Thursday, July 31, 2008

HEY, MR. RAIMI, WHAT'S UP WITH EVIL DEAD?


This one deserves it's own header. When Raimi took the stage in Hall H to promote Drag Me To Hell, he inevitably faced an audience question about further Evil Dead collaboration with Bruce Campbell. His response was (vaguely) surprising.

"That's in the wheelhouse. I'd like to work on it with my brother Ivan when he comes up next week."

You could almost smell minor waves of 'holy shit!' rolling across the hall. Predictably, that quote made the rounds as 'Evil Dead 4 coming!!!!!11!OMG!'.

So I asked Raimi about his true intention when he was cornered on the press line a while later.

"Well, he's coming to town and we're going to talk about that, if he's got time to work on the script. Don't really have a next project lined up right now, and we'll end up writing about two or three pages of it, as we always do, and then work on something else. I really need to see this picture, get a first cut in, I want him to tell me what didn't work, where we have to fix it, where we have to tighten it up…I really need his input."

In other words, more Evil Dead is in the same place it's always been: a cool idea, but hardly a priority. It remains squarely in talking cat territory.

Source: chud.com

Sam Raimi and Disney Are Getting 'Transplants'



According to The Hollywood Reporter, Raimi and Disney are developing The Transplants, a project that's being kept under tight wraps, but is described as a superhero story with a comedic bent.

Source: www.cinematical.com

Comic Con: Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell!



The movie in question is Sam Raimi’s return to the horror genre with a flick called Drag Me To Hell. He showed up at the San Diego Comic Con with his cast in tow. Sam Raimi Alison Lohman, Justin Long, and Dileep Rao were all on hand to give the massive audience in Hall H a first look at his film… and wow did they deliver.

This article explains the clip shown at Comic Con.

Click Here For More - Source: cinemablend.com

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Quint is Dragged To Hell by Sam Raimi and Alison Lohman!!!



Quint: You don’t beat her up like you beat up Bruce?
Sam Raimi: No, I beat her up, too. Really intensely.
Alison Lohman: He hit a tombstone on my head!

Click here to find out more about The Classic's role in the movie, Ted Raimi's part and KNB . . . Source - http://www.aintitcool.com

Horror Machismo: Bruce Campbell

For the first edition of Horror Machismo we had to choose somebody who is not just a bad ass but also a witty f*cker. He kicks ass, takes names and will even steal your woman. He is Bruce Campbell but most of us know him as ASH.

Bruce Campbell is the man and no matter what film hes in whether its Evil Dead, Army of Darkness or Man with the Screaming Brain or Alien Apocalypse he delivers machismo, funny one liners and buckets of fun.

Slow Link - Source: www.horror-movies.ca

SDCC '08: 'Drag Me to Hell' Clip!



Watch it while you can . . .

"The Classic" lives!

Update: This video has been removed. Sorry folks.

SDCC '08: Wizard's First Rule (Legend of the Seeker) Panel Discussion



From 7/24/2008. This video and the one below just got added to YouTube yesterday.

Source: missdoomcookie

SDCC '08: Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert Discuss How They Met



From 7/24/2008.

Monday, July 28, 2008

COMIC-CON 2008: Sam Raimi, Drag Me To Hell Panel

Part One:

Part Two:


In Part Two, Sam Raimi states he was going to do a bit with Bruce Campbell for the movie. However, Bruce being "under contract" and scheduling conflicts (Bruce shooting "Burn Notice") prevented him from appearing in the movie. "The Classic", Mr. Raimi's 1973 yellow Oldsmobile Delta 88, does appear in the movie.

Source: mahalodotcom

Click Here For Some Photos from Yesterday's SDCC '08 Panel - Source- www.imdb.com

My Name Is Bruce (Official Slightly Extended Trailer)



This trailer is 6 seconds longer than other versions currently up and the music seems to be different. This came with an Enchanced CD that was given to attendees at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con who were able to meet Bruce Campbell(me!) at his Dark Horse Booth.

Source: www.youtube.com - JoeNostalgiaReturns

SDCC '08: Mark Verheiden's 'My Name Is Bruce' News

DARK HORSE PANEL: We showed some clips of MY NAME IS BRUCE to a packed and wildly appreciative crowd, followed by an appearance by Mr. Campbell himself. Who proceeded to deliver a riotous series of bon mots in response to audience questions, and even gave an especially vociferous fan $2.00 for a high compliment. I sat mutely on stage and watched the master at work. I think the only real way to describe the event is... "groovy."

