Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Dead by Daylight’ Receiving Evil Dead DLC?

With today’s Demise of the Faithful update for Behaviour Interactive’s Dead By Daylight, some fans have noticed that with a number of the new perks in the Kill Your Friends game mode, they point towards everyone’s favourite chainsaw-wielding hero possibly being in the game at some point.

Along with a new killer in Plague, a new survivor in Jane Romero, and a new map, new perks include “Mettle of Man”, “Buckle Up” and “Flip-Flop”, all of which are labelled “Ashley J. Williams Perk”. The perks themselves are rare, but any fan of the Evil Dead series knows that Ash says these as part of his one-liners throughout the series.

The perks were found in the PS4 version of the game, and appear to have been left in accidentally by the update. Behaviour Interactive hasn’t commented on any of this (yet), nor have they issued a hotfix for the PS4 version.

It wouldn’t be much of a stretch for Dead By Daylight to include Ash, since the game already has the likes of Leatherface, Freddy and Michael Myers, alongside Laurie Strode as one of the survivors.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Invaluable – Ryan Meade Interview (Special Episode)

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On this special episode of Piecing It Together, I got a chance to interview Ryan Meade, the director of Invaluable, a new documentary on The Evil Dead and its art director Tom Sullivan. Any fan of Evil Dead (and we’re huge fans here on the show) needs to see this film as it sheds all kinds of new light on the making of the films, as well as giving a long overdue spotlight to Tom Sullivan. We also discuss Evil Dead’s inspirations and films that have been inspired by Evil Dead.

You can find more info about Invaluable as well as how to order it (and for a limited time it comes with an actual vial of soil from the cabin where they shot the original Evil Dead) on their Facebook page at

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Bruce Campbell Joins the Cast of Netflix’s Animated Zombie Series “The Last Kids on Earth”!

Netflix is turning the bestselling The Last Kids on Earth books into an animated series, and the voice cast has been announced this week. Deadline reports that horror icon Bruce Campbell will lend his voice to the series(!), alongside Mark HamillRosario Dawson, Catherine O’HaraKeith DavidGarland WhittMontse Hernandez and Charles Demers.

Nick Wolfhard will voice the main character, Jack Sullivan.

The Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious series filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.

Developed by Atomic Cartoons, the animated series is set to launch later this year.

Max Brallier, the writer of the books, is participating in the series as creator and executive producer. Scott Peterson will serve as showrunner.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Blu-ray Review: Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2 Is A Kinetic Live Action Looney Tunes Horror-Comedy

Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 is a rollercoaster of cinematic energy. It’s a live action Looney Tunes adventure, a balls-out crazy physical comedy extravaganza which just happens to be a horror sequel.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Gillian Greene dishes on “Fanboy”, “Yankees Suck”, and how her kids became extras

Gillian Greene didn’t always think she’d be a director. Or an actor for that matter. But between her father, Lorne Greene, and husband, Sam Raimi, things took a turn — or more of a “curve ball” as she’d call it.

Greene is just getting started on the path to mainstream film success with her latest flick, “Fanboy” — about a video store employee who heads to Hollywood when he finds out his favorite director is auditioning for the film — set for release on March 22. Grit Daily spoke with Greene unpack for her own inspiration into film, and what else is brewing in her directorial cauldron.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Anchor Bay cult-film champion Jay Douglas dead at age 65


Jay Douglas passed away on Tuesday after suffering from a heart attack in Green Valley, Arizona, according to Deadline. While Douglas might not have been a household name, he became one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of cult films starting back in 1995.

That was the year he joined Anchor Bay Entertainment, where he spent the next 10 years defining the company's collection of obscure genre films, long-forgotten classics, and some of the most infamous horror movies ever made. Anchor Bay became renowned in genre circles for their meticulous treatment of such cinematic oddities, particularly in a pre-streaming era where movies like that weren't always easy to come by.

"Our goal is to elevate these old films and B movies — if that’s what you call them," Douglas told the New York Times back in 1998.

In many ways, it was because of Douglas' work that some of our favorites found a second life in home video — horror classics like Dawn of the Dead and The Hills Have Eyes, outsider oddities such as Repo Man, and vintage superhero epics like 1984's Supergirl. In some cases, his work helped resurrect entire careers.

"Jay and Anchor Bay were instrumental in rekindling interest in the Evil Dead movies,” Bruce Campbell told Deadline earlier today, as Anchor Bay's acquisition of the Evil Dead franchise gave the actor's career a second wind. "For that, my partners and I will always be grateful. He was fun and smart and really a special guy."

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Gruemonkey Presents: Dana DeLorenzo interview

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We are back for the first show of 2019! Sorry for the wait. I (Anthony) was making a transition to a full time job around November onward and it just got busy. This week we have the lovely Dana DeLorenzo on the show. We discuss her early years of getting into the industry and getting into entertainment at a young age, getting into horror in her teenage years, video stores, and of course Ash vs Evil Dead! We had a lot of fun with this one and would love to have her on the show again for another great discussion!

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Sam Raimi-Produced Short THE WORST PLANET ON EARTH Makes Its Way Online: Exclusive BTS Video


Today, Joe and Lloyd Stas of Holomax have released a short film titled The Worst Planet on Earth. The team behind 2016’s Spooky Club, the duo are back and this time they’ve got the help of horror icon Sam Raimi as producer, alongside Debbie Liebling, of South Park and Dodgeball fame!

Sam Raimi explains, “After seeing Spooky Club, I was hooked and wanted more from Holomax. The Worst Planet on Earth surpassed my expectations in style and tone only to reinforce my already high opinion of these talented writer/directors.”

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