Saturday, August 29, 2015

Scream Factory - Army of Darkness [Collector's Edition] Will Have Classic Theatrical Art On Reverse Wrap

Info from Scream Factory's Facebook Page:

Classic ARMY OF DARKNESS theatrical art which will be on our reverse wrap!

The final list of specs & extras included on the 3-disc Collector's Edition will be revealed after the Labor Day weekend! Streets 10/27--pre-order now @

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lucy Lawless Joined ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ For the Laughs, Not the Action

Although she admits she’s never exactly been one to crave physical roles, Lucy Lawless is definitely back in action.

Long after her iconic stint as the titular “Xena: Warrior Princess,” Hollywood still wants to see the actress as an action heroine. “The industry thinks of my persona as being six foot tall and full of grit and muscles, and, in fact, I’m a lady who doesn’t like sports at all and really doesn’t care,” she chuckled. “But my fans seem to be very forgiving if I go off in other directions, which I have. I ain’t complaining; put it that way.”

But she’s about to take on a new self-described “badass bitch” role as Ruby on “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” Starz’s upcoming television sequel to the enduring horror-comedy film franchise created by Sam Raimi and Lawless’ producer husband Rob Tapert (also the creative team behind “Xena”). Along with the familial connections, Lawless says the job was tremendously appealing because longtime “Evil Dead” star and old pal Bruce Campbell “wanted me around because I laugh at his jokes.”

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‘Strike Back’ Director Michael J. Bassett on the Show’s Final Season, ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’

Interview Excerpt:

How was it to go off and direct two episodes of Ash vs. Evil Dead?

BASSETT: I had an absolutely blast doing it. It was another one of those moments of living out a childhood fantasy, working with Sam Raimi, directing Bruce Campbell, the coolest guy on the planet, and having the opportunity to kill lots of deadites with chainsaws and shotguns. I think it’s going to be an enormously fun show. It’s going to be absolutely great.

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Ash vs. The Evil Dead Trilogy @GKSO! @ Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema - 9-October


As we prepare for Bruce Campbell’s big return in the Sam Raimi produced horror series Ash vs. The Evil Dead, Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema will celebrate the Halloween season by playing THE ENTIRE EVIL DEAD TRILOGY! That’s right, folks, we will be playing the cult classic trio of films that includes The Evil Dead (October 9-15), Evil Dead 2 (October 16-22), and Army of Darkness (October 23-29).
Tickets are only $6.00 each. And if you purchase our $15 season pass, you will get an EXCLUSIVE PRINT singed by Greensboro, NC artist TA Boatwright.

Best of all, the trilogy presentation will count down to the HALLOWEEN PREMIERE of Starz all-new original TV series Ash vs The Evil Dead at 9 p.m. Saturday, October 31st. We will be playing the premiere in our CINEMA & CAFE! FREE ADMISSION WITH DRINK PURCHASE!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Waxwork Announces ‘Evil Dead 2′ Vinyl: Needs Your Help For Design

Waxwork Records has announced that they will be releasing Joseph LoDuca‘s score to the 1987 horror comedy Evil Dead II on limited edition vinyl. As someone who owns several Waxwork titles, I can tell you that this is incredible news and makes me extremely excited for the final product!

However, there’s a very cool twist to this release. Rather than go with the popular vinyl artists that are being used by nearly everyone these days, they want the fans of the film to have a say in the package design!

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The Evil Dead, The Cabin in the Woods... All The Horror Films in the "Until Dawn" Game

Ronnie Gonzalez writes:

The highly anticipated survival horror game, "Until Dawn", was released earlier this week for the Playstation 4. For those of you who don't know about the game, the plot centers around a group of eight teenagers who head to a cabin located on a so thought isolated mountain. Soon enough, their plan of having a fun weekend getaway turns into a bloody fight for survival when a killer begins to hunt them down one by one, and YOU as they player gets to decide the fate of the characters.

The game plays like a clichéd horror film, that borrows many elements from the genre and incorporates them into "Until Dawn", while introducing new ones. On my play through of the game I happened to notice that there were many scenes/moments that made me reminisce about past iconic horror movies. So here is a list of what I encountered.

For those readers, yet to have played the game, be advised this list may contain SPOILERS

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Bruce Campbell Wizard World Exclusive: Bruce Campbell

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JE: With season one of Ash on the way, what is the likelihood of there will be a season 2?

