15 December 2011 1:07 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

"This is my boomstick!" Bruce Campbell was already a full-fledged horror icon before reciting that unforgettable line from Army of Darkness, but this put the cherry on top. "Boomstick" was Campbell's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", his "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", his "Stairway to Heaven".

Here at Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel column, we're used to paying tribute to the real baddies of horror. The nastier character you portrayed, the more love you'll get here. Campbell is the rare Scalpel honoree who's recognized for his portrayal of a hero. Throughout his illustrious career Campbell has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, but it's one character in particular that we all fell in love with that earned Campbell his Tip of the Scalpel nod. I'm talking, of course, of Ashley J. "Ash" Williams.

Campbell and The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi met in high school, and »

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