Evil Dead

Mezco Is Releasing A “Deadite Ash” Living Dead Doll.. But There’s A Catch!

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Are you looking for a GROOVY early Christmas gift for yourself? I can help you with that in today’s post!

Many people dread the idea of Black Friday: stores/malls are jammed packed with people, nearly everyone is grumpy [both employee and customer], and everything worth buying is usually sold out by the time you get there. However, if you’re not feeling very brave this year, have no fear – many horror companies are celebrating Black Friday with special deals that won’t require you to leave the comfort and warmth of your couch, and one of those companies is offering up an exclusive toy that you will most definitely want to be home to grab; at least I do. As you can tell by the title, Mezco is releasing a variant of their recently released Ash Williams Living Dead Doll:

“This variant captures Ash’s unique look from the scene where he is possessed by the Deadites. With a trio of facial scars and dead milky-white eyes, this Living Dead Doll perfectly captures the moment before Ash violently cuts off his possessed hand.

Ash comes complete with The Necronomicon. He stands ten inches tall, features five points of articulation, and comes packaged in a collector-friendly, specially die-cut window box.”

For those that have followed warrenisweird for a while or know me in person, know that The Evil Dead series are some of my favorite films. We have seen him survive a night in the cabin, he has fought the Deadites, [and won] he has probably the coolest prosthetic hand ever, and now he’s the latest addition to the Living Dead Dolls family! Now, as the title implies, there is a catch to this release: it is a Black Friday exclusive specially sold through Mezco’s website beginning at 9am EST on November 25th! [that’s two days away!] Ash is selling for a total of $46 and shipping begins in early 2017. But do not just take my word for it, check out the awesome screenshots of the Living Dead Doll itself below

As a huge fan of the Evil Dead franchise, I desperately need this particular Living Dead Doll in my life. [I already have two: this one and this one] But we are not here to talk about me, we’re here to be asking You: What are Your thoughts on Deadite Ash as a Living Dead Doll? Are You planning on picking up one for yourself or would you rather not have him stare at you? [let me know which one in the comments!] Be sure to also go and follow me over on my Facebook page! [we’re at over 170+ likes – let’s get to 200!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been “gone live” online; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. So go follow over there too!

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a CAT Dressed as ASH from “EVIL DEAD” just won Halloween 2016

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We’re two days away from Halloween and I have to say: I still haven’t figured out a costume! I know, but between re-watching The Walking Dead series with Steph [we just started season 3!] and work, we’ve been kind of busy. However, none of that matters because someone just won best costume of the year – and it’s arguably the grooviest costume I’ve ever seen..oh, did I forget to mention that this costume is on a cat?

Before we get into the details, I want to start by saying I don’t mean to ruin the fun for all you fellow cat parents out there – Steph and I have two – but I’m pretty confident in saying that cats most likely hate being dressed up for Halloween. Of course, don’t get me wrong, we pet owners find it adorable when we put shark fins on their heads or put little coats on them, but the scratches and bite marks I’ve received over the years that have turned into scars seem to give reason that they’re not having as much fun as we are – contrary to what we may tell ourselves..

That being said, thanks to the people over on Twitter under the account name Cat Cosplay, who work with [as they put it] “trained cat models”, we get to see many cats pull off some of the craziest cat photoshoots you’ve ever seen – or thought of – and for Halloween this year, they’re going all out: including dressing up one of those “furbabies” [as Steph calls them] up as one of the most popular horror icons of all: The Evil Dead franchise’s very own Deadite-slayer, Ash Williams [but if you clicked on this, then you knew that already] and yes, thanks to a well crafted fake arm, they even gave this little cutie his own chainsaw hand! HOLY HELL. I cannot get over the cleverness of this costume, and it makes me want to makeshift the same kind of costume for my cats, though I can only take so many “cat-attacks..”

HAIL TO THE CAT as they say, and check out the remaining four photos from the photo shoot below.

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You really have to hand it to the cat for being so calm and collected during these photoshoots, I know for a fact that if I even tried, I would get attacked. Be sure to follow Cat_Cosplay on Twitter for more cat photos, and let me know in a comment below which one was your favorite! Be sure to also go and follow me over on my Facebook page! [we’re at over 170+ likes – let’s get to 200!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been “gone live” online; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. So go follow over there too!

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[well actually Ash, it’s a cat in those pictures..]