BC: When you get started on a show, you should have at least 5 years of material. Whether we’ll be on that long, I don’t know. That’s for the fans and ratings to decide. But the funny thing is that people just have never shut up about Evil Dead. No matter what other things I worked on, people would always come up to me and say, “That’s nice. So when are we getting some MORE Evil Dead?” Now you’re getting more Evil Dead and everyone is still asking the same question. You people are insatiable!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ash vs. Evil Dead Featurette "Inside Look" (HD) Bruce Campbell

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Cast Portraits & Inside Look

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Starz released the cast promotional photos and ‘Inside Look’ for the upcoming new series, Ash vs. Evil Dead, coming in later this Fall 2015. From the creators of The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, the series is scheduled for ten half-hour episodes for its first season. The cast promotional portraits below feature series stars Bruce Campbell, who will reprise his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead, Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner

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Bruce Campbell's Horror Fest in Chicago 2015

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The cast of Evil Dead: The Musical at V Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino invites the public to participate in their blood drive during an event on Friday, September 4. United Blood Services will have donor-equipped vans at Cosmic Comics, located at 3830 E. Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121, from 3 – 7 p.m. All donors will receive a free pair of tickets to Evil Dead: The Musical.

“It is time once again for the EVIL DEAD SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE,” said Sirc Michaels, the show’s producer. “We used about 20 gallons of fake blood at every show, and just a little bit of the real thing goes a long way to making a change in the community. Our entire team understands that the blood that is donated could be used to help a loved one. We encourage our fans to come out and make this a success by showing their support.”

Appointments are available beginning at 3 p.m. and can be made by visiting:


Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ash vs Evil Dead | Evil Trailer | STARZ

Only one man will rise to stand up against evil. Ash is back this Halloween in the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead.

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Ladies of the Evil Dead and Evil Dead II at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Featured Pic: Evil Dead II Cast Reunites at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2015

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Bruce Campbell Does The Weather & Traffic With Good Day Chicago

Actor Bruce Campbell stopped by GOOD DAY CHICAGO to talk up WIZARD WORLD and ends up delivering the weather and traffic, as only Bruce can.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Bruce Campbell Talks Last Fan Standing & Ash vs. Evil Dead!

We had the chance to catch up with Bruce Campbell at Wizard World Chicago where he announced his Kickstarter campaign for season two of Last Fan Standing!


Bruce Campbell launches Kickstarter campaign for Last Fan Standing game show

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Bruce Campbell is set to return to TV screens this fall as the star of Ash vs Evil Dead. But EW can exclusively reveal that Campbell is also set to bring back another of his fan-favorite events with a second season of the convention-set game show he hosts, Last Fan Standing. And he’ll be doing it by launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund it.

Last Fan Standing is a trivia tournament that is played by fans at Wizard World conventions. (The first season aired online at CONtv.) “It’s a trivia game just for fans where they can walk in right off the floor,” Campbell tells EW. “They get a clicker, we hit them with a preliminary round, and we take the four best people in that room. Nobody has any special skills. They get up there in whatever shlubby outfit or costume they’re wearing. We tried it in two different cities where we shot the first 10 episodes. Now we’re going to the masses. I’ve never done this before. I’ve never crowd-funded, so it’s a little nerve-wracking because you’re like, ‘Jeez, is anyone gonna give a rat’s ass about this?’”

What does Campbell need the money for in putting together season 2? “What we mostly want to do is just upgrade everything a little bit so it looks a little more like an official game show,” says the host. “We want to go to different cities to do this because it would be great to have regionals and quarterfinals and semifinals — the whole bit. So basically you could have the king or queen nerd of the United States. And the world! It could keep going. It’s just tailored for fans. It’s all sci-fi, horror, fantasy gameplay.”

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Official Teaser Image from the Key Art for "Ash vs Evil Dead"

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The good folks from The Ash vs Evil Dead Social Team have sent Evil Dead News a teaser image from the official Key Art for Ash vs Evil Dead.

Keep your eyes peeled this Wednesday at 10:00 AM PT because the team will be releasing the official Key Art for Ash vs Evil Dead exclusively on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Monday, August 17, 2015

One on one with Bruce Campbell on 'Ash vs Evil Dead' and his Michigan roots

Some of you know him as Sam Axe from "Burn Notice," others love him as Ash from the "Evil Dead" series of movies. Actor, director, writer, producer and author Bruce Campbell is coming to Wizard World in Chicago ahead of his upcoming new TV series "Ash vs Evil Dead."

Metro Detroit native:
Campbell, who was born in Royal Oak, is a 1976 graduate of Birmingham Groves High School. His close friend, director Sam Raimi is also an alumni of that school.

The two teamed up for Campbell's first big movie role in 1981 with "The Evil Dead." Now they've joined forces again for the upcoming TV series based on "The Evil Dead" series of movies, "Ash vs Evil Dead."

