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Series / Stan Against Evil

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Right to Left: Stan, Denise, Leon, Evie
A Horror Comedy series on IFC.

Willard's Mill. A sleepy town in the backwoods of New Hampshire. For 20 years, grumpy sheriff Stanley "Stan" Miller has kept the citizens in relative line. Until the passing of his wife that is. After a bizarre vision and violent outburst at her funeral, Stan is forced to resign.

Enter new Sheriff Evie Barret. Who soon discovers Stan's wife was the only reason he survived his job. The role of sheriff of Willard's Mill is cursed. And now Stan, Evie, nitwit deputy Leon and oddball daughter Denise find themselves fighting off a cadre of demons and monsters.

And Stan just wants to enjoy retirement...

Cancelled after 3 seasons.



  • Actor Allusion: The demon of "Girl's Night" questions why Stan didn't become a doctor instead of a cop after he found a man having a heart attack as a kid.
    • In "Intensive Scare Unit" Stan hallucinates a conversation with a Dr Cox - when trouble arises, he tells Cox to find whoever's responsible and call him a girl's name.
  • Badass Grandpa: Stan may be a grumpy tool, but he's still a competent ass-kicker when he gets up.
  • Burn the Witch!: The curse originated two hundred years ago after the then sheriff of Willard's Grove burned 172 people at the stake for witchcraft.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Denise exists in her own, odd little world.
  • Clueless Deputy: Leon is not good at his job. The only thing keeping him employed was Stan's apathy, and no other candidates to fill the position.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Stan is curmudgeonness personified. Practically every line is a complaint about having to leave his chair.
  • "Groundhog Day" Loop: What Stan and Evie find themselves stuck in during the season 1 finale.
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  • Hollywood Heart Attack: What did Stan's wife in.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: What inspired Stan to become a cop? When he kicked the shit out of a guy having a heart attack.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: The crux of season 2 is Stan trying to travel back a year, and save his wife before she dies.
  • Our Werebeasts Are Different: "The Curse of the Werepony". The title should clue you in.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Stan derides anything remotely unmanly.
  • Town with a Dark Secret: Willard's Mill.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Stan doesn't really care about the demons, and his wife's secret job of killing them. He just wants to lounge about and enjoy his retirement.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: Stan would have met the fate of every other Willard's Mill sheriff, if not for his wife fighting the demons out to get him.

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