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Bruce Campbell ‘accidentally’ releases his script for a “Ash VS The Walking Dead”

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If you know me in real life or at least not on the internet, you’d know that movies like Army Of Darkness and the entire Evil Dead trilogy, are some of my favorite films of all time. It was proven when I started babbling on about how I’m currently obsessing over Ash Vs Evil Dead, which I’m strongly considering one of the greater things to come out of TV in a while. Now, the one show I haven’t really given a chance, even though I keep saying I will, is The Walking Dead. But here’s a funny thought: what do you suppose would happen if Ash were to go up against the Walkers from The Walking Dead, instead of Deadites? Plus, if this were to happen, would Rick be there to help? Or would Ash get caught doing all the work? Luckily for us, it seems we’re not the only ones who are curious about this kind of thing – as Bruce Campbell, Ash himself – ‘accidentally’ released his script of how he thinks it’d play out on Twitter. Check out the tweet below!

Even if you’re more of a Walking Dead than a Evil Dead fan, you have to hand it to Bruce Campbell – he’s really confident in Ash‘s abilities over Rick‘s as far as zombie slaying goes. As proven by the above tweet, this [obviously fake] screenplay takes us back to the moment Rick Grimes wakes up from the hospital [all the way back in season one!] and realizes the world has been destroyed. Only this time, things are different from the pilot episode of – Ash is waiting outside with his signature 1973 Oldsmobile Delta Royale, and in perfect fashion, seemingly takes all the credit for “taking care of the zombie apocalypse.” To add to all this, it comes off as true to Ash as a character, since we all know he probably was the one who made it all happen, again, which is how the series would continue from that point.

I love that this feels like an alternate universe, and just like “Freddy VS Jason VS Ash,” maybe we can get this in comic book form. [time to make up a petition!] I mean, I remember when F VS J VS A was going to be a movie; and when it got dropped – we got an insane comic book.. who knows? Maybe Campbell can play the cards right, and make it happen! [though, I feel like it’s unlikely..] Oh, and that coffee stain? I’m going to go out on a whim an say it’s quite an excellent homage to Sam Raimi’s other, albeit less popular, compared to Evil Dead film Darkman.

So what do you think? Would you watch an Ash VS The Walking Dead TV show? Or is it all wishful thinking on my part, because I think it’d be a blast! Maybe I’m bias though, being a fan of The Evil Dead and all. Maybe Rick is a good zombie hunter, I mean; I’ve only seen season one [I’m preparing for hate in the comments!*] On a completely separate note, I know I seem to have disappeared for this past week, only really sharing things on the Facebook page, rather than writing a new post. [I kept meaning to write something, I swear!] However, every time I got the chance, I was either too exhausted or I had something more important to do. Afterall, this is a hobby; and life comes first. Speaking of, without going too into detail, something new is in the making in my ‘real world’ life – outside of warrenisweird – which I will talk about when the time is right. So be prepared for that! I have no idea when, but hopefully soon! ANYWAY..

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comeon! I know I’m not the only one who’d watch the hell out of this!

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Ash VS Evil Dead: Episode 03 review

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A little while ago, I wrote about the first episode of Ash VS Evil Dead and how after one episode, I was hooked. [read that review over here!] As soon as the following episode went live [titled: “Bait”] I had to watch it, and I did. It was just as fun as the first episode, if not more so, and introduced us to a few more characters. I had meant to write a review on it, but unfortunately with work, and other personal matters coming first – as well as different posts – I decided to wait until now: the third episode. In my opinion thus far, Episode 03: Books From Beyond is the one of the best yet; and here’s why.

In the first episode, we’re shown that Ash has a business card for a store that calls itself Books From Beyond, which he calls and asks about “a particular book.” It turns out that Ash has been to this bookstore before, presumably when he first got the Necronomicon, and decides he needs to find an ‘undo button’ spell to stop the Deadites from becoming any worse than they already have been so far.

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According to Lionel Hawkins, the ill-fated book store owner who translates the Necronomicon for Ash, the Book Of The Dead was written by an ancient group of evildoers called The Dark Ones[okay, that could have been a little more creative..] These not quite human, not quite demon entities made some spells that supposedly have the ability to open portals into Hell, and unleash demons into our world. As Hawkins puts it, “The book itself is harmless unless wielded by someone very evil, or very stupid.” I’ll give you three guesses which category our supposed “hero” falls into..

As a way of almost proving Hawkins‘ point, Ash‘s great plan to figure out why the Deadites are coming back is to release another one from the book, if only to ask it questions. [cause that makes sense. Good call Ash!] Our team of Ghost Beaters [Pablo‘s brilliant team name consisting of Ash, Kelly, and Pablo]  as well as our new book savvy friend Lionel, decide on a “minor, wimpy Deadite” [as Ash calls it] named Eligos who, as the Necronomicon claims,  is a “demon of the mind.” Which is proven when he can seemingly invade his enemies’ brain!

