the homeowner then discovers they are completely unbalanced, not before their lives have descended into total chaos.
The show is entirely stolen by Mark Proksch, an actor who comes so naturally born to the role it is hard to believe he is acting at all. He has a fantastic scene in the middle of the film in which he tells the story about the prank defilement of a corpse that turns into a strange sexual encounter before arriving a killer punchline, which contains some great acting. So too do the climactic scenes where Proksch performs an exorcism on an imprisoned Dax Flame. This is someone who clearly has a future ahead of him and you could easily expect to take over and inhabit the comedic niche of somebody like Rob Corddry.
(Nominee for Best Actor (Mark Proksch) at this sites Best of 2016 Awards).
Clip from the film here:-