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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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evil dead 2 4k trailer

Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are very different films, even if they’re essentially telling the same story. Sam Raimi‘s first Evil Dead is attempting to be a serious horror movie, while Evil Dead 2 slips into slapstick comedy territory. That slapstick angle seems to be the one people remember the most when they think of Evil Dead, making the sequel the far more prominent film. Now Studio Canal is releasing an Evil Dead 2 4K Blu-ray in the 4K, and there’s a new trailer ready to swallow your soul. Watch the Evil Dead 2 4K trailer below.

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Behind Movie

Horror shorts are becoming a goldmine for Hollywood. More and more, producers are turning to short horror films as fodder for feature-length adaptations. The BabadookLights OutMama and more all originated as short films. The trend continues with Behind, a short film written and directed by Angel Gomez that will now be turned into a feature, with Sam Raimi producing. More on the Behind movie below.

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