Tuesday, April 28, 2015

“Ash vs Evil Dead” Begins Filming

Aaron Lam, producer of STARZ’ Ash Vs. Evil Dead, has tweeted a picture of the first slate for the show, indicating that filming is now underway for the 10-episode series that is set to debut this fall. Production began late last week in New Zealand.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

5 Things That Get Us Excited For ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’

When you are discussing horror movies, it is a safe bet that before you get deep into the conversation, Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” trilogy will come up.

The cult film series has inspired countless horror films, has one of the most rabid fan bases around and is about as timeless as any piece of art—so there is no shock here when it was announced that Raimi would be expanding the “Evil Dead” universe with a new STARZ original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” with Bruce Campbell returning as Ash Williams, the character that made him a cult icon.

With principal photography just beginning just a couple days ago in New Zealand, Review Fix had the pleasure to chat with Raimi, Campbell and executive producer Rob Tapert about the new series—from our conversation we have compiled a list of 5 reasons why you should be pumped for “Ash vs Evil Dead.”

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Featured Video: Evil Dead V: Ash to Ashes, Dust to Dusk

Sam Raimi presents Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead V: Ash to Ashes, Dust to Dusk! (Just kidding, this is a horror comedy spoof) Watch as the universes of the Evil Dead films combine into a UCTV interview gone terribly wrong...

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Deathly Spirits - S01E04 - The Greyhound

Late for the bus? Drive!

Ted tells an original urban tale about a ghostly bus and mixes the Greyhound.

Source: Ted Raimi

EVIL DEAD TV Show Info Overload! Hail to the King! (Nerdist News w/ Jessica Chobot)

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Straight from the mouths of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi, get the latest on the upcoming ASH VS. EVIL DEAD ten-episode series. Will we see the chainsaw arm? What's Lucy Lawless's role?! We round up all the groovy facts on Nerdist News with Jessica Chobot.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

[Interview] Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell On “Ash vs Evil Dead”!

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From left to right: Executive producer Robert Tapert, star of the series and executive producer Bruce Campbell along with executive producer Sam Raimi, original filmmakers of the EVIL DEAD franchise, start production on the TV series “Ash vs Evil Dead” which will premiere this fall on Starz - © 2015 Starz Entertainment, LLC

Info from bloody-disgusting.com:

This morning Starz announced the start of production on “Ash vs Evil Dead”, a new television series based on Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.

And while the full details can be found here, Bloody Disgusting joined a roundtable – with Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell – to discuss the inagural 10-episode season that brings Campbell back as the beloved Ashley J. Williams, the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons – personal and literal.

“Ash is going to making friends and enemies on this show,” teased Raimi.

Tapert went into detail: “This incarnation has a team that forms around him, Pablo [Simon Bolivar (Ray Santiago)], a young immigrant who wants to be part of the American fabric and forget his roots – and through his encounters with Ash discovers what’s important to him.

“Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo) is Pablo’s love interest,” he adds. “At first [she] doesn’t believe in Ash and wants nothing to do with him, but eventually becomes part of the team. They go about realizing there is something greater at play than a series of Evil Dead-like attacks.”

He continues: “[They are] joined by Jill Marie Jones [who] plays Amanda Fisher, a police officer who sees something that she doesn’t believe. [This] causes her great problems in her profession. She is on the trail to hunt down Ash because she believes he is responsible for the series of bodies [she finds] as a Michigan State Police Detective. She teams with Ruby (Lucy Lawless), [who] knows something about the Evil Dead and is also on hunt for Ash.”

The episodes will be 30-minutes long, which came as a surprise. Raimi expressed his excitement about this as it allows them to push the pacing up a notch.

“I really appreciate that Starz let us keep the half-hour idea,” said Raimi. “It’s really cool to me [because] we could really fire on a cylinders, be outrageous and fast-paced and nonstop without a lot of secondary character expositions.” There’s literally no padding, he says.

