At one point or another, most parents look at their beautiful child, their pride and joy, and with loving eyes and a soft tone ask themselves, “Is my child Satan reincarnate?”

It may not be the question you expected, but in the Netflix movie “Little Evil,” it’s exactly what you wonder about Lucas, a young six-year-old played by Owen Atlas.

This comedy-horror film may not bring in an Oscar, but for the horror movie enthusiast, the respect and admiration of movie legends, such as "Psycho," "Indiana Jones," "The Shining" and many others, gives the watcher a mix of laughs and a few jump scares at the same time. The script’s witty one-liners, especially those under the breath of Adam Scott make this a movie you will want to pay close attention to.

Setting up the show

Gary, Adam Scott, recently marries Samantha, played by the ever attractive Evangeline Lilly. While bonding with her son Lucas, Gary starts to question Lucas’s origins and behaviors. His initial perception leads him to believe his new stepson may be the Antichrist.

Utilizing his friends and a little luck, Gary does his best to do whatever needs to be done to save not only him but the world. The film goes on a journey of so many twists and turns that it’s hard not to enjoy it from beginning to end.

The film does have some adult language in it as well as some references to alcohol and marijuana, so parental discretion is advised. The film does include some sexual references as well.

Behind the scenes

Director, and writer, Eli Craig adds the same unique and successful flair to this project that he used in the award-winning “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” of 2010.

Seven years later, taking advantage of the growing Netflix Originals market, Craig has created what will surely be another cult classic. If you’re a fan of the eclectic director Craig, keep an eye out for a short cameo in the movie! It should also be noted that child actor Owen Atlas does remarkably well in his role too.

A bit of horror, a sprinkle of comedy, add in some great character roles by Bridget Everett, Chris D’Elia and Donald Faison and you have the makings of a “hate to love it” movie.

Panel of experts and rating

My weekly movie experts are five film fanatics who meet once a week to review a movie in the Horror genre. After significant discussion and debate, the panel gave this film 3 out of 5 stars for its comedy, writing, and homage to the films loved by so many moviegoers. Enjoy the show!