Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DCR Mini Boss: SLC Nerd - Ted Raimi Interview

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Part Two:

The Dungeon Crawlers Radio team was able to interview the illustrious Ted Raimi who played Joxer the mighty on Xena and Hercules. Ted also worked on Spiderman, Seaquest, and several other movies and TV series. This interview was done at this years SLC Nerd.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 10 Bruce Campbell Characters

Hail to The King Baby! As ERod plays tribute to his all time favorite actor.

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Evil Dead 2 - Laughing Room Scene: Source Filmmaker

i wanted to try to recreate my favorite scene from evil dead 2.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Recent ‘Evil Dead’ marathon gives insight on horror film making

“Discount crepes for movie line!” said the “Mon Amour Cafe” employee Thursday evening to the crowd wrapped around his building.

The “Evil Dead” marathon at Westwood Village Regency Theaters started at 5:30 p.m., but fans were lined up by 4:30 p.m. wearing any “Evil Dead” memorabilia they had. Once the line started moving original tickets were traded in for a special VIP All Access laminated pass to enter a horror fan’s dream.

The lobby was filled with props and movie-related items provided by makeup artist Greg Nicotero, “Evil Dead 2” writer Scott Spiegel and event coordinator Jason Coleman.

The props included a fan-made chainsaw hand, the Book of the Dead from “Evil Dead 2″, a severed hand that was actually from “Walking Dead,” a Bruce Campbell signed lunchbox and much more.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bruce Campbell Interview - Evil Dead

Ezequiel Gutierrez from HeyUGuys interviews Producing Bruce Campbell for his movie Evil Dead.

Bruce played 'Ash' in the original movie 'The Evil Dead' back in 1981 and this time takes on the producing role. This interview took place at Wondercon 2013.

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Evil Dead - Jane Levy & Fede Alvarez interviews | The Upcoming

Evil Dead - Jane Levy (actress) | The Upcoming

Interviewer: Anna Bryce
Video editor: Filippo L'Astorina

Evil Dead - Fede Alvarez (director/writer) | The Upcoming

Interviewer: Anna Bryce
Video editor: Filippo L'Astorina

Read our full review here: http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2013/04/...

Source: The Upcoming

Evil Dead Q&A with Director Fede Alvarez and Actress Jane Levy at Ritzy Brixton on April 16, 2013 in London

Evil Dead Q & A with Director Fede Alvarez and Actress Jane Levy at Ritzy Cinema in Brixton. Sorry for opening of first question being cut, the person basically was just asking about the effects of the film. Enjoy!

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Dark Delicacies presents Fede Alvarez and Roque Banos signing Evil Dead CD soundtrack + Theresa Tilly & Betsy Baker - April 27th

On April 27th at 2 p.m., Dark Delicacies presents director Fede Alvarez and composer Roque Banos signing the Evil Dead CD soundtrack. Also for every CD you purchase we will be giving out a free full-size Evil Dead poster. PLUS SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION! Theresa Tilly and Betsy Baker, two of the original ladies of Evil Dead, will also be signing and selling their photos and other items you might want to bring in.

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Dark Delicacies
3512 W Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone:(818) 556-6660

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Trip to The Evil Dead Cabin Filming Location 2013

On a spring afternoon we decided to ride out to Morristown, TN and see for ourselves the location in which the ORIGINAL Evil Dead was filmed. There is not a lot to see anymore since the cabin itself burnt down, but the chimney still stands strong and the hole dug out for the cellar still remains.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Arrow in the Head: Westwood Evil Dead Festival 2013 Videos

Scott Spiegel, Greg Nicotero and Ted Raimi Interviews:

The Ladies of the Evil Dead Interviews:

Arrow in the Head: Evil Dead Fest interviews! Greg Nicotero, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel & Ladies of the Evil Dead - www.joblo.com

Video of the event:

Arrow in the Head: Evil Dead Fest 2013: Video of the event - www.joblo.com

Monday, April 8, 2013

Evil Dead News Exclusive - Plague Nation Book Review/Interview with author Dana Fredsti, sword fighting Deadite

I recently had the pleasure of reading Dana Fredsti's new book Plague Nation. It is the sequel to Plague Town, which Evil Dead News reviewed last year. Plague Nation is the second of a trilogy that delivers more of the same action and zombie goodness that its predecessor had, but with even more drama and countless pop culture references. Fans of the first book will enjoy this sequel and will be left wanting more of Ashley Parker's story.

Before I go any further, here is the synopsis from the book's official website:

Sequel to the thrilling zombie novel PLAGUE TOWN. Ashley Parker was a ordinary woman who was also a “wild card,” immune to the emerging zombie plague, drawn unwillingly into a shadowy paramilitary organization. Having stopped the wave of the undead that swarmed their facility, the wild cards are forced to travel to a secret laboratory in San Francisco. En route some are killed, while others are kidnapped by an unknown enemy. But the worst is yet to come, as the plague begins to manifest in key locations worldwide. And the truth begins to emerge about the paramilitary society, the Dolofónoi tou Zontanoús Nekroús.

