Friday, August 31, 2018

Latest Update for Mobile Game ‘Deploy and Destroy’ Adds Ruby from “Ash vs. Evil Dead”!

Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams recently headed back into the world of video games in Deploy and Destroy, a new free-to-play mobile game from Lionsgate Games and Apps Ministry that’s now available for download in the App Store and through Google Play. The game’s latest update this week brings fellow “Ash vs. Evil Dead” character Ruby into the mix!

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sneak Peek - Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete Collection Blu-ray | Oct 16, 2018

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Blu-ray + Digital Copy Starz / Anchor Bay | 2015-2017 | 3 Seasons | 860 min | Rated TV-MA | Oct 16, 2018

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1

English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)

Blu-ray Disc
Six-disc set (6 BD-50)
Digital copy

Region A
List price: $49.99


Monday, August 27, 2018

NECA unleashes Possessed Ashy Slashy to haunt Dana DeLorenzo (again!)

Without question, one of the most entertaining scenes during the three-season series run of STARZ’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” happened in Season 2 in 2016, when star Dana DeLorenzo’s kick-ass Ghostbeater, Kelly Maxwell, encounters a Muppet-like hand puppet in villain Baal’s insane asylum. Named “Ashy Slashy” after the institution’s newest resident Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), the foul-mouthed, wise-ass puppet was first introduced as a warm and fuzzy therapy companion to Ash, but quickly turned to the dark side when he met Kelly.

Two years later …  just when you thought it was safe to go back to Sesame Street (or more appropriately Avenue Q) … movie and TV collectibles-maker NECA has released its second full-scale version of the Ashy Slashy hand-puppet, the Possessed Ashy Slashy. Unlike the first release of Ashy Slashy last year, the possessed version has jagged teeth and a chainsaw with its own set of teeth sticking out of its blade. In short, he’s battle-ready for those who dare to bring him to life to take a bite out of anybody who gets in his way.

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Featured Video: Evil Dead Christmas

It's that magical time again and the Bad Movie Reviewer has received a special gift, the book on tape of the Necronomicon. Will he survive the evil dead that awaits in his grandma's basement?

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Dramatic Publishing Company Celebrates EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL's 15th Anniversary

Dramatic Publishing Company announced today that August marks the 15th anniversary of the first performance of EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL, the cult sensation to which it holds exclusive representation of North American professional and amateur stage performance rights.

The only musical in history to be based on a series of movies (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness), EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL made its debut in August 2003 in the back room of a small bar called the Tranzac Club. In 2004, the show opened in Montreal as a featured attraction at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. In November 2006, EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL made its off-Broadway debut in New York City, where it was praised by both the fans and critics alike.

"Fifteen years ago EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL performed its very first performance," says its author, George Reinblatt. "It was on the night of the Eastern Seaboard blackout-so we got off to a bit of a crazy start, having to perform on the street outside the theatre, but since that night, this show has been on an even crazier ride than we could have ever imagined. Over 220 cities. Over 300 productions. Thousands of gallons of blood. #4 on the Billboard Charts. And somehow gaining the most extremely loyal fanbase in musical history along the way. For a small show that was supposed to play seven performances in a bar in Toronto (and that's it), this has been an amazing ride. And amazingly, this is turning into our busiest year yet-we're performing in 30 cities simultaneously this fall!"

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Featured Artwork: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 4 Concept Art

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Random concept work by - NZ concept artist - Dan Lloyd #ashvsevildead the season that wasn’t #conceptart #productiondesign

Friday, August 24, 2018

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bruce Campbell Interview Roundup - August 21-22, 2018

Bruce Campbell Sends 'Evil Dead' Off With a Bloody, Bingeworthy Bang - Source:

Bruce Campbell Says 'Evil Dead' Fans Should Be "Kissing Starz's Ass" - Source:

Exclusive Interview: 'Evil Dead' Star Bruce Campbell Says Goodbye To Ash - Source:

Bruce Campbell Recalls Emotional Experience Playing Ash for the Final Time in 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' - Source:

Bruce Campbell Talks 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' Season 3, And The End Of The Saga - Source:

Bruce Campbell explains why he told so many (fun) lies about Evil Dead - Source:

Ray Santiago On the End of Ash and the Future of Evil Dead

Nick Mangione writes:

Though Bruce Campbell was the biggest star of the show, Ray Santiago’s Pablo is the heart. Over the course of three seasons, you get to watch him grow from a nervous, directionless kid into a full-fledged horror-action hero. Santiago talked to us about his character’s growth and how he looks back at the show now that it’s all over.

