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Ash Vs Evil Dead: Exclusive Video Goes Behind the Scenes of Cheryl’s Return in Episode 206

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Ash's past literally came back to haunt—and quite possibly kill—him in the latest episode of Ash vs Evil Dead. Diehard horror fans no doubt noticed that Ellen Sandweiss reprised her role as Ash's sister, Cheryl, from 1981's The Evil Dead, and our exclusive behind-the-scenes video explores her return to the demonic role.

Directed by Mark Beesley, the next episode of Ash vs Evil Dead airs on Sunday, November 13th at 8:00pm Et on Starz. In case you missed it, check out a preview video from next week's episode, "Delusion."

Episode 207 – "Delusion" synopsis: "Ash awakes in an asylum and a doctor tries to get him to admit his horrific acts so can begin to heal. Ash’s world is crumbling. Is he Ashy Slashy?"

Ash vs Evil Dead,” a 10-episode half-hour series, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film, The Evil Dead.

The second season roars
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‘Ash vs Evil Dead 2×06′ Review

It would take a lot to beat the second episode of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, featuring one of the best slapstick scenes of the series. We now have that episode, featuring a family reunion of sorts. This reunion is not only in story terms but also a returning actor from the very first Evil Dead movie.

With Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his group now making their way back to his father’s house, focus is on finding out just what is going on with Pablo (Ray Santiago). With Ruby (Lucy Lawless) doing her thing with Pablo, Ash finds himself having to enter his sister Cheryl’s room.

Fans of the first film will know that Cheryl is played by Ellen Sandweiss, and we also saw her in My Name is Bruce. With her return home to do battle with Ash we get plenty of tree themed jokes, because yes…
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Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 6 Review: Trapped Inside

Rest in peace Chet. We hardly knew ye.

On Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 6, we bid farewell to Ash's old buddy, Chet, and Ash also wrestled with his demons, both literally and figuratively.

The Evil Dead franchise has been spot on at nailing that perfect balance between horror, comedy and slapstick. Kudos to the writers, who have been able maintain that mix and flow through one and half seasons.

If Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 Episode 5 paid tribute to the cult film The Thing, then this week's episode was a clever nod to Assault on Precinct 13. Of course, I'm talking about the original 1976 film (another Carpenter classic, but underrated), and not the crummy 2005 remake.

The standoff between Ash's group and the angry mob, led by and influenced sheriff Thomas, made for some great moments. However, this was actually a bit darker of an episode compared to previous installments.
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October Horrors Day 5 – The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead, 1981

Directed by Sam Raimi

Starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker and Sarah York


A group of friends are away for a vacation of eating, drinking and general merriment at a seemingly abandoned cabin in the woods. However, as our friends are settling into their new surroundings, they come across a mysterious book and a recording from the cabin’s previous occupant, which when played aloud, unleashes a demonic force that soon threatens to swallow our heroes’ souls.

Among the most gruesome and the most beloved horror films of all time, Sam Rami’s The Evil Dead is the launching pad for many great things. The film catapulted its director into the mainstream, allowing him to direct some of the biggest films in Hollywood. It transformed leading man Bruce Campbell from an unknown actor to the adored B-movie icon that he is today. And
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Ash vs Evil Dead: 12 things we learned from Sdcc

David Crow Jul 28, 2016

Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless, Rob Tapert, and more on Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2...

This article is from Den Of Geek Us.

Every San Diego Comic-Con offers a different experience and a unique hue to its vintage. Thus it’s impossible to rank one Sdcc adventure over another, yet there are moments at each that stand tall. And running into Bruce Campbell and friends on several occasions this past week while they were promoting Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 certainly qualifies as a hard-to-top highlight.

Indeed, we were able to catch up with Groovy Bruce’s even groovier chin, as well as at different points Rob Tapert, who is executive producer on Ash vs Evil Dead, and fellow cast members Lucy Lawless, Dana DeLorenzo, and Ray Santiago, during a roundtable interview and the season 2 premiere screening. During it all, we learned some pretty nifty details about what
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Evil Dead’s Ellen Sandweiss to Guest Star in Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2

IGN had the opportunity to visit the set of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” during the filming of Season 2 (see our Episode 2.01 review here), and they’ve been rolling out a few of the tidbits they learned while there. Today’s… Continue Reading →

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120 Essential Horror Scenes Part 10: Legends & Omens

Almost every horror movie stops for a moment of exposition that sets up or explains the horrors that await or that have been endured. These are the scenes where directors can either conjure their inner cheeseball and pump up the spooky music or prepare the audience for more than what they bargained for. The legend of the monster, the backstory of the slasher, the warning to the meddling teenagers, these are all elements of atmosphere designed for one thing: to make you squirm before the real scares begin.


American Werewolf in London (1981) – Beware the moon

The horror genre is at its most impactful when leaving exposition to a minimum. Prioritizing narrative clarity over effective scare-mongering may ensure a tight narrative that can’t be held up to scrutiny, but it also ensures that the audience knows what to expect, all but draining the movie of tension. In An American Werewolf in London,
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The Evil Dead Screening Midnights This Weekend at The Moolah

“Thank you. I don’t know what I would have done if I had remained on those hot coals, burning my pretty flesh!”

