Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mezco Toyz Evil Dead 2 Ash (Toy Review)


Bruce Campbell Credits ‘The Walking Dead’ & ‘AHS’ With The Popularity Of Horror

Having been the face of The Evil Dead franchise since its inception in 1981, one could argue that Bruce Campbell is something of a pioneer in the horror genre.

In fact he’s gone one further than that as he’s been heavily involved in the evolution of horror including its introduction to television as he’s starred in all three seasons of the TV series developed around the films, Ash vs The Evil Dead.

With the third and final season of the series out now, P.TV chatted to old m8 Bruce about his time working on the franchise.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hilarious Faux Vintage Ad Sells Ash’s ‘Evil Dead’ Chainsaw

In Gallery 1988‘s latest showing “Product Placement”, artist Matt Talbot shares the hilarious print “The Chainsaw That Made a Man Out of Ash!”

The vintage-looking ad – limited to 40 pieces – hilariously sells Evil Dead‘s Chainsaw hand that Ashley J. Williams – who was awarded the title of “World’s Most Dangerous Chin”  – infamously rocked in the Evil Dead franchise. Let Ash prove he can “make you a new man.”

The print is only $30, but Ash’s invaluable chainsaw and help are going to cost you $500.

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The Wild Sounds of Sam Raimi


When Sam Raimi was honored with the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Filmmaker Award 2016, he acknowledged the importance of sound in his work: “My career as a director began with a low-budget horror picture that relied heavily on sound to compensate for what we couldn't afford to show on camera. As it turns out, in cinema, some of the most powerful moments are induced not by what we see, but by what we hear.”

From the chainsaw buzz of The Evil Dead, to the web-slinging “thwips” of Spider-Man, sound design is central to the filmography of Sam Raimi. The sounds in this video are wild, and every bit as inventive as Raimi’s unforgettable images.

Don’t miss our other videos on the signature sounds of your favorite filmmakers, like Park Chan-wook, Bong Joon-ho, Paul Thomas Anderson, Claire Denis, the Coen Brothers, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Agnès Varda. Plus, watch us gush about “The Evil Dead” star Bruce Campbell, and check out How Sound Editing and Sound Mixing Make Movies Complete.

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Evil Dead 2 Tanz der Teufel 2 Steelbook Unboxing | 4K Ultra HD

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

'Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep' Crossover Has Double the Bruce Campbell

What’s better than a comic book featuring one Bruce Campbell character? Dynamite Entertainment has unveiled the obvious answer: A comic book featuring two Bruce Campbell characters, with Army of Darkness/Bubba Ho-Tep being announced for 2019.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Evil Dead II – Bande annonce VOST - 1987

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The Evil Dead Is Returning To The Big Screen This Halloween (Europe/Latin America/UK)

Sam Raimi’s seminal cult horror is back in cinemas this Halloween!

Images courtesy of Park Circus/Sony.

In partnership with Sony Pictures Releasing, Park Circus will be bringing The Evil Dead back to the big screen at selected cinemas across the UK, Europe and Latin America.

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh­-possessing demons. Raimi’s seminal horror made a cult icon of Bruce Campbell and turned its director into hot property. Much imitated, but never bettered, The Evil Dead was the birth of an independently­-spirited, viscerally­-minded new wave in low budget horror cinema.

Check out the brand new Raimi-approved trailer created for this re-release:

For full details of screening locations and dates check out the Official Park Circus website.

Happy Birthday Sam Raimi!!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Army of Darkness Halloween Special One-Shot (Preview)

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!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Bruce Campbell reveals why he thinks Ash vs. Evil Dead was better than the movies

For generations of horror fans, the Evil Dead movies are a pinnacle of the genre — but series star Bruce Campbell surprisingly prefers the recent spin-off.

Campbell has recently vowed to retire from his iconic role as the chainsaw-swinging demon-hunter in Ash vs. Evil Dead after its cancellation, more than 30 years since he originated the darkly comic role.

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, he explained why he's reluctant to do another Evil Dead movie on the back of the TV show's recent successes.

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Bruce Campbell vows nothing will ever lure him back to play Evil Dead's Ash again - Source:

Monday, October 15, 2018

EVIL DEAD 2 on 4K Ultra HD 12/11

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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: 12/11/18
4K UHD SRP: $22.99

Ash returns in one of horror’s greatest sequels when Evil Dead 2 arrives on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital) December 11 from Lionsgate. Written and directed by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness), and starring Bruce Campbell in the role that cemented his place in horror history, Ash must, once again, battle the deranged dead after returning to the same cabin from The Evil Dead and unleashing Hell on Earth. Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR™, bringing the stunning cinematography of this supernatural horror film to life. 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 2 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack will include a brand new, never-before-seen 52 minute featurette, “Bloody and Groovy, Baby! – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II” featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $22.99.

