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Ash vs Evil Dead, Ep 1.01, “El Jefe”

1 November 2015 7:36 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Ash vs Evil Dead, Season 1, Episode 1, “El Jefe”

Written by Sam RaimiIvan Raimi, and Tom Spezialy

Directed by Sam Raimi

Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on Starz

Ash Williams is back, and he’s still spitting out catchphrases and firing off his boomstick in Ash vs Evil Dead. In 1981, Sam Raimi and friends headed into the woods armed with moxie and buckets of fake blood and created The Evil Dead, birthing a cult horror franchise in the process. The Evil Dead garnered the occasional chuckle due to its bargain basement budget, but Raimi and company were going for pure horror with the film. However, fans of the franchise tend to forget—or intentionally ignore—this fact, because Raimi followed up The Evil Dead with Evil Dead II, which took the narrative into full-blown Three Stooges territory. Hero Ash, played by Bruce Campbell, went from a hapless college student who »

- Chris Evangelista

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17 sequels that are better than the original, from The Dark Knight to Toy Story 2 and beyond

1 November 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Movie sequels are meant to follow the law of diminishing returns, but the following fought that law - and won.

Of course, this is all a matter of opinion, and if you personally think Babe: Pig in the City is better than the original - hint: it's not - do let us know in the comment box below.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)

The best of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy? Undoubtedly. Quite why it's so great is hard to put a finger on, because there are so many reasons, from Heath Ledger's stunning turn as The Joker to that truck flip.

Endlessly rewatchable, this is a dark and complex crime film that brings the very best out of the superhero genre. Just don't talk about The Dark Knight Rises, okay?

2. Toy Story 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2 is a miracle. Originally envisioned as a straight-to-video cheapie, John Lasseter and the rest »

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Ash vs Evil Dead Doesn’t Make Much Sense, But You Might Have Fun

30 October 2015 12:02 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead, which premieres Halloween night, is a project that a lot of Sam Raimi's fans have been not-too-secretly rooting for him to make. There is absolutely nothing respectable about it. Most of it makes no sense at all, and it barely has a plot. It consists almost entirely of scenes of Raimi's greatest leading man, Bruce Campbell, reprising his role as Ash from the three Evil Dead movies (Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness). We see him banging a woman in the ladies' room of a bar after telling her a sob story about his wooden hand, and making terrible jokes and dropping and breaking things (including a huge box full of lightbulbs), and also doing inexplicably idiotic, cosmos-endangering stuff like reading aloud from the Necronomicon, the ancient tome made of human flesh, skin, and blood, and »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Review: Bruce Campbell is groovy again in his best role in 'Ash vs. Evil Dead'

29 October 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the opening moments of Starz's "Ash vs. Evil Dead," director Sam Raimi presents the kind of rapidly-edited montages that became a signature part of the "Evil Dead" films, as demon-fighting hero Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) straps some kind of complicated device to his body. Is it another chainsaw to fit over the hand he chopped off in 1987's "Evil Dead II"? The mechanical metal hand he had forged in 1993's "Army of Darkness"? Nope. It's a corset, there to help Ash maintain the illusion that he's still as sleek as he was back in his glory days of battling the Deadites. It's the kind of self-deprecating joke that's defined Bruce Campbell's career — a career where, even when he's not playing Ash, the audience often winds up filtering the role he's playing through an Ash-colored prism — but also a smart move by the creative team (the first episode was written by Ivan Raimi, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 1 Review

26 October 2015 5:03 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

The years have not been particularly kind to Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding schlub at the blood-drenched heart of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise – our first introduction to the character, again played by a now middle-aged Bruce Campbell in Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead, finds him squeezing into a man girdle before heading out for a night at the local dive bar. It’s a bit of a shock to see the King looking so washed up – until he starts sweet-talking another bar patron and winds up bending her over the bathroom sink. There’s the Ash we know – he may be older, grayer and a whole lot saggier, but he’s every bit the devilishly charming doofus he’s always been.

Still, in the thirty-odd years since Evil Dead and Evil Dead II (there’s no mention of the character’s »

- Isaac Feldberg

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What's New on TV, Netflix Streaming, Digital, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: October 26-November 1

26 October 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray


Jake Gyllenhaal beefed up big-time to play reigning junior middleweight boxing champion Billy "The Great" Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal) in this sports drama from writer Kurt Sutter and director Antoine Fuqua. When tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom and finds a savior in Forest Whitaker's Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the toughest amateur boxers. The DVD includes the featurette "Southpaw: Inside the Ring." The Blu-ray has that, plus deleted scenes, a Q&A with the cast, and an extended training montage.

"The Gift"

Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall play a young couple whose world is turned upside down after a run-in with an old high school acquaintance (Joel Edgerton) in this critically acclaimed psychological thriller, out on Blu-ray, DVD, »

- Gina Carbone

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Listen to the First Two Episodes of Evil Dead ’Cast

21 October 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Halloween premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead is creeping closer, and to help fans get even more psyched for the series debut, Jason of The Walking Dead 'Cast has teamed up with his good friend Rich for a new podcast fittingly called Evil Dead 'Cast. In the first two groovy episodes, Jason and Rich look back at The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II.