Plague Nation returns us to Ashley Parker's world of combating the walking dead. As if being a part of a secret, zombie-killing paramilitary team weren't enough, Ashley and her team, having survived a zombie onslaught on a small California town, must now deal with an outbreak in the city of San Francisco. There is plenty of gore and zombie mayhem in Plague Nation, but this sequel also further develops Ashley's relationship with team member Gabriel. It also contains a romance between two other "wild-card" team members, showcasing Fredsti's ability to interweave multiple storylines and flesh out secondary characters. On top of that, the novel contains conspiracy, tragedies and an impressive cliffhanger, but I will not spoil the fun for you. If you are a zombie lover, you can read this book as a stand-alone and won't be disappointed. However, I recommend reading the first book, Plague Town, as well. This book series, as I said in my review of the first book, could easily be developed into a TV series or even a movie.

Look for Plague Nation: An Ashley Parker Novel on April 9th, 2013, in the United States (amazon.com) and April 26th, 2013, in the UK (amazon.co.uk).

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Plague Nation's author, Dana Fredsti is not only a novelist and screenwriter, but is an ex B-movie actress with a background in theatrical sword-fighting. She has worked on various films, including Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness as an armourer's assistant, sword-fighting captain, and sword-fighting Deadite. She also starred in the movies Princess Warrior (1989) and Bloodbath (1999).

Keep on reading for our exclusive interview with Dana Fredsti:

In our last interview, we asked you about the B-movie Princess Warrior (1989). Can you tell us a bit about working on the 1999 movie Bloodbath, wherein you played Maggie Donovan?

I could tell you about it, but then I'd have to kill you. Seriously. No, really.

Sigh. Okay, fine.

I wrote the script for Bloodbath as a present for Dan Speaker (friend and swordmaster for the Academy of Theatrical Combat) for his first directing gig for Vista Street (the same company that made the craptastic Princess Warrior). We talked about a storyline and came up with "What if Elizabeth Bathory were alive and well and making movies in Hollywood?" The executive producer added his notes to the script, which had something to do with a B story where one of the characters is obsessed with vitamins and the hero should be a werewolf who has a magic sword 'cause the magic sword is the only thing that kills vampires. No, I am not kidding. And when the executive producer tells you to add vitamins, heroic werewolves, and magic swords to the script, you do it. So I did. And did I mention you're really mean to make me talk about this?

At any rate, I wrote a (very) tongue-in-cheek script, including the deliberately cliched over the top tough (and kinda stupid) cop Maggie, not knowing I'd end up playing her in the movie. Dialogue was rewritten by actors on the spot, about a quarter to a third of the script didn't get filmed due to a six day shooting schedule, and the production values were on par with the original Dark Shadows series.

It was a blast. Joe Pilato played the role of police captain, the actors were enthusiastic about the script, and we drank a hell of a lot of wine while filming. No cherry juice for us, oh no. We had bottles of Vampyre Merlot on set. It was goofy, silly, and there's an outtake of me as Maggie after being rescued from the very tame orgy scene by the werewolf (played by Dan), and we're filming this at, oh, 1am, and doing take after take, and I just went off in a sing-song version of my lines without even being aware I was doing it. My only real regret is the quarter to a third of the script that didn't get filmed.

And now I really will have to kill you.

There seems to be no end to zombie fiction, TV shows or movies. Why do you think that is?

Because it's about time that vampires and werewolves make room for their rotting cousins so those of us who really like zombies can stock up on books, shows and movies and enjoy ourselves. Sure, there's a certain amount of crap out there written/made by people who want to cash in on the popularity of the genre (if zombie related books/shows/movies didn't make money, you can be sure there'd have been an end to it by now), but there's a lot of really good stuff created by talented people who really love the genre. And those of us who love the genre will keep reading/watching as long as quality (or just fun) material is being generated.

The next Ashley Parker novel is called Plague World. Can you reveal a little of what is next for Ashley? Can we anticipate a Spring 2014 release for the third book?

Yes, you can anticipate a Spring 2014 release of Plague World (or my ass is grass), and as the title hints rather broadly, the plague has gone global. I have been enjoying researching various places worldwide to infect via "interludes" in the book. As for what's next for Ashley, let's just stay it will be increasingly difficult for her to know who to trust after the events of Plague Nation, and she's going to have to up her game even more. Hard to say anything else without spoilers… or giving away the fact I'm still writing Plague World… and while my editor makes me write an outline first, I'm still MUCH more of a pantser than a plotter.

