Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bruce Campbell, Famed for “Evil Dead” Role, Has a Surprisingly Smooth Playlist

The Royal Oak native returns home for a night of storytelling and a screening of Evil Dead 2 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Thursday, September 26.

The horror movie actor may surprise you with his playlist.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Thriller! Chiller! is a ‘5-day adventure’

The Thriller! Chiller! film festival is coming to Wealthy Theatre for five days of the best action, horror and sci-fi movies from around the world.

The festival will screen five cult classic movies, as well as 64 international independent film selections from Oct. 8-12.

Additionally, Tom Sullivan, make-up, props and SFX artist for “The Evil Dead” series, will be offering a lecture on SFX history and “The Evil Dead” film series on Oct. 12.

Tickets are on sale now for single-day passes or all-access passes for the full five-day event.

Passes are available for pick up at Wealthy Theatre, starting the first day of the festival.

Oct. 8 – Zomcom double feature: “Night of the Living Dead” at 8 p.m. and “Shaun of the Dead” at 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 9 – All-access pass holders’ private screening starting at 6 p.m.
Oct. 10 – Michigan-made movie night at 6 p.m. and “Godzilla vs. Destoroyah” at 8 p.m.
Oct. 11 – Friday Night Freak-out at 6 p.m. and “Bride of Frankenstein” at 8 p.m.
Oct. 12 – Best of indie filmmaking in action, sci-fi, suspense and horror from noon to 10 p.m., guest lecturer Tom Sullivan at 6:30 p.m. and “The Evil Dead” screening at 7:30 p.m.


A conversation with cult movie favorite Bruce Campbell

Interview excerpt regarding The Evil Dead:

You must have been motivated because the money you raised to make the film was a sizable figure at that time.

You bet. But we had a plan and we stuck to it. We chipped away at it slowly but surely. One of our friends had a lawyer in the family, and through that connection, we learned how to raise money the right way. We formed a legal entity with investment contracts, and we sold shares. No bullsh*t. This was all above board. For $5,000, you could buy a half share; for $10,000, a full share. $5,000 was the minimum buy-in. My mom bought in – and you know what, every year she gets a check for $11,000, and she's gotten one like that for the last 40 years. I'm proud to say that all the original investors in "Evil Dead" have made 35 times their money back as of today.

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See also:
‘Evil Dead’ daddy Bruce Campbell returns to metro Detroit for evening of storytelling - Source: (September 24, 2019)

‘Evil Dead’s’ Bruce Campbell Finds Groovy Approach to Showbiz - Source: (September 24, 2019)

Monday, September 23, 2019

First Round of EVIL DEAD Screenings


Here’s the first round of dates for our exclusive theatrical release of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD, featuring the reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and all-new 5.1 surround-sound mix!

9/24 – Rio Theatre, Vancouver , B.C. – Canadian premiere
10/4 – Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Houston, TX
10/4 – Landmark Theatres Ritz- Bourse, Philadelphia , PA
10/5 – Beyond Fest – Egyptian Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – DCP3
10/5 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
10/6 – Tropicana Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
10/10 – New! Encore screening @ Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
10/11 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
10/11 – 10/17 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/11 – Alamo La Vista, Omaha, NE
10/12 – Wealthy Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Corpus Christi, TX
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Laredo, TX
10/15 – Avalon Theatre, Milwaukee, WI
10/15 – Alamo Drafthouse, Raleigh , NC
10/16 – FilmScene, Iowa City, IA
10/17 – Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson TX
10/18 – Palace Theatre, Syracuse, NY (*35mm original version)
10/18 – FilmBar, Phoenix, AZ
10/18 – Gables Cinema, Coral Gables, FL
10/19 – Knoxville Horror Film Festival, Knoxville, TN
10/19 – Roxy 14, Santa Rosa, CA (with THE BEYOND)
10/20 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR
10/21 & 22 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
10/23 – Fox Gold Coast, Ocean City, MD
10/23 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/25 – Kentucky Theatre, Lexington, KY
10/25 – Cinematique, Daytona Beach, FL
10/25 – Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon, SK
10/26 – Globe Theater, Calgary, AB (Calgary Underground Film Festival)
10/26 & 31 – AFI Silver, Silver Spring, MD
10/26 – FEARnyc, New York, NY
10/27 – Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB
10/29 – 11/3 – Historic Howell Theater, Howell MI
10/29 & 30 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/30 – Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA
10/31 –Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME
10/31 – Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY
10/31 – Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ
11/2 & 11/3 – Landmark Ken Theatre, San Diego
11/8 & 11/9 – Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
11/10 – Alamo Drafthouse, Woodbridge, VA
11/10 – Alamo Drafthouse, Ashburn, VA
12/20 – 12/24 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

