"If we don't do something, we're all going to be dead."
It's hard for Evil Dead fans to think about the upcoming remake when director Sam Raimi publicly admits that the fans are "forcing" him to consider adding to his trilogy with a potential Evil Dead 4, adding that he was at least "talking" about a script for a fourth installment with his brother and frequent collaborator Ivan.
Of course, fans weren't too excited about the Evil Dead remake at first, not until two delightfully intense red band trailers arrived online and revealed that the remake might be just the thing Evil Dead fans have been waiting for since the trilogy closed out with 1992's Army of Darkness. With two TV spots arriving online and in televisions everywhere, however, Evil Dead actor and producer Bruce Campbell admitted to The LA Times that, while the remake will surely satisfy fans, that a fourth Evil Dead movie isn't out of the question. watch the spots >> Posted 03.07.13 by Ryan
Fans of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead initially bristled at the thought of a remake, but after not one but two red band trailers, those fans might changed their minds the remake. But while there is still almost four months before Evil Dead reaches theaters, the release of Raimi's 1979 short Within the Woods (via The Playlist) is just the thing to keep Evil Dead fans drooling with anticipation.
Working basically as a predecessor to The Evil Dead, Within the Woods followed two couples who decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin in the woods that just so happens to be located on an Indian burial ground. When Ellen and Bruce (Evil Dead actors Ellen Sandweiss and Bruce Campbell) decide to go have a picnic, Bruce finds an ancient Indian dagger and decides to keep it, upsetting the spirits below. Despite the poor transfer of the VHS, there's plenty for Evil Dead fans to enjoy, as the short has plenty of familiar hallmarks from Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy, including scary sound effects, possessed characters saying "join us" and twisting, turning camera work, albeit done at a much lower budget ($1600, to be exact). watch the short >> Posted 01.19.13 by Ryan
The fourth movie in the cult horror movie series that began in 1981 with writer-director Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead has found a distributor. The horror pic, which will go into production next year under the direction of independent filmmaker Federico "Fede" Alvarez of Uruguay, will be distributed in North America and throughout the world (save France and the U.K.) by Sony Pictures. This makes it the fourth distributor in the franchise's history — New Line distributed The Evil Dead, Paramount Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn and Universal Army of Darkness, aka Evil Dead III. Raimi, original Evil Dead producer Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell, who starred in the first three movies as "Ash" Williams, are producing the Evil Dead remake. more about Evil Dead >> Posted 12.01.11 by BrentJS
In what comes as a surprise to no one, Bruce Campbell will make an appearance in director Sam Raimi's The Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Campbell made the announcement himself via his Twitter page.
I. Am. In. Oz. Sam Raimi refuses to tell me what character I will portray. Just know that the role is PIVOTAL.
Campbell included a photo of himself and Raimi from the Evil Dead movies, which is where both the actor and director got their starts. Since then, Campbell has appeared in nearly every movie Raimi has directed since, including cameos in all three Spider-Man movies.
Oz: The Great and Powerful just started production at the end of last month in Campbell's and Raimi's home state of Michigan. James Franco is playing the title role of L. Frank Baum's beloved character, and was written by Mitchell Kapner (The Whole Nine Yards) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole). The cast includes Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams as the three witches Theodora, Evanora, and Glinda, respectively, along with Zach Braff as Franco's circus assistant and the voice of a CGI winged monkey named Finley, and Joey King as the voice of CGI character China Girl. The prequel opens on March 8, 2013. Paradise Lost, Nurse 3D, and Argo get more cast members >> Posted 08.05.11 by Ryan
Now that an Evil Dead remake has been officially announced, it's time to answer the question of whether Bruce Campbell will appear in the movie or not.
Campbell got his break in director Sam Raimi's 1981 original, and headlined the two subsequent sequels, 1987's Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn and 1992's Army of Darkness. Remake director Fede (Federico) Alvarez recently confirmed to Spanish site El Pais (via Bloody-Disgusting and an unidentified Spanish-to-English online translator) that Campbell will cameo in the movie.
more on Campbell's cameo >> Posted 07.22.11 by Ryan
Because we are fans of the original, we realize that nobody wants to see a celebrity in a remake like this. The only recognizable face will be that of Bruce Campbell, and he will be in a cameo toward the end of the film. We are going to change the characters and some story details, while keeping the basic outline of friends who are beleaguered by demons in a cabin alone.
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that a remake of director Sam Raimi's 1981 debut, Evil Dead, was in the works. Bruce Campbell even Tweeted in support of the reports, but now the remake has been officially announced by Ghost House Pictures.
