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Groovy! Bruce Campbell confirmed to reprise his role as Ash for “Evil Dead” TV series!!!

This is big news for Evil Dead and Bruce Campbell fanatics like myself. While I am excited for this news, the only problem is though that I don’t have the Starz channel. I don’t get any premium channels for cable TV anymore as they are too expensive.

“Evil Dead” is coming to Starz for a 10 episode run and each episode will be only a half hour long. I just knew that Bruce’s cameo at the end of the latest “Evil Dead” film confirms a future return for Ash and I was right.

The TV show will be just like the movies. Ash trying to fight the Deadites to survive… lots of blood and gore w/ wacky humor along with it.

Will we see the chainsaw as his hand and the sawed off shotgun? I’m sure we will see both of those again but I’m sure Ash will come up with new weapons as well.

Read here for more information on the show…

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/tvnews.php?id=125005

I’m dying to watch this show being the big “Evil Dead” nut that I am but I don’t have Starz. I’ll just watch it when it comes out on Netflix or DVD. Wish the episodes can be an hour but despite the length, I’m just glad Evil Dead is coming back with Ash this time.

Even though Bruce hasn’t played the character in so many years, I’m sure he’ll kill the role with no problem at all.

Kev

Hmmmm, looks like Bruce Campbell as Ash has a cameo in the new “Evil Dead” movie after all!!!

I just finished re-watching the new “Evil Dead” movie on BluRay. The re-boot film, and I just found out that Bruce Campbell actually reprise’s his role in the film even though there was a lot of speculation that he wasn’t in the film at all. Stick through the credits at the end of the movie when it’s rolling and when the credits are done… you’ll see him. He’ll just quickly look at the camera and say his famous catchphrase, “Groovy”. Could this mean that Ash could be the leading character in the sequel? He can still play that role really well even if he said one line. I didn’t stay for the credits when I first saw this movie in theater.

Hopefully, Ash will be in the next one. They shouldn’t ignore Ash completely. I’m a huge Bruce Campbell and Evil Dead fan. I love the previous three Evil Dead films too. Bruce Campbell is the man. I respected that guy for years. He’s the most famous B-movie actor out there. Kudos to him for staying away from the big budget films. He’s a cool guy.

I still love the new “Evil Dead” film too. Looking forward to the next one and really hope they bring Ash back at some point.

Kev

Film Review: Evil Dead

Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci

Directed By: Fede Alvarez

Well, earlier this afternoon, I finally got around to watching the new, “Evil Dead” movie, in a theater, this time! Here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Five young friends, go out vacationing, and they discover an old remote cabin in the woods, where they decide to stay at for a few days. Mia who is David’s sister, is a recovering heroin addict, and they investigate the cabin, whether it is safe to stay there or not. When they decided to stay, they discover the Book of the Dead in the basement. One of them decided to read the book and they accidentally summoned the Deadites living in the woods nearby. The group tries to fight off these Deadites for survival. 

When this project was first announced since last year, I was kind of skeptical of this film myself. I was even more skeptical when Diablo Cody, jumped on board to help write the script with these guys. Now that the movie is finally here, and I got to see it, I was pleasantly surprised. This is a true horror film, at it’s finest. I don’t mind an “Evil Dead” movie, without Bruce Campbell starring as Ash, but as long as the original team is still behind it, I’m all for it. This film was an absolute thrill ride. I had such a blast watching this film. I never felt like that watching a horror film. I’ve seen so many horror flicks over the years. Most of them don’t want to make you jump up and cheer. Get grossed out or even get scared a little bit. This film did all that. It was creepy and gory as hell, all the way through. Even though this film has nothing to do with Ash, as expected, there were plenty of Ash references, and they’re real easy to spot too!

A lot of people said that this film was very much like the original, the first one, but the way I saw it, this film was a mix of the first two Evil Dead movies. This film has a little bit of “Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn” in there, as well. Even though Sam Raimi, didn’t direct this one, and he was one of the producers, this film was still done in his style. So Fede Alvarez, obviously had a lot of help from Sam in this movie. You’re not going to see too much comedy in this film. This film wanted to focus more on the horror part of things. The goal here was to make this film a true horror film, and it was!!! This film isn’t a remake or a prequel. It is actually a continuation, taken years after the first one. There are signs throughout the film, that Ash has been in the cabin previously. This film does a wonderful job explaining how the cabin turned out to be. Getting haunted by the Deadites.

For the sequel, I hope they don’t ignore the comedy stuff completely, ’cause it was the horror/comedy bits, that is what made these films work. Even though, this film was more focused on horror, there is still bits of humor here and there. Just not too much. It’s just a new EVIL DEAD movie, using today’s technology of filming. Just a word of advice though, this film is not for the weak stomach at all. There are some major gross outs that’ll make you almost want to throw up or look away from the screen. The gore looked pretty good and more realistic looking too. Most gore in horror films have been pretty bad, but this film makes the gore look good.

