Everyone associates stand-up comedian and writer Dana Gould (The Simpsons) with comedy, but did you know that he’s a legit horror fan as well? Which is why his new show, Stan Against Evil, not only reflects his personal tastes, but offers that perfect blend of humor and comedy.  At a recent Television Critics Association panel, Gould cited Evil Dead II and An American Werewolf in London as major influences for the eight episode horror-comedy series.

That alone would be enough to sign me up for the premiere, but casting John C. McGinley (Scrubs) as the disgruntled sheriff forced to contend with demons in a New England town? Yeah, I’m sold. Check out the clip below, which sees Stan dealing with evil in his own, ornery way.

Stan Against Evil will premiere with two back-to-back episodes Wednesday, November 2 at 10PM and 10:30PM on IFC.  As a Halloween treat, a special airing of the premiere episode will play on October 31 at 10PM. The remainder of the episodes will air on Wednesdays at 10PM throughout the fall on IFC.

Stan Against Evil follows Stan Miller (McGinley), a perpetually disgruntled former sheriff of a small New England town who was forced into retirement. Stan has trouble relinquishing his authority to Evie Barret (Varney), the tough and beautiful new sheriff in town, but they form an unlikely alliance when both begin to realize things are not quite right in their quaint New England town. Together, they valiantly fight a plague of unleashed demons that have been haunting the town, which just happens to be built on the site of a massive 17th century witch burning.