Anyone who knows me knows that I normally shun remakes, as do most loyal horror fans. That’s why friends of mine are so surprised when I say how much I adore Fede Alvarez’s 2013 Evil Dead. “But…you hate remakes almost as much as you hate “found footage” movies”, they say; well the fact is that I’ve always contended, as have other wise fans, that Fede’s film was not a remake but a sequel; Ash’s rusted out Delta 88 is sitting in front of the cabin, for god’s sake!
It’s a sad day for horror fans and fans of Ashley J. Williams’ brand of humor and Deadite-slaying as Variety has reported that Starz has cancelled the popular gore-fest after three seasons.
According to Variety, “the show had seen a steep fall off in its ratings during Season 3, averaging just a 0.08 rating in adults 18-49 and 177,000 viewers per episode with two episodes remaining in the season.”
Bruce Campbell added to the Hollywood Reporter, “Ash vs. Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime. It was an honor to reunite with Evil Dead partners Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi to give our tireless fans another taste of the outrageous horror/comedy they demanded. I will always be grateful to Starz for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers.” read more
Starz has revealed the Season 3 trailer for their hit show Ash vs Evil Dead. The two-minute trailer features blood, chainsaws, Deadites, and Ash’s long-lost daughter!
Bruce Campbell returns to the series as the anti-hero protagonist, Ashley Williams. Also returning are Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, and Ray Santiago. Joining the cast this season is Arielle Carver-O’Neill, who will portray Ash’s offspring Brandy Barr. This addition will obviously make for an interesting storyline for our unlikely hero Ash. read more
Starz delivered horror fans a Halloween treat as they revealed a teaser trailer for the third season of Ash vs Evil Dead. Like the two seasons before it, season three will be 10 episodes long.
The one minute and twenty-five seconds trailer features everyone’s favorite horror hero, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) doing what he does best, killing deadites. A main plot line of the third season has Ash discovering his long lost daughter. From the trailer, it is safe to say that the third season of the series will feature plenty of comedy and buckets of blood. read more
Prepare to get groovy in 2018. According to the show’s official Twitter account, the wonderfully gory Starz original series Ash vs. Evil Dead will kick off their third season on Sunday, February 25th, 2018. The cable network also released new promotional artwork for the upcoming season, which can be seen below.
The first two seasons of the horror-comedy series have been a critical success, though the ratings do still leave much to be desired. The hardcore fan-base of the Evil Dead franchise are solely responsible for keeping the show afloat, which is a shame because the action and writing are incredible and gore factor unparalleled. Bruce Campbell revised his role from the original films as Ash Williams, the shotgun-wielding, chainsaw-handed time-traveling reluctant hero who is locked in the ultimate battle with the deadites, who are decipals of the Necronomicon (book of the dead.) Joining Ash in his quest are friends Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), while the wonderful Lucy Lawless portrays his on-again, off-again friend and enemy Ruby. Starz had previously announced that the show was getting picked up for a third season last October, though no other details were offered at the time. read more
While remake news is always destined to trigger mixed reactions due to fan investment in the original production, this particular project has a lot going for it. Comic book writer turned screenwriter Ed Brubaker (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Batman: Black and White, an episode of Westworld) has written the script along with Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Drive, Neon Demons). Lustig will return to the production, serving as a creative producer, along with Refn. John Hyams (Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning) is set to direct the project. read more
DVD & Blu-ray Releases: November 8, 2016
This week’s releases includes a Arrow Video’s The Initiation, The Hospital 2 (starring Debbie Rochon), a collector’s edition of Bubba Ho-Tep, and American Guinea Pig: Bloodshock. You can view the complete list of this week’s horror releases below.
Bubba Ho-Tep [Collector’s Edition] [Blu-ray]
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
Synopsis: Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness) “gives his greatest and most entertaining performance to date”, (Premiere) as an aging and cantankerous “Elvis”, in this “zinger-filled crowd-pleaser”, (The Hollywood Reporter) from writer-director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm, John Dies At The End)! When mysterious deaths plague a Texas retirement home, it’s up to its most sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living! read more
With just one episode of season two in the books, Starz has announced that it has renewed Ash vs. Evil Dead for a third season. While no surprise to fans of the show, the move to announce the renewal so quickly can be seen as a signal to other networks that television viewers have not yet had their fill of mainstream horror TV shows just yet.
The announcement also came one day after cast members appeared in a panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York as a part of the annual New York Comic-Con. At the panel, series regulars Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Lucy Lawless, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd were joined by the legendary Lee Majors who plays Ash’s father in season two. read more
Starz announced today that Ash Vs. Evil Dead will premiere October 2 at 8 PM and will have an extended episode. The second season will run for 10 episodes and centers around Ash (Bruce Campbell), who is forced to leave retirement and once again face the Evil Dead. He will have to team up with his ex and former enemy Ruby (Lucy Lawless) to save the town of Elk Grove.
The series co-stars Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo. This season Lee Majors, Ted Raimi and Michelle Hurd are also added to the cast. They will fill the roles of Ash’s father, childhood best friend and high school love, respectively. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Campbell, Ivan Raimi and showrunner Craig DiGregori executive produce. read more
The Ash vs Evil Dead season two trailer has finally arrived. Ash vs Evil Dead is returning this October, and stars Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless. The series also got a cool new Comic-Con poster. You can view the new poster and full trailer, in all its glory, below.