Monday, July 29, 2019

Final Schedule Has Been Released For Flashback Weekend 2019 – Convention Runs from August 2nd Through August 4th in Chicago


It’s hard to believe that yet another Flashback Weekend is upon us once again, with the longest-running horror convention in Chicago set to take over the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th. This year's festivities look to be a stellar time for genre fans, with a cavalcade of notable guests descending upon the three-day event. If you happened to miss our previous coverage of the various talent announcements for Flashback (you can check them out HERE), for this year’s convention, Bruce Campbell is returning to Chicago and will be reuniting with both Sam and Ted Raimi to celebrate all things Evil Dead.

Flashback Weekend will be playing host to a Night of the Creeps Reunion on Saturday evening with director Fred Dekker, co-stars Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Steve Marshall, Allan Kayser, Ken Heron, and Robert Kurtzman (who also worked on the film’s effects) in attendance. And for you Candyman fans out there, you’re not going to want to miss out on seeing both Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, who will be appearing all weekend.

FBW will also be celebrating both A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master over the weekend with Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Brooke Theiss, and Toy Newkirk in attendance. And for those of you Svengoolie fans out there, the legendary horror host is being feted on Friday night after 40 years of appearing on the small screen.

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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Ash's car!

What a surprise! This is Ash's car from Ash vs the Evil Dead series including the Boom Stick showcased at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019.😎

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Horror Legend Bruce Campbell on Why Superhero Films Are Getting Boring

We at io9 are longtime fans of Bruce Campbell, so we were jazzed (and honestly quite starstruck) when we got an opportunity to sit down with him at San Diego Comic-Con to chat.

Campbell has worn lots of hats in the film industry, with credits that span acting, producing, directing, hosting, and even recording sound effects. He also hates an equal number of things in the film industry: money in Hollywood, heavy costumes, excessive green screening—and superheroes, apparently. (He may be the only executive producer I’ve ever met who seems to resent a large budget.)

During our time with the horror-staple, we discussed his new venture for the Travel Channel, a revival of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!—along with a bunch of other topics, including Evil Dead, the pitfalls of filmmaking, and why Batman v Superman was a terrible, no-good, very bad idea.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

"Evil Dead" Descendant Bros Brett and Drew Pierce Bring "The Wretched"

Brothers Brett and Drew Pierce grew up downstate with a father whose interest filmmaking and special effects led him to work with Sam Raimi on the cult classic Evil Dead.

Fast forward nearly 40 years: The Pierce brothers are all grown up and bringing their own horror movie to the Traverse City Film Festival — one that was shot in Leelanau County.

Northern Express reached out to Brett Pierce to talk about the film, becoming a filmmaker, and making movies in Michigan.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

WITHIN THE WOODS Trailer | The Evil Dead Fan Film

Based on the cult horror classic "The Evil Dead"
This is just a trailer put together for fun until the film can be completed.

Written/Directed by: Eric Yoder
Produced by: Michael Nicle

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Robert Englund Highlight Flashback Weekend Chicago

The Flashback Weekend Horror Con is returning to Chicago this coming Aug. 2-4, 2019, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL.

The annual convention is presenting a huge line-up with major celebrity guests and several reunions with Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) toplining a “Ladies of Elm Street” reunion that includes Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Lisa Zane and more!

There will also be a Candyman reunion with Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, where Todd will appear in costume with prosthetics created by FX legend Robert Kurtzman.
Lastly is a Night of the Creeps reunion with Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, and Jill Whitlow in costume photo-ops. Fred Dekker also appears.

Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead trilogy, the original Spider-Man trilogy) is also appearing with Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead trilogy, “Ash vs Evil Dead”), and Ted Raimi, as well as Lance Henriksen, Melinda Clarke, Cerina Vincent, and Svengoolie (Rich Koz).

There are also special events, parties, screenings, and much more. Celeb Photo Ops are on sale at Party at the Murray Bros. Caddyshack. Visit for full details.


Bruce at the Britt - TDT: Family Night, Tuesday, July 23 • 7:30 p.m.

From on Twitter:

Hey southern Oregon parents - unplug the TV, shove the kids in the van and come to Britt tonight in Jacksonville. Sit on the grass, have a beer or a buttery Chardonnay and let the kids roam while you enjoy two kid-friendly musical pieces I’m narrating!