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Contest: Win ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 3 on Blu-ray


Ash vs Evil Dead may have wrapped up its three-season run on Starz, but you can relive the macabre mayhem of Bruce Campbell's iconic character over and over again with Lionsgate's Blu-ray release of the third season, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!

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Fan’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Tribute Video Might Actually Move You to Tears

Today, the final season of Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” arrives on DVD and Blu-ray, bringing the end to Ash Williams’ epic, decades-spanning story into your home video collection, right alongside The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. With Bruce Campbell officially retired as Ash, it’s truly over this time, and we can’t help but be in a sappy mood all over again this week. Mind you, Campbell is still voicing Ash for an upcoming video game, but it seems pretty safe to say that we’ll never again see him actually on screen as the character.

Not to depress you too much, but YouTube’s xHeather360x just cut together an absolutely brilliant tribute to the entirety of the Evil Dead saga, particularly focused on the three seasons of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” that Starz gifted us with. It’s a wonderful “in memoriam” piece for the story of Ash Williams, cut together so well that you might even squeeze out a couple tears.

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6 Groovy Things We Want To See In An ‘Evil Dead’ Video Game


April 23rd, 2018 was a dark day for horror fans all over the world as Bruce Campbell announced he was going to lay his Ash Williams character to rest for good, formally announcing his retirement from the Evil Dead franchise.

But like any good celebrity retirement, this one looks like it’s also going to be short-lived as he’s already signed on to lend his unique talents to an all-new Evil Dead video game.

But what would an Evil Dead video game look like? What would you want to see? Here’s our list of the 5 essential groovy features we’re looking for when Big Daddy Boomstick comes out of retirement one last time.

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These days it seems everything is getting the board game treatment, but some things are just too groovy to resist. The Evil Dead is coming to the table top, and we have an exclusive preview.
Following in the footsteps of hit games like Zombicide, Army of Darkness: The Board Game promises to let you control Ash and his buddies as they fight off hordes of horrible gribblies. In addition to an original illustrated castle, the game will feature forty highly detailed miniatures.

You can find out more by visiting, and in the meantime by sure to check out our exclusive preview pics of Evil Sheila and Duke Henry below:

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Monday, August 20, 2018

[Interview] Bruce Campbell Talks ‘Ash vs Evil Dead,’ Hanging Up the Chainsaw and the Franchise’s Future

The third and final season of Ash vs Evil Dead arrives on Blu-ray this Tuesday, August 21, and with it the final bow from Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams. The actor has portrayed the reluctant hero for nearly 40 years, taking Ash from innocuous bystander to wisecracking deadite slayer to finally a man with a deadite fighting family of his own. For thirty episodes, Starz let Campbell and team loose on screen, unleashing torrents of blood, gore, humor, and heart, culminating in one epic finale that serves as Ash’s swan song. Or is it?

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Bruce Campbell's Proudest Moment as Ash Was Seeing 'The Evil Dead' Play in Theaters

Bruce Campbell debuted as Ash Williams in 1981's The Evil Dead, going on to reprise his role in two sequels and three seasons of a TV series, in addition to multiple video game appearances. The actor retired from the role earlier this year and, looking back at all he has accomplished with the character, he is still most proud to have seen the first film debut at his local movie theater.

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"Unboxing" | Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 Blu-ray Steelbook

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Bruce Campbell Details the Future of the 'Evil Dead' Franchise and Remake Sequel Possibility

After starring in three Evil Dead films and three seasons of Ash vs. Evil Dead, Bruce Campbell has left the franchise that helped launch his career behind. While he might be done portraying Ash Williams, Campbell knows the series has plenty of avenues to explore without him.

"You have Ash's daughter, Brandy. She provides the lineage. Ray [Santiago] is a shaman now, you know as Pablo, and Kelly's just a full-on Lucy Lawless type badass who's got vengeance in her eyes," Campbell shared with "So, that's enough for me, three's a good number. I would also continue the movies with Mia, with Jane Levy, because she's awesome."

The Evil Dead launched the franchise in 1981, with Campbell starring in the original films and being intrinsically linked with the series. The 2013 remake saw Campbell serving as a producer, though the Ash character didn't appear. Now that he's retired from the series, Campbell would happily encourage new stories to be developed.

"I have great affinity toward the series. It got me into the film business, but there's only so much I can do now, but the trick is, why not encourage other people?" the actor pointed out. "I wouldn't mind seeing another Ash. Get in there bud, what do you got?"

