by: Stephanie Shamblin Gray
The WonderCon panel for “Evil Dead” was filled with fans of the original and their hopes were high for the remake. The multiple warnings from the moderator that what we were about to see was not for children or the squeamish added to the excitement. Some people really did get up and leave at that point. They must have been lost.
As expected, the crowd was thrilled with the introduction of the original Ash, Bruce Campbell, who was looking exceptionally dapper. The rest of the panel participants got a welcome, but not overwhelming reception. The crowd was treated to an exclusive trailer that was Ãœber-violent and probably the most blood I have ever seen in a trailer. When asked, actress Jane Levy said her worst day on the set was being buried alive with a bag on her head and oxygen tubes in her mouth. Bruce said it was wonderful to watch the other actors go through the carnage and suffering that he and his fellow film stars had to deal with so many years ago. He said this in a more Bruce-like way, but you get the idea.