Featured Video: 500 Miles to Memphis - Hold on Tight (Official Video)

From @500MTM on Twitter:

Check out our new music video inspired by Sam and , , and Evil Dead.


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Monday, July 22, 2019

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Extraordinary Humans Revealed With Bruce Campbell At San Diego Comic-Con

Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death-defying, and the unusual people featured in Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Betsy Baker's Top 10 Films

Actress Betsy Baker (The Evil Dead) chooses her Top 10 Films for the 60 Second Horror Film Challenge.

Source: 60 Second Horror Film Challenge

Evil Dead Brazilian VHS trailer remake in HD

This is a remake in HD of the brazilian vhs trailer of EVIL DEAD. This as originally made by the brazilian distributor LOOK VIDEO only for brazilian market.

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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Ripley's Believe It or Not SDCC panel shows sneak peek, breaks iron bars

Credit: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images 

Longtime genre favorite Bruce Campbell has been all over the spectrum of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Now, as the host of Travel Channel's new Ripley's Believe It or Not!, he's been bringing some real-life wonders to the small screen. His first appearance alongside some of the show's incredible subjects was also his first time meeting them, which meant that the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a special one.

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2 Featured Videos: Bruce Campbell Exclusive Interview | San Diego Comic-Con 2019 & 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' at Comic-Con

CinemaBlend Managing Director Sean O'Connell sits down with "Ripley's Believe it or Not" host and producer Bruce Campbell during San Diego Comic-Con 2019. Campbell discusses how they find people with extraordinary stories to showcase and teases some of the people featured on the upcoming Travel channel show. Plus, Campbell shares his thoughts on J.K. Simmons returning as J. Jonah Jameson in "Spider-Man: Far From Home" and which of his Sam Raimi Spider-Man characters he'd like to see join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

What 'Evil Dead 4' Could Have Been

Ash almost fought an army of machines.

If the Evil Dead franchise has taught us one thing, it’s that evil never really dies. All it takes is one person to read aloud a passage from the pages of the Necronomicon and demonic forces make their presence felt, hell-bent on tormenting the living.

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"Bunch of mumbo jumbo bullshit. These pages don't mean squat."

Danny Hicks - IMDb
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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bruce Campbell Gives Us a Tour of the New Ripley's Believe It or Not!


The king is back in the building, baby, and you won’t believe what Bruce Campbell is bringing to San Diego Comic-Con this year. Or will you?

The host and executive producer of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! on Travel Channel said he first began making the rounds at cons around 1988 but didn’t land at SDCC until 15 or 20 years ago. Ever since, the man behind The Evil Dead’s Ash has reigned as con royalty, existing in a pantheon that includes the likes of Stan Lee and Kevin Smith (his 2005 panel/one-man show for Sky High is of special note in SDCC history).

Now, Bruce returns to support Ripley’s with a Saturday panel in the Indigo Ballroom (4 pm PT), with “Cyborg” Angel Giuffria, who possesses an advanced prosthesis; John “Hammerhead” Ferraro, who has a skull more than two times thicker than average; “Half-man” Short E. Dangerously; and editor Sabrina Sieck. The Ripley’s event presence also includes autograph signing, a “Ripley’s Garaga” activation on the con floor (Booth 4015, complete with shrunken heads and the original Star Wars lightsaber), and the outdoor “Ripley’s Car Lot” in Petco Park (featuring Inflatable tube men, human car washes, and a pinball arcade).

While the first season of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! airs on Travel, Bruce joined us to discuss why the show is perfect for SDCC -- compared to “panels that suck” -- and how the sideshow element of the series is inspirational and cooler than the Smithsonian.

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Deadites vs. Adaptation: Media and The Evil Dead

Evil Dead II: “It’s a requel…whatever you want to call it!” -Bruce Campbell

By Valerie Guyant.

