Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Evil Dead Virtual Nightmare Teaser



From the official press release:

Are you ready to be truly immersed in the world of Evil Dead? Enter through the Book of the Dead and find a world of horror, violence, deadlites and Mia....

Boomdash Digital partners with Ghosthouse Entertainment and Screen Northern Ireland to develop ‘Evil Dead’ on mobile VR Devices Samsung Gear VR and Oculus GO.



Based on reimagining of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare is a soul- crushing mobile VR game brim to the edge with gleeful gore and terrifying twists. The game offers fans a truly unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves within the Evil Dead universe unlike ever before. With 360 degree sound and vision, you get to explore inside the infamous cabin and the depths of the surrounding forest.

What begins as a tribute to the franchise quickly descends into anarchy as you are thrown into a chaotic fight for survival. When the discovery of an ancient book summons up an evil force, you find yourself trapped and alone in a desolated cabin in the middle of the woods. Hordes of defiant demons, an arsenal of iconic weaponry, and fast, fluid movements set the atmospheric adrenaline-pumping scene. Discover increasingly challenging missions in the Book of the Dead, unlock charms, pick up new weapons and gather some courage as you combat powerful bosses! Dare you enter the Evil Dead forest for the ultimate VR horror experience?

Evil Dead: Virtual Nightmare features:

Intense, 1st person POV, puts players at the centre of the Evil Dead universe
Unnerving 360 experience of the iconic Evil Dead cabin
Access classic Evil Dead weapons from a nail gun to the chainsaw
New upgraded weapons, including sights on all guns
Unlock tougher missions from the Book of The Dead
Realistic 3D VR graphics and camerawork recreate the look and feel of the movie set
Set your Groovy Factor racing as you kill your way through the forest

You can check out the teaser trailer here:


Monday, July 30, 2018

Army of Darkness: Limited Edition Steelbook - Unboxing (HD)



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Trapped In Time. Surrounded By Evil. Low On Gas. Bound in human flesh and inked in blood, the ancient "Necronomicon" – the Book of the Dead – unleashes unspeakable evil upon mankind in director Sam Raimi's (Darkman, Drag Me to Hell) outrageously hilarious third chapter in his Evil Dead Trilogy.

Back to do battle with the hideous "Deadites," Bruce Campbell returns to the role of Ash, the handsome, shotgun-toting, chainsaw-armed department store clerk from S-Mart's housewares division. Demonic forces time warp him – and his '73 Oldsmobile – into England's Dark Ages, where he romances a beauty (Embeth Davidtz, The Amazing Spider-Man) and faces legions of the undead. Can Ash save the living from the evil dead, rescue his girlfriend, and get back to his own time?

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

REPTILE ROOMIE



When a bearded dragon offers advice during a drug-fueled dream-state, you better take it. Ash Williams’ (Bruce Campbell) advisor and pet lizard, Eli (pictured), told him to bury the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis at the cabin – rather than keeping it locked in his trailer. Eli debuts in the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead and remains a constant presence throughout the series – and now Eli is ready to go home with an Evil Dead fan (no Deadites, please). VIP Fan Auctions is offering the screen-used prop version of Eli, a 12.5-in. rubber bearded dragon that appears in multiple episodes. Click here for photos and more information, and get in the bidding for one of horror’s most beloved lizards that has never stomped through Tokyo.

And if you’re looking for your own copy of a screen-used Necronomicon, click here!

Source: vipfanauctions.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

PopWrapped: Jane Levy Tells Us About Her Character In Castle Rock And If She Would Return To Evil Dead



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One of Levy’s most popular projects thus far has been the 2013 reboot of the insanely popular Evil Dead and fans have made it known they hope to see it continue one day. So what does Levy think of all the Evil Dead sequel talk? She tells us, “I’d be interested. It’s funny, with the Evil Dead creators - nobody can rile a crowd like they do. They really know how to keep that hype going.” The Castle Rock star continues, “I have an Instagram, and did one of those ‘ask me anythings’ and literally every question asked was ‘Will you do Evil Dead 2’ but it’s good because people really like it.”

As far as Levy’s representation in horror, she explains that each project has created a different atmosphere, saying, “It just seems like [horror] is where I’m gonna go [laughs]. Evil Dead was the most extreme, then there was Don’t Breathe which was much more psychological suspense and Castle Rock is more small town mystery.” She concludes, “Through working on horror, I’ve definitely become a fan of [the genre] myself.”

