Monday, June 24, 2019

Bob Dorian, actor and magician who introduced classic films on AMC, dies at 85

Bob Dorian, an actor, magician and avuncular movie buff who presented more than 10,000 classic films, B-movie serials and pre-Code Hollywood gems as the first prime-time host of American Movie Classics, died June 15. He was 85, although he often said he preferred to give his age by way of film history, declaring that he was "born between 'Flying Down to Rio' and 'Top Hat.' "

His daughter Melissa Dorian confirmed the death but did not say precisely where or how he died, noting that the family prepared only a two-line obituary in keeping with his desire for privacy.

Dorian performed on the stage, radio, television and occasionally on film, appearing in two movies by one of his favorite contemporary directors, Woody Allen, and lending his voice to Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic "The Evil Dead," as an archaeologist whose tape-recorded readings from an ancient text summon demonic spirits to a cabin in the woods.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Tickets On Sale Now: Official Evil Dead 2™ Escape Room in Seattle

From on Twitter:

Tickets on sale now for the Official Evil Dead 2™ Escape Room in Seattle. Already sold out the first weekend. Visit

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That Evil Dead 2 Escape Room in Seattle Opens July 1st, Tickets Available Now - Source: (June 21, 2018)

‘The Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert Producing Adaptation Of Children’s Horror-Fantasy ‘Nightbooks’


It’s been announced that an adaptation of author J.A. White‘s children’s horror-fantasy Nightbooks is coming to Netflix.

The adaptation comes from The Evil Dead writer, director, and executive producer Sam Raimi and executive producer Rob Tapert, and it is being written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis (The Curse of La Llorona, Five Feet Apart).

Here’s a brief logline for Netflix’s adaptation:

When Alex, a boy obsessed with scary stories, is trapped by a witch in her modern, magical New York City apartment, his original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping him safe as he desperately tries to find a way out of this twisted place.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Bruce Campbell says it feels good to retire as Ash from 'Evil Dead'

Bruce Campbell says it feels good to retire as Ash Williams from 'Evil Dead,' talks hosting duties on Travel Channel's 'Ripleys's Believe It or Not.'

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! | Sit Down Interview With Bruce Campbell

The one and only Bruce Campbell is the host of reboot of Ripley's Believe It Or Not, now airing on the Travel Channel! We sat down with Bruce to discuss the mind-blowing show.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Reel Bad Dudes Cast #15 - Shootin The Breeze with Evil Dead's Tom Sullivan

See the Scary Jersey Guy here: General Lotz and team discuss various topics with the creator of the Book of the Dead, Tom Sullivan!

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The Tim-O and Harley Show: Episode 457 - Danny Hicks

Info from @timoandharley on Twitter:

Episode 457. It's Hicks Season! This week we return from and welcome back our "third wheel in mind-crime" Danny Hicks from Evil Dead 2, Intruder, and Darkman. We also tangle with the 1941 Karloff curiosity The Devil Commands. Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Evil Dead 2 Escape Room

Tone, Mike, and Kristina discuss the Officially Licensed Evil Dead 2 Escape Room experience and how refreshing it is to see a game that is licensed legally.

Source: Trap Door Escape Stream

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Evil Dead Game to Be Released in 2019, Hopes Bruce Campbell

According to Bruce Campbell, a new Evil Dead game will be coming out in 2019 though we don't know any further details on it.

Want to hear some very unlikely news? According to Evil Dead series star Bruce Campbell an Evil Dead game is hopefully slated to launch in late 2019. Though it may seem far-fetched on the surface, E3 is the week for the remarkable and surprise announcements — and I frankly don’t want to question someone with so much experience with chainsaws and shotguns.

News comes from a clip of the Jim and Sam Show, where Bruce Campbell was discussing his rumored involvement in Mortal Kombat 11. Although he was quick to acknowledge that his role will likely only be as a cameo (instead of a playable fighter), he did note that it is part of a marketing push to get his name and brand out there for an upcoming Evil Dead title.