The following is an excerpt from The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise, © 2019, Edited by Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sartain by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640.
Evil Dead has been adapted for different media, including video games, comic books, a theatrical musical production, a board game, and a television series. It has also been adapted for different audiences: two Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween episodes (1992 and 2016), the Evil Dead (2013) reboot, Bhayaanak Mahal (1988) and Bach ke Zara (2008) which are both Bollywood films, one a loose adaptation and the other following most of the plot from the original, Bhayam (2007), a nearly shot for shot replica of The Evil Dead filmed in India, “Done in 60 Seconds” (2010), a Claymation version, Evil Head (2012) which is a porn horror parody, and Evil Dead Inbred Rednecks (2012).  [I]t is the break from horror tropes, the upending of them, and the infusion of humor that creates a compelling story in The Evil Dead and leaves the creators with so many opportunities to tell additional stories without wearying the audience.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Danny Hicks on auditioning for Evil Dead 2 with Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell

Danny Hicks​ on auditioning for the role of Jake in Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn​. For full 48 minute Without Your Head Horror and Beyond​ interview please visit

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Sam Raimi Teases Return of ‘Evil Dead’ Film Franchise; “We’re Working on Ideas Right Now”


Fans of the Evil Dead franchise may soon have reason to rejoice! Fourteen months after the cancellation of the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead, Sam Raimi – who directed the original trilogy and produced the show – says early work has begun on a brand new movie.

In a new interview with Bloody-Disgusting, about the killer alligator movie Crawl (which Raimi produced), we asked the filmmaker what the future of the Evil Dead franchise was.

“I’d love to make another one. I don’t think TV is in its future but we’re talking about – Bruce [Campbell], Rob [Tapert] and myself – one or two different ways to go for the next movie,” Sam Raimi confirmed. He added:

We’d like to make another Evil Dead feature and in fact we’re working on some ideas right now.”

The big question is whether the movie would follow the events of the Ash storyline, and once again star Bruce Campbell, or continue the storyline of the remake? Or would it be something entirely new? It turns out Raimi and company have one idea if Bruce Campbell comes back, one idea if Campbell opts out but Fede Álvarez – who directed the remake – is able to return, and another idea if both of those possibilities fall through!

I would be thrilled if Bruce Campbell changed his mind about retirement, would come back for the original Evil Dead line,” Raimi said. “But if not, I’m very happy to work with, if Fede [Álvarez] would come back and make the sequel… but he’s such a big shot now. He’s so successful, an artist in demand, that I don’t think he’d want to do that.”

Speaking of Álvarez’s remake, we asked Raimi – once and for all – whether the events of that gory horror hit were canonical with the rest of the franchise.
“I think that’s a part of the Evil Dead universe but not part of the Bruce Campbell storyline,” Raimi explained.

When Bloody-Disgusting asked for clarification that the events of the “remake” were happening off in a corner of the original universe, Raimi replied: “Exactly.”

“But there’s also a third possibility we’re talking about,” Raimi added. The filmmaker did not elaborate further on what the third direction for the Evil Dead movie franchise could be, but he did leave us with a timeline.

“So I think you may see some action on the Evil Dead movie in the next six months,” Raimi concluded.

Good news for Deadites, and until the next update comes at least we have Crawl to tide us over! It swims into theaters this Friday!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Where The Scary Things Are Episode 2: "JOIN US!!" The Evil Dead Show with Betsy Baker

Episode Info:

Episode 2, The EVIL DEAD SHOW. Join us as we interview scream queen Betsy Baker who plays Linda from 1981's The Evil Dead. We give our thoughts on the franchise and get great stories from Betsy Baker  during the shooting of Evil Dead. Betsy takes on the Deathly 13 Questions. Join the show and call us at (732) 786-3354. Follow us on Twitter @scaryhorrorcast.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Bruce Campbell Clarifies That Upcoming 'Evil Dead' Game Is For Consoles And PC, Not VR


In recent months, various rumors have been swirling around the web regarding the future of the Evil Dead franchise, but one thing we can officially confirm is that an Evil Dead video game 100% confirmed to be coming soon!

Last August, Bloody Disgusting broke the news during an interview with Campbell.

"They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio," Campbell told the site. "I’ll be Ash for that, because I wouldn’t want someone else’s voice hamming it up."

Taking to Twitter today to clarify what has been said about the game, Campbell has now made it clear that this will not be a VR experience, but rather a game for consoles and PC!

Campbell tweeted, "Hey, groovy gamers, this is a swell time to clarify some incorrect info that might be out there (including from me!): the upcoming Evil Dead video game is being developed for consoles and PC, not VR. Sorry for any confusion. Game on!"

Bruce Campbell has lent his voice to a handful of video games over the years, including Evil Dead: Hail to the King, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick and Evil Dead: Regeneration.