Thursday, August 28, 2008

Preliminary Tour Dates for 'My Name is Bruce'!!

From Mr. Campbell's site:

Hey, folks, here are the PRELIMINARY tour dates for My Name is Bruce. Venue information will be posted as soon as we firm it all up. Barring union strikes, hurricanes, flat tires or Diptheria, I will be personally appearing at each of these cities to introduce the film and do a spirited Q&A afterward. I look forward to seeing you all there!

10/26 Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse
Black Curtain screening/premiere
with Harry Knowles
10/31-11/2 NYC
11/5 Philadelphia, PA
11/7 Boston, MA
11/9 Hartford, CT
11/12 New Haven, CT
11/14 Baltimore, MD
11/15 Washington D.C.
11/19 Columbus, OH
11/20 Toledo, OH 11/21-23 Detroit, MI
11/28-30 Chicago, IL
12/3 Madison, WI
12/5-7 Minneapolis, MN
12/12 Seattle, WA
12/13-14 Portland, OR
12/15 Medford, OR
12/17 San Francisco, CA
12/18 Berkeley, CA
12/19-21 Los Angeles, CA


Featured Video: Artisan Bloodworking

Short documentary about gore-guru, Tom Sullivan; the mastermind behind the special effects of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series. Features an exclusive interview with Sullivan. Produced at the University of Wisconsin: Oshkosh by Erik Cieslewicz and Tim Ziegler.

Featured Site: Bruce Campbell Facts

"Fun facts about Bruce Campbell. A satire site"

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Rest In Peace Julius Carry

According to several sources including BET, Julius Carry - probably best known for his cult role as Sho’Nuff in the greatest film ever made, ever, The Last Dragon - died from complications related to pancreatic cancer on Tuesday.

He was a fantastic character actor who appeared in a ton of sit-coms and television shows, my personal favorite being his role as Lord Bowler in The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.


Sam Raimi Evil Dead 2 Screen Tests # 1 Deni Toledo 1986

Deni Toledo auditions for the role of Annie Knowby.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi Working Together on Sleeper?!

Yep it's true. Sam Raimi is producing an adaptation of Wildstorm's "Sleeper" comic book with Tom Cruise apparently "loosely attached" to star. Obviously Cruise's involvement is not set in stone, but his interest has boosted this comic book adaptation into the spotlight. The story centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

‘Evil Dead 4’ Won’t Rely On Younger Sidekick, Says Bruce Campbell

Two weeks ago, director Sam Raimi shocked Comic-Con with a declaration that “Evil Dead” would rise again. So when can we start salivating with anticipation?

“When he’s ready, I’m ready,” star Bruce Campbell told MTV News.

While nothing remains written or planned, Campbell and Raimi have actually discussed the long-anticipated movie at length, the man with the million dollar chin insisted, saying that they already have a basic idea of where to take Ash, the poor S-Mart clerk who’s already narrowly survived three adventures - the last of which, “Army of Darkness,” got released in 1992.

Part of that plan, naturally, involves accounting for the fact that the last “Evil Dead” movie got released in 1992.

“Sam gets to hide behind the camera. I can’t. But I think he’s planning on factoring that in,” Campbell revealed. “As like a major factor. It’d be a major liability, you know Ash runs out of breath or his back goes out and [stuff] like that. I mean I just blew my hamstring fighting a stunt guy for ‘Burn Notice,’ the show that I’m doing now. So there’s a little bit of truth to all of that!”

An older Ash? Why not, Campbell asked, especially given that this has truly been the year of the aging action star, what with movies like “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Indiana Jones” showcasing senior citizen commandos.

About those two movies though while we’re talking about them – you know those annoying characters played by Shia LaBeouf and Justin Long? The young sidekick character? Yeah, not so much gonna happen in “Evil Dead,” Campbell declared.

“I think the audience would be insulted if you did, because then you feel this obvious pressure to appeal,” he said. “The beauty of the ‘Evil Dead’ movies is that you’re only appealing to one demographic and that’s people who like horror movies. And you just have to please them. You don’t have to appeal to the studio. You’re already pleasing them by giving them part 4.”

Of course, for all his declarations, everything is just “smoke and mirrors at this point,” the actor said jokingly. But is there anything definitive he can tell us about “Evil Dead 4”?

“Nobody knows anything,” he said. “I mean if we were really smart [though], we’d go back to a handheld movie and shoot it in 16mm and find someplace in the middle of nowhere. And have a crew of 10 people. If we were smart.”


'My Name Is Bruce' Goes To Deadmonton

Anxious to finally get a chance to see Bruce Campbell’s latest directorial effort, My Name is Bruce? Willing to drive to, say, Canada to fulfill that dream? Then you’re in luck!

We just got a heads up from Derek Clayton, one of the organizers of Edmonton, Canada’s Deadmonton Horror Film Festival, that My Name is Bruce will be rearing it’s mug on the big screen during the festival’s October 24-26 run!

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Evil Dead 2 Workprint

This is a roughcut of the beginning and ending of Evil Dead 2. It contains different and missing dialogue, sound effects and special visual effects as well as some shots that didn't make it into the movie, like additional "Rift" footage.

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No Clear and Present Danger

You know how Paramount's theoretically developing a new Jack Ryan film with Sam Raimi? Well, someone forgot to get that in writing - and as of today, Raimi isn't officially attached to anything.

‘'Paramount doesn't have a deal with Raimi'', a reliable insider told us this morning.

