Bruce Campbell is hanging up his chainsaw for good. According to the actor, he’s retiring from playing Ash vs Evil Dead‘s Ash Williams – a character he’s played on and off again for almost 40 years.
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Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up: not enough of you watched Ash vs Evil Dead, and now the show has been cancelled after three seasons. Perhaps this is the end of Bruce Campbell‘s chainsaw-wielding Ash Williams. Or maybe not…
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Ash faces his greatest evil yet: fatherhood!
The third season of the horror-camp series Ash vs. Evil Dead has Ash (Bruce Campbell) facing the consequences of his lothario ways. No longer will he only have to face off with the spawn of the devil, now he has his own spawn to contend with: his estranged daughter Brandy Barr (Arielle Carver-O’Neill). And she’s not too happy to be doused in blood and forced to fight demons.
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It’s the first week after the holidays and the week itself is almost over, so don’t even pretend you’re actually doing work. Instead, run out the clock and watch this Ash vs. Evil Dead beer commercial, ahead of the show’s return next month. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The Evil Dead series has always been about blending grisly horror with tongue-in-cheek comedy. So it makes perfect sense that the new Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 trailer opens with Bruce Campbell‘s aging demon hunter squaring off against an evil high school mascot. That’s expected. That’s just natural. What’s not expected and natural in the world of Evil Dead is fatherhood, which seems to be the real horror hanging over this bloody preview.
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You know you’re about to see something crazy when Bruce Campbell comes out on stage wearing a Hugh Hefner-like pimp suit. That was just the first of many amazing surprises in store for us at the Ash vs Evil Dead panel Saturday afternoon at New York Comic-Con.
There was already an air of anticipation in the Hammerstein Ballroom in the moments leading up to the cast’s entrance on stage. But luckily we didn’t have to stare at a blank screen or listen to a hype man try to pump up the crowd. On the screen in an endless loop was a vintage clip of a bobcat mascot in a high school hallway staring menacingly at the camera from a distance. Then in the next moment, there’s a jump cut with the mascot much closer to the camera. This time it had blood streaming from its eye sockets. Just like that, the audience was hooked. And it wasn’t even time for the panel yet. This was idle time!
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Showrunner Craig DiGregorio recently left Ash vs Evil Dead over creative differences. The screenwriter behind My Name is Bruce and a few episodes of Daredevil and Battlestar Galactica, Mark Verheiden, is now leading the way on season three. From DiGregorio’s perspective, he had to make to make too many comprises during season two, and the biggest disagreement he had may have come down to the ending.
Below, learn the original Ash vs Evil Dead season two ending (SPOILERS ahead).
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Back in the fall of 2007 a comic book miniseries debuted which pitted Freddy Krueger, Jason Vorhees and Ash Williams against each other. After that, there were rumblings of possibly seeing a film adaptation of Freddy vs Jason vs Ash, but as the years went on, nothing ever came of those talks. So what happened?
With the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead currently running on Starz, and a third season already ordered, Bruce Campbell recently participated in a Reddit AMA where he was asked about the potential for a Freddy vs Jason vs Ash movie. Find out what the actor had to say about the matter after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In retrospect, it’s obvious why Evil Dead 4 never came together. Sure, Army of Darkness is beloved now, but it was a box office whimper back in 1992. And then director Sam Raimi became one of the biggest and busiest filmmakers in Hollywood with the original Spider-Man trilogy. And then Drag Me to Hell, a spiritual cousin of sorts to the Evil Dead movies, was a financial bust. The external factors alone, including a very good remake, made a big screen continuation the original Evil Dead series feel nearly impossible.
Of course, the new adventures of Bruce Campbell‘s chainsaw-armed demon hunter have found a new home on Starz with Ash vs. Evil Dead, which is set to return for its second season this fall. In the meantime, the first season has just hit Blu-ray and DVD and Raimi has revealed some of the abandoned concepts for the never-made Evil Dead 4. It seems that various creative issues also kept this project from finding life.
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Starz presented a panel for season two of Ash vs Evil Dead, their series based on the Evil Dead films. Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and producer Robert Tapert spoke with reporters in roundtables, where Tapert stated that the current focus is to produce more seasons of the TV series. However, success means a fourth movie is more likely down the line than it would have been without a TV show.
“Yes, the focus is on more seasons of the show,” Tapert said. “Sam [Raimi], bless him, talked about doing Evil Dead as a movie for many, many years and teased the fans forever and a day. Finally when the day came, we went, ‘Well, we think it might be better as a TV show.’ That was other people who thought that and Bruce really welcomed the idea and I welcomed the idea because Bruce said, ‘Look, I did three movies. I’m not certain I knew my last name so at least in a TV show I get to explore the character and who he is and all that more.’ Is there a movie out there that we are thinking about that would continue on that would merge everything? There certainly are those thoughts starting to percolate.”
Campbell, ever the showman, joined Raimi in keeping hope for a new film alive. “One feeds the other,” Campbell said. “The movies were dead. Now the TV show comes back, the movies come back to life. It’s funny how that works.” Read More »