Dark Horse had the BRUCE trailer on a continuous loop down at their booth, and since BRUCE was shot in high-def, it looks friggin' amazing! Prints are currently being struck and Bruce himself intends to tour 20 to 30 cities this Fall, so keep your eyes peeled for MY NAME IS BRUCE at a theater near you! (Assuming, as Bruce said, you live near a major metropolitan area!)

Source: verheiden.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 26, 2008

SDCC '08: Official My Name is Bruce Poster

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Sitting all nice and cozy-like behind Bruce Campbell during a signing at the Dark Horse booth today was this official one-sheet for My Name is Bruce.

Click Here For More Info - Source: shocktillyoudrop.com

SDCC '08: 'My Name is Bruce Art', Release Month

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While walking around the San Diego Comic Con we were given a CD that featured new artwork for My Name is Bruce, which was written and directed by Bruce Campbell. In addition, the CD confirms a November release date for the film that he also stars in.

Click Here For More Info - Source: www.bloody-disgusting.com

Editor's Note: Mark Verheiden wrote 'My Name Is Bruce'.

Bruce Campbell at Comic Con 2008

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Source: www.shocktillyoudrop.com
Another Pic of Bruce Here - Source: www.shocktillyoudrop.com

Evil Dead 4 - Sequel Plans


Direct from Sam Raimi’s mouth - next week his brother Ivan is visiting and Sam would like to start work on Evil Dead 4.

That’s what we just heard here at Comic-Con 2008.

“I’d love to make another Evil Dead picture. And actually that’s in the wheelhouse. I’d like to work on it with my brother Ivan [Raimi] when he comes up next week.”

And he would like to work with Bruce Campbell again - He said he wants to test Bruce’s pain tolerance. Awesome! Does this mean he’s offering him the lead? Not yet. But something is brewing.

Geeks and horror-lovers, let’s hope this makes it all the way to fruition.


Click Here For More Info - Source: www.movie-moron.com
Some More Info Here - Source: geeksofdoom.com

Evil Dead: The Animated Musical

Part One:

Part Two:


Source: Morty340

Evil Dead done in Everybody's Golf







Sam Raimi's classic terror-cam recreated in cute-o-vision

Source: www.gamesradar.com

Friday, July 25, 2008

Legend of the Seeker (Wizard's First Rule) Trailer



Well, the big news to come out of the Wizard's First Rule panel was that the series is not going to be called Wizard's First Rule. The new title is Legend of the Seeker. Why? Well, according to panelists and author Terry Goodkind the name change was made to focus on the hero of the book itself rather than the main book of the series.

Source: JustSayNoToNutbread

Click Here For More - Source: www.tvsquad.com

Additional SDCC 08 Info Here - Wizard's First Rule First Look - Source: tv.ign.com

SDCC 08: Sam Raimi Wants To Direct Spiderman 4 HD



Source: MMEVIDEO

Mass Effect - Army of Darkness Reference

I just noticed an Army of Darkness reference in Mass Effect. When the computer girl asks you for the code, you can murmur something. Evil Dead fans should notice this. I chuckled a bit when I saw this.

Source: masseffect.bioware.com/forums

Thursday, July 24, 2008

'Drag Me to Hell' - Street Scene on YouTube!


A street scene from Sam Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" is filmed on Sunset Blvd, June 2008.
Source: nikitins

Monday, July 21, 2008

SDCC '08: Hi-Res Look at Drag Me to Hell

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Hi-res version of the same photo from last week.


Source: www.bloody-disgusting.com

Dark Horse SD Comic-Con Schedule - Bruce Campbell/Mark Verheiden

Bruce will be promoting his new film on Sat. 7/26 - that's this Saturday - from 1:30 – 3:00 PM, at the Dark Horse booth, #2615.

http://www.comic-con.org/

Ted Raimi is somewhere there too, at the Sony Columbia booth, promoting the 30 Days of Night prequel.

Source: www.sf-fandom.com


As for Mark Verheiden, 'My Name Is Bruce' writer:

It's actually very simple this year, the only panel I'm planning to appear on is the Dark Horse presentation, 12:00 to 1:00 on Saturday, Room 2. I believe there may be a special appearance by a certain Mr. B.C., but regardless, clips from the long awaited My Name Is Bruce have been promised.

Source: verheiden.blogspot.com

Burn Notice Gallery - 90 Pics from Season One




Click Here To View All 90 Pics! - Source: www.bruce-campbell.com

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Evil Dead 2 Vestron Video International Trailer



Thanks to VestronDan!

