Ash Williams: Groovy S-Mart employee with a penchant for boomsticks and mad DIY prosthetics skills. Also, unlikely hero from the sky, fated to stop the Deadite invasion. Pretty much the spirit of the 80’s b-horror movie flick. Lobo: Space biker with a short fuse, and an anti-grav motorcycle. Hangs out with a school of space dolphins. Has fought Wolverine and made it to the second round. Functionally immortal, with the capacity to infinitely reproduce from each drop of his own spilt blood. Each of them is a smug anti-hero with an almost fanatical cult following among the most gung-ho nerds.
Once, they were separated by vast gulfs of time and space, each occupying his Universe of origin. That is, until Brian Rosenthal, the director behind the 2013 fan film Marvel Zombies VS Army Of Darkness thought otherwise. After holding his own against zombie-Wolverine and narrowly escaping a super-zombie infested New York, Ash Williams has broken into a brand new universe, also overwhelmed by the undead and filled to the brim with horror-themed cameos!
As Ash vs. Evil Dead continues to march on, the series continues to satisfy on almost every level. This week’s episode, ‘The Killer of Killers’ definitely continues this trend, as the episode doled out equal parts comedy and horror throughout its 30 minutes of television. Really, fans of the original Evil Dead, this one was for you. Spoilers follow. (more…)
“The Host” marks the halfway point of the inaugural season of Ash vs. Evil Dead. More importantly, the episode also happens to be one of the best of the season, if not the best episode period. While previous episodes in the series have done their best to balance the humor with the horror, which has seemed a bit lopsided on the humor side, “The Host”, by comparison, reminds viewers that for all of Ash’s one-liners, Evil Dead is still a horror property. Spoilers follow. (more…)
Justice League Dark is the latest property that comic publisher DC is interested in adding to their film-focused Extended Universe, and rumors are flying around like wildfire that seem to indicate that they are pushing to get the film going as quickly as possible. Yesterday brought some casting rumors that might have been more fan-fiction than anything else, but today we’re hearing word from a reliable source that the hunt for a “dark” director is on.
It seems like only yesterday that Sam Raimi thrilled Evil Dead fans all over the planet with the announcement of the Starz original series, Ash vs. Evil Dead. Raimi promised to deliver fans of the franchise a true Evil Dead offering, rather than continue to push the reboot agenda after a remake/sequel was met with mixed reviews. Last night, the third episode in the series aired and after two successful episodes under its belt, Ash vs. Evil Dead continued to deliver on Raimi’s promise. 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…)
Starz new series Ash vs Evil Dead has decided to give us all a little sugar today with the first official look at Bruce Campbell in all his Ash with a chainsaw Glory. The ten episode first season is set to air later this fall. Let’s all hope that between Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and Rob Tapert, that they can capture that Evil Dead madness that made the franchise such a cult classic. (more…)
Truth time: the world as we know it has been heinously below its quota of ALL BRUCE CAMPBELL ALL THE TIME for a while now. Fortunately, the screwheads in charge of Hollywood seem to be finally wizening up, as the beyond-enticing TV series “Ash vs. the Evil Dead” is ramping up production as we speak – er, type and read. Earlier this week, we seem to have gotten the first bit of behind-the-scenes juiciness directly from The Man Himself, via his Twitter feed. (more…)
More details have surfaced from the grave (well, when we say “the grave,” we actually mean Starz head-honcho Chris Albrecht), regarding the upcoming horror series Ash Vs Evil Dead, from gore-maestros, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Since the initial details were released about the series, fans have been haemorrhaging arterial-spurts of blood-induced galore, at the prospect of seeing the iconic Ash return to ‘slice-n-dice’ some demons. (more…)
Australian’s have churned out a couple of great horror movies in the past couple of years, with schlocky outback fare Wolf Creek (2005) & Wolf Creek 2 (2013), the demented masterpiece The Loved Ones (2010), and the critically acclaimed primitive horror The Babadook (2014). The country has been producing everything from low-budget exploitation flicks to some pretty neat high-end productions spanning all the way back to the 70s onwards. The latest export is a junkyard zombie flick titled Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead, and it’s been making the rounds at numerous film festivals garnering a nice reception from critics and fans respectively. Moreover, for those of you who are thinking, “Yawn, not another zombie flick,” keep reading as this looks like it’s going to be a bone-crushingly original, arterial splatter-fest. (more…)