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I really like Eligos‘ look. Very Hellraiser-esque.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about Amanda Fisher, the cop who was chasing Ash down in the last two episodes after her partner became a Deadite in episode 01 – she’s around too! She’s currently convinced Ash is deliberately causing the chaos that surrounds him. She guilts Kelly into freeing her from captivity to take him down right in the middle of the Deadite summoning, and not even the faceless Deadite, who seems to be defeated by smacking him with the Necronomicon, can change the her mind. As soon as the smoke clears, and Eligos is officially Eligone [I am so sorry..] she snaps her cop cuffs on our hero.. again! Fortunately, his detachable wooden hand comes in.. handy, I didn’t even mean for that joke to happen, and he just barely escapes.

With no other leads on anything, The Ghost Beaters ultimately decide that the best course of action is to find Pablo‘s Brujo: his uncle who also happens to be a Shaman. Will he help? I mean, according to Pablo in episode 01, they don’t really talk anymore, and it’s been a long time since they saw one another..

In short, Ash VS Evil Dead really exceeded my expectations. I was worried, and even a little weirded out by a TV series based on the films but it’s doing better and better with every episode. The pacing is great, the characters are fun, and even the over the top violence that is known from the series; it’s all really fun to watch! I do have one question for the series though: [which will eventually be answered] just who is Lucy Lawless‘ character? She seems to know a lot about Ash, the Necronomicon, and the Deadites themselves.. I guess we’ll have to wait to find out! She’s shown to have a seemingly magical dagger that seems reminiscent of The Kandarian Dagger from Evil Dead II..could this be important? It certainly seems to be!

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Personally, I hope he comes back, I think he’s cute..

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“The Littlest Deadite” : a Children’s Story based on ‘Evil Dead II’

Like many horror fans, artist Sean Hughes is a big fan of the Evil Dead film series. Like all of us, he no doubt probably believes that these movies are highly entertaining, with some of them offering a few scares and definitely a damn near endless supply of blood and gore in order to satisfy even the hardened horror fan.

But what about the people that want to share those kinds of experiences with their younger children or siblings? I’m not talking about 9 or 10 year olds, but even younger: The ones that you are still tucking into bed, who are barely out of their strollers; the ones that you plan to read a bedtime story to every night. Well luckily for us, that’s where Hughes comes to the rescue, with his latest story, which he calls: The Littlest Deadite.

Although technically not available in book-form, [which if it was, I’d be all over the idea of buying a copy!] Hughes has put together his own take on Evil Dead II by drawing and creating an almost “child friendly” version of the movie’s plot, giving it an adorable – yet still faithful to the original story – creepy twist to what we could have expected if Evil Dead was rated G.

Although you can’t expect to find Ed [above] or even Ash in The Littlest Deadite, it features a new, unnamed Deadite who wants to find himself a soul to swallow, and his wandering adventures as he tries to find one. There’s definite throwbacks to Evil Dead which include the Oldsmobile, the [infamous] tree, and cabin from the film.

Now I know what you’re thinking: if this isn’t a book, [yet?] how am I supposed to read it? Luckily for you, I have you covered. Hughes actually posted the entire story online for free on his blog and it’s pretty damn exciting. I feel that there should even be a Kickstarter for it to become a book – in which case I’d buy it in a heart beat. However, for now, we have to deal with it being only an online ‘picture book’ of sorts. But, in order to save you the wall of pictures – ten in total – I found an album on Imgur which has all of them, in order for your reading convenience. I promise, it’s totally cute, and totally worth your time. [read The Littlest Deadite here]

yet another Deadite you shouldn’t expect to see in the story..

So now I look to you: what do you think of The Littlest Deadite? Is it the greatest ‘fan art’ you’ve seen in a long time? Or do you think Evil Dead should be left to the adult, horror fans? Let me know in a comment or two what you think.