The Evil Dead screens midnights this weekend (October 9th and 10th) at The Moolah Theater (3821 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, Mo). Admission is only $5. Come early for great drink specials, cool trivia with even cooler prizes.

Sam Raimi’s classic horror-comedy The Evil Dead still holds up after almost 35 years. Even though the plot may now sound very clichéd, and it probably did in 1981 too, it never hinders the fun of horror: A group of five friends, Ash, Cheryl, Scotty, Linda and Shelly (played by Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly respectively) drive to a remote forest cabin for a fun weekend but their plans are quickly put on hold by the presence of sinister forces from the unknown. After having inadvertently summoned
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Bruce Campbell Talks 'Last Fan Standing' | Exclusive

Bruce Campbell Talks 'Last Fan Standing' | Exclusive
Geeks rejoice! The brand new digital streaming service CONtv premieres the first CONtv original series, Last Fan Standing, the hilarious pop culture game show hosted and produced by fan-favorite actor Bruce Campbell of Evil Dead fame. We recently caught up with Bruce to chat about the exciting new series, and we also have a clip.

A quiz show based on the stuff of Comic Con, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and superheroes, Last Fan Standing is the ultimate test of pop-culture knowledge. Four fans are put through their paces by host and Con-favorite Bruce Campbell, battling through devilish speed rounds and a nerve-wracking Final Confrontation until only one remains...And a Last Fan Standing is crowned.

Created in partnership with Pop Quiz Entertainment, the series was filmed live on the ground at Wizard World Comic Con conventions nationwide. Last Fan Standing engages event attendees through a proprietary audience response system, where all patrons play along,
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12 sci-fi and horror shorts turned into feature films

From low-budget dystopias to grungy horror, here are 12 shorts that became films such as Evil Dead, Twelve Monkeys and The Babadook.

The best story ideas are often the simple and pure ones. It's little wonder, then, that so many filmmakers and storytellers start by making short films - after all, if you can tell a good story in just a few minutes, you might be talented enough to make a feature.

Cinema history is full of stories about young filmmakers getting their start by making low-budget shorts. James Cameron famously made Xenogenesis, a sci-fi short which contained lots of things that would appear in his later feature films: a giant robot with big tank tracks, a cyborg, and a heroine at the helm of a hard-hitting mecha.

The short films below vary wildly, from two-minute chillers to 30-minute post-apocalyptic science fiction, but each of them are watchable for their own reasons,
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'Evil Dead' TV Show Reunites Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi on Starz!

'Evil Dead' TV Show Reunites Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi on Starz!
Ash is back! Starz announced today the greenlight of the network's next original series, the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead. The project reteams the original filmmakers, director Sam Raimi, with longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell.

The Starz Original series officially titled Ash Vs. Evil Dead will be 10 half-hour episodes. Bruce Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons - personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its "Evil" grip.

Here's what Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director of Starz, had to say in her statement.

"Starz first worked with Sam and Rob on Spartacus,
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Top 100 Horror Movies: How Truly Horrific Are They?

Top 100 horror movies of all time: Chicago Film Critics' choices (photo: Sigourney Weaver and Alien creature show us that life is less horrific if you don't hold grudges) See previous post: A look at the Chicago Film Critics Association's Scariest Movies Ever Made. Below is the list of the Chicago Film Critics's Top 100 Horror Movies of All Time, including their directors and key cast members. Note: this list was first published in October 2006. (See also: Fay Wray, Lee Patrick, and Mary Philbin among the "Top Ten Scream Queens.") 1. Psycho (1960) Alfred Hitchcock; with Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam. 2. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin; with Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow (and the voice of Mercedes McCambridge). 3. Halloween (1978) John Carpenter; with Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Tony Moran. 4. Alien (1979) Ridley Scott; with Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt. 5. Night of the Living Dead (1968) George A. Romero; with Marilyn Eastman,
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An Invaluable Documentary Takes a Look at Evil Dead's Tom Sullivan

There's no doubt about it... when you think of Sam Raimi's classic film The Evil Dead, one of the first things that springs to mind is the flick's insane special effects. Now a new documentary is ready to take a closer look at the guru of the grue!

Invaluable is the first official documentary on the subject of Tom Sullivan, the special FX creator on The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness. This in-depth doc takes us into the life of Tom and his role in the Evil Dead films.

You'll experience the gory glory of never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage and visits to locations you won't find anywhere else. Stories never heard! Pictures that have remained unpublished! Witness history with this groundbreaking film.

Produced, shot, written, and edited by Ryan Meade, Invaluable stars Tom Sullivan, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Teresa Tilly,
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Not Safe For Work: Top 13 Wtf Moments in Horror

The big payoff moment. The money shot. The Omg/Wtf/Nsfw scene in horror. These are the moments that define films. The moment that either grosses and disgusts or shocks the audience in such a way that they have to come back for the sequel. Here are our Top 13 Wtf Moments in Horror.