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Missing the Jim and Pam of Horror



The parallels between the goals relationship of Jim Halpert (John Krasinski) and Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer) from The Office and Ash vs Evil Dead’s Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo Simon Bolivar (Ray Santiago) are staggering.

Both had their fair share of flirtation and near misses, laughs, jealousies, and tender moments, and it even took both couples three years to realize that they were perfect for one another.

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Ash Battles Ghost Pirates in Dynamite’s ‘Army of Darkness’ Halloween Special Comic Book



From bloody-disgusting.com:

Dynamite Entertainment is taking Halloween by storm this year, delivering five standalone issues from fan-favorite series’ Vampirella, Red Sonja, Bettie Page, Elvira and Army of Darkness! Each Halloween Special will feature 40 pages of hair-raising fun.

“Halloween and comic books go hand in hand. Everyone loves a good scary story in late October and we’ve always wanted to do a big program for all our major characters,” said Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “This is a great chance for readers to get five great stories for themselves or to give to their friends for the holiday.”

In the Army of Darkness Halloween Special…

“When a crazed tour guide raises the spectral remains of the galleon that brought the Necronomicon to America, Ash finally meets the one thing he hates more than Deadites – ghost pirates! It’s chainsaws and boomsticks against cutlasses and muskets, and if Blackbeard’s men can’t have their treasure, the Promised One’s head will have to do!”

The Dynamite Halloween One-Shots will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2018 Previews catalog and slated for release in October 2018.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Horror classic “Evil Dead 2” is coming to 4K/Blu-ray UK Steelbook in October with this great looking Zavvi exclusive

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There’s really no introduction needed for this one.

The release includes 4K and Blu-ray discs, and will be available from October 29th.

Pre-orders will be live from around 6pm UK time on Sunday July 22nd, so ignore the ‘sold out’ button for now.

Pre-order: Zavvi

Source: www.steelbookbluray.com


Details from zavvi.com:

Featuring amazing artwork by - Anthony Petrie
BLU-RAY 1 :
  • The movie
  • Audio commentary with Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and Greg Nicotero
 BLU-RAY 2 :
  • 52min bonus about the influence of the movie on famous directors (Guillermo Del Toro, etc.)
  • Shallowed Souls : The making of Evil Dead 2
  • Dead by dawn
  • The chosen ones
  • Special effects
  • Madman Sam
  • Re-animated
  • Method to madness
  • Rosebud
  • Cabin Fever - A "Fly on the Wall" -  Look Behind the Scenes of EVIL DEAD 2
  • Road to Wadesboro: revisiting the shooting location with filmmaker Tony Elwood
  • Making of 2 "The Gore the Merrier”
  • Interview with Bruce Campbell
  • Original trailer

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Featured Video: Canon & Paratexts - The Evil Dead



Info:
A video essay I did for uni as part of a blog. To Read more from me on the topic go to: https://insidetheevildead.wordpress.com/

Source: Harry Frampton

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scream Factory to Release ‘Army of Darkness’ Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-Ray



Sam Raimi’s beloved horror classic Army of Darkness, the third chapter in his Evil Dead trilogy, will be available soon on a killer steelbook Blu-Ray, which includes both the theatrical and international cut of the film.

Scream Factory will be releasing this special limited edition on August 14, 2018.

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What is a Cult Film? - Patricia Tallman



Info:
This month we sit down with actress Patricia Tallman (Knightriders, Army of Darkness) to find out what she thinks makes a Cult Film.

Underground oddity, controversial classic, so bad it’s good? These are just some of the terms that have been used to describe exactly what a Cult Film is. In our latest video series – WHAT IS A CULT FILM? - we sit down with the cast, crew and contributors of some of your favourite cult classics and find out exactly what the term “cult film” means to them.

So sit back, relax and explore the World of Cult with Arrow Video...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grey Matter Art’s New ‘Army of Darkness’ Poster is Ripped Straight Out of the Necronomicon



This Thursday, Grey Matter Art presents a brand spankin’ new Army of Darkness poster, which comes courtesy of artist Anthony Petrie. The poster, rather brilliantly, is made to look like a page ripped out of the infamous Book of the Dead!

We were absolutely blown away by Anthony’s concept to make this look like a page taken right from the Necronomicon, and we thought this would be a perfect follow up to his Evil Dead 2!” the company tells us. “Also, we will be inserting 9″ x 12″ original drawings by Anthony into random orders. To be eligible, you must purchase on the day of the sale.”