Yep, no deal. The-home-of-the-Forrest-Gump-bench were quick to alert the trades that the "Spider-Man" director had been snapped up to bring the young analyst back to the screen, but not as quick to actually contract him to something. Obviously there's been conversations, and maybe even some kind of verbal agreement, but Raimi isn't bound to the film at all.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ghost House Underground Photo Preview

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'No Man's Land: Rise of the Reeker' (left), 'Trackman' (right)

On October 14th, Lionsgate Home Entertainment releases eight titles under Sam Raimi's Ghost House Underground banner.

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Army of Darkness and Evil Dead Comic Collection - eBay

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'Army of Darkness' - Hollywood Backlot - LA Times

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Afternoon set dressing. "Army of Darkness," 1992

"Army of Darkness" bad guys


Featured Video - Sam Raimi in 'Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except'

'Thou Shalt Not Kill...Except' is about a group of ex-Marines who take on a family of crazies (led by Raimi).

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Also known as Stryker's War - Click Here For IMDB Info

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

'My Name Is Bruce' One-Shot Available September 03, 2008!

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Bruce Campbell . . . Man. Hero. Legend. There isn't a challenge that Bruce can't face and conquer. Which is why he was kidnapped and brought to the town of Gold Lick to help defeat a Chinese demon by the name of Guan-Di. Unfortunately Bruce doesn't know that he's not just in another monster movie-Guan-Di is REAL! Now Bruce Campbell is in for the fight of his life!

Publication Date: September 03, 2008
Format: FC, 32 pages, One-shot
Price: $2.99

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Original Evil Dead Art Prints Signed Tom Sullivan - eBay

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Tom Sullivan was the Special Make-up Effects Artist for the Evil Dead series. This auction is for 2 Evil Dead related original art prints by Tom Sullivan. Each is signed by Tom, one in pen the other in sharpie. I obtained these prints directly from Tom himself. He designed the infamous Necronomicon ( and other props) shown in the Evil Dead films. These signed prints are an excellent addition to any Horror or Evil Dead Collection. Happy Bidding!

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Anthology Film Archive’s “New York City Vigilantes”


AUGUST 21-24

Beat the suffering summer heat with some of the finest
NYC vigilante films from the mid 70s to early 90s:




Bruce Campbell: Astrology and Birth Chart

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

ED2 and AOD re-released on UK DVD Sept 22nd

Optimum Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Evil Dead II for the 22nd of September, priced at around £19.99. A list of confirmed specs for the release can be found below, and we'll bring you the artwork shortly.

1.85:1 Widescreen Transfer (1080p/AVC)
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Making of Featurette

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Optimum Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of Army of Darkness for the 22nd of September, priced at around £19.99. A list of confirmed specs for the release can be found below, and we'll bring you the artwork shortly. Optimum have just submitted Army Of Darkness to the BBFC - and judging by the length of the film, it's the Director's Cut!

Deleted Scenes
More TBC

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'Drag Me to Hell' Clip - Redux

Watch it while you can . . .

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bruce Campbell | 50 Stand Out Celebrity Body Parts

Body Part: Chin

Abnormality: Awesome

Effect: It's strange how such a particular body part can become so iconic for a person. Certainly you can think of many, many actors who have become famous for their eyes, their legs or the more -uh -shapely parts of the human anatomy.

We can't think of anybody but Campbell, though, who has become so identified with an extraordinary chin that just always seems to be begging to be tilted defiantly at oncoming enemies -human, superhuman, or inhuman.

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Conquer This 'Army Of Darkness' Quiz

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Evil Dead German Fan Page

Diabolus666 emailed me a link to his Evil Dead fan page today. A very informative site. Thanks!
Translated into English

Friday, August 8, 2008

SDCC '08: Raimi, Lohman on Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell, a new horror picture opening in 2009 from Ghost House, was almost directed by someone else before Sam Raimi opted to take the helm himself.

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Sweded Army of Darkness

Sweded Army of Darkness took 3 months to shoot, and cost well over 120 million dollars. It is quite possibly the worst Sweded movie ever.
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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Evil Dead Chainsaw Prop

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Well, this is a prop I made some years ago while living in Arizona. I based it off the ones used in Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, but MORE to the point, I based it off the video game that was released for the PS2 Evil Dead: Hail to the King.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Featured Video - Evil What?

One of the better fan-made shorts. Source: redlens

B-Horror Comedies I Love Part Deux

Alien Apocalypse: This movie redefines the word cheese-fest. Its stupid, its campy, the FX are about as bad as it gets and its a must buy for fans of Bruce Cambell and the madness that is low budget scifi-horror. This is Planet of the Apes on a 15 cent budget. Its got some of the best sayings ever including the classic homophobic comments you just normally cant get away with. It also features some of the cheesiest 'epic' battle sequences ever put on film. (was it shot on film?).

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Bruce Campbell Needed - Portland, OR


Interview with Bruce Campbell

Editor and fan W. Andrew Powell interviews Bruce Campbell and Don Coscarelli during the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival for the film Bubba Ho-Tep.

An older interview, but a good one. Source: DustyNine

Monday, August 4, 2008

Professor Barnhardt's Journal: Interview: Bruce Campbell

So you seem to have a beer in your hand in every other scene you're in. What's really in those bottles? Water? Fresca? Real beer? Whose idea was it to have you drink a lot of brews?

The "drink" thing came with the role - that's who Sam is. To do it, we use colored bottles filled with good old water. In Miami, water has more value than actual beer, so it comes in handy on hot shooting days.

I heard you hurt yourself? Are they going to write that into the show?

I injured my hamstring while shooting. We will not be writing it in, just shooting around it while I heal.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008