Previously reported director Fede (Federico) Alvarez will be at the helm, while Raimi, Campbell, and original Dead producer Robert Tapert will produce the remake, with the three producers discussing the remake in a statement to THR. more on Evil Dead >> Posted 07.14.11 by Ryan
Is there nothing sacred in Hollywood anymore? First a Footloose remake. Now this?
Bruce Campbell, via his Twitter account, confirmed rumors that a fourth, "quasi-remake" Evil Dead is in the works.
Believe in the remake, dawg! The project is real. In the works. Cool as hell. Scary as hell.
The rumor mill got started when Dread Central first reported that long-time Sam Raimi editor Bob Murawski was heading to Detroit to start work on the fourth Evil Dead movie. awesome or terrible news? >> Posted 07.12.11 by Chris
Rejoice, ye fans of Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi!
A month ago, Grindhouse Pictures announced that it would re-release the 1981 cult horror-comedy The Evil Dead back into theaters in 2010. Now, Fearnet writes that Grindhouse has given us official release dates, plus a poster.
The announced dates are as follows:
– January 8-9: Uptown Theatre, Minneapolis
– January 15-16: Esquire Theatre, Denver
– January 29-30: Sunshine Cinema, New York
– February 5-6: Egyptian Theatre, Seattle
– February 19-20: River Oaks Theatre, Houston
– February 26-27: Inwood, Dallas
– March 5: Nuart Theatre, Los Angeles
The Evil Dead is still fun to watch today for its ingenuity and ability to juggle both straight horror elements and hilarious satire. But the gruesome dismemberments and multi-colored bodily fluids (not to mention a very disturbing, not-so-subtly-suggestive use of tree limbs) were enough to earn the movie an X rating (changed to an NC-17 when the X rating was laid to rest in the early '90s).
Sam Raimi has of course reached stratospheric heights since then, crafting two larger-budget sequels and helming the massively successful Spider-Man franchise. Campbell went on to relative fame (maybe not fortune) as a cult-movie icon, using his leading-man looks and his impeccable timing to forge a career out of schlocky comedy genre-hybrids, such as Bubba Ho-Tep and the TV show The Adventures of Brisco County Jr..
Check out the official trailer for Evil Dead here: Posted 12.02.09 by reelz
In the early '80s, an unknown director (Sam Raimi) took a miniscule budget and crafted what would become the cult horror-comedy The Evil Dead. That movie is still fun to watch today for its ingenuity and its ability to juggle both straight horror elements and hilarious satire. But the gruesome dismemberments and multi-colored bodily fluids (not to mention a very disturbing, not-so-subtly-suggestive use of tree limbs) were enough to earn the movie an X rating (changed to an NC-17 when the X rating was laid to rest in the early '90s).
Raimi has of course reached stratospheric heights since then, crafting two larger-budget sequels and helming the massively successful Spider-Man franchise. Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell went on to relative fame as a cult-movie icon, using his leading-man looks and his impeccable timing to forge a career out of schlocky comedy genre-hybrids, such as Bubba Ho-Tep and the TV show The Adventures of Brisco County Jr..
Now, fans everywhere will have a chance to relive the old days of Evil Dead on a nation-wide scale. Comicbookmovie.com writes that Grindhouse Pictures plans to re-release the movie — uncut, by the way &mdash for midnight screenings across theaters in the United States and Canada sometime in 2010.
Of course, Campbell had a witty, tongue-in-cheek statement for the press:
Nothing can prepare an audience for what they are about to see, because nothing punishes an audience like Evil Dead — especially on the big screen. I'm really glad it's back. People are gonna be hurt.
To Bruce, we say: Bring the pain!
If you're not familiar with this masterpiece of campiness, check out the official trailer. Posted 11.04.09 by reelz
For years, Evil Dead 4 has been speculated about, hinted at, and even confirmed (more or less) by Evil Dead's writer-director Sam Raimi, who said he would force Bruce Campbell to return. However, Campbell says he likely won't return, telling About.com that when it comes to Evil Dead 4, "We're probably going to do a remake." And Campbell's fine with a remake of Evil Dead?
I am because we're going to just try and make it scary, you know? We want to make it a scary movie with technology that we can now finally use where you don't see garden hoses spewing fake blood.
Campbell says they will hold on to the Evil Dead spirit: "Well, this will still be fun, too. It will." It may even be retain some of the campy nature of the original trilogy, though Campbell does say nothing is set in stone.
It depends on how we do it. We're still trying to decide what we're going to do, what the approach is.
What do you think, Dead fans? Remake or straight-up sequel? Tell us what you think with a comment below. Posted 09.18.09 by Ryan