Keep an eye out (and your chainsaws revved up) for future episodes of Evil Dead 'Cast, especially when Starz unleashes Ash vs Evil Dead in less than two weeks. In the meantime, we have the first two episodes below, and to learn more, visit:


From Evil Dead 'Cast: "We're Rich and Jason, fans of the Evil Dead series since we laughed our asses off watching Evil Dead 2 for the first time back in 1987, and we're Stoked for the new Ash Vs. »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror-Comedies: Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead 2’

21 October 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Horror functions on an intrinsic cinematic level that few other genres can lay claim to. An abyss of imagery and sound that strips away the thin screen between reality and nightmare and allows us to experience the cinema on a visceral level. This goes beyond jump scares or splashy special effects – it’s relatively easy for a movie to “scare” us. But it takes something else entirely to put us face to face with the ugliness of human nature that resides within us all, as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde does so chillingly, or to confront how our prejudices, paranoia, and mistrust destroys communities as in John Carpenter’s The Thing.

Horror in its purest cinematic form is valuable because it rips off the veneer of reality and stares into the darkness that lurks beneath the skin. It’s a genre that doesn’t allow us to exit the theatre with our masks intact. »

- Josh Hamm

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10 Terrifying Movie Haunted Houses We'd Never Spend The Night In

15 October 2015 2:11 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Haunted houses are a true staple of the horror genre. The setup of having a group of characters gather together in a place where evil presides and get picked off one by one is a real classic, and one that filmmakers and storytellers have been molding and crafting in unique ways for decades and decades. Cinema history is full of these terrifying locales, and now we.re celebrating some of the best of the best. Writer/director Guillermo del Toro will be unleashing his own vision of the gothic haunted house story this weekend with the release of Crimson Peak, and it.s inspired us to look back at the history of the subgenre and highlight some of the most creative and horrific that we.ve seen in decades past. Read on. if you dare! Evil Dead/Evil Dead II The cabin in Sam Raimi.s Evil Dead and Evil »

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Sam Raimi Details His Original Plan For Evil Dead 4 During Ash Vs Evil Dead Event

14 October 2015 3:52 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If ever there were a question for the ages, it is surely this: Why isn’t Sam Raimi more widely worshipped as a creative genius? Sure, his resume features things like For The Love Of The Game, and Drag Me To Hell, but these are far outweighed by films such as Crimewave, A Simple Plan, and The Gift. His real legacy, however, is the Evil Dead franchise – feverishly adored by millions the world over, and the subject of constant demands for more. These demands are, finally, about to be met when Ash Vs Evil Dead debuts on Starz this Halloween, but a recent promotional event has led to a tantalising glimpse of what once might have been, had the original trilogy continued in cinema.

Evil Dead arrived in 1981 as an impressively low budget horror film that quickly created a cult audience. Its story featured five friends accidentally unleashing violent demons »

- Sarah Myles

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R.L. Stine Tells Us What He's Most Afraid Of

5 October 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

With a new Fear Street novel, Goosebumps, and picture book out, plus a Goosebumps movie based on the famous series in theaters on Oct. 16, R.L. Stine is a very busy man. Luckily, Stine was able to carve out time for an interview with us, and we talked about everything from his writing process to the Goosebumps novel he's most proud of, to what Stephen King said to him when they first met. Popsugar: You're one of the best-selling children's authors in history, selling more than 400 million books worldwide - what advice would you give to any aspiring author? R.L. Stine: My most practical advice for someone who wants to write books would be to go to a bookstore and see what's out there already, and don't try to write something where there's no place for it. Don't try to make up your own category. See what people are reading »

- Ashley Paige

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Interview: Director Michael Steves talks ‘Clinger’

27 September 2015 9:50 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Directed by Michael Steves, from a script he co-penned with Gabi Chennisi Duncombe and Bubba Fish, Clinger is a supernatural horror starring
 Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Lisa Wilcox and Debbie Rochon. Paragon Releasing will debut Clinger in Us cinemas on October 23rd. In anticipation of its release, we spoke to Michael Steves about his terrific new comedy-horror hybrid.

When her possessive high school boyfriend dies in a gruesome accident, Fern Petersen’s life is thrown into turmoil. Things go from bad to worse when he returns as a love-sick ghost to kill her so they can be together for eternity.

In a nutshell, can you sum up Clinger?

Clinger is the story of your first love in high school. Boy meets girl. Boy gets too over-attached, and girl wants to break up with him. Girl breaks up with him, and boy is beheaded in an embarrassing accident. Boy »

- Phil Wheat

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September 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Editor, Shocker, Friday the 13th Double Features

7 September 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

September 8th is shaping up to be another great week for horror and sci-fi fans as we’ve got a lot of great home entertainment releases to look forward to. The good folks over at Scream Factory have two great releases coming out on Tuesday, the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Wes Craven’s Shocker and Astron-6’s comedic homage to Giallo films, The Editor. For all you Jason Voorhees die-hards out there, not only do you have a special 2-Disc Collector’s edition of Crystal Lake Memories to look forward to, the original Friday the 13th films are also getting re-released in several double feature packages on Tuesday.