More dates TBA at
Bookings: David Szulkin,

Friday, September 20, 2019

'Evil Dead 2' Board Game Will Finally Reach Market via Jasco

The game, under the Jasco title Evil Dead 2: The Board Game, will ship to trade in Summer 2020, after fulfillment to Kickstarter backers in April.  Designed by Lynnvander Studios (Terminator Genysis, Naruto, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, more), the new game uses a fully cooperative game system allowing players to either play as a team to close the portal before evil is unleashed upon the world or to betray the team for the side of evil.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fede Alvarez Producing Next ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Film! [Exclusive]

Last August, Bloody Disgusting exclusively told you that Legendary Entertainment/Legendary Pictures was in the mix to not only develop new films based on Tobe Hooper‘s original slasher masterpiece The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, but also a television series.

In October 2017, Lionsgate released Leatherface, a prequel to Texas Chain Saw Massacre that was produced by Millenium Films. Sources told us before the film’s release that rights had turned back over to Kim Henkel, writer and producer on the 1974 slasher classic and also director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994).

A lot has happened since the previous report. Not only are we told that Legendary has closed this deal, but we’re hearing exclusively that Fede Álvarez (Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe) is producing for Henkel and Legendary. To clarify, this is not meant as a directing vehicle for Álvarez, who is seeking a filmmaker to attach to the project.

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Enter for the Chance to Win a Bruce Campbell Prize Pack!

Enter for the chance to win a copy of "Hail to the Chin: Confessions of a B Movie Actor" and pair of tickets to Bruce Campbell at the Pabst Theater Saturday, September 28!!

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Exclusive: Bill Hader on How He Became a Cinephile and Advice for Fellow Film Fans

Interview Excerpt:

HADER: ... And also, to be honest the movie that made me go from film geek to someone actively trying to make stuff was the first Evil Dead movie, because I saw how they did it. It was a bit like loving music. Like loving Rush or Frank Zappa or whatever and you’re like, “I don’t know how they do it,” and then hearing punk for the first time and going, “Oh I see how they’re doing that super effectively, and I think I can actually possibly do that.” You know? They don’t have a lot of money and they’re figuring it out, and Evil Dead‘s a great movie.

Ellen Sandweiss who plays Cheryl in Evil Dead, her daughter is Jessy Hodges, who plays Lindsey on Barry, Sally’s agent. So when I met her, she was like, “My mom did some acting.” I go, “On what?” “She’s in something called The Evil Dead.” I’m like, “WHAT!? If that movie didn’t exist, I wouldn’t exist!” I told her it’s one of my favorite things. That had a big impact on me.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bruce Campbell Returns to Royal Oak to Reminisce on “The Evil Dead”

The metro Detroit native has gone on to become a legendary actor, comedian, producer, and more

Nearly 40 years ago, Bruce Campbell and fellow Royal Oak natives Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert raised $350,000 to create The Evil Dead. What began as a low-budget film Campbell starred in and co-executive produced turned into an international sensation. It was dubbed by Stephen King “the most ferociously original horror film of the year,” following its showing at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival debut. The Evil Dead became a trilogy, with a remake of the first installment in 2013. The cult classics also inspired several video games and the comedy series, Ash vs Evil Dead, in which Campbell reprised his character, Ash Williams. 

Campbell went on to become a legendary actor, comedian, producer, director, and two-time The New York Times bestselling author. His other notable works include comedy-horror film Bubba Ho-Tep, crime drama Running Time, and the popular television spy series Burn Notice. He’s also lent his voice to several video games. 

At 61, Campbell is returning to his hometown for An Evening with Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead 2. Attendees will enjoy stories from his life and career, a live Q&A, and a screening of the Evil Dead sequel. Ages 18+. $35+. Sept. 26. Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak; 248-399-2980;


Bruce Campbell: Even heroes are human (Requiem for Ash review)


Bruce Campbell’s paperback reissue of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash edition was on our must-read list for months. Fresh off special delivery, here is our take on the end of an era.