We're going to try to keep this to relatively mainstream films. That's not to say that some lesser known indies haven't had some shocking moments, but things seem that much more disturbing when the movie in question reaches a wide audience.

Beginning with our honorable mentions, we've got to include I Spit on Your Grave, one of the most censored and banned films of all times. Camille Keaton played Jennifer Hills who was raped for the better part of the first half of the film. Plenty of Nsfw moments there. Also those infamous shit-eaters in Salo: 120 Days of Sodom were certainly shocking.
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Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films Of All Time!!

What better way to celebrate Icons of Fright’s ten year anniversary, than with a barrage of our favorites?, whether they be lists of our favorite entries into the French horror genre, our favorite badasses, or like this one, the films that make up what is (in my opinion), the greatest horror films of all time. Like always, art is subjective, so before you rabid fright fiends call foul on me, just remember, this is “Jerry’s Ten Greatest Horror Films of All Time”, so it is just that: mine. So if you disagree, comment and tell me yours, as Icons of Fright has always been for the fans and comprised Of fans, so feel free to sound off! With all of that said, it’s go time!

10.) Re-animator (1985)

Stuart Gordon’s film adaption of the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West: Reanimator” is thought of to many, as one of
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How Kimberly Peirce Brought 'Carrie' Back to Life

Taking on a classic is a gutsy move, even for an award-winning filmmaker. And when director Kimberly Peirce signed on to re-imagine Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie," about a teenage girl with telekinetic powers hellbent on revenge, she knew she had some sky-high expectations to meet.

"I'd make a joke and say, 'I didn't give a f*ck,' but of course I felt pressure!" she told us recently while doing press for "Carrie." "But I think pressure is good."

All that pressure had Peirce thinking long and hard about what it would mean to sign on to a project of this scale, with its history and existing fan base. Having made just one film, 2008's "Stop-Loss," since her 1999 directorial debut, "Boys Don't Cry," it's clear, as a filmmaker, she doesn't make decisions lightly.

"I walked into this feeling a huge responsibility, much like I did with 'Boys Don't Cry
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Watch ‘Within the Woods,’ a “prototype” short film by Sam Raimi

This weekend saw the release of Fede Alvarez’s blood-soaked reprise of Sam Raimi’s franchise-spawning low-budget shocker, The Evil Dead. The film topped the weekend box office, and here’s hoping it will inspire younger viewers who haven’t seen Raimi’s auspicious feature debut, to seek it out. Sam Raimi shot The Evil Dead on 16mm, in the woods of Tennessee, for around $350,000 – which is still a lot of money for a fresh out of film school filmmaker. So how did he acquire the funding needed to complete what is now a beloved cult classic and benchmark in horror?

Raimi produced a “prototype” horror film titled Within the Woods, hoping it could build the interest of potential investors. Raimi cast his friends Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss as the two protagonists and produced the film for $1600. Shot on location in a remote cabin in the woods, production was
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Remake of Raimi's Early '80s Cult Classic to Top Domestic Box Office This Weekend

Remake of Raimi's early '80s cult classic (and minor box-office performer) to easily surpass Jurassic Park 3D rerelease to land at the top of the domestic chart This past weekend, the no. 1 release at the Us/Canada -- actually, around the world -- box office was the widely panned 3D-converted sequel of a widely panned flick based on a toy. This weekend (April 6-8), in addition to the 3D toy-movie sequel mentioned above, two of the other top four movies on the domestic b.o. chart will be the remake of a bloody cult classic and the 3D-converted relaunch of a 1993 horror blockbuster. As the old saying goes, moviegoers are eager, thirsty, yearning for fresh, original content. That surely helps to explain why the brought-back-to-life Evil Dead will be this early April weekend's top film, likely to be followed by (toy movie sequel) G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the animated The Croods,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Passes to ‘Evil Dead’ From Fede Alvarez

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 25 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated new “Evil Dead” vision from Fede Alvarez and the producers of the original cult classic!

“Evil Dead,” which opens on April 5, 2013 and is rated “R,” stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Ellen Sandweiss, Bob Dorian, Lou Taylor Pucci, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Sian Davis, Randal Wilson and Rupert Degas from writer and director Fede Alvarez.

To win your free “Evil Dead” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! You must be 17+ to win this “R”-rated Hookup.
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‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ and what Sam Raimi did right

Editor’s note: This article started as a comparison between Army of Darkness and Oz the Great and Powerful, until a colleague pointed out that Matt Singer beat me to the punch by posting a similar article over at IndieWire. So I decided to expand on my original piece instead.


Oz the Great and Powerful opened this weekend to mixed reviews. Disney’s fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, currently holds a 68% rating on the Tomatometer. Some critics loathe the film, others are indifferent and some downright praise Raimi’s effort to re-imagine the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. Despite some apparent faults, I believe the film is a worthy modern-day precursor to one of the most beloved movies ever made. Here are just a few things Sam Raimi gets right.


1: Raimi’s trademarks meet The Wizard of Oz

Watching the movie, it becomes pretty
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