The 24″ x 36″ hand-numbered screen prints will be selling for $45.00 each, and only 225 of them will be offered up this coming Thursday, July 12 at 1pm EST.

You’ll be able to grab yours over on Grey Matter’s website.

Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Sons of the Evil Dead



Rebecca Reynolds Writes About Sibling Writer/Directors, Brett and Drew Pierce, Following Completion of Their New Indie Horror Film, Hag

LA-based filmmaking brothers, Brett and Drew Pierce, recently completed principal photography on their latest indie horror film, Hag. A modern twist on the classic witch genre, Hag is their third feature and the second one the brothers co-wrote and co-directed. Scheduled for a 2019 release, Hag stars Disney Channel veteran Piper Curda, Here and Now’s Kevin Bigley, Jane the Virgin’s Azie Tesfai and John-Paul Howard from Midnight, Texas.

How the Pierce brothers became die-hard aficionados of the horror genre and how they developed their filmmaking chops is a simple case of “Like Father, Like Son(s).”

Their father, Bart Pierce, started making films when he was twelve, shooting short stop-motion movies after borrowing his brother’s 8mm camera. A huge fan of monster magazines, vampires, and King Kong, Pierce continued honing his skills, particularly special effects photography. By his twenties, Pierce started getting film work doing color timing and processing in Detroit, which is where he met other budding young filmmakers including A-list director Sam Raimi, Editor Chris Innis, and Producer Rob Tapert. All of them, including Pierce, were trying to make horror films. Raimi’s team, including his college buddy, Actor Bruce Campbell, secured funds for their film first. The title was The Evil Dead. Shot in 1979 and released in 1981, the horror film became a cult classic, setting all those involved on successful filmmaking careers and spawning a lucrative, 30-years long media franchise.

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Actor Ted Raimi looks to sell mini-compound in Toluca Lake



The colorful compound of actor Ted Raimi is on the market for $979,000 in Toluca Lake.

Raimi, who’s known for his sci-fi/fantasy roles in the shows “seaQuest DSV” and “Xena: Warrior Princess,” bought the 1940s home a decade ago for $810,000.

Four structures make up the property: the main house, an office, a pool room, and a souped-up entertainment space with a custom fireplace and wood-accented wet bar.

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UPDATE - August 21, 2018: Sci-fi actor Ted Raimi’s colorful compound in Toluca Lake finds a taker - Source: www.mcall.com

Monday, July 9, 2018

Mushroomhead’s New Video for “We Are the Truth” Is a Full-on Tribute to ‘Evil Dead’



From bloody-disgusting.com:

We’re still waiting to hear what’s next from the Evil Dead franchise now that “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is no more, and the most likely continuation will come in the form of a sequel to Fede Alvarez’s remake of the original, which the filmmaker has recently been teasing. While we wait, Mushroomhead‘s latest video plays out like a remake of Alvarez’s Evil Dead remake!

The new video for the track “We Are the Truth” will appear on the metal band’s upcoming MushroomheadVolume III DVD release, The PRP reports. It arrives on August 17.




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Friday, July 6, 2018

The Ladies of the Evil Dead: Life After Dead unused documentary promo trailer



Info:
Here is a trailer for a documentary that was never finished but, some of the footage was used for a supplement on one of the various re-re-re-re-re-releases of The Evil Dead by Anchor Bay. It was a quickly cut, gritty trailer of stuff I shot to assemble a doc on The Rise of the Ladies of the Evil Dead. Apparently Evil Dead producer, Rob Tapert, saw this and liked it a lot. We also get a cameo from the late, great, Gunnar Hansen... RIP. It would have featured Gunnar, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel and more! I wanted to call it "The Ladies of the Evil Dead: Life After Dead."

Music by Cyndi Lauper borrowed and not used for sales... just promotion only as I don't own the rights of the song and clips from Evil Dead used with permission.

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DKE Toys Offering Up Fun “Ash vs. Severed Hand” Figure Set at Comic-Con



Artist Scott C. is the man behind the “Great Showdowns” art project, dedicated to fun drawings of iconic pop culture battles. The drawings have been collected together in a couple different books over the years, and Scott’s Evil Dead II drawing is now getting its own toy.
At San Diego Comic-Con later this month, DKE Toys will be selling a limited run of 50 Evil Dead II toys based on Scott’s drawing, which pits Ash Williams up against his own severed hand!
This 3.75″ resin Ash figure was sculpted by George Gaspar of Double G toys, packaged with a hand-cast, hand-painted resin hand.
The figures will be selling for $100 each at the DKE booth, #5045.
SDCC 2018 takes place between July 18-22.