Ash, the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same cabin in the woods and again unleashes the dead. With his girlfriend possessed and his body parts running amok, Ash must again single-handedly battle the damned in this unhinged horror classic!

Bruce Campbell              Army of Darkness, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”
Dan Hicks                      Darkman, Intruder, Spider-Man 2
Kassie Wesley Depaiva   TV’s “One Life to Live”, TV’s “Days of Our Lives”
and Ted Raimi                 Spider-Man 3, The Midnight Meat Train, TV’s “Ash vs Evil Dead”

⦁    NEW “Bloody and Groovy, Baby!” – A Tribute to Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2 Featurette
⦁    Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero

⦁    Audio Commentary with writer-director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special make-up effects artist Greg Nicotero
⦁    “Swallowed Souls: The Making of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
⦁    “Cabin Fever – A ‘Fly on the Wall’ Look Behind-the-Scenes of Evil Dead 2” Featurette
⦁    “Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location with Filmmaker Tony Elwood” Featurette
⦁    “Evil Dead 2: Behind-the-Screams” Featurette
⦁    “The Gore The Merrier” Featurette
⦁    Theatrical Trailer
⦁    Still Galleries

For Artwork:

Year of Production: 1986
Title Copyright: © 1987 STUDIOCANAL. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English, Spanish, German, English SDH
Feature Running Time: 84 Minutes
4K Ultra HD™ Format: Dolby Vision, 2160p Ultra High Definition, 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 (1.85:1) Presentation 
4K Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD, Spanish 2.0 DTS-HD, French 5.1 DTS-HD, German 2.0 Mono DTS-HD
Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bruce Campbell on the Legend of Bruce Campbell and 40 years of Evil Dead

“I don’t think about death,” calmly states Bruce Campbell. That’s ironic, coming from him. Over the last 40 years Campbell’s become a legend in the entertainment industry for fighting off deadites and dealing with the Necronomicon. Having starred in what is arguably one of the most popular cult horror-franchises in the history of cinema, Campbell’s nonchalant declaration is a little unexpected. And yet, his notoriety from the Evil Dead films and series is actually an unintentional byproduct of a serendipitous series of events in an otherwise vast and all encompassing career.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1-3 [Bobblehead] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy]

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Release Date: 10/16/2018

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

You Can Now Pre-Order the Unrated Version of the ‘Evil Dead’ Remake on U.S. Blu-ray!

Back in October of 2016, you may recall, the extended “Unrated” version of Fede Alvarez’s insanely gruesome remake of Evil Dead got a digital release, home to five minutes of footage that was not included in the film’s theatrical release. Oddly, the “Unrated” version was *only* made available digitally, with no home video release in sight at that time.

Two years later, it’s finally on the way. As we recently told you, Sony will re-release Evil Dead on Blu-ray on October 23, including the theatrical & Unrated versions. As of today, the hotly anticipated Unrated Blu-ray is now available for pre-order over on Amazon!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Contest: Win The Evil Dead on 4K and Blu-ray!


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!

The Evil Dead releases on 4K on October 9, and we have a copy of the 4K / Blu-ray combo pack to give away to one lucky winner! You have from now through midnight Eastern time on the night of Monday, October 15, 2018, to get your entries in.

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The Evil Dead: Low Budget Legends

In 1979 Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert were just a group of hopeful filmmakers about to take the first step into cinematic history. They set out with the goal of creating “the ultimate experience in grueling terror” and produced a film that Stephen King called “the most ferociously original horror film of the year” in a review after seeing the film in Cannes. The trio created a delightfully gory film that fans still love.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Bruce Campbell Spotlight - Last Call with Carson Daly (Interview)

The legendary Bruce Campbell talks all things “Lodge 49” and so much more in the Last Call Spotlight.

Source: Last Call With Carson Daly

Alumna Reflects on Successful Acting Career

Michigan State University alumna Betsy Baker has had a successful acting career that has spanned four decades. She graduated from MSU in 1977 with a major in Theatre Education and a minor in Classical Voice and Music. Baker is known for her role as Linda in Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead and has appeared in many other films, shorts, TV series and movies. Most recently, she can be found in the hit shows Shameless, Sharp Objects, and How to Get Away with Murder.

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I Wish Bruce Campbell Was My Boyfriend - The Mary Lous

Check out our video for "I Wish Bruce Campbell Was my Boyfriend"
Directed, shot, edited, and animated by Dylan Mars Greenberg from Dark Prism Productions.