Dana as a sword-fighting Deadite in Army of Darkness

Any thoughts on the upcoming Evil Dead remake? Have you seen any of the trailers?

I have seen the trailers and they look fun! I'm trying to go into it without any expectations as far as comparing it to the original(s) because a substantial amount of time has passed since the first movie (we don't need to specify how substantial, right? RIGHT?!), and I'd like to enjoy it without any preconceived prejudices based on the original. The trailers look like fun and I can't wait to see it.

There has recently been talk of doing a direct sequel to Army of Darkness. If they were to shoot Army of Darkness 2 here in the States, would you consider being a sword-fighting Deadite once again, if the script called for it?

Absolutely, although I'd have to go on a juice only diet to get back to Deadite-weight. I went a diet of strawberries/bananas and not much else for two weeks before filming to lose enough weight originally and that was… er… several years ago. But I would never turn down a chance to sword fight if I had the opportunity. And if not, if working on the original was meant to be a once in a lifetime experience, I have no complaints. :-)

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Dana Fredsti - Twitter

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Featured Video - Evil Dead: Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes with MSU Professor William Vincent as he goes to New Zealand for his cameo on the 2013 remake of "Evil Dead".

Source: MichiganStateU

Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Of The Dead Interviews Ted Raimi

From www.bookfthedead.ws:
You can now head over to the Features section to read an interview conducted with Ted Raimi. The interview covers It's Murder, Within The Woods & The Evil Dead rather than his later Henrietta Evil Dead II days (the make-up for which has already been heavily covered on this site in interviews with Mark Shostrom, Howard Berger, Robert Kurtzman, & Shannon Shea).

Most famously playing the role of Possessed Henrietta in Evil Dead II, Ted also had small parts in numerous Super-8 productions, including Six Months to Live, Torro, Torro Torro!, Stryker's War and as Milton's younger brother Bradley in It's Murder!, as well as playing the Cowardly Warrior, Second Supportive Villager & S-Mart Clerk roles in Army Of Darkness, and a string of other well known titles including Crimewave, Intruder, Hercules & Xena as the comical wanna-be warrior Joxer.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Starburst Magazine - Interview: Betsy Baker | THE EVIL DEAD (1981)

As we countdown to the EVIL DEAD franchise returning to our cinemas, we caught up with several key players who were instrumental in cementing the movies as horror classics. First up, Betsy Baker, who portrayed Ash's doomed girlfriend Linda in the 1981 original...

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Final Words on the Westwood Evil Dead Festival in L.A. - April 4th

From www.joblo.com:
Our LA EVIL DEAD BIG SCREEN MARATHON, which will be hosted by Arrow in the Head's very own JimmyO (with video crew in tow) is around the corner (Thursday, April 4th,  5:30pm, at Village Theate, Westwood California!), so here's a recap of what's in store for yall!

You get to watch Sam Raimi's THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, ARMY OF DARKNESS and Fede Alvarez's EVIL DEAD REMAKE on the big screen back to back. You also get to witness rare trailers, sit in on QNA sessions with stars from the series, you get a chance at winning prizes and you get to gawk at all kinds of EVIL DEAD-themed items and props from the movies.

Special guests in the house, there to talk to the fans about the films are: 

Greg NicoteroFX Wiz (EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS) and Walking Dead producer/director

Ted Raimi: Brother to THE EVIL DEAD director Sam Raimi and actor in EVIL DEAD 2 (Henrietta) and ARMY OF DARKNESS.

Scott Spiegel: EVIL DEAD 2 screenwriter.

Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss and Betsy Baker: The three main actresses from the original THE EVIL DEAD.

NOTE: The Evil Dead Fest is teaming up with Westwood’s own Enzo’s New York Style Pizzeria to provide you with pizza by the slice for purchase exclusively between Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. END OF NOTE

So there you have it! You can still get your TICKETS HERE and LIKE our official EVIL DEAD MARATHON FACEBOOK HERE. JOIN US!

Arrow in the Head Presents:
Ultimate Evil Dead Festival
5:30pm Thursday, April 4th at Village Theater, Westwood California

Nosaprise - Book Of The Dead Vol.1

Evil Dead News received this email today from Nosaprise's management:
With all the buzz surrounding the release of Red Bands Evil Dead remake, we thought it appropriate to introduce you to a Hip Hop project inspired by the original trilogy.

Houston's own Nosaprise fresh off his 4th official SXSW showcase in Austin TX is getting attention for his newest project Book Of The Dead. An ode to deceased rappers and to the cult classic horror trilogy Evil Dead BOTD is 1 part mixtape, 1 part In Memoriam, 1 part scary movie (No this is not horrorcore). Putting an original spin on work from everyone like Big L to J Dilla To Run DMC. Free DL available via the link. Nosaprise will be hitting the road again in June dates coming soon

Free listen or DL: Book Of The Dead

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