Source: bloody-disgusting.com

Fan’s Nostalgic Photos from Early ’90s Horror Conventions Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile

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Excerpt:
All your favorite stars show up in the photos, including many who are still on the convention scene to this day such as Bruce Campbell, Kane Hodder, Linnea Quigley, Tom Savini, Doug Bradley and Robert Englund.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

From ‘Evil Dead’ to ‘John Wick,’ Lionsgate Looks to Tap Rich Library With Mobile Shooter (EXCLUSIVE)



Mobile shooter “Deploy and Destroy” received a major update today enabling tournament play for the game and giving players a sense of just how big Lionsgate thinks the franchise-mashing game could become.

The update’s new competitive mode disables auto-aim and bot in the game and makes all weapons available to the characters playable in the tournament. The first tournament will focus on the “Ash vs. Evil Dead” IP, though the game also currently includes characters from The “Divergent” series.

While the game currently only has characters from two Lionsgate properties, the plan is to dive into the entertainment companies massive library of hit titles like “John Wick” and “Saw,” Peter Levin, president of interactive ventures, games and digital strategies at Lionsgate, told Variety.

We spend a lot of time meeting with talented developers from all over the world who are passionate about our movies and TV shows,” Levin said. Developer “Apps Ministry are huge fans of “The Divergent Series,” and that’s where the conversation about “Deploy and Destroy” started. As we got into the early stages of development, we realized the design and mechanics in front of us could make for a super fun mashup of fan-favorite IP — imagine John Wick and Rambo fighting in an arena modeled after the cabin from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” for instance. If memory serves, this idea popped into our minds during a late-night play session between our team and Apps Ministry. We pivoted directions, developed the concept for a multiverse, and quickly put in place the legal and design infrastructure to do this.”




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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Joe LoDuca/Evil Dead Reimagined - Live Amoeba Hollywood - July 26th @ 6:00pm



Composer Joe LoDuca conducts a live quintet performing selections from Evil Dead - A Nightmare Reimagined double LP release!

Celebrating the release of Evil Dead - A Nightmare Reimagined double LP on Mondo. Special limited-edition red vinyl will be available for purchase starting July 26th at Amoeba. Performance is free/all ages.

To attend signing/meet Joe:
- Purchase your copy of Evil Dead - A Nightmare Reimagined at Amoeba Hollywood on July 26th.
- Limit 1 per person.
- Quantities are limited, while supplies last.
- No phone or online pre-orders available for this special event.

One of the most legendary horror scores ever gets recorded & reinvented for 2018. Joe LoDuca went back to the drawing board to fully re-record and expand his original score to The Evil Dead with absolutely terrifying results. The record you hold in your hands manages to keep the essence and familiarity of the original score yet feels completely new and exciting due to the addition of all new music combining the classic and the contemporary.

All new artwork by original Evil Dead Poster artist Graham Humphreys. Pressed on 2 x 180g Naturum De Montum vinyl, Necronomicon booklet containing liner notes from Composer Joe LoDuca, Producer Robert Tapert & Star Bruce Campbell. Download card included.

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Evil Dead 2 – Ash vs Evil Ed In Package Images

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NECA has released some official in-package photos for their soon to be released Evil Dead 2 – Ash vs Evil Ed 7″ Scale Figure 2-Pack. This highly anticipated set had been hit with delays since being announced, but it’s finally scheduled to reach fans later this month. The set includes Hero Ash, with multiple head sculpts and weapons, and a Deadite version of Ed, who has interchangeable hands and heads.
Evil Dead 2: One of the horror greats and a true cult classic! Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the iconic movie, NECA is proud to release a special 2-pack containing Hero Ash and Deadite Ed Getley action figures.
Hero Ash features the likeness of inimitable actor Bruce Campbell. Ash comes with a Necronomicon book that opens up, two alternate head sculpts, bone dagger, sawed off shotgun, and possessed deer head.
Deadite Ed Getley comes with interchangeable heads, one of which comes apart to simulate his gruesome defeat by Ash’s chainsaw. Each 7” scale action figure is highly detailed and fully poseable.
The set comes in a deluxe 30th Anniversary window box with opening flap.

Source: news.toyark.com