Giving the “straight dope,” Campbell discusses some communication issues he had with the Dead by Daylight team with his cameo appearance. While they were framing his appearance as a crossover, he and his publishers were trying to create some distance:
“Ooh, ooh don’t do that, ’cause we’re actually doing the Ash game. We’re doing The Evil Dead, a fully immersive game.”
According to Campbell, he is doing all the voice lines for the character and the team is refusing to make compromises (or in his words “farm that shit out”) to keep the world alive without him having to do physical acting.

When asked when fans can expect that game, Campbell hopes it will be within the next six months — before 2020 rolls around. The game has already been delayed, though Campbell doesn’t know for certain if that is because of technical issues or because the team wants to continually improve it before announcing it formally.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Bruce Campbell on the 'Ripley's Believe It or Not!' Reboot & Putting Ash to Rest

Believe it or not, Ripley's Believe It or Not! (which first existed as a cartoon feature in The New York Globe), turns 100 years old this year. Actor Bruce Campbell has been tapped to host the latest reboot of the series, premiering on Travel Channel on June 9.

"It's fascinating [because] nothing we do is fake," Campbell explains of the 10-episode, hour-long show, which features a host of various everyday folks with extraordinary talents. "We're featuring people who look just like us — you'd walk right past them in the street — and yet they have crazy skills or abilities."

Some of those amazing people include a blind boy learning how to ride a bike, a man who can toss playing cards at 92 miles per hour, and a chin-balancing wunderkind.

Campbell, who has said he won't return to play Evil Dead character Ash Williams in a live-action capacity, also discussed the future of the Evil Dead universe and what role he plans to hold in that universe in the future.

Check out the full interview above.


Bruce Campbell and Ripley's Believe It Or Not

The King is hosting the new edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Bruce Campbell himself joins the Good Day crew to talk all about it. Hail to the King, baby!

Source: Good Day Sacramento

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Bruce Campbell - Source: Talking Pictures TV Show, YouTube

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Bruce Campbell interview: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Infotainment with soul

Interview Excerpt:

Bruce Campbell: I’m glad that people are still interested in the Evil Dead universe and we hope to do more movies. There’s no question about it.

Jane Levy has a very thriving career. We’ll see yes/no in the future of her doing another one. I would love to see another movie with her in it because I thought she f****** killed it and I think she’s very impressive as an actress.

We’d be lucky to get her back. Fede Álvarez, we probably can’t get him back. You know, he’s a Hollywood guy now.

We’re hearing pitches for new versions of Evil Dead. Sam Raimi is very interested in continuing to act in the producing role.

Because look, as a franchise, it’s very viable. I actually want to do a remake now that is more in the vein of an Army of Darkness or Evil Dead 2 where you’ve got a little more of the trash talking. Fede wanted to be very true to the genre and he was.

The original Evil Dead is a melodrama. It is. There’s not a trash talking, snarky line really in the whole movie except by the character Scotty.

If you want to do another remake, maybe do one that has a little more fun. Maybe introduce a new character. He doesn’t have to be Ash. The trick is putting characters in situations over their heads because they are mortals. That’s what this is all about.

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Don't Stop 'Believin'' With Bruce Campbell | New York Live TV

Bruce Campbell stops by New York Live to share with Sara Gore and Jacque Reid all of the crazy surprises you have to see to believe on Travel Channel's "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" and so much more.

Source: New York Live

Domino Artist Havesh5 Makes Incredible TODAY Creation | TODAY

Lily Hevesh, the 20-year-old known as “Domino Girl” who will be featured on the return of “Ripley's Believe It or Not!”, stops by Studio 1A with “Ripley’s” host Bruce Campbell to share an incredible dominoes stunt she created just for TODAY.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

My worst moment: Bruce Campbell and unmanageable costumes — 'no one ever talks about the pinches, the scrapes, the chafing'


My worst moment …

Bruce Campbell: “I was shooting ‘Army of Darkness’ (from 1992), which was the third ‘Evil Dead’ movie and it was our version of ‘The Vikings’ — when we were kids, (director) Sam Raimi and me and some of the other guys, we liked ‘The Vikings,’ which is this Kirk Douglas movie (from 1958) where it was like, attacking castles and burning oil and stuff like that. We were all at our physical and mental best and we had enough of a budget that we could make this big epic.