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Josh Becker wrote and directed Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except and Running Time. He was also a crew member on The Evil Dead and had cameo roles in Evil Dead II & Army of Darkness. His latest book is called Going Hollywood and can be purchased here.

Check out two stellar interviews with Josh Becker over at Book Of The Dead:
Part 1
Part 2

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Friday, August 14, 2015

“Ash vs Evil Dead”: Why Doesn’t Ash Work At S-Mart?

One of the first ever images from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the upcoming Starz series based on Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise, revealed Bruce Campbell as Ash, alongside Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo).

What was weird about the image was that it was pegged as a look at Ash with his two fellow Value Stop employees.

“Value Stop? What about S-Mart?” we collectively asked.

S-Mart was one of the most memorable locations in the Evil Dead franchise as it was the starting and ending point to Army of Darkness, where Ash gets his trusty “boomstick” and other handy tools.

During an interview we had with Raimi back in July, he explains the name change to Bloody Disgusting.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

AP: Campbell Revisits 'Evil Dead' in Starz Reboot & Bruce Campbell Goes Behind the Camera

Bruce Campbell earned a die-hard following for his portrayal of Ash in the cult classic "Evil Dead" movie trilogy. The 57-year-old actor discusses the difficulty of breaking out from the horror-comedy role that made him famous. (Aug. 13)

Bruce Campbell is most known for playing chainsaw-wielding Ash in the "Evil Dead" trilogy, but he was also a producer on the first cult classic film. (Aug. 13)

Source: Associated Press

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

THIS IS MY BOOMSTICK | Evil Dead preview

There's a new Evil Dead TV series in the works, and this is the tie-in game. Is it groovy? Keep watching to find out.



Source: AppSpy

Out in October!

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Necronomic-on demand: Australia gets 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' world premiere

Australian streaming service Stan will be the first platform in the world to premiere the highly-anticipated TV series "Ash vs. Evil Dead" this Halloween. And just as we hoped, it looks real ugly...

Horror fans down under will be the first to get a fist full of boomstick when "Ash vs. Evil Dead" hits screens this Halloween, with the TV show premiering on Australian streaming service Stan hours before anywhere else in the world.

After the original "Evil Dead" trilogy lit up screens in the '80s and early '90s with a bloodbath of deadites, possessed girlfriends and Sam Raimi snap-zooming, the popular franchise is back, this time on the small screen.

US network Starz first announced the 10-episode series as a network original in November 2014, confirming original director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert were on board for the project.

Cult hero and author of "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor," Bruce Campbell will also reprise his lead role as Ash Williams, the unwitting exorcist and occasional time traveller charged with ridding the world of evil.

While anticipation has been building ahead of the launch, Australian streaming service Stan confirmed on Wednesday that it would be the first network in the world to air "Ash vs. Evil Dead" on October 31, the only on-demand platform in Australia to snag the series. The premiere episode will be available hours later on Starz in time for Halloween in the US.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015



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BONUS: Embeth Davidtz talks about Army of Darkness (January 2010)

Dead Leaves – New novella chronicles the search for The Evil Dead

Andrew David Barker is following up his excellent film related novel, The Electric, with a new novella called Dead Leaves.

1983 – Derby, England: Set amidst the furore and media firestorm surrounding the so-called ‘video nasties’, DEAD LEAVES is a coming-of-age novella about a group of horror fans and their search for vilified VHS ‘The Evil Dead’. Darkly funny and brutally honest in its depiction of aimless life in a midland town, Andrew David Barker’s latest work perfectly captures those turbulent first few years of video and the impact it had on a generation.

The Electric was a superb read, so I will be looking forward to this one. Especially as I remember trying to track down various video nasties back in the day.

Published by BooBooks, Dead Leaves is due out this October.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Star of 'Evil Dead: The Musical' Chris Weidman guest hosts on Valley View Live!

Chris Weidman, one of the stars of "Evil Dead: The Musical" at Planet Hollywood, was the guest host on Valley View Live! on Aug. 10.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Book Full of Boomstick: An Evil Dead Handbook: Your Ultimate Guide to Ash and the Deadites!

Hail to the king, baby. From EYEBALL FLYBALL to MAJOR MINER, if you don't know what a KANDARIAN SUMMONING STONE is then you need this handbook! "Book Full of Boomstick" is your ultimate guide to Ash and the Deadites from A to Z. If you've only seen the Evil Dead movies, you don't know the half of it! This book collects together a wealth of information from the films, the comics, the games and the filmmakers! Get ready to learn about alternate universes, Kandarian relics, demons, deadites and broomsticks! This book contains everything you need to prepare for the upcoming ASH vs the EVIL DEAD on Starz!