Sam Raimi's Fear is Real

We wrote about Sam Raimi's new series 13: Fear is Real a couple months ago. Now we've seen the first preview that The CW shared with journalists at the Television Critics Association event in Beverly Hills.

First thing you'll notice is the Jigsaw (from Saw) styled voice telling you the premise of the show, as if he were a diabolical serial killer rounding up the 13 victims. The reality show contestants are bussed into the Louisiana Bayou and "killed off" one by one. The title sequence had the obligatory ominous industrial music and the titles with the skipping shutter effect.

Source: tv.ign.com

Friday, July 18, 2008

EW's Comic-Con '08 Preview: 'Drag Me To Hell' - First Photo!

Alison Lohman in 'Drag Me to Hell' - Click to enlarge image:

DRAG ME TO HELL

Starring Alison Lohman, Lorna Raver
Directed by Sam Raimi

Raimi (Spider-Man) returns to his horror roots (The Evil Dead). Lohman (White Oleander) plays a loan officer who won't give one to an old lady (Raver) and gets hexed for her heartlessness. ''She makes one bad choice, then she spends the next 80 minutes overpaying for it,'' Raimi says. (Hits theaters May 29, 2009)
At Comic-Con: The director will screen film footage.


Source: www.ew.com

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Brutal Massacre DVD Review: Brutally Funny




Brtual Massacre: A Comedy, due on DVD next week, is an often-spot-on mockumentary not only about horror movies, but about the filmmaking process as a whole.

Source: horror.about.com
Click Here For The Full Review

‘Wizard’s’ First Show Airs Nov. 1

The return of first-run fantasy/sci-fi weekend syndication has an official date. “Wizard’s First Rule” will hit the small screen the weekend of Nov. 1, beginning with a two-hour premiere on stations.

“Adapting Terry Goodkind’s brilliant work for television is a thrilling opportunity,” said Executive Producer Sam Raimi. “The amazing characters and heartfelt story, combined with the captivating backdrop of New Zealand, will have viewers on the edge of their seats.”


Source: www.tvweek.com

SDCC '08: Raimi's Drag Me to Hell Preview

A brief update on Universal's Saturday panel at the San Diego Comic-Con... The studio will now be offering some sort of preview for Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell which is now in post-production.

Source: shocktillyoudrop.com

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

WITCHES' NIGHT THEATRICAL PREMIERE!



At the Wilmette Theater - 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette, IL
Two Nights Only - Don't Miss It!
Friday, July 18th @7:30pm
Saturday, July 19th @ 9:30pm

This throwback to the horror classics of the 70's is funny, sexy, and scary-- a good, old-fashioned adventure tale full of booze, babes, bodies, and blood. Featuring Betsy Baker from Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD.

Source: www.witchesnight.com
Click Here For The Trailer

AMC - Blogs - Monsterfest - Stacie Ponder

The outrageousness of the gore escalates to the point where you simply have to laugh, sure; Evil Dead is nothing if not completely over the top.

Source: blogs.amctv.com/monsterfest

Under the Knife - Evil Dead: The Musical Review



So, there’s no easy way to go about reviewing a musical, but I’m going to try my best here folks. I suppose the best possible way is to simply break things down into acts and songs, and then voice an overall opinion of the musical.

Act 1 - Click Here For More - Source: thehealingtouch.wordpress.com
Act 2 - Click Here For More

Monday, July 14, 2008

Enjoy a MASSACRE with the EVIL DEAD Ladies



Anchor Bay Entertainment has announced a special Q&A with two of the Ladies of THE EVIL DEAD to introduce a showing of BRUTAL MASSACRE in LA this Friday, July 18. Ellen Sandweiss (pictured) and Betsy Baker, who have roles in Stevan Mena’s mockumentary/satire of B-horror filmmaking, will introduce the movie and answer audience queries before the midnight show at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theaters (8000 Sunset Boulevard).

Click Here To Read More - Source: www.fangoria.com

Ladies of the Evil Dead Comic-Con Signing Schedule - July 24th-27th

Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker
ThursdayAA113:00 pm–7:00 pm
FridayAA153:00 pm–7:00 pm
SaturdayAA103:00 pm–7:00 pm
SundayAA142:00 pm–5:00 pm

Source: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_autographs.php

General Info Here:
http://www.comic-con.org/

Bruce on Burn Notice's 2nd Season Opening!

