TV on DVD: ‘Todd and the Book of Pure Evil’

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The Complete First Season (eOne) is a high school farce from Canadian TV, sort of a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” with a geeky metalhead stoner (Alex House) joining the fight to find the satanic spellbook and stop the bad juju tearing through the school and the students just to get close to the school beauty (Maggie Castle) who makes finding the book her life’s purpose. It would be a stretch to call it clever, but the show knows its audience and delivers monsters, blood, exaggerated high school stereotypes, sexually-obsessed teenage boys, and lots of really stupid behavior. Kevin Smith favorite Jason Mewes costars as the school janitor, the closest the series has to a voice of reason (and believe, it’s not that close).

13 episodes on two discs, with commentary on three episodes, deleted scenes, outtakes, bloopers, a cast Q&A and the original short film that inspired the series. DVD only.

More TV on DVD (and a promo trailer for Todd) at Videodrone

Author: seanax

I write the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website ( I'm a contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies Online, Keyframe, Independent Lens, and Cinephiled, and the editor of Parallax View ( I've written for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Seattle Weekly,, Senses of Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, and Psychotronic Video, among other publications, and I am a contributing editor to Parallax View. I currently live and work in Seattle, Washington, with my two cats, Hammet and Chandler.

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