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See also:

ASH VS. EVIL DEAD: An Exclusive Look and Interview with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert - Source: agentsofgeek.com

Bruce Campbell on Ash Vs. Evil Dead: "It's Going to Be a Much Bigger Story" - Source: www.ign.com

Exclusive: Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi Talk Ash vs. Evil Dead TV Series - Source: www.best-horror-movies.com

Ash vs. Evil Dead – Starz TV Series Secrets Revealed - Source: www.dreadcentral.com

Ash vs. Evil Dead begins production; first photo and details revealed! - Source: www.joblo.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Adorkables - "The Evil Dead" Official Music Video

This is the official music video for our song "The Evil Dead". Movie footage is from The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn. The song and musical performances are owned by The Adorkables. No copyright infringements intended. We just wanted to make a proper music video while paying homage to one of our favorite horror movies of all time.

Source: Eric Gentry

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Evil Dead Invades Wizard World Las Vegas Comic Con


Endorsed by Bruce Campbell and embraced by Sam Raimi, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL is the official live stage show of the cult classic film trilogy and a Wizard World fan favorite.

The production will have a strong presence at Wizard World Comic Con Las Vegas this month. Fans can get a taste of the live show's "Ultimate 4-D Experience" by scoring super discounted seating to one of the special Wizard World Weekend performances being presented! Fans can use code WWED0415 on www.evildead.com to order the tickets online or they can stop by Booth 603 and buy tickets to the show directly from S-Mart! The guys will also host the "EVIL DEAD from Bloody Screen to Bloody Stage" panel on Saturday, April 25, at 3 p.m.

Pics with the cast, a visit to S-Mart, a KILLER panel, and special Wizard World Weekend performances! Sin City is about to get EVIL!!

For more visit www.evildeadvegas.com.

Source: Sirc Michaels Productions

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Deathly Spirits - S01E03 - The Last Word

To honor National Poetry Month, Ted recites a creepy, century-old poem about an evil wraith.

Also, Ted gets The Last Word!

Source: Ted Raimi

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ash vs Evil Dead Begins Production In Auckland!

Info from www.stuff.co.nz:

Production of Ash vs Evil Dead started on Wednesday and is expected to take the better part of the year.

Three hundred mostly local crew are working on the 10-part series at a repurposed warehouse in Penrose and at multiple locations around the city.

In Ash vs Evil Dead, American actor and director Bruce Campbell reprises his role from the original Evil Dead trilogy of movies.

Ash is an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.

When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons.

The series is being made by US entertainment group Starz.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Roles That Got Away with Bruce Campbell | Nerdist

Bruce “The Chin” Campbell has been a staple of nerd culture for as long as most of us can remember. Since breaking through with his longtime friend and collaborator Sam Raimi when he created horror icon Ash in the original Evil Dead, he’s gifted us with his style and good humor in projects ranging from the masterful Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness to cult favorites like The Hudsucker Proxy and Bubba Ho-Tep to television hits Xena: Warrior Princess and Burn Notice, on which he starred for seven seasons as unflappable former Navy SEAL Sam Axe. Campbell’s also appeared in perhaps the funniest Old Spice TV commercials ever made and offered unforgettable cameos in all three of Raimi’s blockbuster Spider-Man movies… But what of the roles that got away? In this exclusive Nerdist Presents video, the one and only Chin reflects on what might have been in his own inimitable fashion.

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Lucy Lawless Discusses Her Role in the Upcoming Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" on Starz

The following is a partial transcript of a HuffPost Live interview with Lucy Lawless conducted by Ricky Camilleri. The interview streamed live on April 14, 2015. The excerpts below pertain only to the upcoming Starz show Ash vs Evil Dead. Click here to watch the entire interview.

Excerpt One - Discussion of Ash vs Evil Dead begins @ the 19:55 mark:

Ricky Camilleri: Talk to me about Ash vs. Evil Dead. I'm a huge Evil Dead fan.

Lucy Lawless: Uh huh.

Ricky Camilleri: So what does this show entail?

Lucy Lawless: Well, I call it a jolly old splatterfest, though I've not read, all the, you know, script, so I can't... I'm giving you broad stokes here, where we revisit Ash, as a 50 something year old man, who's still working at, you know, some loser pharmacy or something. And uhm, oh, I didn't say that. Not a good pharmacy, like all ones you have in America. This is, you know, a lame pharmacy, in a another country. Uhm so.

Ricky Camilleri: You quantify pharmacy.