The remake was directed by Fede Alvarez, who has delivered audiences Don't Breathe and the upcoming The Girl in the Spider's Web. Alvarez has regularly expressed interest in making a sequel, though Campbell thinks that would be unlikely.

"We'd be lucky if we got [Alvarez for a sequel]. Fede has a career. Fede's going to be unaffordable very soon," Campbell joked. "[Original Evil Dead director] Sam Raimi picked him out of nowhere when you would just pick another guy, but I have to say, Fede, I'm so pleased for him. He was able to crawl out from under the Evil Dead shadow, make his own second movie, which was really crazy, and then start making mainstream movies now with big actresses. It's great, I love it."

Despite his enthusiasm to see the Evil Dead franchise continue, Campbell isn't holding out hope that there will be any major developments in the franchise for the foreseeable future.

"We'll see where the Evil Dead road goes. There's no puppet master though," the actor admitted. "I don't think Sam Raimi's sitting in his office going, 'Okay, now we move the chess piece over here. We do this.' It's always been a ramshackle operation. We're sort of like a franchise with a small f. It was never meant to really be a franchise. So, I don't know, we'll see what happens."

Fans can enjoy Campbell's final portrayal of Ash when Season Three of Ash vs. Evil Dead hits Blu-ray on August 21st.

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Bruce Campbell Discusses the Real Problem With Superhero Movies - Source:

Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Blu-ray Bonus Feature Clip from ASH VS EVIL DEAD Episode 3.03


When you're making a show that features as many blood-spattered practical effects as Ash vs Evil Dead, unexpected things can happen while you're filming, but as executive producer Rob Tapert explains in our exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature clip from the upcoming season 3 Blu-ray, sometimes those accidents can be happy ones that improve the scene... even when the jaw is ripped off a decapitated head.

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Castle Rock’s Jane Levy Is Horror's Secret Weapon

I am a huge proponent of the 2013 Evil Dead remake. It's so gross.

Jane Levy: Thanks! Yeah, when I read Evil Dead, I was working on an ABC sitcom called Suburgatory, but I read Evil Dead and I thought it was just so ridiculous and funny and just so extreme that I thought, This would be the diametrically opposite job I could take right after finishing the first season of this TV show. I really wanted that part. And then from then on, continuing to work in the horror genre hasn't been something I've been looking for necessarily, but they do come to me.

Why do you think that is, besides Fede Alvarez wanting to work with you again on Don't Breathe?

I've thought a lot about why that is. Some of it is just that it's an industry where if you're in one thing that's successful, people think about you in that way and continue to ask you to do parts like that.

But I also think that there's something about my sensibility. Nothing gets me to the movie theater quicker than horror. I like things that push buttons and push boundaries, and horror and comedy are genres that do that. I guess, I hope, there's a quality in me that is vulnerable yet strong, which is a really funny thing to say about yourself. I am a huge crybaby, but I'm also really tough. I used to be a soccer player so I have an athletic background. It's a quality a lot of final girls have.
Evil Dead was your first starring role in a movie. I imagine that was a real trial by fire, in a debut, to have the opportunity to jam your hand into a chainsaw and cut a demon version of yourself in half.

Right? And get buried alive and cut my tongue in half and barf all over someone. Yeah, it should have been a miserable experience, right? It wasn't.

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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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Thursday, August 16, 2018

[Exclusive] Bruce Campbell Will Be Voicing Ash Williams in an Upcoming ‘Evil Dead’ Game!


Earlier this year, in the wake of Starz cancelling “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” Bruce Campbell announced that he had officially retired from playing Ash Williams, and he has since remained firmly committed to that choice. But what about outside the realm of film and television? As he teased back in May, when asked if he’d be up for voicing Ash and/or doing the motion capture for a video game, “upcoming iterations” of the franchise are in the works.

That began speculation that a video game was in the works, and we can now confirm that the Evil Dead franchise will indeed be expanded upon with a new game… with Campbell as Ash!

Speaking with Bruce for a full interview that’s coming to BD very soon, our own Meagan Navarro just got the scoop.

Oh no no, that’s different,” Bruce replied, when Meagan asked about potential video games and if they apply to his vow to stay retired. “I have previous obligations I have to fulfill. They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio. I’ll be Ash for that, because I wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up.”

For now, Campbell is remaining tight-lipped about the specifics, but his comments to Meagan seem to suggest something in the realm of virtual reality. Stay tuned for more.