The Mary Lous are:
Razor De Rockefeller - Vocals, Tenor Ukulele
Dolly Shot - Soprano Ukulele, Vocals
Poison Eevee - Bass, Vocals
Zombie Alex - Drums, Vocals

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Complete ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Series Hits Blu-ray & DVD in the UK

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I can’t begin to tell you the amount of fun I had with Ash vs Evil Dead, it was just a total blast that sadly got taken away from us far too quickly. But, thankfully the series will live on, as we have word that the complete series will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this October 22nd in the UK.

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Jasco Games Looks to Revive Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game

“Here’s Your New Home” – Ash Williams

Jasco Games LLC, a premier board game and card game publisher based in Las Vegas, Nevada, has created an initiative to help the gaming community at large.  As most are aware, there was a board game campaign on posted by Space Goat Productions promising a thematic board game for Evil Dead 2 fans.  The game was funded by 6,143 backers.

Over the last several months, Space Goat Productions has announced that they will not be capable of fulfilling this game to their customers and they have no concrete solution to the problem.  After extensive discussion and planning, Jasco Games CEO and Founder, Jason Hawronsky, and Lynnvander Studios CEO, Thomas Gofton, (no affiliation to Space Goat Productions) have come up with a plan to “revive” the game.

“We will be bringing this game back to life, as fitting as that statement is to this property. Jasco’s plan is to raise funds for a new Evil Dead 2 game, and provide a copy of that game to existing backers of the previous campaign” said Jasco Games CEO and Founder, Jason Hawronsky.

Jasco Games has recently entered into an agreement with the owner of Evil Dead 2 to create the new game.  While Jasco Games does not have access to the original game created by Space Goat Productions, they do have access to several of the components, which means a completely new game will be created using many of the original elements,  all in keeping with Jasco’s high standard of quality and theme.

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In Search of Darkness '80s Horror Documentary

CreatorVC is digging into the stuff of nightmares with the recently announced documentary In Search of Darkness which takes us back to the days of VHS and Reagan-era politics as well as the scares and blood splattered horror aisle of your local video rental store.

The film will be starting a Kickstarter campaign on October 4th at 6pm UK time and looks to assemble several icons from the world of horror and experts in the genre to share tales of the terror brought to the screens we grew up watching (and cowering) in front of.

Names already attached to the project include directors Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, Larry Cohen, Leigh Whannell, and Joe Dante. Actors like Adrienne Barbeau and Dee Wallace join genre experts in talking about movies from the decade of new wave like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Ghoulies, and The Stuff.

In Search of Darkness goes beyond the veil of the films and looks at the decade that inspired them. It was a time that saw the fear of reality leaking into the fears on film with AIDS, crime, and the terror of possible nuclear war be front and center on the 10 o’clock news to give us nightmares before bed. These nightmares would still be there when we woke in the morning and would help shape the celluloid dreams of filmmakers into the stuff of screaming legends.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Bruce Campbell on ‘Lodge 49’ and Why He’s OK With ‘Evil Dead’ Ending

The self-proclaimed “B movie actor” discusses what he likes about playing sleazebags like the one on AMC’s bizarre dramedy

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You Better Run- The Evil Dead and Camera Techniques


It’s pretty easy to understand how a camera works as an instrument within the process of filmmaking. It positions itself within a scene, and records an actor’s performance. Sure, sometimes it may pan, tilt and angle itself in weird ways I don’t always understand, (Dutch Angles, I’m looking at you) but for the most part, it provides us with a main viewing point when delving into the world of a film.

But what about when it’s a character. The camera has used on occasion to mimic a characters point of view, particularly within horror films. As the camera pans left and right as our protagonist is in full panic mode, this can engage the audience to an uncomfortable degree, as we are now suddenly placed in the shoes of an individual experiencing intense fear. But as director Sam Raimi shows us in his horror masterpiece The Evil Dead, the camera had a few tricks left up its sleeve. And so became the first time I truly understood the importance of the camera in film, and the impact creative camera wok can have on a film.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Josh Becker trailer

Documentary about film and television director Josh Becker.

Source: Josh Becker

Bruce Campbell On Why Being Gary On ‘Lodge 49’ Is So Fun: Flawed Characters Are Far More ‘Interesting’


He’s fought demons with a chainsaw, but on ‘Lodge 49,’ Bruce Campbell takes on a more fearsome foe: land development. He EXCLUSIVELY chats with us about the show, how Marilyn Monroe was almost his aunt, being part of a secret order and more!

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