Season Two Premiere nets Best Total Viewers ever for the series

The season two premiere of BURN NOTICE got off to a red-hot start, delivering a 4.02 household rating and 5.4 million total viewers.

Compared to the series premiere of BURN NOTICE last summer the season two premiere was up 35% in total viewers.

BURN NOTICE was by far the #1 cable program on Thursday night.

Click Here For More Of Bruce's Note Here

Evil Dead: The Musical Must Close September 6th

Yes, it's true. This is your LAST chance to see Toronto's Favourite Show.

Don't let the title scare you. It's the FUNNIEST show in Toronto and received unanimous 4 star reviews from the Star, Sun, Globe, NOW & EYE.

Due to the theatre being leased out for other events, Evil Dead: the Musical MUST CLOSE September 6.

The final weeks are guaranteed to sell out, so be sure to buy your tickets now in order to get great seats for Toronto's longest running Canadian musical of the past 15 years.

Come and see the show EVERYONE is talking about. This is your LAST chance.

Don't miss out Buy your tickets now,

And keep checking out dieselplayhouse.com to see the upcoming programming for the Fall.

Source: www.evildeadthemusical.com

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Campbell Talks New Projects



Campbell: It was very difficult directing myself because I got in raging arguments with myself all day long. As you know, I’m very difficult. So that’s really the biggest trouble. Next time I’m going to do the sequel without Bruce.

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Saturday, July 12, 2008

AOD S-Mart Ending - Have You Ever Noticed?

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Haha, something funny I picked up last night while watching this that I'd never noticed before...

In the S-Mart ending, look at the right hand side of the frame, as the camera tracks in from the Deadite to Ash in the last "Hail to the king baby" shot; standing there is none other than Bridget Fonda as Linda, even though she's obviously meant to died at the beginning of the film! Guess they really were desperate for extras, which accounts for William Lustig and Bernard Rose hovering around in the background as S-Mart customers...

Source: originaltrilogy.com

Thanks to djsmokingjam for noticing this goof!

Rob Tapert To Appear at Comic-Con - Wizard's First Rule



Thursday, July 24 3:00-4:00 Wizard’s First Rule— A first look at the upcoming action-adventure series Wizard's First Rule with book author Terry Goodkind and show executive producers Robert Tapert (Xena: Warrior Princess), Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man).

Source: www.robtapert.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

The 24 GREATEST Action Horror Films Ever Made



With a respectable body count of 19, a co-starring role from Bruce Campbell as well as cameos by Sam Raimi, Richard Roundtree and director Lustig himself - Maniac Cop is still ruling the streets 20 years later!

Source: www.omghorror.com

FEARnet, IDW adapt new "30 Days of Night" web series to comics

FEARnet, the world's premiere horror and thriller website and on-demand service, and IDW Publishing, the publishers of the acclaimed, best-selling 30 Days of Night graphic novels, have teamed up to create a 16-page, limited-edition comic book adaptation of FEARnet's upcoming web series 30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust. The special, limited edition collectible comic book will be distributed exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con on July 26th at FEARnet's booth #4313. Only 10 thousand issues are being created for distribution.

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Thursday, July 10, 2008

ANCHOR BAY DVD GIVEAWAY - Brutal Massacre



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Source: efilmcritic.com

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Sam Raimi at San Diego Comic Con Thurs. 7/24



3:00-4:00 Wizard's First Rule-Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) and Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager) give you a first look at the upcoming television series Wizard's First Rule. The one-hour weekly series, premiering in late fall, is based on Terry Goodkind's bestselling epic fantasy series The Sword of Truth, which follows the extraordinary transformation of woodsman Richard Cypher into a magical leader who joins with a mysterious, beautiful woman to stop a bloodthirsty, sinister tyrant. Join Sam and Ken for a moderated interview and audience Q&A session! Room 6B

Source: www.movieweb.com

Reminder: Bruce Campbell and the Ladies of the Evil Dead are also scheduled to appear at the San Diego Comic Con.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bruce Campbell on 'Evil Dead 4'



Campbell: "If Sam's not the guy behind the camera then there's no reason for me to be in front of the camera. ... What are you going to make? A $200 million 'Evil Dead' movie?"

Click here to view the video.

Click Here For More Of The Interview - Source: www.ew.com

Bruce Campbell's Newsroom Updated!

Tons of news on Mr. Campbell's site.

