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 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
Jim Henson’s 1986 film, Labyrinth has been the subject of renewed interested as of late. Some of it is due to the film restoration and merchandise releases related to the movie’s 30th anniversary, and some of it is due to the unfortunate passing of David Bowie. Now’s a better time than ever for TriStar to renew the series, and Deadline reports that they’re planning to do just that.
Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent, the announced Metal Gear Solid project) and Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead (2013), Don’t Breathe) are currently working on The Girl in the Spider’s Web for Sony as writer and director, respectively. When that project concludes, the two will move on to work on a project which takes place in the magical world established in Labyrinth. Here’s what the studio had to say to Deadline about the project: 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
The Ladies of the Evil Dead, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly answered questions and wowed fans at CT HorrorFest on August 27th.
The forty-five minute interview by Horror News Network’s Senior Editor, Christine Caprilozzi focused on the 1981 horror masterpiece “The Evil Dead,” as well as had the ladies quizzing the audience in a Q&A of their own.
Besides the trio discussing the filming of the cult classic, Ellen Sandweiss also confirmed her reprisal of her role as “Cheryl”, “Ash’s sister on the upcoming season of “Ash vs the Evil Dead” and talked about what it was like revisiting her character. read more
The late summer, buzz-heavy horror film Don’t Breathe is currently tracking to defeat three week champ Suicide Squad at the box office this weekend.
According to Meriah Doty of the Wrap, Don’t Breathe (the second feature film directed by Fede Alvarez) is tracking at close to 13 million dollars, which should be enough to defeat Suicide Squad in its fourth weekend at the box office.
The film currently sits at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes and a creative advertising campaign targeting the youth market that fuels horror movie box office and the tech industry with a 10-second Snapchat video ad that allows users to access the full 90-second “Don’t Breathe” 360 degree video. 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
KICK-ASH CAST OF STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES “ASH VS EVIL DEAD” EXPANDS FOR SECOND SEASON
LEE MAJORS AND TED RAIMI TO PLAY ASH’S FATHER AND CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND
Original Filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell Serve as Executive Producers on the Series
Beverly Hills, Calif., February 10, 2016 – STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash’s father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead.” The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016. read more