Bruce Campbell talks about the state of his character Ash in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly:
“Ash has survivor’s guilt,” said Campbell. “You could have a [field day] with his PTSD. He’s a war vet. He doesn’t want to talk about it, and he’ll lie about that stump on his hand to impress the ladies. That’s what I look forward to playing – a guy with horrible flaws. In Army of Darkness he can’t memorize three words, and he’s responsible for the death of a hundred people – this is your lead character!”
Bruce was asked why we’re getting a television series instead of a movie:
“We realized if we made another movie, frankly, it would probably be too expensive,” Campbell admitted, “but in the format of a TV show, we could give people exactly what they wanted and expand the character and story even more. And we never burned Evil Dead as a franchise out – it’s not like we did 13 of these movies. So we felt like, what the heck, let’s give it a try.”
The Evil Dead television series titled Ash vs. The Evil Dead will debut sometime in 2015 on Starz. The series will be a half hour horror comedy following Ash as he takes a road trip to kill deadites with the help of two young helpers.
Skuzzles—an artistic outfit that “specializes in developing limited edition movie art based off cult classics”, has teamed up with MGM to create two new Army of Darkness posters. The officially licensed posters come to us from a pair of artists, U.K. based Chris Weston and Canadian Jeff Boyes. The prints will be available in two variants on Friday December 12th at noon EST at Skuzzles.
The Deadite Slayer in an ongoing projects takes a look at the Evil Dead Trilogy on various video formats from VHS to Blu-ray.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Starz has officially greenlighted the Evil Dead TV series set to debut in 2015. Sam Raimi will executive produce the series as well as write and direct the first episode, with Rob Tapert also executive producing. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his iconic career-making role as Ash.
The logline: “Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its ‘Evil’ grip.”
Read more here.
Ted Raimi presents the scariest stories ever told, a Halloween collection sure to scare you down to your dick.
Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are re-teaming up with Fed Alvarez and Rodo Rodo Sayagues in the upcoming thriller A Man in the Dark.
Alvarez is set to direct “A Man in the Dark” and Raimi and Tapert will produce for Ghost House. J.R. Young, Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will exec produce. Erin Westerman will oversee the project.
The story centers on a trio of teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies and have targeted a reclusive blind man with millions of dollars in hiding. But as soon as they break into his home, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath.
Cinefix presents the homemade trailer for Evil Dead 2 Dead by Dawn. Put some gas in your chainsaw and buckle in for our homemade version of the Evil Dead II trailer, re-created shot-for-shot, with even less sophisticated effects than the original movie!
We’re headed to NYC Comic Con this weekend and found out there will be an exclusive Sam Raimi figure available there for lucky fans able to attend:
Credenda Studios has created a limited edition action figure of filmmaker Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead trilogy, Spider-Man). He even comes equipped with his own Super 8 camera. Limited to only 50, these bad boys will set you back $65 at the Tenacious Toys booth #208.
It’s been a while but we have some changes and updates to the site. We have added a new Events section where you can find the latest Evil Dead cast appearance dates as well as Film screenings. Games and Links have been moved to the Features section, which we have also revised. Recent Funko and NECA Evil Dead figures have been added to the Figures section. The Evil Dead Comics section is up to date with the latest issues as well as new series editions. Lastly S-Mart has been updated with new Evil Dead merch.
We will be updating other sections as well in the coming weeks as well as prepping for a new site design. We’ll keep you posted.
Lucky Australians will be getting an Evil Dead anthology blu-ray box set from Mad Man featuring the Evil Dead trilogy and Evil Dead (2013) November 26th:
For the first time in the world, all 4 Fantastic Evil Dead Films including the 1978 Evil dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2013, This collectable pack also features The Necronomicon Outer, 16 pages of original drawings and a 23 cm replica prop Dagger from Evil Dead 2 PLUS Heaps of bonus features and the Premiere of the documentary Invaluable.