Friday, November 26, 2021

Bruce Campbell BLACK FRIDAY | EVIL DEAD RISE interview (2021)



Bruce Campbell discusses BLACK FRIDAY (00:00-28:27) and EVIL DEAD RISE (28:28-36:51) in our exclusive interview. 


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Evil Dead Rise Has A Gnarly Story, Even For An Evil Dead Movie







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Not only is the legacy franchise doing away with the cabin-in-the-woods conceit, but they are keeping things among family rather than friends. As Campbell points out, the original Raimi films involved friends, lovers, and total strangers being thrown into the mix with Deadites, but never a mom and her young children. Knowing how these stories play out once the Necronomicon starts flipping its pages, somebody's got to go. As a person who loves movies with a mean streak, there's potential here for an extra level of viciousness on top of the buckets of blood fans have come to expect from a dance with the "Evil Dead."


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Bruce Campbell Brings Fans a Bloody Black Friday (Q&A)








Interview Excerpt: 

Let’s talk about Evil Dead. You are iconic to so many people who just love it so much. I saw that it just had its 40th anniversary, too. And speaking of the Valley, there’s been these amazing art shows in Burbank, at The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum, where you’ve made appearances, attracting crazy long lines.

I’m sure you’ve been asked this before but why do you think out of all the horror movies out there, that Evil Dead and your character Ash, have connected with fans so hard?

The character Ash is pretty much the everyman. He’s like you or me. He doesn’t know anything special, he has no skills. So I think the audience can relate to that. He has to earn his stripes like the average American from the beginning up to Ash vs. Evil Dead. We did one movie in the 70’s, then one in the 80’s and the 90’s. It was very fun to go back and finally, kind of have a whack at the character Ash after 25 years. People talk about it like it’s a franchise but it’s not a franchise. The thing fell off the truck. It started as one movie where the character Ash is dead at the end. Then we thought, well, maybe Ash isn’t dead. A lot of it was based on economic realities.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Evil Dead Rise: Bruce Campbell says film is dark, serious, excruciating










Last month, director Lee Cronin took to social media to confirm that filming had been completed on Evil Dead Rise, his addition to the Evil Dead franchise. During a new interview with, executive producer Bruce Campbell has confirmed that a rough cut of Evil Dead Rise has already been put together:


We’ve seen a rough of it already and it has all the components we need. Like anything, when you see a rough version it just has to be tightened, but we’re good. We’re in good shape.”


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‘Black Friday’ – Bruce Campbell on Playing the Anti-Ash and Reuniting With ‘Evil Dead II’ Effects Artist [Interview]









One of the other interesting things about Black Friday is that the film reunites Campbell with Robert Kurtzman, who he first worked with on Evil Dead II way back in the 1980s.

The cool thing about Bob Kurtzman is that Bob goes all the way back to Evil Dead 2. So we called him “Grumpy Bob” back in those days… he had a little more edge to him, as the artiste special effects guy. Now he’s been beaten down enough he’s just like a normal guy. Bob’s great,” Campbell explains. “One of the nice things about hanging around for a while is you start to run into people over and over again. And some people are like a bad check… you don’t want them coming back but they keep coming back. And other people, like Bob, it makes you feel comfortable in your job. Cause you go, ‘Oh, Bob’s got this.’ You know that it’s gonna be fine. Bob’s worked on high budget, medium budget, low budget, nothing phases him. I think he did a great job. It’s really fun to come back and work with “Grumpy Bob” again.”


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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bruce Campbell Teases That He’s Currently Writing a Comic Book for a Major Company









Chatting with Bloody Disgusting’s The Boo Crew Podcast this week about everything from The Evil Dead to brand new horror-comedy Black Friday, horror icon Bruce Campbell let it slip that one of his next projects will take him into the world of comic books… as a writer!

I’m writing a comic book for a major comic book company right now,” Campbell teased while talking with The Boo Crew about his writing process. “And it’s six issues that you’ve gotta plot out. And I cannot just sit there with a pen in my mouth… looking at a blank page… I want to figure it out scene by scene and know where the story’s going.”

He continues, “Cause I can actually step back from that board and look at the entire story and go, ‘Hmm, that first part’s a little lopsided… ohh that middle’s a little fat over there.’ So you can get to it before you even write a word. It still may suck, granted, but I like going in with some kind of discipline. I’ll start early in the morning and by noon my brain is leaking out through my nose and it’s time to cut the grass or go swimming or something physical.”


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The Brand New ‘The Evil Dead Groovy Collection’ 4K/Blu-ray Set is Now Available!









The Evil Dead franchise has had no shortage of physical media releases over the years, and yet another brand new box set is now available with “The Evil Dead Groovy Collection“!

This new collection brings The Evil DeadEvil Dead 2, and all three seasons of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” to 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray in one massive box set that’s dripping with the red stuff.