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WEIRDO’WEEN #26: Drag Me To Hell [2009]

weirdoween2015Having been preoccupied with a little thing called the Spider-Man trilogy, Sam Raimi didn’t really get a chance to relive his days of horror, did he? Yes, the trilogy of Spider-Man movies were a lot of fun, but we all love Raimi for his original trilogy – the horror series known to the world as The Evil Dead. It wasn’t until 2009, that we got classic Raimi back with a fun house of a ride surrounding a demonic gypsy curse. It’s no Deadite, but I could accept it. I was curious, and almost felt like I needed to know what this movie was going to be, because almost every review I saw online, was negative, and talked about how bad it was.. I was planning on seeing this movie and taking it with a grain of salt, because I was worried why such negativity surrounded a movie. I planned on finding out; and that movie, was Drag Me To Hell!

weirdo'ween-#26Now, maybe I’m just a big fan of Raimi‘s, but from the intense opening scene to the shocking finale, Sam Raimi gave us a movie that feels like he’s finally returning to the horror genre with vigor and spark! Starring Alison Lohman in the leading role, [Ellen Page was originally cast as the lead but dropped out of the project early in production] Drag Me To Hell feels like it’s much more than your average, predictable horror popcorn flick. Even if it’s not. It’s filled with twists and turns and, like any good ride, a satisfying conclusion to keep you happy by the end of the credits. Also, about the PG-13 rating? Don’t even worry about it! One thing that helped was the story telling, to the point where you hardly notice it’s rating because of how immersed you become in the story.

The movie follows Christine, a loan officer at a bank with a boyfriend who absolutely cares for her and her well being. Christine ends up being considered for a promotion at work, so – like anyone else – decides that she should jump at the opportunity! [I mean, who wouldn’t?] We meet our “villain”, when she comes across an old gypsy woman [who has one of my favorite movie names: Mrs. Ganush] who requests a third extension on her house. Her boss tells her it’s a tough decision, but that it’s her call if she’ll grant the extension. In an act of showing her boss that she isn’t afraid to take risks, Christine refuses the woman’s payment. Unfortunately, this leaves Mrs. Ganush absolutely infuriated, to the point where this woman stalks Christine to her car after work and puts a supernatural curse on her, one which she claims gives her only three days to overcome before the spirits from below will come, and drag her soul to hell.

Perhaps the most shocking thing about the movie is how well it’s made technically. It had all sorts of interesting shots and the real work of a someone who knows horror. Having both written and directed the film, Sam Raimi more than proves his worth to the genre, despite disappearing from the horror scene, since Army Of Darkness. In ways, Drag Me To Hell felt like a sort of revival of what people with think of PG-13 horror movies. It’s one of the more intense films to come from the Raimi brothers, despite the PG-13 rating which is why I think most people tagged it as garbage without a second thought. Unfortunate, really.

As a whole, the movie is full of its shocks, and the less you know about it, the better. I could go on for hours about the movie and spoil everything, but that would ruin some of its ‘magic’. Which is certainly not to say that it is lost after a first viewing, just that it’s an experience unlike any other going into this movie watching virtually no clips and reading very little about it. It becomes a truly rewarding experience for the viewer.

Mrs. Ganush is one of the best villains though, as she provides plenty of jumps. Lorna Raver, who plays Ganush, infuses the role with an enthusiasm that is rarely seen in big-screen baddies. She has more personality than some other horror villains I can think of.. Clay – Christine‘s boyfriend – provides a much-needed balance between the overly goofy and the horrific, and helps make the film’s heroine, Christine, all the more believable. Clay was played by Justin Long and despite the nature of his role, I really liked him in this movie. He made the sincerity of his character feel “real”. Lohman had a lot resting on her shoulders with this movie, and she totally pulled it off! She plays the terrified, but headstrong and determined female lead really well, to the point where you feel her pain. She proves her worth over and over again in this movie. She totally has a career ahead of her, even if we don’t see it yet.

Overall, I wouldn’t call this movie terrifying, but it is extremely enjoyable! It has horror, it has gore, and it’s very over the top; like the old Evil Dead days. It’s something that people discredited too quickly, and that’s unfortunate – because it’s not as terrible as everyone likes to claim. So watch Drag Me To Hell, you won’t be disappointed..unless you have really high expectations. It does feel over the top, and strange at times; but that’s all what Raimi is known for – you really have to like this kind of style to truly appreciate this film for what it is!

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WEIRDO’WEEN #07: THE EVIL DEAD [1981]

weirdoween2015There’s really nothing like relaxing at the cottage during summer break with your friends, is there? The cool air and the feeling of being away from society really feels good once in a while. The best, in my opinion, is when you put a CD [or plug your iPod in] on and listen to the music and really take it in.. At least, it’s nice as long as you don’t play an audio book that’s playing a passage from the Book of the Dead! That’s what happens in today’s movie review, where five friends find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest around them. They find a tome bound in skin called the “Necronomicon“, and the taped translation of the text inside. Once they play the tape, the evil is then released. One by one, these teenagers are possessed, [by the book] with only one remaining. It’s up to him to survive the night and battle The Evil Dead.

