Friday, October 30, 2009

New Evil Dead Website -

Book Of The Dead, the definitive Evil Dead website is now live!

The site has been in production for months and will be the definitive online resource covering every aspect of the Evil Dead trilogy, from the early Super-8 days, through Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 & Army Of Darkness, and beyond.

I Finally Saw Evil Dead The Musical...Now I'm Doing Laundry

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Mike Bookey
There was a moment late last night as I scrubbed fake blood off my fleece jacket when I wondered if my decision to attend the evening’s performance of Evil Dead: The Musical was worth it. And I decided that yes, indeed, it was well worth it. If I were a punny guy, I would say it was a bloody good time. But I’m not.

The show has been well-received throughout town and last week even attracted the attention of Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in the films. The Medford resident came up for a show a couple weeks ago and gave it a thumbs up, sticking around for a Q and A session and photos with the cast.

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Horror Hero Sam Raimi Reveals His Favorite Scary Movies For Halloween

Eric Ditzian writes:
When I had a chance to talk with Sam Raimi – he of the many righteous "Evil Dead" pictures – I had to get his thoughts on the matter. The first thing he told me was that the horror genre scares the crap out of him. "It's hard to sit through them," he confessed. "I really enjoy it when I'm in the middle of it, it's just hard to approach the theater." The second thing he said is that he loves them dearly. The third and fourth and fifth and sixth? Those scary movies he cherishes the most – and one he can't wait to see.

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Halloween Costume: EVIL DEAD/ARMY OF DARKNESS - $40 (Harborcreek, PA)

GREAT LAST MINUTE COSTUME IDEA. YOU CAN GO AS ASH FROM EVIL DEAD MOVIES. Made costume myself for party last week and no longer need it.

You get the chainsaw arm, sawed off shotgun (its a painted dart gun toy from wal-mart and does come with its original orange tip for legal/safety purposes), sheath, gauntlet arm (great option for keeping you in character when you cannot wear your chainsaw arm around the party the whole time), battledamaged shirt.

$40/obo. Cash only. All offers considered. Local Pickup Only.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Raimi's Evil Dead Returns to the Big Screen

Sam Raimi's seminal 1981 film The Evil Dead is being resurrected for a midnight movie run.

This theatrical release gives fans a chance to experience the original as it was intended to be seen. "Nothing can prepare an audience for what they are about to see, because nothing punishes an audience like EVIL DEAD - especially on the big screen," says Bruce Campbell. "I'm really glad it's back. People are gonna be hurt."

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Army Of Darkness [Theatrical Version](1992): Breakdown by Rantbo

Rant writes:
The Evil Dead films are quite unique, as the progression in style over the course of the trilogy is unlike any other. The first film is straight up horror, with mild comedic moments peppered in-between (tree rape). The second sacrifices a portion of the terror in exchange for much larger comedic play, which, best I can describe, is like watching a THREE STOOGES film, where the Stooges have been possessed by demons and are trying to kill one another. Then with the third film, Raimi decided to take the style of part two, but set it in medieval times and add a large scale epic-action battle and love story into the mix, thus making AOD an Action/Horror/Romantic-Slapstick-Comedy/Period/War film. And the fucked up thing is, it works.

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How to Read Evil Dead and Why

mlawski writes:

Ah, but what of The Evil Dead (a.k.a. Evil Dead 1), the first film of the series? Although it is not nearly as amusing as its sequels, and though its violence is possibly more brutal than even Oscar-winner Peter Jackson’s classic Dead Alive, I would nevertheless characterize it as a horror-comedy, as well.

Here’s the difference, though. Where Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness show a blend of horror and comedy, Evil Dead 1 seems to be two separate movies: one a horror movie and one a comedy.

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Remember That Evil Dead 2 Bass Guitar?

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Here's a pic of the man himself and sk3tch3dx with that bass.


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Alesmith’s Evil Dead Red Coming out for Halloween!

Halloween is time for Alesmith’s annual Evil Dead Red specialty brew (available on draft only). Vivid mahogany color, good head formation and retention. Rich, chewy, toasty, malty flavors perfectly balanced by a moderate hoppy bitterness.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chris Gore as Ash on G4's "Attack of the Show!" DVDuesday Segment

Film expert Chris Gore is back for a whole new round of DVD reviews, and this time, he and Sara Jean Underwood cover Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Will Ferrell's stage performance as George Bush in You're Welcome, America, the thriller Orphan and more.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

The Occulterers!

