"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
For the most part, the days of the classic monster movie are over. Modern moviegoing audiences are simply too sophisticated to quake at the sight of a shambling, dusty old mummy or a be-caped vampire with a distinctive widow's peak and a propensity for pronouncing his w's as v's. The werewolves, vampires, ghosts and zombies ("Frankensteins") of yesteryear still have enormous appeal, but more often as the subjects of parodies or comedies than of horror movies.
The latest movie to use classic monsters for laughs is acclaimed animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania, which revolves around a secret hotel run by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) that caters to monsters who want a little getaway from torch-waving humans. Described by Tartakovsky as a "silly" movie — "Not every movie has to be a Pixar movie. If someone wants to make something like Dumb and Dumber, why can’t we?" — Hotel Transylvania goes straight for laughs, but monster comedies run the entire gamut from child-friendly cheese to really scary-with-a-smidge-of-comic relief. Help us make some sense of these horror-comedy hybrids by rating the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies.
Rate the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies >> Posted 09.29.12 by BrentJS
In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) new time-tripping action thriller opening this Friday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) plays a hitman ("looper") tasked with terminating his own future self (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time so that there will be no trace of the crime in the future. Talk about a head trip! This plot has "time paradox" written all over it. If JGL kills Willis, wouldn't he remember that happening and try to prevent it from happening when he grows up to be Willis? And, if Willis kills JGL, wouldn't he simply cease to exist?
Looper isn't the first movie to delve into the complex moral and metaphysical conundrums inherent in time travel. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is sent back in time by John Connor, the future leader of the resistance against the machines, and ends up becoming Connor's dad. And in Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to save his friend and is almost erased from history when his mother (Lea Thompson) starts crushing on him. Help us rate the Top 10 Mind-Bending Time Travel movies.
Click to Rate the Top Time Travel Movies >> Posted 09.28.12 by BrentJS
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