Monday, August 5, 2019

'Evil Dead: The Musical' returns to Detroit this fall

We're going to need more blood!

The campy cult horror classic Evil Dead is, after nearly four decades, revered as a hallmark of the horror genre — and also perhaps one of the most unlikely candidates for a musical adaptation.

Returning for its annual fall-time six-week engagement starting Sept. 26 is Evil Dead: The Musical, which will, once again, get hella gory at Detroit's City Theatre — this time with familiar faces (David Schoen as Jake and Garett Michael Harris as Ash) and some new blood.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

[Trailer] ‘Within the Woods’ is a Pitch-Perfect Fan Tribute to ‘The Evil Dead’

Before they made The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi and friends first put together a concept pitch that was titled Within the Woods, and the rest is movie history. The 1978 short, starring Bruce Campbell, is what allowed Raimi to make the 1981 feature, and fan Eric Yoder has now come along all these years later to make his own tribute to The Evil Dead, titled…Within the Woods!

Written and directed by Yoder, Within the Woods is an upcoming fan film tribute to Raimi’s classic horror film, and to say the very least, Yoder absolutely *nailed* the aesthetics.

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Ted Geoghegan's ('Satanic Panic', 'Mohawk', 'We Are Still Here') thoughts on this fan film tribute:

Lights, camera, action in Birmingham

Birmingham Museum staffer and movie buff Kyle Phillips will present a free lecture on how Birmingham and its surroundings have figured into numerous feature films, short films and commercials in the last of a series of free museum lectures on Thursday, August 8, at 7 p.m. at Baldwin Public Library.

“I’ve always been interested in movies,” said Phillips. “When I first started working at the Birmingham Museum, there was an exhibit display for the ‘People of Birmingham’ bicentennial exhibit on actors Tim Allen and Bruce Campbell, and director Sam Raimi, who were all from this area. I was surprised by this and became very curious about other aspects of Birmingham’s connection to films and film making.”

When the opportunity to give a presentation on the topic came up, Phillips jumped at the chance to learn more and present a lighthearted lecture on Birmingham's contribution to writing, acting and producing film.

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Final Schedule Has Been Released For Flashback Weekend 2019 – Convention Runs from August 2nd Through August 4th in Chicago


It’s hard to believe that yet another Flashback Weekend is upon us once again, with the longest-running horror convention in Chicago set to take over the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th. This year's festivities look to be a stellar time for genre fans, with a cavalcade of notable guests descending upon the three-day event. If you happened to miss our previous coverage of the various talent announcements for Flashback (you can check them out HERE), for this year’s convention, Bruce Campbell is returning to Chicago and will be reuniting with both Sam and Ted Raimi to celebrate all things Evil Dead.

Flashback Weekend will be playing host to a Night of the Creeps Reunion on Saturday evening with director Fred Dekker, co-stars Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Steve Marshall, Allan Kayser, Ken Heron, and Robert Kurtzman (who also worked on the film’s effects) in attendance. And for you Candyman fans out there, you’re not going to want to miss out on seeing both Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, who will be appearing all weekend.

FBW will also be celebrating both A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master over the weekend with Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Brooke Theiss, and Toy Newkirk in attendance. And for those of you Svengoolie fans out there, the legendary horror host is being feted on Friday night after 40 years of appearing on the small screen.

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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Ash's car!

What a surprise! This is Ash's car from Ash vs the Evil Dead series including the Boom Stick showcased at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019.😎

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Horror Legend Bruce Campbell on Why Superhero Films Are Getting Boring

We at io9 are longtime fans of Bruce Campbell, so we were jazzed (and honestly quite starstruck) when we got an opportunity to sit down with him at San Diego Comic-Con to chat.

Campbell has worn lots of hats in the film industry, with credits that span acting, producing, directing, hosting, and even recording sound effects. He also hates an equal number of things in the film industry: money in Hollywood, heavy costumes, excessive green screening—and superheroes, apparently. (He may be the only executive producer I’ve ever met who seems to resent a large budget.)

During our time with the horror-staple, we discussed his new venture for the Travel Channel, a revival of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!—along with a bunch of other topics, including Evil Dead, the pitfalls of filmmaking, and why Batman v Superman was a terrible, no-good, very bad idea.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

"Evil Dead" Descendant Bros Brett and Drew Pierce Bring "The Wretched"

Brothers Brett and Drew Pierce grew up downstate with a father whose interest filmmaking and special effects led him to work with Sam Raimi on the cult classic Evil Dead.

Fast forward nearly 40 years: The Pierce brothers are all grown up and bringing their own horror movie to the Traverse City Film Festival — one that was shot in Leelanau County.

Northern Express reached out to Brett Pierce to talk about the film, becoming a filmmaker, and making movies in Michigan.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

WITHIN THE WOODS Trailer | The Evil Dead Fan Film

Based on the cult horror classic "The Evil Dead"
This is just a trailer put together for fun until the film can be completed.

Written/Directed by: Eric Yoder
Produced by: Michael Nicle

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