Evil Season 4 Review: The Best Streaming Horror Series Remains Grotesque And Hilarious In Its Final Season – SlashFilm


Let’s not at like “Evil” is a show that’s not above simple pleasures. As stimulating and engaging as its intentionally obfuscated blend of horror and social commentary remains, this is still a show that understands the joy of an actor in a monster suit lurking in the shadows, or a well-executed gore gag. But when “Evil” isn’t being the gnarliest, scariest show out there, it’s being the funniest, rotating between slapstick, dry wit, and scathing satire. The blend of tones, all adding to a general sense of unease where even the most awful reveal feels both possible and inevitable, best recalls something like “Twin Peaks.” It’s a good feeling when television so accessible also feels so dangerous.

So, “Evil” ending is bittersweet. I could’ve watched another 100 episodes of this show, but I’m glad to see it concluding before it ran out of ideas, before it had a change to grow soft and complacent, before it felt the nerve to explain too much or water down its creatures and give up on its goofier aspects. When someone writes a book about the history of television, “Evil” deserves a chapter. Mainly because no one, and I mean no one, has ever made another show that feels quite like this one. And it’s hard to imagine we’ll see its like again anytime soon.

/Film Rating: 9 out of 10

“Evil” season 4 premieres on Thursday, May 23, 2024 on Paramount+.

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