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Rooftop Screams - Evil Dead

Wed. 10/9 - Evil Dead (2013)

Special appearance by Dana DeLorenzo (star of Ash Vs Evil Dead, the Evil Dead television series) who will introduce the film and participate in a moderated Q&A after the screening.

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

• doors and bar open at 6:00 pm
• film screening starts just after sunset
• dine thanks to Umami Burger or pre-order The MontalBox (dinner-for-2 in picnic box custom made by Wood & Vine)


Friday, September 13, 2019

Thriller! Chiller! & ASIFA Central to host visiting artist, Tom Sullivan of ‘Evil Dead’ film fame

Thriller! Chiller! International Film Festival in partnership with ASIFA Central (The Association Internationale du Film d’Animation), Central Midwest Chapter announce that Tom Sullivan will be a visiting artist offering a lecture on Special FX history and the Evil Dead film series on Oct. 12 beginning at 6:30pm at the Wealthy Theatre.

A screening of director Sam Raimi’s Michigan-filmmaker-made cult horror comedy The Evil Dead will immediately follow the lecture. The screening is scheduled for 7:30pm. Tickets to both the lecture and film screening are $8 and will go on sale on Friday the 13th of September at the Wealthy Theatre box office or online at

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bruce Campbell Confirms He’s Done With Evil Dead; Wants To See A Remake Like ‘Evil Dead 2’

Interview Excerpt:

Bruce Campbell: I’d actually like to see a remake that is sorta like an Evil Dead 2. We let the lead character comment on what the hell is going on and let them be funny. Man or woman, you know.

A remake of Evil Dead 2 has never really been attempted. The remake of the first Evil Dead was to be a jumping-off point for more Evil Dead films. Allowing the comedic element of the original Evil Dead 2 would’ve been welcomed to the proposed remake franchise.

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Final Push for Evil Dead 2 The Board Game by Jasco Games

Evil Dead News received this email yesterday from Sean Canaday, Jasco Games:

We are entering our final 48 hours and would like to know if you could spread the word with a post on your blog. I have included images of the game contents and the expansion we were able to put together from other existing model files from the previous ED2 game.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Today's Interview: Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell, actor and author of "Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash Edition."
Credit Mike Ditz


In Today's Interview, Wendy Barnett talks to Bruce Campbell about his new book Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Requiem for Ash Edition. He will be in Lexington for the 2019 Scarefest Horror Convention as the main headliner.

In this extended interview, they talk about his role as Ash Williams from Evil Dead, other actors that he admires, and "lollygagging."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

HourGlass Escapes - Evil Dead 2 Official Escape Room

Have you ever dreamed of making monsters? Knowing that make up and make believe would be your true calling?

Well, the owner of Hourglass Escapes did and you can ask him any question you would like. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Seth has always wanted to make monsters. Starting out in the film industry and working for theme parks in 1988, Seth was truly immersed into his dream come true job. Somewhere along the line between here and there, Seth discovered escape rooms and his world got so much more exciting. Ill let him tell you his story here on Find your escape

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Evil Dead: A Nightmare Reimagined (World Premiere at MondoCon 2019)

Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD to theaters for the first time in 4K with a terrifying new soundtrack!

This special edition of EVIL DEAD presents the horror classic for the first time with a reimagined score by original composer Joseph LoDuca and a thrilling new 5.1 surround mix created by Marti Humphrey and Jussi Tegelman, the award-winning sound crew behind DRAG ME TO HELL and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

Star BRUCE CAMPBELL explains, “Mixing the sound for EVIL DEAD in the early 80’s, we were forced to shove everything into one monaural box. As a result, Joe LoDuca’s great score had to compete unfairly with Kandarian Demons, gore sound effects and lots of screaming. With this new release, Joe can finally have his dynamic composition mixed, balanced and featured properly – for perhaps the first time ever!”

Grindhouse Releasing owner Bob Murawski worked with Raimi to restore EVIL DEAD from the original 16mm camera negatives, and brought the stunning 4K transfer together with LoDuca’s new soundtrack. Murawski is an Oscar-winning film editor whose work with Sam Raimi includes DARKMAN, ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE GIFT, SPIDER MAN 1, 2, & 3, DRAG ME TO HELL, and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD.

