After last week’s devilishly fun premier, I wasn’t sure what to expect next from the second episode of FXX/HULU’s new animated series. The answer is the unexpected.

The episode cleverly compares demonic possession to the government and media conspiracy theories trying to control us. Satan is teaching Chrissy how to take over people’s bodies when things get out of hand and before we know it, the whole town is as riled up as a bunch of Boomers discovering Facebook for the first time. One of Satan’s former associates wants to take over Hell. Mayhem—and hilarity—ensue. Aside from being gory and funny, the episode also has some moments of levity, touching on the importance of consent vs. possessing someone’s body against their will. It’s just enough to be relevant and funny without being preachy.

The series, from the creator of RICK & MORTY, about the teenage daughter of The Devil, pulls no punches when it comes to vulgarities, gore, and Satanic imagery. However, the series doesn’t seem to rely on just that so far to keep people tuned in strictly. There is certain refreshing originality to this show—a freshness in its premise combined with its funny, quick writing and excellent voice cast—that is piquing my interest. That and the numerous fanboy-appeasing horror references sprinkled throughout. All it takes to get me to watch a cartoon show is foul language, lots of blood, and nods to movies like THE EXORCIST, HELLRAISER, and THE WICKER MAN. (And maybe FALLEN? #deepcut)

LITTLE DEMON is available to stream on HULU/FXX.

Ricky J Duarte

[He/him/his] Ricky is an actor, singer, and writer in New York City. He gets excited about theme parks, Disney villains, and watching horror movies with his cat, and is in constant search of the best taco truck in NYC.

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