Bruce Campbell Confirms ‘Army of Darkness 2′, ‘Evil Dead’ Fans Rejoice

Posted in Horror, Movies on October 21st, 2013 by Nick

bruce_campbell_evil_dead_2_movie_image_01-600x450Looks like Bruce Campbell is picking up his boomstick once again.

While at the Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, Bruce Campbell finally let the cat out of the bag: his Evil Dead character Ash will see another day. Ash was last seen in 1992′s Army of Darkness and rumors have circulated the web for years about the possibility of another Evil Dead sequel. The rumors eventually trickled their way to the remake, a solid installment in the series’ universe, but clearly no replacement for the man with the killer chin.

The man himself was asked at Wizard World if a sequel to Raimi’s third Evil Dead movie was going ahead. Campbell’s official words:

“The last one was twenty-two years ago. I just haven’t been racing to do it. Sam Raimi is just a little bit busy making the biggest movies in Hollywood. I used to be busy. Now I’m not. That’s why I’m here. Ash would have to stop occasionally from chasing some deadite to catch his breath. Maybe we could do that, I guess. That would be exciting. Fight in a walker. That would be alright. Hit them with my cane. Fake them out, have a fake heart attack, distract a zombie. I like it….Alright sir, the answer is yes.

As a Sam Raimi fan, it’s always great to see him go back to his roots (Drag Me To Hell!), and according to Bloody Disgusting,  Raimi has already started writing Army 2.

Groovy.

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Weighing In: The ‘Evil Dead’ Remake Trailer

Posted in Horror, Trailer Park on October 24th, 2012 by Nick

The Horror community was filled with shock and terror when rumors about an Evil Dead remake started to float around the Internet a few years back. Should this movie even be touched if not for a proper sequel? Would Bruce Campbell or Sam Raimi be involved? Would it be modernized as torture porn or keep its campy heart? When Campbell and Raimi did announce that they’d be attached to the project as producers, some fears were calmed, but many worries still lingered. Today, we finally got to take a first look at one of Horror’s most anticipated remakes:

Gut reactions: It looks gruesome and bloody (pro!), but I’m not sure if it looks “fun” enough (con). It definitely seems to have an intensity behind it, like when Rob Zombie took over the Halloween remake series, but I’m still a little unsure. Some of the scenes seem a little torture-porn-y, but it does look scary and gory, which are both so necessary for this remake to be successful.

Because I’m a huge 80′s horror/slasher fan, I love my Horror to be campy with a healthy side of cheese, which really just explains my love for the original series (and for movies like Cabin in the Woods!). Understandably, this movie can’t be the same movie, so they needed to alter the tone of this new entry. All I ask and hope for is that there’s a solid story behind the bloodshed, with characters we can really get behind and root for. Diablo Cody has reportedly “polished” the script, adding in some additional character and dialogue, so hopefully her charm and wit can be a great addition to what looks like a hellishly frightening film.

Who’s excited? Who’s still screaming in outrage? Sound off!

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Sequel to 'My Name is Bruce' confirmed

Posted in Check It Out!, Horror on January 20th, 2010 by Nick

…and by none other than the big man himself: BRUCE CAMPBELL.

The ‘Bruce’ sequel is entitled: “Bruce vs. Frankenstein” and begins shooting this fall in Oregon. Campbell wrote in to Ain’t It Cool News saying:

“Hello everyone. Bruce Campbell here. This urgent message is short, because my keystrokes are monitored and I fear for my life. My partner at Dark Horse comics, Mike Richardson (normally a very rational and talented man), threatened to have his foot soldiers “crush my spleen” if I did what I am about to do. But the fans deserve to know, so with great trepidation I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon. I’d like to live long enough to see the cameras roll, so please, for the love of God, do not tell anyone – I can’t risk this announcement getting back to Mike! Thank you.”

In the original film, Campbell plays a fictionalized, douchebag-version of himself – a star with a huge head, and little time or patience for those around him. When ancient Chinese God of war Guan-Di is awoken and begins terrorizing the locals, an uber-fan calls upon the B-movie star to be the savior of his home town.

Horror and comedy aficionados alike should absolutely watch “Bruce” – especially if you’re a fan of Campbell’s or that silly series about those evil dead things…(I say ‘silly’ with all the love in my heart, trust.).

Add it to your queue! And hey! You can watch it instantly!

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"My Name is Bruce" was amazing! And we saw him in person too!

Posted in Horror, Movies on November 13th, 2008 by Nick

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Last night, we checked out a viewing of “My Name is Bruce,” the new Bruce Campbell film starring Bruce, directed by Bruce!  And the Criterion Theater in New Haven offered a bonus: a special Q&A session with Campbell after the show!

All that for a low, low price of $10!  Score.

Campbell plays himself in the movie. In the film, a die-hard fan kidnaps Bruce and brings him to Gold Lick, a small town in Oregon with hopes that Bruce will help them fight an ancient Chinese war diety, Guan Di.

It’s all the classic Campbell you’d want and hope for: terrible yet hilarious dialogue, cheesy action sequences, a ridiculous monster to fight, etc. If any part of your being if a Campbell fan: Go see this moviefilm!

The Q&A afterwards was just as exciting! Campbell was cheery, energetic, and answered questions from fans with a smile on his face the entire time. He…wait a tic…I SHOT A VIDEO FOR YOU ALL!  This begins with him answering “How was it like to dress up as a woman” for Jack of All Trades. And also: when it cuts for the first time…he went up to give a kid a $1 bill; when it cuts for the 2nd time he was talking about “The Sound of Music”.

With no further adieu, here’s the man, himself:

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