Anyone who is thinking about making a sequel (or reboot) to an old movie or TV show, I have 4 words for you……..Ash vs. Evil Dead. This was my thought at the end of the first season. This show gave me everything that made me love the originals, but packaged with an ongoing story format that the movies did not have. Bruce Campbell’s return as Ash 30 years later is fantastic. Ash’s new friends, Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) and Pablo (Ray Santiago), are a great addition. If it is true that that audience should be left wanting more, than Ash vs Evil Dead delivered on all fronts.
Season 2 Episode 1 has now aired and there is no way of denying, this show is still awesome. The laughs, the scares, the blood: all there in abundance. The folks working on this show know their stuff. They have continued to deliver all of the things that the fans love about the original films, while continuing to to add new themes and story to keep the interest.
Again, to anyone who is looking to revive an old movie or TV franchise, take a look. Bruce Campbell and company have figured out how to do this right. If you are a fan of the Evil Dead movies, this is a must see!
Salutations and demon infestations to all of you, my loyal creeps and crawlies. At the suggestion of my close personal friend, Mr Frederick “Piano Wire” Wiegelhoffer , I am bringing to you a more recent bout of horror, yet also older than the ones I have brought to you already. How is this possible? Through the magic of remakes and reboots! Hollywood is in love with them, and more often than not, they don’t tend to be as good as the older ones (see Dante’s Peak….wait…that wasn’t a remake? It was called Volcano first right? Oh that came out at the same time? BROSNAN!!!!!) Anyways, I was lucky enough to catch Evil Dead a long time ago as a kid, and I fell in love with it. The first time my buddy ever got drunk, he puked into my Evil Dead lunchbox in a fit of sick fury. It may have been one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. I just recently watched both the new and old Evil Dead movies, and honestly, they are both really good. So let’s get to this blood soaked nightmare, and hope we all come out alive….Dead Alive? (maybe another day Jackson, you gloriously gory bastard).
PS: As an added bonus, and something to make this article pop out to you a bit more, listen to this song, as it is strongly influenced by Evil Dead. “Raped In Hatred By Vines Of Thorn” by The Black Dahlia Murder. Trust me, you will thank me later.