The cabin and set design is very similar of the first two Evil Dead flicks. The same place that Ash was at previously, until he got thrown into a different world (the Army of Darkness world where he got sent to). So it wouldn’t make sense at all if Ash did return to the cabin for this movie. That would be a problem. Other than that, this was a pretty amazing flick. Like I said, I haven’t had so much fun watching a horror film in a long time! It is a great introduction to the Evil Dead franchise. Whether you’re a longtime fan, or a newbie, this will attract new fans to the older movies, which is the goal here.

I’m already looking forward to the sequel here. Two thumbs up for this movie. I will definitely buy the Blu Ray when it comes out.

Kev

Congratulations to Sam, Bruce, and Rob on success of new “Evil Dead” film!!!

I’m pretty proud of these guys. The new “Evil Dead” movie, is the #1 movie in America just over the weekend. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m going to see it today at a different mall. The original trilogy didn’t do very well in the box office back in the day, but their new “Evil Dead” film, became a hit. So that means, there’s going to be more new, “Evil Dead”, films. I read somewhere that Sam plans on making a sequel to “Army Of Darkness” (Evil Dead 4), still where it leaves off from the last one. So hopefully, Bruce decides to return as Ash in the, “Army of Darkness” sequel, ’cause it would make a whole lot of sense.

Like I said, I definitely plan on seeing the new “Evil Dead” later this afternoon, and will review it when I get back. I’m probably gonna end up liking it a lot.

I love horror flicks. I love the Evil Dead trilogy and Bruce Campbell. I’ll let you know what I think of the new Evil Dead film. I haven’t seen a new film in a theater in a long while ’cause the movie theater closed down at the mall that’s near me, so I’m going to a different one today. I’ve been wanting to see the new “Evil Dead” film, ever since this project was first announced, and it can’t wait for the Blu Ray release.

Kev

New “Evil Dead” movie, will I see it next weekend? Yes, probably…

The reason I haven’t reviewed any new movies out in theater in a long while is because the Wilton Mall in Saratoga Springs, a mall that is near me, has no movie theater anymore. The theater closed down. So I haven’t been seeing that many flicks in a long while. I am planning to see the new Evil Dead movie next weekend, though, for sure. Gonna go with other people at a different mall, I think.

Could the new “Evil Dead” movie be just as good as the originals or could it be better? I know everyone wants Bruce Campbell to be a part of this movie, but it makes kind of sense for him to move on. The man is aging, he isn’t getting any older, and he just wants to pass the torch to younger actors. Remember now, Bruce was pretty young when he did the originals. I believe   Bruce was around 20 years of age when he filmed the first and second Evil Dead, flicks. Even though Bruce isn’t starring in the film, I’m sure we’ll get plenty of Ash references, though! We’ll  still get the old school Evil Dead B-Movie style but with a current feeling of today’s technology. The film was made low budget, just like the earlier films.

Everyone mistakenly believes this new film is a re-boot/remake, but it isn’t. It’s a continuation. It’s actually a sequel of the first film, ’cause the new film takes place 30 years after the first one. Maybe the new film can work without Bruce Campbell. If you knew what happened at the end of the first Evil Dead movie, it wouldn’t make sense to bring Ash back. I don’t mind a new Evil Dead film without Ash, as long as the original team are still behind it: Sam, Rob, and Bruce. I’m sure the new film will be scary and gory as hell, but will this film top the original? I’ll have to see for myself first.

I am a huge  fan of the original trilogy, though. Can’t wait to see the new film, though. I’m sure they will do it justice.

Kev

Cool Video: The new “Evil Dead” red band trailer makes me stoked for the film even more, but I’m gonna miss Bruce…

What made the Evil Dead films so great was the character of Ash, played by the great, Bruce Campbell. Looks like Bruce wants to retire that character, for good. Maybe this is a test to see how the world of the “Evil Dead”, would do without the Ash character. Who knows, though. Maybe Bruce still has a small cameo as Ash in the new film, we’ll have to cross our fingers on that for now. I doubt Bruce is in the film at all, it seems he’d rather be behind the camera, instead of in front of it. The new Evil Dead trailer does look scary as hell. It’s really hard to make a gory as hell movie, and make ’em very scary at the same time. I’m looking forward to seeing how this movie turns out but I’m going to miss Ash’s funny catchphrases, like, “Hail to the King, baby” or “Groovy”. The original Evil Dead trilogy is a mix of horror and comedy, and looks like this new franchise, they are trying to stay away from the comedy stuff, and make it a scary movie.

Kev

Cool Video: The high quality version of “Evil Dead” trailer is here!

This was pretty much the same trailer they showed at, NYCC. Now it’s in glorious, HD!

While I still prefer, “Evil Dead 4”, with Bruce Campbell as Ash, the remake will do, I guess! The remake looks surprisingly great. Only thing missing though, that it needs the trees that attacks people, like the first one. Maybe the possessed trees are in the remake, they just haven’t shown them in the trailer, as a way to keep surprises. The Evil Dead remake looks pretty good, I’ll probably go see it.

Kev