“With this fantastic new score, Joe LoDuca proves that he’s the Bartok of blood, the Shostakovich of shock, the Mahler of the macabre.” Murawski said. “The new music, new sound mix and new 4K restoration have elevated EVIL DEAD from the scary to the sublime.”

Source: Mondo

New ‘Madballs’ Keychains Include Chucky, Tiffany, Evil Ash and Classic Pennywise

A new wave of “Horror Madballs” is soon on the way later this year from NECA and Kidrobot, and ToyArk lets us know today that brand new Madballs keychains are also coming soon!

“These smaller releases will be cast in PVC as opposed to foam,” the site details. They’ll be coming to us from Kidrobot, Big Shot Toy Works and digital artist Brian Oskins.
The wave of horror-themed Madballs keychains will include:

  • Army of Darkness – Evil Ash
  • Gremlins 2 – “Rambo” Gizmo
  • Gremlins – Stripe
  • Beetlejuice
  • IT 1990 – Pennywise
  • Misfits – The Fiend
  • Bride of Chucky – Chucky
  • Bride of Chucky – Tiffany
  • Kidrobot – Mascot
  • Kidrobot – Mascot Black and White Variant

Expect these to be released soon.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Evil Dead Exhibit An Immersive Experience Featuring Original Props and more!

The Evil Dead Exhibit Featuring Original Props and more!

The very first Evil Dead Exhibit showcasing original props from the film ! Sounds groovy right? This is an immersive experience featuring photo ops, tribute art and more! We are working directly with Renaissance Pictures LTD to give you an authentic Evil Dead experience that will swallow your soul!

Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum 3204 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505

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See also:
The Mystic Museum’s ‘The Evil Dead: An Immersive Experience’ Is a Groovy Tribute to the Sam Raimi Classic - Source: (September 9, 2019)

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Bruce Campbell confesses in Requiem for Ash


Bruce Campbell confesses in the Requiem for Ash edition of his paperback reissue of Hail to the Chin 2. Ahead of the book’s release on Sept. 17, we sat down in Part 1 of an exclusive epic interview with the actor to discuss leaving Ash Williams behind and the beginning of his “Act III.”

Bruce Campbell is heading into an exciting phase of his life, what he terms “Act III.” On Sept. 17, he will be releasing the paperback issue of his New York Times bestselling novel, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.

This isn’t your ordinary reissue. The actor has added over 50 pages of new material in this “Requiem for Ash” edition. In it, he discusses why he left the character that started his career behind after 40 years and some of the highlights of his European tour.

Interview excerpt regarding a new Evil Dead feature film:

Bruce Campbell: We have a writer and a director locked in. I can only say so much. You know how it is because if its bulls*** I get called a liar.

So, look, here’s what I know. We are actively pursuing it, for 2020 making it, there’s a concept but not a script, we don’t know where we are going to shoot it. We are going to shoot it where we have to shoot it, to get the most bang for our buck. That’s pretty straightforward.

New cast, modern day, it will be a continuation of an Evil Dead story, NO ASH. There is a new, young, handpicked director by Mr. Sam Raimi, so folks should be very excited! This ain’t dead.
Ash is on vacation but we have a lot of stories to tell. The same factors will still work in a movie because the Evil Dead premise is there are no superheroes. Its just people fighting demons and that’s it. So, that can translate to men, women, children, old, young, people of color, it doesn’t matter.

We’re going to try and do it like a really cool, modern Evil Dead.

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See also:
Bruce Campbell reveals a return to the silver screen - Source: (September 9, 2019)
Bruce Campbell is exactly where he wants to be - Source: (September 11, 2019)

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sam Raimi on his favourite horror movies

The Evil Dead director and Crawl producer talks about what makes a good horror film and lists his genre favourites

Sam Raimi might not have directed a movie since 2013’s Oz: The Great And Powerful, but he remains one of the industry’s most beloved and respected genre filmmakers. As the creator of the Evil Dead series and the man who rescued Spider-Man from development hell and introduced him to the big screen, Raimi has more than earned his geek stripes. And while he hasn’t stepped behind the camera for a while, he has been supporting other horror filmmakers as a producer, on films such as Fede Alvarez’s Don’t Breathe and, most recently, Alexandre Aja’s gator thriller, Crawl.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Lucy Lawless Discusses Ash vs Evil Dead with People TV

The Ash vs Evil Dead segment begins @ the 8:00 mark.