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Hayden Black writes:
While we gear up The Cabonauts, we’ve been keeping busy with a brand new comedy/horror series that debuts today. The Occulterers stars Ellen Sandweiss (The Evil Dead), James C. Leary (Buffy, The Cabonauts), Camden Toy (Buffy, Angel), Amy Kline (I <3 Vampires) and my good self Hayden Black!

The 6-episode series airs one new episode every night this week thru Halloween following a bunch of VERY dysfunctional ghost hunters as they spend the night in Castle Vampire in Transylvania. It’s accompanied by 6 x 1 hour live feeds where you can watch for yourself what goes on there. If you see anything spooky, twitter the team at @TheOcculterers.

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Army of Darkness at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, GA

Thursday, Oct 29 10:00p


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Nasties Review #18: The Evil Dead

The most famous entry in the nasties cannon is explored in this upgraded episode of the Nasties Review.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sam Raimi Interview

Marshall Julius writes:
A fan-favourite director who gave an appreciative world its first decent live action Spider-Man spectacles, with another couple planned for the near future, Sam Raimi was once a filmmaker synonymous with horror: visual, comical, terrifying flights of the fantastic known to one and all as the Evil Dead trilogy. Most recently, Raimi returned to those roots to shoot by far the scariest, funniest and all-out barmiest fright flick of the year, Drag Me To Hell, an instant classic that’s both highly recommended and available now from Xtra-vision, on Blu-ray and DVD, to add to your list.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Topless Robot - The 10 Least Essential Works of Bruce Campbell

Brian Heiler writes:
Bruce Campbell. Actor. Author. Director. And perhaps most importantly, a god to nerd-kind. Never before has a celebrity so accepted their B-movie fate and found their way into our nerdy hearts.

We all know Bruce's hits, but in order to truly understand Bruce himself, we have to know his misses as well. Thus, out of love and admiration, Topless Robot presents the 10 least essential works of Bruce Campbell.

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Bollywood Remake of The Evil Dead

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SECRET IDENTITY: Five Comic Book Characters Bruce Campbell Should Play

Josh Wigler writes:

Campbell—an absolute superstar in the geek genre thanks to the "Evil Dead" franchise, "Bubba Ho-Tep" and more—would be great in a variety of comic book roles outside of "Spider-Man 4," don't you think?

Personally, I think that Campbell works best in a supporting capacity when it comes to established franchises—so given that caveat, here are five supporting comic book roles that I think the actor would knock out of the park.

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Ash & The Necronomicons: Seeking FEMALE GUITARIST for Evil Dead/ARMY OF DARKNESS Tribute Band (NYC)

Band is currently 3 guys (bass, drums, lead guitar player) and 1 girl (keys). Everybody sings.

Be a great performer (as well as, at minimum, a solid rhythm player). Vocals a plus, but not required. Our shows will be high energy and theatrical -- we won't be simply standing around in our trendiest outfits trying to look cool; the world has enough bands like that already.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where 'Evil Dead' began

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John Monaghan
The Ringwald's staging of "Evil Dead: The Musical" comes with an important distinction: It's playing just a stone's throw from the building where the "Evil Dead" filmmakers once had their production offices.

Earlier this month, the City of Ferndale dedicated a plaque near the Pioneer Office Building, 195 W. Nine Mile in downtown Ferndale, where Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, all born and raised in metro Detroit, once ran Renaissance Pictures. It was where they produced the first two "Evil Dead" movies and the campy thriller "Crimewave" between 1979 and 1987.

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Featured Artwork: Army Of Darkness Photoshop Tutorial - Lazaro Gomez

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Fancore Pirate Radio » Severed Limbs

Yes, the horror genre as many sub categories, a few of which we plan to explore this season. This sub-genre is one of the most exclusive to the horror field. There are only a few, (I restrained myself from saying “handful”) to speak of and that is just what we’re going to do here. So, sit back and take notes on no less than six creepy, crawling and nail-bitingly mischievous movies that feature severed hands.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Review: Within The Woods

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Horror/Comedies: A Growing Cult Phenomenon Of The Last 20 Years

Evan Crean writes:
Like the first "Evil Dead" movie, "Evil Dead 2" developed a cult following due to exposure on home video and on television. Audiences found a horror movie that satisfied their desire for gore while at the same time tickled their funny bone. This new brand of horror film pointed to clichés in the industry and encouraged viewers not to take them so seriously, but rather to laugh at their growth into stereotypes.

