Saturday, January 25, 2020

Jungian therapist Sarah Berry-Tschinkel offers one-woman play at Charleston’s Gage Hall

These days, Sarah Berry-Tschinkel has a thriving psychoanalysis practice in which she applies her Jungian training to explore the instincts, shadow selves and cognitive functions of her patients.

Are they thinking or feeling people? Intuitive or sensate? And what attitude comes naturally to them? Are they internally or externally focused? Judging or perceiving?

But Berry-Tschinkel hasn’t exactly given up her theatrical life.

She performs a one-woman show about Sabina Spielrein, a fascinating patient of Carl Jung who helped the famous psychoanalyst refine his theories and went on to become an influential therapist in her own right, introducing Jung’s concepts (and some of her own) to Russia.

Berry-Tschinkel will present “Sabina Spielrein: Her Extraordinary Destiny” at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale St. The event is sponsored by the Charleston Jung Society. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, available at the door.

The South Carolina native grew up in Moncks Corner and maintains ties to the Lowcountry. As a young woman, she trained at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts beginning in 1979, thanks to a scholarship, and found a number of roles in experimental theater productions in New York City.

After NYU, she studied with William Esper, a protege of Sanford Meisner, wrote her own material and joined traveling street performances downtown.

“We would stage scenes on loading docks throughout SoHo,” she recalled. “The audience would travel, follow us around.”

Naturally, she made no money doing this.

In 1983, she moved into a SoHo building and met one of her neighbors, Paul Tschinkel, the video artist and documentarian. Soon they were a couple.

Berry-Tschinkel decided she’d attempt a more traditional approach to acting. She got some soap opera work, some movie work. She made the cult horror film “Evil Dead 2” with director Sam Raimi in 1986. Then the Tschinkels moved to Los Angeles, where the writer’s strike was in full swing and there was no work to get.

Bad timing.

And L.A. really was not their style. They lasted there only a year.

“We returned to New York City,” she said. “By that time, we had kids and I decided I didn’t want to act anymore, so I went to Smith College and got a graduate degree in psychology and social work, then went into private practice.”

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Deadites vs. an Army of ASHes in DEATH TO ARMY OF DARKNESS

The key to the long-running Evil Dead franchise has been Bruce Campbell's Ash against an army of deadites - but what if Ash had his own army... of Ashes? In the new series Death to Army of Darkness from Dynamite Entertainment, that idea is explored - and these aren't just clones. There's an Ash dog, an Ash girl, and even a lil' Ash.

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'DOOM Eternal' Game Director on Drawing Inspiration From Classic Horror: "I Think This Is Our 'Evil Dead 2'"

Hosted by video game veteran Hugo Martin, the first three hours of gameplay were offered Friday at a media-only demonstration for the first-person shooter title. 
"You are feared by the worst evil in the world: Hell. All of hell fears you."

Those words were uttered by DOOM Eternal game director Hugo Martin, who describes the demon slayer in the upcoming first-person shooter game as an "uncompromising" character. "That's what makes him so appealing," he tells The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, midway through a media-only demonstration of the game by publisher Bethesda Softworks. "I think we would all aspire to be so uncompromising and direct; he's not rude, but he doesn't have to be polite."

Martin, who played classic games like Freeway and Kaboom! as a kid, before moving onto Goldeneye in college, studied automotive design early in his career and worked in advertising, film and animation prior to dedicating himself to games.

He describes himself as a "big film buff" in addition to the more predictable label of "hardcore gamer," telling THR that he drew inspiration for DOOM Eternal from the charm of 1987's Evil Dead 2. "That was a big touchstone for us, when you look at something like that, there’s the perfect balance between gore and slapstick humor. It’s not really taking itself too seriously."

Noting that the Evil Dead franchise became what it is with its second installment, Martin declares, "I think this our Evil Dead 2."

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Update: EVIL DEAD 2™: The Board Game

From @JascoGames on Twitter:

We've got an update for you Jasconians of EVIL DEAD 2™: The Board Game!! We estimate fulfillment to begin at the following dates for each location:
Tune in on Wednesday the 22nd at 4PM EST for a Q&A with our game designer!

Super7 Previews Upcoming ‘Army of Darkness,’ ‘Child’s Play’ and ‘Halloween II’ ReAction Figures


Toy company Super7, known for their ReAction Figures, previewed some upcoming offerings at the Halloween & Party Expo in New Orleans over the weekend, giving us our first look at several horror-themed ReAction Figures headed our way soon. For starters, Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness is getting its very own series of retro-style action figures, six in total!

