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.