Lucy Lawless: Yeah, okay anyway, he's working in a uh sort of, still in his no end, dead end job. And, uhm, and I'm going to be the character in the movie who tortures him, mercilessly.

Ricky Camilleri: You get to torture Bruce Campbell?

Lucy Lawless: Yeah, 'cause if you think about it, the Evil Dead movies and the Army of Darkness, uh, they were all about torturing Bruce, as a character.

Ricky Camilleri
: Oh yeah.

Lucy Lawless
: And I feel there is nobody, but a little sister like me, who knows to get under a big brother's skin.

Ricky Camilleri: Have you started shooting?

Lucy Lawless: They start this week. I'm still shooting Salem, uhm, in Louisiana and I will join them next month.

Ricky Camilleri
: Are you excited. Have you... Do you know Bruce?

Lucy Lawless
: Yeah!

Ricky Camilleri
: Have you met him before?

Lucy Lawless
: I've known Bruce for 20 years.

Ricky Camilleri: Really?

Lucy Lawless: So Sam Raimi is directing it, the original director, the original star.

Ricky Camilleri: Wow.

Lucy Lawless: Rob, my husband, was one of the producers, he's doing... We got the band back together. It's going to be great.

Ricky Camilleri: That's amazing. I can't wait see this. Where, what, what network is it airing on?

Lucy Lawless: Starz.

Ricky Camilleri
: It's on Starz?

Lucy Lawless: Yeah.

Ricky Camilleri
: Oh, this sounds fantastic.

Excerpt Two - Discussion of Ash vs Evil Dead begins @ the 25:16 mark:

Ricky Camilleri: Will your character on Ash vs. Evil Dead be someone, that would be, say the show runs for a couple of seasons, three seasons, would your character end up being on that for the duration?

Lucy Lawless
: Yeah I've signed on for the duration.

Ricky Camilleri: So that's interesting. When was the last time you signed on for, uh, the duration, rather than just a short arc? Is this the first time in a while?

Lucy Lawless: Yeah, a really long time. It was, it's taken me a long time to find a show or a bunch of people that I would, uh, to line up, you know, my availability, with their desire, with our mutual liking. Because it's kind of like a marriage.

Ricky Camilleri: Yeah

Lucy Lawless: So you don't want to get in bed with people that you don't, uh, think will respect you in the morning. Or vice versa. You know got to really love...

Ricky Camilleri: Or it's going to be silence in the morning.

Lucy Lawless
: And had Ash vs Evil Dead not come up, I would have signed on with Salem, cause I have a great deal of respect for them. There such a fine bunch of human beings.

Bob Murawski on the key to good editing

Editor Bob Murawski (1964) talks about the part of an editor in the movie making process and the key to good editing, his collaboration with Sam Raimi, the interference of the film studio's and actors. "When I'm editing it's more about trying to figure out when not to cut than when to cut".

Bob Murawski was a guest at the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam 2015 to give a Masterclass editing. Murawski is best known for his work with Sam Raimi, from Army of Darkness (1992), via the Spiderman trilogy to Oz the Great and the Powerful (2013). Together with his wife, editor Chris Innis, he won an Oscar for his work on The Hurt Locker (2008).

Source: vpro cinema

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Horror Block Unleashes Something Evil This Month!

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Info from www.nerdblock.com/horror:

Do you love The Evil Dead trilogy? Guess what! We have an item from The Evil Dead in the April Horror Block!

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Deathly Spirits - S01E02 - The Hole in the Wall and the Whole Martini

Ted tells an original story about a dead girl, her mother and the best way to make a martini!

Source: Ted Raimi

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Space Goat Productions Expands The Evil Dead Universe In August

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The Evil Dead Universe expands in August with Space Goat Publishing’s Evil Dead 2: Tales of the Ex-Mortis #1.

The new anthology mini-series will feature original stories set in the ED2U from Jeff Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell, Ivan Cohen, Justin Peniston, Georgia Ball and Frank Hannah, the writer of Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn.

The new mini-series focuses on the open-ended questions from the movie Evil Dead 2.

“The ED2U is a rich, untapped place that spans back to the darkest beginnings of human history,” said SGP CEO Shon Bury.

“The Ex-Mortis disappeared in the 13th Century, and we didn’t see it again until Ash turned on the tape recorder. That’s a big gap in time that’s packed with demons, Deadites, Kandarian history, and reanimated hands.”

