We absolutely cannot wait for the Halloween night premiere of “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” and we’re pretty damn sure we’re not alone in saying that. The night before the big premiere, STARZ is hosting an all-night marathon of the original Evil Dead trilogy, so listen up and read on for all the details!
From the Press Release:
Setting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30, beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT and hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell (Ash). The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.
The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic The Evil Dead at 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ. This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.
The marathon continues with the 1987 sequel, Evil Dead 2, at 9:30pm ET/PT. Ash, the lone survivor of the original demon attack, returns in the second chapter of the cult franchise. Armed with a chainsaw and a shotgun, he again must fight the evil dead when a group of strangers interrupt his romantic vacation in a lonely cabin in the woods.
The Evil Dead marathon concludes with the 1992 third installment, Army of Darkness, at 10:55pm ET/PT and a sneak peek at the first episode of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” In Army of Darkness our hero, Ash, is transported back in time to 1300 A.D. and once again faces off against the evil unleashed. In order to return to the present and get back home, he must take up his chainsaw and “boomstick” to defeat the Deadites and return the Necronomicon to its final resting place.
Fans will be encouraged to join the social media conversations throughout the night using #EvilDeadMarathon and other scene-specific hashtags that will appear within each movie.
For fans that can’t wait for the marathon, The Evil Dead is currently available on STARZ, STARZ PLAY, and STARZ ON DEMAND; and Evil Dead 2 will be available on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND from October 26 through October 30. Army of Darkness will be available on STARZ, STARZ PLAY, and STARZ ON DEMAND beginning November 1. “Ash vs. Evil Dead” will be available on STARZ PLAY and STARZ ON DEMAND on October 31 at 12:00 midnight.