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Featured Item: Army of Darkness (1992), Ash costume and metal armor

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Metal chest armor, knee armor and elbow armor, shirt, pants, cape, broach and stunt sword are all film used. Shoes Ash bust, belt and gauntlet hand are replicas for display.

The metal chest armor and knee and elbow armor are the only set made for and used in the film. This display is years in the making and my favorite piece from from favorite film.

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Poll: Who Should Bruce Campbell Play In 'Spider-Man 4'?

Rick Marshall writes:
With fans buzzing about a potential debut for face-changing villain Chameleon or the master of illusion, Mysterio, there's the possibility that all of Campbell's cameo roles could actually be the same person. Of course, those rumors are at odds with some arguing that he'd make a better Kraven the Hunter than either of the two aforementioned bad guys.

Heck, the "Evil Dead" actor was a ring announcer in the first film, a theater usher in the second and a nasty waiter in the third—but could these roles be connected? Should they be?

I've compiled a poll listing some of the characters Campbell's name has been mentioned with by readers, as well as a few other options. Now it's your turn to let us know who you'd like to see the "Evil Dead" actor play in "Spider-Man 4."

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Mike Fish
THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS is definitely for the fans. Jeff Katz and James Kuhoric construct the story using the survivors from both A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and FRIDAY THE 13TH franchises, and it’s a little bit sweeter knowing who these characters are rather than a stereotypical teen getting a machete to the gut. All have gathered together to take down these two monsters of mayhem, but something’s missing. Someone that likes to carry a boomstick at all times.

Thrown in the middle of it all is Ashley Williams, aka The Chosen One to battle the Necronomicon. And after successfully defeating the two monster machines in the first comic book series, poor old Ash finds himself back at square one after Jason Voorhees finds out where he lives, and takes care of his girlfriend. (WARNING: Ladies, do not date Ash. Your chances of dying are pretty high and full.) So it’s an all out war now with FREDDY VS JASON VS ASH: THE NIGHTMARE WARRIORS. But is it good amidst all this chaos in characters in and plotting?

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Blu-Ray Review: Sam Raimi’s ‘Drag Me to Hell’ a Great Halloween Choice

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Brian Tallerico
I expect “Drag Me to Hell” to find a loyal, devoted audience on Blu-Ray and DVD. Horror always does well at home and the “Unrated” tag on the release is likely to draw in fans turned off by what they thought was a neutered version in theaters. People who finally catch up with it will see one of the best horror movies of the year, a movie that delivered on expectations (without quite exceeding them) of people raised on Raimi classics like “Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn” and “Darkman”.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Plastic and Plush: CONTEST: Win a 12" Bruce Campbell writes:
We're teaming up with Dark Horse to give away a 12" tall Bruce Campbell figure from the My Name Is Bruce film. Taken from a 3D scan of Mr. Campbell, this figure is set to be released by Dark Horse on October 28th. It's a must-have for fans of the cult hero.

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Featured Items: Army of Darkness Costume Masks

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Evil Dead, Zombies, Horror Fan Film : Original Short

Zombies, gore, horror and Halloween compose this Evil Dead fan film. Indy Mogul teamed up with directors Immortal Dog to feature the 'Shaky Cam' effect made popular by the cult-classic film Evil Dead. If you want to learn how to recreate this effect, watch the build episode:


Monday, October 19, 2009

Day Of The Woman - GIMME SOME SUGAR BABY: A lifelong love affair with Ashley J. Williams

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Brittney-Jade Colangelo writes:
Evil Dead II is what REALLY sparked my obsession. I knew Ash was a cool dude in the first one, but the second film absolutely blew my mind. I couldn't believe what I was seeing on screen. A guy who cut his own arm off, the laughing rooms escalated times a BILLION, a reflection popping out of the mirror and grabbing him!? I couldn't believe it. I was hooked on it, and it was the absolute perfect treat for my bloodlust.

My obsession has gone to the point of owning random bits of Evil Dead memorabilia (thanks to some lovely donations and presents) and I'm proud to say that this Halloween...I will be a female version of Ash. Pictures will come.

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Evil Dead Halloween Shaky Cam Effect : BFX

This week and part of Mogulween, Backyard FX pays homage to the Evil Dead series by showing you how to recreate the ‘Shaky-Cam’ effect made popular by the cult-classic horror film.


