Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Season 1
Smith (Alex House) is a student at Crowley High, who dreams of being a
metal god and winning over the affections of the resident high school
super-hottie, Jenny (Maggie Castle). After finding out about and coming
into contact with a magical and cursed tome, known as the Book of Pure
Evil, which takes the wishes of people and makes them a reality, but
distorts and twists them in evil ways, inflicting pain and all sorts of
craziness onto everyone around them. After overcoming the books grip on
him and then it slipping away, Todd, along with his best one-armed
stoner bud, Curtis (Billy Turnbull), super-hottie, Jenny and science
geek, Hannah (Melanie Leishman) search Crowley High for the next
appearance of the book and find out its origins, all the while being
targeted by a secret order of worshipers of the Book of Pure Evil.
of all, I gotta sayÖWOW! What a series! Based on an original short film
of the same name by Craig David Wallace and Max Reid, Todd & the Book
of Pure Evil is a fun trip to take and one that is incredibly
unique. This is a series backed by itís writing, the talent of itís cast
and itís pure nothing-held-back, no-holds-barred attitude!
episode has a Ďmonster of the weekí type setup, but in this case, itís
the Ďanother student comes across the Book of Pure Evil and tries to
make their life betterí setup. Each student is different and has
different wants and wishes for their lives. Ifís itís an overweight girl
wanting to be thin and beautiful, or a gay boy wishing for acceptance,
trying to cope through high school with his sexuality, each episode has
its tale to tell and boy, do they. Episodes are hilarious, gross-out,
crass and violent, but with a sweet nature and a heart of gold!
show is a laugh a minute riot. The cast are exemplary. Everyone adds
their own spice and charm to the mix and it all blends perfectly to make
this odd bubbling stew of a show that really shouldnít work! But we can
all be glad that it does! Itís just some sort of insane genius!
Production values on the show vary, obvious of a restrictive budget, but
itís a good mix of old practical effects, with puppets, makeup,
prosthetics and full body suits, while on the other side, using digital
computer effects, again, all obviously held back by a restrictive
budget, but the combination of the two work well together, all in the
shows favour. It would have been interesting to see what they would have
come up with had they had the money to go all out with their effects,
but this is just a thought. The show succeeds with what it has.
and audio on these discs are prime! Absolutely perfect and flawless.
This is a standout DVD release for a show like this and it works to its
credit. Itís great when a fantastic show like this is released and all
three aspects of it, which are show quality, video and audio just come
together and compliment it perfectly! I would love to see a future
Blu-ray relesase of this! That would be unreal!
Special features included are:
Pure Evil is all shits and giggles: Blooper Reel
Outtakes & Deleted Scenes
The Bowels of Hell: Extended Musical Scenes
Q&A with the quidiotic and awesome cast
Short Promotional Clips
Todd & the Book of Pure Evil: The Original Short Film
Next time on Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Promos
robust 13 episode first season, Todd & the Book of Pure Evil is a
winner. A rarity of a series that doesnít come along very often and
canít be defined to a single genre, because it destroys the concept of
genre with a kick to the crotch while laughing madly and playing a
totally sick metal riff on a flaming guitar of awesomeness! Give a try.
Iím sure youíll be glad you did.