Transcript Excerpt Tidbit:

Lola Ogunnaike: "Okay, so last year Bruce Campbell seemed to infer that he was done with the series. Can you confirm that the Book of Evil Dead is closed?"

Lucy Lawless: "I would not confirm that the Necronomicon is closed at all. No. I have no power over this by the way. I have no intel for you. I'm just saying, don't count them out. And Bruce cannot be finished."

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Event Pick: The Evil Dead Exhibit

Produced by Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell, The Evil Dead remains a masterpiece of gore and mayhem with imagery that is, at this point, iconic to lovers of horror and scary-film fare. So it’s no shock that Burbank’s beloved Bearded Lady (known for artistic homages to haunted subject matter and macabre movies) is taking a stab at celebrating the film with another one of its eerie exhibits and parties. The Bearded Lady Museum’s The Evil Dead Exhibit will showcase original props from the film, and they tout this event as one of their most immersive experiences with photo ops, tribute art and other unexpected creepiness. They are working directly with Renaissance Pictures LTD, so the show promises authenticity that is sure to possess fans and freaks alike. Opening night features a DJ, complimentary drinks and treats from the Rad Coffee Truck outside. All ages OK, but children must be accompanied by adults.

Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum, 3204 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Opening night Sat., Sept. 7, 8 p.m.;  $12, $25 VIP for early entry. BeardedLadysMysticMuseum/



"We shall feast upon your soooooouls!"

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Groovy Lynnvander Designer Diary Episode 51 - LIVE from the Evil Dead 2 Escape Room in Seattle

We're going to play Evil Dead 2 LIVE at the ED2 Escape room at Hourglass Entertainment's location in Seattle!

Watch the live play-through here -

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'Hung, Drawn And Executed' Collects The Art Of Graham Humphreys In One Gorgeous Book

Best known for producing film posters throughout the '80s, illustrator and visual artist Graham Humphreys has created publicity material for such films as Dream Demon, Basket Case, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more recently, the '80s horror doc In Search of Darkness.

Finally, after all these years, a stunning hardcover book has been produced by Korero Press that collects some of Humphreys' most iconic works, titled Hung, Drawn and Executed.

The book's description reads, "Graham Humphreys’ career as a poster artist looms large over horror cinema. From designing the iconic Evil Dead poster to Nightmare on Elm Street and House of 1000 Corpses, his work is familiar film audiences around the world. It’s easy to see why his work grabs the attention of horror fans and filmmakers alike, as he continually and systematically sets the bar ever higher in his quest for sheer terror and pure entertainment. With over forty years of experience, he is one of the few contemporary illustrators using the traditional medium of gouache to paint his images. Includes previously unseen work: paintings, drawings and colour studies, as well as additional text by Victoria Price, daughter of Vincent Price and Dacre Stoker.

Whilst most artists now work digitally, Graham remains dedicated to the medium that has supported him throughout his professional career: paint on paper. Current projects include vinyl LP sleeves, posters, private commissions and work for horror film festivals."

The book features a foreword Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker and the international bestselling co-author of Dracula: The Un-Dead (2009), the official Stoker family-endorsed sequel to Dracula and the prequel Dracul (2018).

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Barra Xul - "I'll Swallow Your Soul" (Official Video)

Official Music Video For Barra Xul's Brand New Song "I'll Swallow Your Soul".

• Music and Lyrics written by Barra Xul
• Recorded @ Mystigrind Studios ©2019
• Mastered by Dan Swano (Unisound)


• Jewdi McCarthy (Deadite Witch)
• Corey Andrews (Camper/Deadite)
• Kyle Fahie (Camper/Deadite)
• Chris O"neill (Camper)
• Mike Leblanc (Camper)
• Mathew Porter (Camper)


• Filmed by Corey Andrews, Jewdi McCarthy & Mike Leblanc
• Edited by Corey Andrews
• Props created by Jewdi McCarthy
• Makeup by Jewdi McCarthy & Jessie Lee Thompson
• Location provided by Jessie Lee Thompson & Kyle Fahie
• Instruments filmed at HB Studio (Halifax) c\o Mike Macdougall


Jason Nichols (Cephalectomy)
Raland Kinley (Dichotic/Select and Dismember)
John Haight (Wohedness)
Brett James Campaigne (Cottus)
Paul Beranger (Cottus)

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