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Check out these pages which detail 2 separate Evil Dead cabin visits:

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EXCLUSIVE: Sam Raimi Confirms Bruce Campbell Will Have 'Meaty Role' In 'Spider-Man 4'

Eric Ditzian writes:
After sneaking into cameos in the first three "Spider-Man" flicks, has the "Evil Dead" star really nabbed a major part in the fourth installment?

As soon as I asked Raimi this question, he burst into laughter, as you can hear if you click on the video in this post. "I promised him we would write something because I really love putting him in the pictures," he then said. "I promised him a good, meaty role."

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Army of Darkness Jackets

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Two cast/crew jackets from Army of Darkness (1991): one varsity-style wool and leather with fixable tear in one sleeve, otherwise good shape ($30); other long windbreaker ($20), both black with film logo on back. XXL (wool-leather jacket runs a little small, so better for XL).
Hubby was on the crew, so these are real collectibles! Perfect for the season (including Halloween).

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

SCREAM 2009 AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Drag Me to Hell Wins Best Horror Movie

Best Horror Movie

Drag Me to Hell — Presenter: Jennifer Carpenter. Accepting: Sam Raimi and principal cast minus Allison Lohman.

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Army of Darkness Ash Saves Obama #3

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Ash is hell bent to make to Washington D.C. and destroy the last copy of the Necrocomicon, but the forces of Darkness keep getting in his way.

In the meantime, members of the President's staff are noticing strange goings-on in the White House... This special Army of Darkness mini-series event - featuring the unusual pairing of Ashley J. Williams and President Barack Obama -- is written by Elliott (Army of Darkness/Xena) Serrano, illustrated by Ariel Padilla and features covers by Todd (Amazing Spider-Man) Nauck and Lucio Parillo!

Release Date
Wed, October 28, 2009

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31 Days of Horror: Army of Darkness

Neil Miller
Army of Darkness might not be the perfect horror movie, nor is it the perfect comedy, but it works pretty damn well as a horror-comedy. Bruce Campbell once again gives Ash the bravado and insanity that we’re used to, while adding a new level of snarkiness. His performance(s) are fun, and they drive the overall absurdity that Sam Raimi has built into this movie, absurdity that plays perfect fan service to the Evil Dead loyalists around the world.

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Scene Selections: Raimi’s latest film doesn’t 'Drag'

Jorden Beatty writes:
This one is sick and twisted and hilariously dark all at the same time. If you are looking for a horror film that will gross you out, make you scream and in the very next frame have you “rolling on the floor laughing your ass off,” well, you certainly want to make a bee-line for the rental store of choice to pick up “Drag Me to Hell.”

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Break out the Halloween DVDs

Jen Chaney writes:
Speaking of horror comedies, few directors blend those genres more effectively than Sam Raimi. So surely the man merits his own Halloween double feature. Start with Raimi's latest, " Drag Me to Hell," which arrived Tuesday on DVD ($30) and Blu-ray ($40) in an unrated director's cut that promises more heapings of goofy gore in what already stood as one of 2009's most deliciously over-the-top shockers. ("Hell" also features the greatest elderly-gypsy-vs.-young-bank-teller girlfight in cinema history.)

Once you've gone to hell, jump backward in Raimi's filmography and watch his first attempt at horror hilarity, the cabin-in-the-woods classic " The Evil Dead."

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Theresa Tilly Promoting the Kalamazoo Horror Fest on WZZM 13, West Michigan


Reminder - Kalamazoo Horror Fest This Weekend!

120 East Milham
Portage, MI. 49002

Sebastian Fryer writes:
The Kalamazoo Horror Fest, which begins at 10 a.m. at Game Warehouse, will have the Ladies of the Evil Dead signing autographs, an appearance by the Hooter Girls, and catering by Lenny’s Sub Shop.

The Horror Fest will move over to Hooters at 5 p.m, and at 6 p.m. attendees will meet up at Bronson Park to prepare for the Zombie Crawl. There will be a booth set up supplying zombie makeup.

Starting at 7 p.m., the zombified crowd will make its way through downtown Kalamazoo to Rugger’s Up and Under Bar.

There, a question and answer session will be held with the “Ladies,” as well as a screening of independent horror flicks.

Capping off the night will be a zombie party at Wayside Bar & Grill until 2 a.m., where “The Evil Dead” will be screened.

Also attending the Kalamazoo Horror Fest will be Tom Sullivan, make-up artist for “The Evil Dead,” Dan Hicks, who acted in “Evil Dead II,” and the “Evil Dead: The Musical” cast.

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31 Days of Horror: Evil Dead II

Neil Miller
This weekend, we are taking a break from the obscure, the low-budget and the Coroner. As in, I’m taking over for a few days and I’m going to turn the focus of this daily feature toward my favorite sub-genre: horror comedy. And while Robert Fure did write about the entire Evil Dead franchise in one post last year, I just cannot let such aggression stand. These movies (especially this and tomorrow’s entry, Army of Darkness) deserve their own posts. So lets do this…

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The Evil Dead at the 25 Hour Horror Feast - Rochester, NY

Scott Pukos
After 80 years, The Little Theatre is trying something new. Executive Director Bob Russell just hopes it won't be too hard to clean up all the blood. "(We've) never had a round-the-clock horror film feast," he says. "We might get a lot of fake blood over our seats. I don't know what we'd use (to clean it); we'll have to talk to the upholstery people just-in-case."

Fittingly, the first film shown at midnight will be George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Next, cult classic The Evil Dead, starring Bruce Campbell and directed by Sam Raimi, the man who helmed the Spider-Man films will be screened at 2 a.m.

The Little Theatre
240 East Ave.
, NY 14604
(585) 258-0400

Oct. 31st

2 a.m.

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Featured Item: Man with the Screaming Brain Bust

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Cult icon and B-movie star Bruce Campbell -- star of Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep, and more -- co-wrote, directed, and starred in a wacky horror film that featured a greedy American businessman who hits on the wrong gypsy girl and lands in the grip of a mad scientist. Now Bruce Campbell is honored with this 7 tall fully-painted bust that's expertly sculpted by Steve Kiwus.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009


With the summer half of Burn Notice's third season now over, and the winter half only a few months away, you may be wondering: What comes after that? Put your mind at ease, because we're making it official: Burn Notice will be returning for a 4th Season of 16 episodes in 2010!


"Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye!" Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Review

cenobite7 writes:
Although Evil Dead 2 works well as a sequel, I've always considered the film to be a re-visioning of the first low-budget classic only this time Raimi had more moo-lah-ah to play with. Even though there are sure-fire elements of horror present, I'm not REALLY sure I'd call it a straight-forward horror flick as it's way too goofy to be taken seriously. Having said that, there's plenty to love here & more reason to re-visit Evil Dead a second time. Need I say that the laughs come as fast as the gore??

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Zulawski & Raimi: The Hell They Dragged Us Into

Steven Boone
Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987) and Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession (1981) are two sides of the same cursed coin, producing in the viewer an identical effect—sheer giddiness at their audacious, divinely, demonically, deliriously inventive visual play. Each flick is a series of riffs on the notion of possession—Raimi's aimed at the grindhouses, Zulawski's at European arthouses. But both films are so dizzyingly choreographed that keen viewers will recognize them as two of the 1980s' most sublime horror classics.

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The Evil Dead at the Colony Theater, Raleigh, NC

The Evil Dead, presented by Cool Classics at the Colony. Many people know Evil Dead 2, with its chainsaw gauntlet, "boomstick" and "groovy." But before that, there was Sam Raimi's first feature collaboration with Bruce Campbell, a straight-up horror flick with elaborate tracking shots, graphic mutilation and the most evil trees you will encounter in all of cinema. This ain't no funny business, but it remains a damn effective piece of cinematic terror and a favorite of Stephen King.

Colony Theater
5438 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Wednesday, Oct. 21
8 p.m

$5 ticket price


Featured eBay Item - FANGORIA #120 MAR 1993 ARMY OF DARKNESS

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Park Circle to host Evil Dead II - North Charleston, SC

Caroline Eubanks writes:
In honor of Halloween, the Greater Park Circle Film Society is also showing Sam Raimi’s comedic horror flick Evil Dead II at The Mill, 1026 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston, on Oct. 30 at 10 p.m.


Tom Sullivan Now Joining The Ladies of the Evil Dead and Danny Hicks at the Kalamazoo Horror Fest!

From Jon, Owner of Game Warehouse:
This is Jon Owner of Game Warehouse and host of the Kalamazoo/Portage Horror fest. Wanted to let you know that we will now also have Tom Sullivan appearing from 10am to 5pm at Game Warehouse with the Ladies of the Evil Dead, and Danny Hicks!!

120 East Milham
Portage, MI. 49002

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