After a more than successful return to the world of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead, fans of the film series have been riding high all week in anticipation of the second episode of the Starz original series, Ash vs. Evil Dead. The almost perfect pilot definitely set the bar, and audiences expectations, high but the problem with highly successful pilots is that it makes it tough for the series showrunners to continue that type of momentum throughout the series, often leaving viewers dissatisfied by the time the series wraps up. Luckily, for those same fans that waited years for the return of Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams, it appears that Sam Raimi has absolutely no intention of slowing down, and the second episode of the new series was just as great as the first. Spoilers follow. (more…)
Back in 1981, writer/director Sam Raimi gave audiences one of the most memorable horror films ever made: The Evil Dead. Filmed on a shoestring budget, The Evil Dead used a bit of silliness as a counterpoint to the gruesome horror being depicted on screen. Seriously, if the movie wasn’t at least a bit silly, that famous tree scene could have taken things to an even darker place and the film may not have become the cult classic it remains to be over 30 years later. After an unsuccessful attempt to resurrect the franchise with the 2013 reboot/remake/sequel by the same name, long time fans wondered if they would ever see their favorite Deadite slayer, Ash (Bruce Campbell in a role for which he may have been created by the Gods specifically to play), back on the screen. After all, the last time audiences saw the hero and his boomstick was back in 1992’s Army of Darkness and while both Campbell and Raimi had been promising a follow up to the film, nothing has ever come of the rumors. Until last night. Starz premiered their highly anticipated Ash vs. The Evil Dead on Halloween night and for Evil Dead fans all over the country, it was a night to cheer. Was the return worth the wait? You’re goddamn right it was. Spoilers ahead. (more…)
It truly is the golden age of television. Ash Vs Evil Dead premieres this Saturday night (Halloween appropriately) and news is out today that Starz has already placed an order for season two episodes. That’s right baby, Starz is giving Ash Vs Evil Dead all the loving it can take and leaving the pillow talk at the door. (more…)
Halloween is only one scant week away, and this year we get a little extra treat with our tricks: Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres on Starz that very night! While the further adventures of everyone’s favorite groovy hero-wannabe is a long time coming, initial reviews for the show have been positive, and honestly, who can’t use a little more Bruce Campbell in their life, am I right? Today, Starz gives its fans an advance candy-bar of a gift, even if it is a little fun-sized: they’ve put the first four minutes of the first episode online for the whole world to enjoy!
It’s always nice to get some advance heads-up on a new TV series before it hits the air, but Starz may have put out a little more info than normal when they recently unveiled the episode titles and synopses for the first nine episodes of the upcoming Ash vs Evil Dead, leaving out only the finale of the initial 10-episode season.
Psst. Hey you…yeah you! Do you like she-bitches, boomsticks, chainsaws, copious amounts of blood, and curiously strong jawed heroes? Well come around the Starz house on Halloween night and have yourself the treat of all treats with Ash Vs The Evil Dead.
With the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead, Starz is in full press mode promoting the premier episodes of Ash Vs The Evil Dead. They’ve just released a new trailer for the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series . It’s a shortened version of the trailer released at San Diego Comic Con, but features a few bits of new footage, and a new clip of Ash being one of the only heroes of Cinema that can get away with being a racist. (more…)
As the convention hall doors prepare to close on another sensory-overload edition of the most media-heavy nerd gathering in the known universe, we here at NBHQ thought it would be wise to take a quick trip down Recent-Memory Lane by recapping some of the craziest, zaniest, and most mind-blowing-y moments of SDCC15. As with all forms of public opinion, this list is not meant to be all-inclusive or definitive, but simply a gathering of some of the cool stuff that transpired. Enjoy!
Hail to the king, baby! Horror-genre fans, ’80s movie fanatics, and Bruce Campbell groupies everywhere can celebrate, because the Evil Dead franchise is back, more gruesome and Bruce-ier than ever. Now, we get our first extended look at some video from the upcoming TV series, Ash vs. The Evil Dead.
During the show’s panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con, it was announced that the series will debut, fittingly enough, on Halloween night: Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9:00pm. And, as we figured (and hoped and hoped and hoped) it would, the show’s first live action trailer was released as well. Check it out in all its groovy glory below! (more…)
Continuing the gear up for SDCC 2015 Starz‘s Ash vs Evil Dead has released two more production stills featuring the famous Chainsaw and Ash’s sweet ride, the 1973 Delta 88. With the news that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not be presenting any new footage or a second trailer, this makes me wonder if some of the smaller panels might try to take advantage of that opening. Could we see some footage from the new series? (more…)
You can look, but for Pete’s sake don’t read it out loud! Starz has released a few pages from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the book of the undead, that will be appearing in Ash vs Evil Dead later this year. Bruce Campbell is back as Ash, the everyman pulled into events beyond his control as he battles Deadites for the fate of the world. You’ve been warned, you can look, but don’t utter a sound. (more…)