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‘Black Friday’ Clip: Bruce Campbell Plans to Go Down With the Ship [Exclusive]









George A. Romero took on American consumerism with his masterpiece Dawn of the Dead and now filmmaker Casey Tebo looks to put a modern spin on it with Black Friday, which kicks off the holiday season by spreading some Christmas fear.

Bloody Disgusting scored an exclusive clip, which highlights horror favorites Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead films) and Devon Sawa (Final Destination, Syfy’s “Chucky”) stuck in a toy store with a horde of “demonic” shoppers.


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Monday, November 15, 2021

November 16th Genre Releases Include THE EVIL DEAD: GROOVY COLLECTION (4K / Blu-ray), PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND (4K Steelbook / Blu-ray / DVD), Nia DaCosta’s CANDYMAN (4K / Blu-ray / DVD)








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Hello, everyone! We’re back with a brand new round of horror and sci-fi 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD releases coming out tomorrow, and I gotta say, November 16th is a good day to be a genre fan, because we have a lot of cool stuff coming our way. If you missed it in theaters, you can finally catch up with Nia DaCosta’s Candyman and both Maniac Cop 2 and 3 are getting a 4K upgrade courtesy of Blue Underground. Lionsgate has put together the impressive 4K set The Evil Dead: Groovy Collection that includes the first two Evil Dead films and all three seasons of Ash vs Evil Dead (plus a bevy of bonus content) that would make a killer addition to anyone’s home media collection.

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Exclusive Interview: Attention shoppers–Bruce Campbell and director Casey Tebo talk “BLACK FRIDAY,” Part One










“I call it ‘THE BREAKFAST CLUB with carnage and mayhem.’ That’s Bruce Campbell’s very apt way of describing BLACK FRIDAY, in which he plays a toy store manager determined not to let a monster invasion impact the bottom line on the biggest shopping day of the year. RUE MORGUE spoke to Campbell and FRIDAY director Casey Tebo about their satirical, holiday-timed fright feature.


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Friday, November 12, 2021

Bruce Campbell: From the "Evil Dead" Guy to the Hallmark Guy in "One December Night"











You wouldn't necessarily think that Bruce Campbell and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries would go hand-in-hand. For years, Campbell's name has been synonymous with blood and gore courtesy of the Evil Dead movies, and its dark comedy TV spin-off Ash vs Evil Dead, which ran for three seasons. However, this weekend all that changes, as Campbell makes his Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Christmas debut in One December Night, co-starring Peter Gallagher, Eloise Mumford and Brett Dalton.  


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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Interview: Joseph LoDuca, composer for Evil Dead and Child’s Play franchises!










Interview Excerpt: 


1428 Elm: You were involved in the Evil Dead series for a long time, and the first film wasn’t a big-budget Hollywood production but became a cult favorite. Are there advantages to not having a big budget versus having practically everything handy?

Joseph LoDuca: The string quintet plus me that comprised the score for the original Evil Dead is a palette that was just so right for a ramshackle cabin in the woods. So much so that when I decided to re-write the score several years ago, I used the same instrumentation. The first choice of any composer is to set limitations. That can be the most fortuitous.


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Thursday, November 4, 2021

The Surprising Way Lucy Lawless Pictures Ruby's Ending In Ash Vs. Evil Dead










Because no character is really ever dead in the "Evil Dead" universe, where would Lawless like to see Ruby go if a fourth season of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" miraculously happened? In an exclusive interview with Looper to talk about her new film, the medieval animated fantasy "The Spine of Night," the sci-fi and fantasy icon mulled over the question of Ruby's return before coming up with a surprise answer that had nothing to do with the character being evil.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Bruce Campbell reveals the one mundane thing that terrifies him the most

Campbell’s latest is Black Friday, which he stars opposite Devon Sawa, Michael Jai White, and Ivana Baquero. The bloody horror-comedy centers around, you guessed it, one of the most terrifying retail days of the year. And by the looks of things, a large crowd of holiday shoppers turns rabid and chaos eventually ensues.

Smack dab in the middle of doing press for the project, Bruce Campbell quickly (and we mean quickly) answered 13 QUESTIONS for Inverse about the little things that scare him most.


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Monday, November 1, 2021

Bruce Campbell on Ash, Age and Three-Day Festival This Month












He’s had a long and weird career playing lots of tall and weird characters, perhaps none more notable than Ash from Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead films. What began as a more or less traditional splatter-form horror flick turned into a cult-favorite series on video that went on to spawn two official sequels, a remake, a bunch of unofficial sequels and tie-ins, a mobile game, a TV series and even a musical.


To celebrate all that — not to mention the rest of Campbell’s storied, fan-favorite career — the actor will be at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park November 12 to 14 for a festival dedicated to his work. BruceFest is billed as “the ultimate weekend experience in grueling horror” and comes in three tiers of three-day passes: the Deadite Package, the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis Package, and the Kandarian Demon Package.


Interview Excerpt:


Westword: Can you tell us something about your pal Sam that most of us don't know?
Bruce Campbell: He's a good gardener and a lousy bowler.


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