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

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Promotional Dead: The DVD, Poster And VHS Art of The Evil Dead - Grizzly Bomb

The Evil Dead movies have left an enduring legacy of horror and slap stick that continues to this day.

With news of The Evil Dead now making the move to television, it seemed just the right time to take a brief look at a few artist encounters with the Deadites.

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Evil Dead 2 Kandarian Dagger Prop, Sculpted by Tom Sullivan - Pre-Order Now!

Trick or Treat Studios is proud to bring you the Official Kandarian Dagger Prop!

This amazing Prop was sculpted by Tom Sullivan, the actual FX Artist that made the Kandarian Dagger for Evil Dead 1 and 2!

Cast in high quality Polyurethane the Dagger has a solid feel and look as if it came right off the screen. The Kandarian Dagger is the perfect compliment for your Witch Costume or Zombie Costume this Halloween!

The size of the Dagger is approximately 36" long, exactly the size of the actual dagger from the movies.

Click Here To Pre-Order! - Source: www.trickortreatstudios.com

Friday, April 3, 2015

Deathly Spirits - E01S01 - The Old House and The Old Fashioned

Ted tells a ghastly little bedtime tale about an old haunted house and shows you how to mix a classic cocktail: The Old Fashioned!

Source: Ted Raimi

See also:
Ted Raimi Announces “Deathly Spirits” Web Series - Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Interview With “The Evil Dead” FX Master Tom Sullivan - iHorror

Thirty-three years ago a small independent picture hit theaters and changed the history of horror cinema forever. The movie was called “The Evil Dead” and like it or not, it would become one of the most influential horror movies to ever grace the silver screen. Tom Sullivan, was in charge of the special make-up effects for the movie, and a legacy was born. Sullivan also worked on “Evil Dead 2″, “Army of Darkness” and “The Fly 2″, but his original work on the movie “The Evil Dead” is a testament to the art of special effects.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

'Ash vs. Evil Dead': First Teaser And Official Key Art!

The STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” released a first look motion graphic and teaser art for the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. The teaser will premiere on-air during the “Outlander” premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 9 PM ET/PT. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which will film in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in late 2015.

Source: JoBlo TV Show Trailers

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Ash is a step closer to coming back.

Starz has released the haunting first teaser and official key art for its Evil Dead sequel, Ash vs. Evil Dead.

In the series, set to debut at a date to be determined in the fall, Bruce Campbell reprises his role as the title character Ash, a stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the past three decades avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons — personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its evil grip.

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

Fangirl Radio: Ted Raimi Episode YouTube Edition

Jessica Dwyer & Erik Smith of Fangirl Radio interview actor/producer/writer and awesome man of the world Ted Raimi about his career and work over the years and his upcoming YouTube! series Deathly Spirits! They also discuss the week in geek of course!

Source: FangirlMagazine

Interview starts @ the 20:30 mark.

Lucy Lawless Talks About Salem, Mementos And Her First Evil Dead Experience

Interview Excerpts:

Q. Who are you playing in the Evil Dead show?

A. I'm in what Meryl Streep calls the "witchy-poo" phase of life, going straight from this very high-end drama in the horror genre to splatter comedy. I'm playing Ruby, who will no doubt be revealed as a bit of a crazy woman. She's stuck on Bruce Campbell for one reason or another — she wants to bring him to justice, but we'll see whether her motives are pure or not. Or if she's just bonkers.

Q. Were you an Evil Dead fan before meeting Rob?

A. No, I was disgusted by it. When I was 17, my very first boyfriend and I went to his friend's house and we were going to watch this "great" movie called Evil Dead. And when the tree starts to brutalize the young woman in the first five minutes, I got up and left. I was furious: "Whoever the filmmakers were are complete misogynists and they're sick!" I was full of young woman angst. Cut to 10 years later and I'm married to the guy.

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Bonus Tidbit from Lucy Lawless from a different interview - Ash vs. Evil Dead:

"She [Ruby] thinks he’s [Ash] the devil’s spawn, but she wants him to be her baby daddy."

Lucy Lawless Bewitches ‘Salem’ and Longs for a ‘Xena’ Reboot - blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy