Friday, January 27, 2012

RIP: Ian Abercrombie Dies at 77

Ian Abercrombie, a busy character actor who gained recognition as Elaine Benes’ (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) eccentric boss Mr. Pitt on NBC’s Seinfeld, died Thursday in Hollywood. He was 77.

Abercrombie seemed to be always working, appearing in scores of films, TV shows and theater productions during his 50-year-plus career in show business. The British actor made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 opposite Jason Robards, played the Wise Man in Sam Raimi’s comedy-horror film Army of Darkness (1992) and was 800-year-old wizard Professor Crumbs on Disney Channel hit Wizards of Waverly Place.

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Ian Abercrombie's IMDB Page

The Ballad Of Jake & Bobby Joe - The Tim-O & Danny Hicks Brain Invasion

The debut EP "Slightly Concussed" is now on iTunes and everywhere else....

The Ballad Of Jake & Bobby Joe - The Tim-O & Danny Hicks Brain Invasion

Starring Danny Hicks as "Jake" who is still looking for Bobby Joe....

Written, Produced & Directed by Tim O'Saben
Co-Produced, Edited & Sound Design by Ian Baird
Assistant Director - Dan O'Saben
Shot by Brian Ratcliffe, Cynthia Copeland, Adam Hackbarth Tim O'Saben & Ian Baird
Script Supervisor & Continuity - Cynthia Copeland
Still Photography - Brad Gutierrez

The Brain Invasion:
Tim O'Saben - vocals/guitar
Danny Hicks - guitar/vocals
Rob Wagoner - bass/backing vocals
Brian Merry - guitar
Ian Baird - drums




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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lily Collins Drops Out of THE EVIL DEAD Remake

Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s The Evil Dead has lost its star. While things looked to be moving quickly, Variety’s Jeff Sneider now reports that Lily Collins has had to withdraw from the project due to scheduling issues. The only other project on her slate (that we know of) is the adaptation of The Mortal Instruments, so it’s possible that the shooting schedule for that film is the culprit. Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell are all producing the update based on Raimi’s 1981 horror film, and they hand-selected Alvarez to direct. Plot details are still scarce at this point, but Diablo Cody (who did some rewrite work on the script) described the project as “unbelievably violent.”

The lead in the remake will undoubtedly be a coveted role, so it’ll be interesting to see who steps in to replace Collins. The Abduction actress will next be seen in Tarsem Singh’s Snow White pic Mirror Mirror. The Evil Dead is slated for April 12th, 2013.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Kick Ash Comic Shop Tour" Kickoff with Elliott Serrano - February 22nd at Challengers Comics, Chicago, IL

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Writer Elliott Serrano will be signing copies of ARMY OF DARKNESS #1 at Challengers on Wednesday, February 22nd from 5pm-7pm.

For one night only, Challengers will become S-MART, and fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Evil Dead/Army of Darkness characters. Prizes will be awarded.

Challengers Comics + Conversation
1845 N. Western Ave. 2R
Chicago, IL 60647


Featured Video: Theresa Tilly's Gain Detergent Commercial

Theresa Tilly AKA Sarah York is the 2nd female looking in the mirror.


Saturday, January 14, 2012

Book Of The Dead Interviews Shannon Shea


You can now head over to the Features page to read an interview conducted with Shannon Shea. As well as working on a long list of Hollywood films; including Predator, Jurassic Park, Land of the Dead, Drag Me to Hell, and most recently Men in Black III, Shannon worked for Mark Shostrom on the Evil Dead II special makeup effects crew, creating among other things, the character of Evil Ed. You can also read Shannon's fantastic 'First Person Monster Blog' Here.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Evil Dead: The Musical continues in Las Vegas

Press release info from Director Sirc Michaels:

"Grade: A" - Las Vegas Review Journal

"4 Stars" - Las Vegas Weekly

"Get the F@#k over to the Onyx and check out Evil Dead the Musical!" - David Hardy, Arts Vegas

"...It's as if the authors and director said, 'Let's do everything onstage that our drama teachers, ministers and parents said we must never do.' It's liberating." - Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Review Journal

"I would absolutely say Go See It." - LVTAPS

"A damn good time" - Garrett Estrada, The Rebel Yell

"A night filled with audience participation and discomfiture" - Molly O'Donnell, Las Vegas Weekly

"The best of Vegas’s underground theater on display" - Dustin Hall,

You asked for it, so we're bringing EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL back for a limited 4 weekend run. That's 8 performances for you to get your "groovy" on! The show is returning with all the camp, all the excitement, all the energy you want, and with an expanded splatter zone!

For those who don't know, this hilarious live stage show takes all the elements of the cult classic horror films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time.

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons are telling bad jokes... and all to music.

You don't need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. You don't need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don't even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun... this show is for you.

ASH: Ben Stobber
JAKE: John Tomasello
ED: Matthew Antonizick
SCOTT: Brian "Mickey Roark
SHELLY / ANNIE: Nicole Unger
LINDA: Sarah Willick
CHERYL: Lorie Palkow
FAKE SHEMP: Chris Fune
SPIRIT OF KNOWBY: Shawnn Morris-Slaughter
MOOSE VOICE: Brian "Mickey" Roark
MOOSE CONTROLLER: Michael Lawrence
TREE RAPIST: Christopher J. Wood
TREE RAPIST: Chris Foster
LEAD DEADITE: Mike Pemberton
DEADITE: Russell Slouffman
DEADITE: Lisa Kanizar
DEADITE: Rachel Phillippi

Director: Sirc Michaels
Vocal Director: Nancy West
Choreographer: Jennie Carroll
Stage Manager: Kat Christensen
Lighting Designer: Jake E Copenhaver
Sound Designer: Thomas Chrastka
Costumes: Lori Steele, Stephen C. Halford
Fight Choreographer: Sean Critchfield
Set Designer: Tim Burris
Special Effects Makeup: Stephen C. Halford, Tai Shane
Properties: Adam Solinger, Chris Foster
Blood Team: Chris Foster
Set Construction: Tim Burris
Producers: Sirc Michaels & Andrew Wright

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

1/6/2012 - 1/28/2012
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

Ticket Prices:
$30 for the VIP SPLATTER ZONE (includes t-shirt!)
$20 for general admission
$15 for Las Vegas locals

To purchase tickets online visit: or call 702-732-7225.

For more information about the show visit the website at:

Friday, January 6, 2012

NECA: Deadite Ash Packaging - First Look!

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NECA's Twitter Page has posted a first look at their Evil Dead 2: Deadite Ash in packaging, hitting stores later in February.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lily Collins Cast in EVIL DEAD Reboot

The Sam Raimi produced Fede Alvarez directed reboot has landed it's first lead actress! According to Bloody-Disgusting Mirror Mirror and Blind Side actress Lily Collins is in final negotiations to play the lead character Mia in the film.

The story follows five friends (David, Natalie, Eric, Olivia, and Mia) who hole up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead.

A demonic force is unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival.

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