There are two iconic faces of The Evil Dead. One is Sam Raimi, whose comic, kinetic filmmaking was a framework in which grotesque horror could exist side by side with Three Stooges-style slapstick. (And so: ‘splatstick.’) The other iconic face is Bruce Campbell, whose Ash Williams character is the beating heart of The Evil Dead and, to generations of fans, the voice of a certain approach to horror.
The idea of remaking The Evil Dead was wild enough, especially with unproven short film director Fede Alvarez working from a script rewritten by Diablo Cody. Bruce Campbell is said to have a cameo, but who’ll play Ash? As it turns out, no one will, says the actor. Read More »
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Yesterday when I wrote about the fact that Federico ‘Fede’ Alvarez is directing the remake of The Evil Dead, our tweet of the article was quickly retweeted by Diablo Cody, with a little note: “Go Fede!” I thought that was slightly unusual, but was in the middle of a bunch of other stuff and didn’t think about it for more than a few seconds. Scoop possibility lost! Because Diablo Cody isn’t just interested in the project as a fan. She’s rewriting it! A press release just went out announcing that the film is really, truly happening, and it includes that new detail. Find that after the break. Read More »
Subtonix decided to create a map of the United States by pinpointing the movies which best represent each of the 50 states. For example, New Jersey is Clerks and Kansas is The Wizard of Oz. There will likely be some debate over some of these choices (is Fast Times at Ridgemont High the ultimate representation of California?) but it is an interesting concept none the less. It’s also interesting to note that more Coen Brothers films appear on the map than any other filmmaker. Hit the jump to see the whole map, and click to enlarge.
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Florian Bertmer and UK artist Olly Moss have both created awesome new posters for The Evil Dead, in connection with the recent screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas.
We’ve featured Moss many times on the site in the past (Locke inspired Lost poster and t-shirt), and is probably best known for his popular t-shirt designs which have spread across the interwebs (the Spoilers t-shirt and a series of retro movie poster remakes that we previously featured in Cool Stuff, and Shoot The Baddies).
More information and photos after the jump.
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Last month we told you that Sam Raimi‘s The Evil Dead would be returning to movie theaters with a limited rerelease thanks to Grindhouse Releasing. We now have new details on the cult horror film’s new theatrical bow.
Landmark Theatres will present the director’s 35mm print at special midnight shows in Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle, New York, Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2010. The first dates and venues are listed after the jump, along with a new theatrical one-sheet, which is being used to promote the new release.
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Sam Raimi‘s low-budget horror classic The Evil Dead will be returning to the big screen for a midnight movie run. Grindhouse Releasing will be distributing the film in select theaters across the U.S. and Canada. No dates or locations have yet been announced but we’ll try to keep you updated. After the jump you can read the official press release, which includes quote from the man himself, Bruce Campbell.
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