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Featured Artwork: 'Ash vs Evil Dead' Illustration by Iván Shatski

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Peter Feeney making waves with his latest show

Everything Peter Feeney does is in a rush, he says so himself.

It's probably why he's so direct. While most would idle with small talk, 10 seconds into meeting him, he's offering an in-depth analysis of the state of the acting industry for New Zealand thespians. If anyone would know, it's him: he's been an actor, director, writer, journalist and acting tutor for more than 20 years. He's worked on everything from Shortland Street and the early days of Xena, to Black Sheep, 30 Days of Night, Spartacus and more recently, Ash vs Evil Dead.

He's just finished work on the Evil Dead revival Ash vs Evil Dead currently being made here in New Zealand, and when the topic comes up, he excitedly pulls out his phone to share pictures.

His 8-year-old son Arlo is on set as we speak, playing one of the infamous deadites – the bad guys of the franchise. "I had such good fun out there, I can't even tell you," he says, scrolling through photos and shaking his head with a nostalgic, "good times, mate. I'll tell ya".

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Garth Manor Presents: EVIL DEAD 2 in 35mm Q&A with ROBERT KURTZMAN

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Production of Ash vs Evil Dead is a wrap!

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Production of #AshvsEvilDead is a wrap. These lunatics are now on the loose, so batten down the hatches.

Patricia Tallman On Babylon 5, Army of Darkness, And Fun Times Traveling

Actress Patricia Tallman played the most powerful telepath in the universe in the television series Babylon Five. Besides being part of that popular 1990s Sci-Fi series Tallman has played a variety of other interesting roles over the years. She was The Possessed Witch in the cult favorite film Army of Darkness, and also worked as a stunt woman. Currently, Tallman loves traveling around the world and taking part in new adventures. She enjoys the convention circuit and most recently signed autographs and chatted with fans at the San Diego Comic-Con. The following is an interview with this creative and talented actress.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Mondo Dropping 'Army of Darkness' OST Vinyl at MondoCon

Deadites, Necronomicon readers and film score fans all have something to look forward to at Austin's MondoCon this year, with movie music house Mondo having confirmed that the event will celebrate the score to Army of Darkness with a limited edition vinyl release.

A blog post from the imprint confirms that they're making Joseph LoDuca and Danny Elfman's score to the '90s horror-comedy a big part of the 2015's MondoCon, which runs October 3 and 4. They'll be delivering pressings of the soundtrack on "Baby Blue & Black Vortex Swirl"-coloured vinyl, as well as on traditional black wax.

The score was mostly handled by LoDuca, though the "March Of The Dead Theme" was composed by Elfman (Batman, Beetlejuice). It was performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. We'll have to wait until the vinyl arrives, but hopefully the new vinyl edition has mastered the tracks to make them about as loud as film protagonist Ash's beloved boom stick.

The artwork, meanwhile, had previously been used for an exclsuive Mondo poster in 2014. You can see the re-purposed piece, which was prepped by artist Richey Beckett, up above.

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Bruce Campbell talks Ash vs Evil Dead & S-Mart

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Returns To Chicago, August 20-23

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con, returns to Chicago with an even bloodier sequel, chopping & chain-sawing its way through 4 days (8/20-8/23) of cinematical horror mayhem & badassness.

BCHFF is thrilled to kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 20th with the much anticipated horror anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN, featuring 10 ghastly tales, including films written & directed by: Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera), & Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!). Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, a Hallows Eve themed after-party, a panel at Wizard World hosted by horror film critic Scott Weinberg, and a few more surprises.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Exo Zombies Descent - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare | official trailer UK (2015) Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell & John Malkovich in the official trailer for Exo Zombies Descent - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the Exo Zombies saga, as Descent takes our four heroes to a deep water Atlas base in order to stop the source of the infection once and for all. Battle new enemies with enhanced capabilities, wield the powerful Trident Reflected Energy Weapon, and unravel the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding. Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, Jon Bernthal, Bruce Campbell, and John Malkovich star in this action-packed Exo Zombies finale.

Reckoning releases August 4th on Xbox Live, with other platforms to follow.

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"Evil Dead" Helmer Fede Alvarez To Direct Sony's Gritty Superhero Pic "Incognito" | The Tracking Board

Emerging helmer , best known for delivering the Evil Dead remake, has now signed on to direct Sony Pictures’ . Based on the comic of the same name written by Ed Brubaker, Icognito follows Zack Overkill, a supervillain who becomes enlisted in the witness protection program after he snitches on his megalomaniac boss, The Black Death. Confined to a dreary life working as a mailman, Zack’s forced to take a drug to dull his powers. After discovering a way to tap into his super strength again, Zack develops a change of heart and becomes a vigilante, doing good while evading a vengeful Black Death.

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