“In the movie, I play two characters: Good Ash, who is the main character, and also his rival, Bad Ash, who is possessed and is a demon. The demon makeup took three hours to put on and I’m in a demon costume with a demon suit-of-armor. And because I’m possessed, I’m wearing contact lenses that blocked out my vision and I have these demon gloves that are like these Playtex gloves you would wear to wash your dishes or whatever, but they’re monster gloves and they have two-inch nails on them. Like, sharp, menacing fingernails. They were so clumsy. I couldn’t do anything once I had them on. Couldn’t open the door, couldn’t hold a cup of coffee.

“We were shooting in the desert outside of Palmdale, California. It’s the middle of the night — and I have to go to the bathroom. And my only option was out in the darkness, somewhere in the desert. There was no port-o-potty at this particular place.

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Detroit-born director Josh Becker discusses 'Morning, Noon & Night

Deep in the sleepy suburbs of Detroit, around the mid-1970s, something strange started bubbling. It was a weird cinema mania, a mania which so gripped a circle of neighborhood kids coming up in the Birmingham school district that they devoted their weekends to making their own movies.

Eventually, this rag-tag crew, led by director Sam Raimi, cobbled together enough cash to make the audacious, groundbreaking horror cult classic The Evil Dead, which legendary drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs dubbed “The paint-the-room-red, vomit champion of the 1980s." That success launched a host of careers, including that of Josh Becker, who would go on to form Panoramic Pictures and carve out his own slice of Hollywood, directing dozens of his own films and TV episodes for the next three decades. Recently, he’s moved back to Michigan, but that doesn’t mean he’s done making movies: His latest film Morning, Noon & Night is a comedic drama about a group of semi-related, regular people battling their various addictions. It was shot locally, with all local talent.

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Bruce Campbell: Still groovy after all these years

Evil Dead icon comes to this weekend’s Niagara Falls Comic Con

Interview Excerpt:
Q: The Evil Dead questions can be endless for you. Was the show (Ash vs. The Evil Dead) the last word on that universe for you?

Campbell: "My feeling is, we can absolutely do more Evil Dead … stories you can still tell, a video game's coming out. I'm still participating in that process, but I'm not going to get all dirty again and lay on cellar floors. I'm 60. I don't want to do that Star Wars thing where they're bringing people out with their walkers."

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Bruce Campbell hopes his new show will inspire people to put their lives back together.

Over the course of his career, Bruce Campbell has established himself as "The King of the B Movies"...from his work in the horror classic "The Evil Dead" to movies like "Evil Dead 2", "Army Of Darkness", "Bubba Ho-tep", "Maniac Cop" and more...he's a cult film legend...and more mainstream fare as "Sky High" and "Spiderman" have brought him an even bigger audience.

And now he's ready to make his debut as the host of the Travel Channel  show "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" this Sunday...and he gave us a call to tell us what we can expect, from the interesting to the inspiring, from the reboot of this classic show!

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Bruce Campbell appears to be teasing something related to Mortal Kombat 11... what ever could it be?

Mortal Kombat 11 received its first trailer for the Kombat Pack revealing Shang Tsung's gameplay and the rest of the characters that will be showing up in the season pass — well most of them anyway.

Actor Bruce Campbell apparently took notice of said new trailer and posted his own reaction to it online which appears to be teasing something fairly obvious for those who have been keeping tabs on leaks, rumors and the sounds found at the end of the latest video. Potential spoilers for the MK11 DLC roster ahead.

Posted on his Twitter account, Campbell retweeted Shang Tsung and the DLC's Mortal Kombat trailer simply stating, "Boy, looks like a swell game - I’ll have to check it out!"

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