Click Here To Read More

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dark Horse Comics, Inc. - Company Overview Updated

Currently scheduled for 2008 are a Bruce Campbell sequel, My Name Is Still Bruce, and a John Landis horror film, Cut.

Source: www.darkhorse.com

Nothing surprising here since the news of a 'My Name Is Bruce' sequel broke late last month, but it's good to see it in print from Dark Horse Indie.

Bruce Campbell Talks BURN NOTICE



In the second in our series of interviews with the cast and creative team of BURN NOTICE, theTVaddict.com proudly presents a round table discussion, well really rectangular table discussion with Bruce Campbell — who was kind enough to spend time with theTVaddict.com Senior Editor Amrie Cunningham [as well as numerous other media outlets] on a recent visit to the set.

Source: thetvaddict.com

Season 2 begins July 10th - Thursdays at 10:00 p.m. on USA.

Joss Whedon Lives in a CABIN IN THE WOODS

You've seen Sam Raimi do it. You've seen Eli Roth do it. And now Whedon and Goddard are taking on the "cabin in the woods" sub-genre which I'm sure will once again assure us to stay the fuck away from spooky cabins in the woods, no matter the potential teenage debauchery.

Source: www.collider.com

Did Evil Dead 2 Rip Off Betty Boop?



Nah, but interesting to watch. The actual origin of the "laughing room" scene:

The "laughing room" scene, where all the objects in the room seemingly come to life and begin to cackle maniacally along with Ash, came about after Spiegel jokingly used a gooseneck lamp to visually demonstrate a Popeye-esque laugh.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_Dead_II

Evil Dead 2's "Laughing Room" Scene

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Release Date for 'Drag Me to Hell'

Ghost House Pictures will release Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell on May 29, 2009. The move shows distributor Universal's confidence in Raimi's PG-13 return to horror, and just maybe it's hoping to bank on the time frame given The Strangers' success this year. That film was released on the May 29th weekend.

Source: www.shocktillyoudrop.com

'Brutal Massacre' World Premiere - July 5th & 6th in NYC



Don't miss your chance to see the Ladies of the Evil Dead this weekend in 'Brutal Massacre: A Comedy'.

Tickets: www.twoboots.com/pioneer

Update 7/05/2008

Additional dates/show times at the Pioneer:

SUN July 6 - 9PM & 11PM
MON July 7 - 9PM
TUE July 8 - 11PM
WED July 9 - 11PM
THU July 10 - 11PM
WED July 16 - 11PM
THU July 17 - 11PM
SUN July 20 - 9PM
MON July 21 - 9PM
TUE July 22 - 9PM

The Laemmle Sunset theater in Los Angeles is playing the film on 7/11 and 7/12 for midnight screenings.

BRUTAL MASSACRE will also play at the upcoming TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND - Sunday, July 20, 2008, 6:00 pm CST.

Click Here For More Info - www.texasfrightmareweekend.com

The Granada Theater
3524 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

Source 1: www.brutalmassacre.com/eventsH.htm
Source 2: www.imdb.com - bristoll-1

'Evil Dead 2' Thai Poster on eBay

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Source: ebay.com

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bruce in Complex Magazine in October



See Bruce's story and photo in Complex Magazine, hitting news stands October 7th.

Source: www.bruce-campbell.com

Bruce Campbell in New Hellboy Game



I just got an email with this bit of info:

Just a heads up - it appears Bruce is the voice of Lobster Johnson, "the secret character", in the new Hellboy game (The Science Of Evil) that's just being released on various platforms. Guillermo Del Toro issued a cryptic statement about someone doing a voice in the game that he hopes to have reprise the character in Hellboy III should it get made, and Bruce's presence has been confirmed by quite a few people who have played the game so far.

Thanks to James!

MY NAME IS BRUCE - Bruce Campbell Blabs

It's been awhile since I reported on the long-awaited (at least by me, since I wrote it!) feature release MY NAME IS BRUCE. But last I heard, we're still on track for some theatrical play this October, then a DVD release in January 2009. Of course I have about as much influence over that as I do the temperature, so "changes may occur"... but that was the last best plan. There may be other, better plans, and if I learn of them, I will bring them to your attention post-haste!

Meanwhile, star/director Mr. Bruce Campbell himself chit-chatted about the movie and his role on Burn Notice with the folks at Fangoria. The result can be found at:

http://www.fangoria.com/fearful_feature.php?id=6841

Source: verheiden.blogspot.com

AOD: Home Sweet Hell #10 Preview



Available July 2, 2008

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=623&disp=table