Raunchy, over-the-top, and possibly evil, FX’s new animated series Little Demon is the occult comedy that many fans have been looking for. The exploits of the daughter of the devil and her unwitting mother trying to live a normal life has been yet another hit in FX’s long line of superb animated series.
Though the series is fiercely original, it does follow in a long line of other hilarious shows with occult themes. From family-oriented programs like Gravity Falls to dark comedies like Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, there are plenty of hilarious shows to watch after finishing Little Demon.
Los Espookys (2018-present)
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After a multi-year hiatus, HBO’s sleeper hit Los Espookys will soon be airing a second season. The series follows the exploits of a group of friends who put their love of horror movies into a business that allows them to provide fake paranormal experiences for those who need them.
Though Little Demon is about the occult being real, Los Espookys has fun with being creepy in the real world. The characters are all silly and over-the-top, and the show is full of Fred Armisen’s signature brand of quirky humor.
Ash Vs Evil Dead (2015-2018)
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Expanding upon the popular Evil Dead film franchise, Ash vs Evil Dead leaned into its horror-comedy roots big time. The series catches up with a middle-aged Ash Williams as he is once again tormented by the Necronomicon and its evil Deadite minions.
Ranked highly among the best installments in the Evil Dead franchise, the show has the same wicked and gruesome sense of humor as Little Demon. Add in a splash of evil demonic forces and the two shows are actually quite similar. What made Ash vs Evil Dead so great was that it feels like it never missed a beat from the previous movie, and Bruce Campbell proved why he will always be the master of horror-comedy.
What We Do In The Shadows (2019-present)
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Based on one of the best horror comedies of all time, the series What We Do in the Shadows expands upon the ideas of the film. The series is a faux documentary look at the nightlife of four vampires who have lived together for a century on New York’s Staten Island.
Like Little Demon, What We Do in the Shadows takes a classic horror staple and turns it into something silly. The vampire characters are all likable in their own ways, and the problems they face are a perfect mirror of the struggles most people encounter. Rarely has a TV adaptation of a movie been able to exceed its source material, but the series certainly comes close.
Ugly Americans (2010-2012)
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The characters of Little Demon are strange people in a normal world, but the cult classic Adult Swim series Ugly Americans flips that script. The series follows a normal man who lives in a version of New York City that is populated by every kind of sci-fi and horror monster imaginable.
Using the monsters to make commentary on the real world, the series had a biting wit despite its silly concept. Each episode pushed the boundaries of what monsters existed in the world, but at its heart, it had all the best aspects of a traditional workplace comedy as well.
Good Omens (2019-Present)
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Little Demon isn’t the first show to make devils funny, and Good Omens brought the Neil Gaiman novel to life perfectly. The show follows an angel and demon who have long since become accustomed to life on Earth. The arrival of the Antichrist leads them to team up and stop the end of the world that they love so much.
The witty banter between the series’ two leads is worth the price of admission alone, and the show’s cast is packed with amazing guest stars. Being based on a Gaiman work naturally means Good Omens has a lot to say about religion and society, and its biting satire makes it one of the smartest shows on TV.
Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
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Right off the bat, Little Demon and Gravity Falls appear to be diametrically opposed because of the latter’s family-friendly tone. The show follows a young pair of siblings who go to stay with their strange uncle in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. There, they encounter all sorts of odd phenomena.
Despite their surface-level differences, both series feature the weird and wacky world of the occult, and both do so with animation. Viewers of all ages have flocked to the show, and Gravity Falls‘ hilarious main characters have firmly lodged themselves in popular culture. What the show does best is make its weird ideas palatable to a wide audience.
Dead End: Paranormal Park (2022-present)
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Praised for being a kids’ show with strong LGBTQ+ representation, the animated series Dead End: Paranormal Park also doesn’t pull any punches in the creepy department either. The show follows two teens who work at a haunted theme park where they battle various monsters, demons, and ghosts.
Parents were somewhat shocked by the new Netflix show, and though it isn’t as raunchy as Little Demon, it is nevertheless a creepy good time. The show’s setting is a unique one, and it does an excellent job of exploring its ideas to the fullest.
The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (2018-2020)
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Bringing the classic Archie Comics character to life with a modern twist, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was the darker outing that many fans had been hoping for. Nearing her sixteenth birthday, Sabrina Spellman must choose between the world of witchcraft or the world of normal folks.
Sabrina and Little Demon both share the theme of being forced into an occult situation against one’s will, though they diverge greatly in tone. Sabrina features a plethora of imagery ripped straight out of horror history, and it’s quite frequently more creepy than funny.
Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell (2013-Present)
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If Little Demon shows the complexities and terror of demons, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell showed just how mundane they could be. The series follows Gary Bunda, a schlubby associate demon who is constantly trying to work his way up the corporate ladder of hell.
Lead actor Henry Zebrowski brings an appropriate amount of over-the-top energy to the series, and the intentionally cheap look of the show is a source of humor. Workplace comedies are a dime a dozen, but turning hell into a corporate office setting was a clever twist.
Lucy, The Daughter Of The Devil (2005-2007)
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If ever there was a companion show to Little Demon, Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil comes the closest. The series follows the titular Satan spawn as she goes about her life on earth as a typically rebellious 21-year-old college student.
With a veteran voice cast including H. Jon Benjamin, the show was a short-lived curiosity piece from the early days of Adult Swim. It was made with computer-generated graphics and looks nothing like any cartoon made before or since. Fans of Little Demon will get a kick out of the older show, though it is much more subdued in its humor.
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