Bruce Campbell Confirms – Ash Is Coming To TV

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I had a feeling when the news dropped late yesterday that Sam Raimi had been talking an ‘Evil Dead’ TV series that we were going to be getting more info – and we have. Bruce Campbell, Ash himself has confirmed via Twitter that this is a reality and in all likely hood Ash will be gracing the small screen. Groovy. It all went down when Bruce replied to a Tweet from an interested fan:

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Film Review: Darkman (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. REVIEW: You might remember this one from its tag line at the time “Who is Dark Man?”. If not, you surely know it from its ominous poster art that looks like a cross between the “The Shadow“, “Batman” and the “Invisible man“. This 1990 dark comedy action film was an earlier creation by none other than “Evil … Continue reading

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Is Sam Raimi Writing A Sequel To ARMY OF DARKNESS?

Everyone just kind of assumed that after the success of the remake of THE EVIL DEAD that Raimi and his crew of scare bringers would immediately go into sequel mode and whip out a sequel to the remake. Well it appears as if he may be working on a sequel but not to the film you might think. According to director Fede Alvarez who of course directed the EVIL DEAD remake Raimi is busy but … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 48

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Featuring the films and career of director Sam Raimi. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This week Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani cover the films of Sam Raimi, one of the most kinetic and frenzied cinematic directors of the modern era. With a career spanning decades from his debut film, The Evil Dead (1981), to his most recent blockbuster, Oz The Great and Powerful (2013), Raimi has influenced a generation (or more) of young directors. … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 01

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Two big events are happening this week: the release of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead (2013) and the launch of the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast! That’s right, your favorite horror website, HorrorNews.Net, now has its very own horror podcast. Co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani join together to recap and review the sequel to the 1981 Sam Raimi classic, Evil Dead. The grue-crew discuss the merits of  the film, the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Evil Dead (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads to danger and horror REVIEW: “Evil Dead” (2013), has probably been the most requested film from my staff to review this season. Most likely because the excitement for a really jarring remake has been long overdue. In fact, even with the remake-haters revving up … Continue reading

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Video Madness: Siskel & Ebert – The Evil Dead (1981)

At The Movies w/ Siskel & Ebert review the original 1981 classic, The Evil Dead Here is a trip back to the 80′s with our favorite duo of movie reviewers. Agree with them or not, Siskel and Ebert are forever part of our culture.  They tackle the Sam Raimi classic, The Evil Dead and while most ( if not all ) of us will not agree with these experts, it’s still a cool blast from … Continue reading

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 44

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Featuring: Oz The Great and Powerful, Iron Man 3 and The Walking Dead. Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for balloons, baboons and buffoons as co-hosts Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani take a merry ole trip to Oz! This is episode 44, recorded March 11, 2013.  Sam Raimi is back with Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful featuring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. Robert Downey Jr. is back in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is forced to decide if he will be a good man or a great one. REVIEW: Why oh why did Hollywood decide that a prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz” (1939) was necessary? We got more than a few sequels already (1985′s “RETURN TO OZ” being the most egregious of the lot), a remake of sorts (1978′s “THE WIZ”) & a slew of animated features … Continue reading

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The Cult Hit CRIMEWAVE Coming To Blu-ray

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So, what would happen if you got Joel and Ethan Coen and Sam Raimi together in a room? CRIMEWAVE, that’s what. A cult hit crime / comedy classic CRIMEWAVE is going to be making its long overdue Blu-ray debut on May 14th thanks to those wonderful film fans over at SHOUT Factory. Details arrived in my inbox this morning and while details are still a little thin (no special features announced yet) it’s great to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Army of Darkness (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home. REVIEW: One of the classic entries of the “Evil Dead” franchise, “Army of Darkness” is a true gem. With the usual team of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell behind this, it was sure to be a fan favorite. And so it was…… taking on the character … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man 3 (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge. REVIEW: The 3rd in the Spider-Man trilogy directed again by the kinetic minded Sam Raimi. This was to be the last of the series featuring the talents of Raimi, Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire. Like its previous films, it carries over the storylines seamlessly into this 3rd offering. This time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man 2 (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: “Peter Parker can’t seem to catch any kind of break. Being Spider-Man has brought him nothing but problems as far as his personal life is concerned. Not only that, Mary Jane Watson is engaged to astronaut John Jameson, and Peter may lose her forever. Things are so bad for him that he is pushed past his breaking point, so he decides that he doesn’t want to be a super hero anymore, until a freak … Continue reading

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Film Review: Spider-Man (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: “Based on Marvel Comics’ superhero character, this is a story of Peter Parker who is a nerdy high-schooler. He was orphaned as a child, bullied by jocks, and can’t confess his crush for his stunning neighbourhood girl Mary Jane Watson. To say his life is ‘miserable’ is an understatement. But one day while on an excursion to a laboratory a runaway radioactive spider bites him, and his life changes in a way no one … Continue reading

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Film Review: Thou Shalt Not Kill… Except (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Jack Stryker took two bullets in the leg in Vietnam and was carried back by one of his men. When he returns he tries to live a peaceful life in his cabin and resume dating his girlfriend, Sally. Meanwhile, a vicious cult let by Sam Raimi, who believes he is Jesus Christ, has been slaughtering people and doing blood sacrifices. When Stryker finds Sally gone, and her grandfather, Otis, used as a human dartboard, … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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