50 states of fright trailer

Sam Raimi adds his name to the list of high-profile creatives who are somehow associated with the forthcoming mobile streaming platform Quibi. The horror maestro executive produces the anthology horror series 50 States of Fright, which has a pretty self-explanatory title: each 10-minute episode centers around a different local urban legend in a different city. Watch the 50 States of Fright trailer below.

Read More »

Sam Raimi Directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Scott Derrickson walked away from directing Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness for Marvel Studios due to creative differences. But now, they’ve found his replacement.

Director Sam Raimi is in talks to take the helm of the Doctor Strange sequel starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme. Considering Raimi’s reputation for horror with the likes of the Evil Dead franchise and Drag Me to Hell, not to mention his time spent with Spider-Man for an entire trilogy of films, he seems like the perfect choice for this job. Read More »

Morbius MCU Connection

The first trailer for Morbius arrived today, teasing a character from Marvel Comics who typically has connections to our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Since it was announced, the film has always been considered a Spider-Man spin-off like Venom, but the first footage revealed today paints a confusing picture as to whether or not this movie connects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or if it will take place in the universe established by Venom where there seems to be no Spider-Man. In fact, there’s even one detail that appears to reference the version of Spider-Man from Sam Raimi‘s trilogy of films. Read More »

new evil dead

Who could have imagined that the scrappy little 1981 horror movie The Evil Dead would have spawned a franchise that fans are still obsessed with in 2020?

The obsession continues after three films, a remake, video games, comics, a musical, and a TV series, and in a recent Reddit AMA promoting the new version of The Grudge, director Sam Raimi says that a new Evil Dead is currently in the works. And separately, Raimi indicates that he still wants to reunite with franchise star Bruce Campbell for another Evil Dead sequel…but it seems like that will only happen if Campbell decides to un-retire the character of Ash Williams.
Read More »

new sam raimi horror movie

After spending the last few years only producing horror films, Sam Raimi appears ready to get back in the director’s chair. The Evil Dead filmmaker is set to direct a new horror movie set on an island from writers Mark Swift and Damian Shannon. Specific plot details are being kept under wraps, but the project is being described as Misery meets Cast Away. I can only assume that means the movie involves Tom Hanks having his ankles broken by Kathy Bates.

Read More »

Quibi Horror Anthology Series

I’m still not entirely sold on Quibi, the upcoming streaming service that will specialize in short-form entertainment. But my interest has been piqued by some new casting news. Christina Ricci, Rachel Brosnahan and more are joining the cast of 50 States of Fright, an upcoming Quibi horror anthology series from producer Sam Raimi.

Read More »

original spider-man teaser

If you’re an old like me, you can most likely recall seeing the original teaser for Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man. Instead of a standard teaser featuring scenes from the superhero film, an entire mini-movie was created in which Spidey thwarts a bunch of bank robbers fleeing in a helicopter. The teaser ended with the helicopter trapped in a giant web, like a mechanical fly. A giant web…strung up between the Twin Towers. After the September 11th attacks, the teaser was quickly pulled, and never officially released again. Now, someone has restored the original Spider-Man teaser in HD, and you can watch it below.

Read More »

escape room director

Escape Room looked like little more than a cheap Saw knock-off on paper, but the finished product turned out to be surprisingly fun. Now, Escape Room director Adam Robitel has caught the attention of Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert and their Ghost House Pictures, who will produce Robitel’s new untitled supernatural thriller for Escape Room distributor Sony Pictures. What’s the movie about? We don’t know! But Raimi promises an “exciting and terrifying experience.”

Read More »

evil dead sequel

You can’t keep the Evil Dead franchise buried for long. After seeing a revival on TV with Ash vs. Evil Dead, which ran for three seasons on Starz through last year, original filmmaker Sam Raimi is ready to get back into the blood-soaked saddle with another Evil Dead sequel. And he wants his original star Bruce Campbell to reprise his iconic role as Ash Williams, despite the actor allegedly hanging up the chainsaw for good.

Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

crawl trailer

What happens when you flood a house during a hurricane, and then throw some alligators into the mix? You get Crawl, a new, deliciously goofy horror-thriller from producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja. The high-concept premise traps a young woman (Kaya Scodelario) and her father (Barry Pepper) in a house during a Florida hurricane. The house is slowly filling up with water, but that’s the least of their problems. A congregation of alligators (I looked it up – that’s the term for a group of gators) has invaded the water-logged residence, and they’re hungry. Watch the Crawl trailer below.

Read More »