Other notable releases for September 8th include Supernatural: Season 10, Dressed to Kill from Criterion, Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV, and for those of you kids at heart out there, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman is arriving on DVD as well. »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win Shocker Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray

7 September 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tomorrow, Scream Factory looks to electrify horror fans with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the late, legendary Wes Craven's Shocker, and we've been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

Shocker Blu-ray: "On October 2nd, at 6:45 a.m., mass murderer Horace Pinker was put to death... Now he's really mad.

Master of horror Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers.

About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, »

- Derek Anderson

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Shocker Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

4 September 2015 4:02 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

On September 8th, Scream Factory looks to electrify horror fans with their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the late, legendary Wes Craven's Shocker. Ahead of the film's revamped home media release, we have clips and a trailer from the Blu-ray.

Shocker Blu-ray: "On October 2nd, at 6:45 a.m., mass murderer Horace Pinker was put to death... Now he's really mad.

Master of horror Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) directs this exciting visual treat which introduces a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers.

About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, »

- Derek Anderson

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Beyond Fest 2015 to Feature 35mm Screenings of The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II

3 September 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright will be on hand for a groovy 35mm double bill of The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II at this October's Beyond Fest, held in Los Angeles and presented by Shudder. Other screening highlights include the Kurt Russell-starring Bone TomahawkKaryn Kusama's The Invitation, the Henry Rollins-starring He Never Died, and much more.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - Thursday, September 3, 2015- Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the Us, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.  

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to present »

- Derek Anderson

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FrightFest 2015: 'Deathgasm' review

3 September 2015 12:17 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★★☆ With What We Do in the Shadows, Housebound and now Deathgasm (2015), New Zealand is fast becoming the go-to place for crowd-pleasing horror comedies. Jason Lei Howden's directorial debut is primed for unalloyed genre thrills, making you laugh until your sides hurt and subverting the rom-zom-com format. If fears going in hinged on the suspicion that Deathgasm was an attention-grabbing title and nothing much else, worries dissipate soon enough, as a laugh-out-loud banquet of blood, made in the spirit of Evil Dead II (1988) and Peter Jackson's Braindead (1992), plays out on the screen. Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a heavy metal fan spinning the black circle for Satan.


- CineVue UK

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Ash vs Evil Dead is bigger and badder than the original movies

26 August 2015 2:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Get a closer look at the gore and laughs that Ash vs Evil Dead is set to deliver this Halloween.

Bruce Campbell features in a new inside look from Starz, which promises a "bigger and badder and bolder and scarier" take on the horror franchise.

Campbell is reprising his role of Ash Williams, who originated in 1981's The Evil Dead and returned in two sequels - 1987's Evil Dead II and 1992's Army of Darkness.

Ash vs Evil Dead is a 10-part TV sequel to the movies, with an older Ash coming out of retirement to tackle more Deadites and new nemesis Ruby (Lucy Lawless).

Sam Raimi - director of the original films - has helmed the pilot episode, which kicks off the series on Saturday, October 31 at 9/8c on Starz.

Ash is back: Everything you need to know about the Evil Dead TV show

Watch a trailer for Ash »

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A brief history of cinema practical effects, in 10 films

12 August 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From George Melies through to Peter Jackson and Jj Abrams' Star Wars film, the rise, fall and rise of practical effects explored...

From the very earliest days of cinema, practical effects have been the big draw for audiences. The very first films may have wowed the crowds with images of trains pulling into a station, but it was the fantastical made real that fired the imaginations of millions, and led to film as we know it - narrative flights of fancy which have entertained and made us gasp for well over 100 years. But the last 25 years have seen practical effects fall by the wayside.

Digital effects created in a computer took over, and allowed filmmakers to dream even bigger. But practical effects are beginning to make a comeback. Some of this is due to audiences feeling the CG burnout; no longer quite believing what they’re seeing, resulting in »

- simonbrew

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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Trailer: 6 Things You Need To Know

15 July 2015 1:21 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Ash is back: protector of humanity, true ladies’ man, slayer of deadites, S-Mart employee of the month. In 1981, director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell changed the face of horror with the schlocky, ugly and downright hilarious B-movie that is Evil Dead. Then they did it again, six years later, with the chaotic masterpiece that is Evil Dead II.

These two films saw Ash, a normal guy with a poor taste in holiday destinations, having to slaughter his friends and girlfriends after they became consumed by the evil souls that haunt the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. They rounded off the trilogy with the flawed but truly hilarious action film Army Of Darkness (1991), in which the noble hero of the first two films heads back in time and rescues Medieval civilisation from the terrors of the Evil Dead.

While Raimi returned to the franchise with a remake in 2013 and Campbell played a »

- Michael Waugh

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