Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bruce Campbell Returns to Royal Oak to Reminisce on “The Evil Dead”

The metro Detroit native has gone on to become a legendary actor, comedian, producer, and more

Nearly 40 years ago, Bruce Campbell and fellow Royal Oak natives Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert raised $350,000 to create The Evil Dead. What began as a low-budget film Campbell starred in and co-executive produced turned into an international sensation. It was dubbed by Stephen King “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” following its showing at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival debut. The Evil Dead became a trilogy, with a remake of the first installment in 2013. The cult classics also inspired several video games and the comedy series, Ash vs Evil Dead, in which Campbell reprised his character, Ash Williams. 

Campbell went on to become a legendary actor, comedian, producer, director, and two-time The New York Times bestselling author. His other notable works include comedy-horror film Bubba Ho-Tep, crime drama Running Time, and the popular television spy series Burn Notice. He’s also lent his voice to several video games. 

At 61, Campbell is returning to his hometown for An Evening with Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead 2. Attendees will enjoy stories from his life and career, a live Q&A, and a screening of the Evil Dead sequel. Ages 18+. $35+. Sept. 26. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980;


Bruce Campbell: Even heroes are human (Requiem for Ash review)


Bruce Campbell’s paperback reissue of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash edition was on our must-read list for months. Fresh off special delivery, here is our take on the end of an era.

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Rooftop Screams - Evil Dead

Wed. 10/9 - Evil Dead (2013)

Special appearance by Dana DeLorenzo (star of Ash Vs Evil Dead, the Evil Dead television series) who will introduce the film and participate in a moderated Q&A after the screening.

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

• doors and bar open at 6:00 pm
• film screening starts just after sunset
• dine thanks to Umami Burger or pre-order The MontalBox (dinner-for-2 in picnic box custom made by Wood & Vine)


Friday, September 13, 2019

Thriller! Chiller! & ASIFA Central to host visiting artist, Tom Sullivan of ‘Evil Dead’ film fame

Thriller! Chiller! International Film Festival in partnership with ASIFA Central (The Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), Central Midwest Chapter announce that Tom Sullivan will be a visiting artist offering a lecture on Special FX history and the Evil Dead film series on Oct. 12 beginning at 6:30pm at the Wealthy Theatre.

A screening of director Sam Raimi’s Michigan-filmmaker-made cult horror comedy The Evil Dead will immediately follow the lecture. The screening is scheduled for 7:30pm. Tickets to both the lecture and film screening are $8 and will go on sale on Friday the 13th of September at the Wealthy Theatre box office or online at

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bruce Campbell Confirms He’s Done With Evil Dead; Wants To See A Remake Like ‘Evil Dead 2’

Interview Excerpt:

Bruce Campbell: I’d actually like to see a remake that is sorta like an Evil Dead 2. We let the lead character comment on what the hell is going on and let them be funny. Man or woman, you know.

A remake of Evil Dead 2 has never really been attempted. The remake of the first Evil Dead was to be a jumping-off point for more Evil Dead films. Allowing the comedic element of the original Evil Dead 2 would’ve been welcomed to the proposed remake franchise.

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Final Push for Evil Dead 2 The Board Game by Jasco Games

Evil Dead News received this email yesterday from Sean Canaday, Jasco Games:

We are entering our final 48 hours and would like to know if you could spread the word with a post on your blog. I have included images of the game contents and the expansion we were able to put together from other existing model files from the previous ED2 game.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today's Interview: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, actor and author of "Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash Edition."
Credit Mike Ditz


In Today's Interview, Wendy Barnett talks to Bruce Campbell about his new book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash Edition. He will be in Lexington for the 2019 Scarefest Horror Convention as the main headliner.

In this extended interview, they talk about his role as Ash Williams from Evil Dead, other actors that he admires, and "lollygagging."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

HourGlass Escapes - Evil Dead 2 Official Escape Room

Have you ever dreamed of making monsters? Knowing that make up and make believe would be your true calling?

Well, the owner of Hourglass Escapes did and you can ask him any question you would like. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Seth has always wanted to make monsters. Starting out in the film industry and working for theme parks in 1988, Seth was truly immersed into his dream come true job. Somewhere along the line between here and there, Seth discovered escape rooms and his world got so much more exciting. Ill let him tell you his story here on Find your escape

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Evil Dead: A Nightmare Reimagined (World Premiere at MondoCon 2019)

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD to theaters for the first time in 4K with a terrifying new soundtrack!

This special edition of EVIL DEAD presents the horror classic for the first time with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and a thrilling new 5.1 surround mix created by Marti Humphrey and Jussi Tegelman, the award-winning sound crew behind DRAG ME TO HELL and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

Star BRUCE CAMPBELL explains, “Mixing the sound for EVIL DEAD in the early 80’s, we were forced to shove everything into one monaural box. As a result, Joe LoDuca’s great score had to compete unfairly with Kandarian Demons, gore sound effects and lots of screaming. With this new release, Joe can finally have his dynamic composition mixed, balanced and featured properly – for perhaps the first time ever!”

Grindhouse Releasing owner Bob Murawski worked with Raimi to restore EVIL DEAD from the original 16mm camera negatives, and brought the stunning 4K transfer together with LoDuca’s new soundtrack. Murawski is an Oscar-winning film editor whose work with Sam Raimi includes DARKMAN, ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE GIFT, SPIDER MAN 1, 2, & 3, DRAG ME TO HELL, and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

“With this fantastic new score, Joe LoDuca proves that he’s the Bartok of blood, the Shostakovich of shock, the Mahler of the macabre.” Murawski said. “The new music, new sound mix and new 4K restoration have elevated EVIL DEAD from the scary to the sublime.”

Source: Mondo

New ‘Madballs’ Keychains Include Chucky, Tiffany, Evil Ash and Classic Pennywise

A new wave of “Horror Madballs” is soon on the way later this year from NECA and Kidrobot, and ToyArk lets us know today that brand new Madballs keychains are also coming soon!

“These smaller releases will be cast in PVC as opposed to foam,” the site details. They’ll be coming to us from Kidrobot, Big Shot Toy Works and digital artist Brian Oskins.
The wave of horror-themed Madballs keychains will include:

  • Army of Darkness – Evil Ash
  • Gremlins 2 – “Rambo” Gizmo
  • Gremlins – Stripe
  • Beetlejuice
  • IT 1990 – Pennywise
  • Misfits – The Fiend
  • Bride of Chucky – Chucky
  • Bride of Chucky – Tiffany
  • Kidrobot – Mascot
  • Kidrobot – Mascot Black and White Variant

Expect these to be released soon.