Over the years, Campbell voiced Ash for multiple Evil Dead video games, including Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick and Evil Dead: Regeneration.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fright Rags Adding More Apparel to THE EVIL DEAD and EVIL DEAD 2 Collections

PSA: If you ever come across a book made of human flesh... don't touch it. Don't open it. Don't read any of the words aloud. On August 15th, Fright Rags will add new apparel to their Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 collections, featuring designs by Ralf Krause, Abrar Ajmal, and Jimmy Breen. They are even bringing back the "Bloody Ash" design as well as new Ash socks by Sara Deck and five pins (one of which has a working trapdoor) designed by Matt Ryan Tobin.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Contest: Win a Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray of Sam Raimi’s ARMY OF DARKNESS


"This is my boomstick!" Giving horror fans a new way to collect Ash's Deadite-slaying adventures in the Middle Ages, Scream Factory is releasing a limited edition Steelbook Blu-ray of Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness, and as a very special treat for Daily Dead readers, we've been provided with three copies to give away!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) 10/9

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From the official press release:

Available for the First Time on
4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Including Dolby Vision™

Street Date: 10/9/18

4K UHD SRP: $22.99

Celebrate the original beginning of the cult classic series when The Evil Dead arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) October 9 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi, and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that made him a cult icon, this film follows five college friends who accidentally release a legion of demons and spirits. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K, as well as Dolby Vision™ HDR, to bring to life the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. Available for the very first time in this absolutely stunning format, The Evil Dead 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

More than 35 years ago, a low-budget horror movie roared across movie screens and changed the velocity of fear forever — and made a cult legend out of Bruce Campbell in his iconic role as the lethal, wisecracking Ash Williams. Now, for the first time, you can experience the ferocious ingenuity, relentless shocks, and gore-gushing havoc of the original Sam Raimi masterpiece in 4K!

Bruce Campbell                      Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Burn Notice”
Ellen Sandweiss                     Evil Dead (2013), TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Richard DeManincor              Crimewave, Morrow Road, Bong Fly
and Betsy Baker                     Sharp Objects, Hand of God, Oz the Great and Powerful

 Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, producer Robert Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell

 For Artwork:

Year of Production: 1981
Title Copyright: Program Content and Package Artwork: © 1982 Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. Package Design and Summary © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Thriller
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 85 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 1.33:1 Presentation 
4K Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD

Friday, August 3, 2018

Third And Final Season Of "Ash Vs. Evil Dead" Receives Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook


The final season (cries) of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" was already released digitally this past May but if you're like me and collect physical media like a madman/woman, you won't wanna miss out on picking up this exclusive Steelbook from Best Buy! Available on August 21st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. You can also pre-order the season now on DVD and Blu-ray.

“Ash vs Evil Dead”: Season 3 features Ash, who – having gone from urban legend to hometown hero –discovers that he has a daughter. And, when Kelly witnesses a massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns to warn Ash and Pablo.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” stars Bruce Campbell (of course), Lucy Lawless (TV’s “Xena: Warrior Princess” and “Spartacus: War of the Damned”), Ray Santiago (Meet the Fockers), Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas), and newcomer Arielle Carver-O’Neill (TV’s “Worst Year of My Life, Again!” and “Suburbs”).

NECA Toys Evil Dead 2 Hero Ash & Evil Ed 7″ Scale Figures Review

This box set is based on the second film, and includes Hero Ash, and he comes with three interchangeable head sculpts, his chainsaw, Necronomicon book that opens up, bone dagger, sawed off shotgun, and possessed deer head. Deadite Ed Getley includes two interchangeable head sculpts, one comes apart to simulate his gruesome defeat by Ash’s chainsaw.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dana DeLorenzo talks ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’, plays game show on WGN Morning News

Actress Dana DeLorenzo stopped by WGN Morning News to talk 'Ash vs Evil Dead' and play "Know Your Horror Movies."

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Bruce Campbell Talks Life After Ash And Much More In An Interview

Bruce Campbell, that’s a name every horror fan knows. The writer/actor/director/producer has been involved in so many iconic films and series. One of the jewels in his crown is The Evil Dead franchise in which he plays the unforgettable character Ashley “Ash” Williams.

His “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiered back in 2015 on Starz, giving us three seasons of Ash, along with his deadite fighting sidekicks Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo (Ray Santiago) as well as the sometimes evil Ruby (Lucy Lawless).

Fans were heartbroken to learn earlier this year that “Ash vs Evil Dead” wouldn’t return for a fourth season. Soon Bruce announced that Ash had been permanently retired, leaving fans to wonder what was next for the one of a kind, suave, badass.

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