As you can see in the photo below, the Army of Darkness ReAction line includes Pit Witch, Two-Headed Ash, Medieval Ash, Ash with Chainsaw Hand, Evil Ash and Deadite Scout.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Behind the Screams: Episode 2 - Tom Sullivan


Bailey from Extreme Screams has an epic phone interview with Tom Sullivan, lead SFX artist and creator of the iconic "Book of the Dead" from the beloved 1981 film "The Evil Dead"!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SnakeyeS - "The Evil Dead" (Official Video)

First single for upcoming new Snakeyes album. This is the video for «The Evil Dead», produced by artist Leo Traverso, a good friend of the band, is an animated homage to classic horror movies and the cosmic terror universe created by H.P. Lovecraft.

The new SnakeyeS album, the band’s third full length record, will be released March 28th 2020, during a launch party in Madrid, Spain. The event will take place in the Honky Tonk club and will feature a live performance from the band, as well as a press conference. Access to this release party will be free and fans will be able to pick up new the new album, as well as brand new SnakeyeS merchandise.

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«The Evil Dead» is also available on all major digital platforms.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Featured Video: FROM HELL HE RIDES - Building the Cabin

Info from @ciolfianimation on Twitter:

Here's a little behind the scenes ... how I build my Evil Dead inspired cabin.

Source: A film by Adam Ciolfi

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Now Available for Pre-Order - Kandarian Dagger Prop by Trick or Treat Studios | Sideshow Collectibles

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About This Prop

Sideshow and Trick or Treat Studios with Studios Canal present the Official Evil Dead 2: Kandarian Dagger Prop!

This amazing Prop was sculpted by Russ Lukich and is one to one scale to the original Kandarian Dagger as seen in the cult classic Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Every detail of the Kandarian Dagger is presented here including sculpted teeth, spinal cord, skull and rib bones.

The Dagger is cast in high-quality resin and measures 25" from hilt to deadly point. Included with the Dagger is a finely sculpted stand so that you can safely display your Dagger anywhere you'd like and everything is presented in a beautiful Collectors Box.

Est. Arrival: Feb 2020 - Apr 2020

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Underground History Live: Bruce Campbell!


Underground History is one of The Jefferson Exchange's most popular segments.

But why just listen on the radio? We're bringing Underground History above ground with our next edition of Underground History Live -- this time featuring film and TV legend Bruce Campbell!

Join Jefferson Exchange host Geoffrey Riley and Chelsea Rose from SOU's Anthropology Lab at The Stardust Lounge at Ashland Hills Inn & Suites for our next Underground History Live. It happens Monday, February 3 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Geoffrey and Chelsea will discuss the entertainment industry's portrayal of history, and sometimes pre-history, with Bruce Campbell, who will draw on his 40-year career acting and directing in films and television series.

The event is free, but come early to get a seat -- the limit is 150 people. Be there by 6:00 pm if you want food and drinks from Ashland Hills' Luna Cafe. The presentation will start at 7.

The Evil Dead’s Connection To It Follows

A nugget of history from Sam Raimi's classic, The Evil Dead, can be spotted by fans after watching David Robert Mitchell's 2015 film, It Follows, as the two share a quaint little connection.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Sam Raimi’s ‘The Evil Dead’ Coming to Netflix This Month; “Ash vs. Evil Dead” Streaming Now!


While we wait for more information on the brand new Evil Dead film that’s currently in the works, we thought you’d like to know that the original classic is coming to Netflix!

Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead will begin streaming on January 10, 2020.

In the meantime, the entire three season run of Starz’s series “Ash vs. Evil Dead” is currently streaming on Netflix, so you can binge the whole bloody saga that brought Bruce Campbell‘s Ash Williams back to the screen for one last epic battle with those nasty Deadites.

If you haven’t yet, you can also purchase The Evil Dead on 4K Ultra HD!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Sam Raimi Addresses the Future of the ‘Evil Dead’ Film Franchise During Reddit Chat


As he revealed to us this past summer, Sam Raimi and company are working on a brand new installment in the Evil Dead film franchise, with Bruce Campbell noting in October that Raimi has hand-picked a “new filmmaker” to take over directing duties. All we can really be sure of at this time is that the film won’t star Campbell as Ash, as he has retired the character.

That’s what Campbell has been insisting, at least. But it seems like Raimi is still holding out hope. During an Ask-Me-Anything chat on Reddit tonight in promotion of The Grudge, Raimi addressed the future of the franchise. “Bruce, Rob [Tapert] and I are working with a young filmmaker who is writing a new Evil Dead story that he will direct,” he again noted.

Raimi continued, “As for me…. I would love to direct a new Evil Dead movie… but I’d really like to do it with Bruce. And he says he’s retired the character. I hope not.”

Innnteresting. What about a sequel to Fede Alvarez‘s remake, you ask? It sounds like that’s still on the table too. “If Fede would write or direct it, yes, in a split second!” Raimi responded to a fan who asked whether or not the 2013 film would ever be getting a sequel.

So it sounds like the Evil Dead team is open to pretty much anything at this point, but what’s important here is that a new film is most definitely in the works right now. And it sounds like it’s not a sequel to Alvarez’s remake, but rather a brand new Evil Dead story.

More as we learn it…