weirdo'ween-#7Like most – if not all – of the movies I review on here, I chose this movie because it falls under the category of “films I enjoy”. It’s a classic Man VS Zombie film, but be warned; it’s an extremely gory film. [almost over the top gory] It was made back in the early 80’s, so what do you expect? Most horror movies from this era were over the top, and that’s what made them so good! What’s interesting is that with horror films that are made now-a-days, Directors don’t seem to care about the material that they are filming, and that is because they don’t write their own stories. [the ones that do are few and far between!] They do someone else’s work. But not The Evil Dead. This was Raimi‘s money maker from the beginning. When this movie was made, he was unknown, with no pressure to make a great film and they did it.. on an incredibly low budget of only $50 000. Meaning, that Raimi could stick to his vision for The Evil Dead, but had to find innovative ways to do it. The small budget didn’t allow a lot of special effects so they had to rely on what they knew. That, was how to create atmosphere using the camera. And this film is one of the absolute best at doing that.

There is one scene in this film, near the very beginning scenes where the cast first arrives at the cabin. We see a long shot of the cabin with very eerie music playing softly, and it increasingly gets louder. This shows the cabin as being menacing, letting you know that there is evil inside that cabin; and that we are in for a hell of a ride – because we’re going inside.

The film also has many shocking scenes which show us that they never planned on holding back anything. An example of this, is the infamous getting raped by trees scene which – at a time – was very unsettling and scary! [The film was banned for awhile because of this!] We also get to see people getting hacked to pieces and a few heads get chopped off, with over the top blood and gore everywhere! This film is all about stylistic fear, and that adds to the creep-factor. This movie probably wouldn’t be as scary if Sam Raimi wasn’t behind the camera. If this film isn’t for you because of the lack of budget , you should check out Evil Dead 2from 1987 – it’s the sequel [that isn’t really a sequel] to this film that gives a better story-arc of what’s going on, and more of a budget is given this time around!

But, one of the most terrifying scenes [even if it could be considered a jump-scare] is when all the characters are inside the cabin, and they know something isn’t right, and one of the girls is standing beside the window while the other 2 girls are playing cards trying to guess each others cards and the girl standing by the window guesses all the cards correctly, turns around and we find out she’s a zombie [Deadite?] and immediately starts attacking everyone! The first time I watched this, I was genuinely shocked – I wasn’t ready for that! I don’t think anyone was!

In short, the atmosphere and noticeably cheap effects may turn-off your typical horror film fanatics, but anyone that has a sense of adventure and has high tolerance for [over the top] gore will be reasonably pleased – if not greatly impressed – by Raimi and Campbell‘s first effort at a horror film. It’s one of, if not my favorite in the zombie genre, not only for it’s repeated viewings but also for the film’s extra features. [how else would you find out that the white contacts that the Deadites wear were actually blinding the actors? Making it impossible to see!]

So now the question remains: do you fall under the category of enjoying the low budget splatter fest film that is The Evil Dead? What is it about over the top gore that makes it so appealing? Let me know in a comment or two below! Also, if you have an idea for the next weirdo’ween review please let me know which movie[s] you want to see next! If you found yourself to enjoy this particular review – and want to see more – then take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 120+ likes almost at 130!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted online; as well as links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share The Facebook Page with your family and friends! Join me tomorrow when I talk about weirdo’ween #08STAY TUNED!

as someone with a fear of clowns, those makeup effects are terrifying!

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Sam Raimi HINTS at an ‘Evil Dead crossover’ film with ASH & MIA!

Remember Evil Dead ? It was easily one of, if not – my favorite film of it’s year. It was gruesome, it was totally not what I expected, it was violent, and it was a remake [one of the only remakes I actually enjoy!] of one of my favorite films ever: The Evil Dead. With San Diego Comic Con wrapping up this past weekend, a lot has been mentioned/shown to audiences lucky enough to be forward enough, but of everything shown, I’m finding myself looking forward to most but mainly — two specific things; Ash VS Evil Dead and [more recently hinted at] an Evil Dead crossover film featuring both Ash and Mia.. and this is coming from Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi themselves!

In addition to showing off their first full trailer for Ash VS Evil Dead[which I’ll include in this post, near the end!]  plus telling a room full of over 1000 people that the new series will premiere exclusively on Starz on Oct. 31st — that’s Halloween, for you primitive screwheads who can’t already tell — Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell also let the notion of a [major] possibility for what we might expect from the next Evil Dead movie.

When asked whether Raimi, who is an executive producer on Ash VS Evil Dead [and director of its first episode], would ever like to make another Evil Dead film, Raimi had a this to say:: “After working with Fede Alvarez, who did a terrific job on the Evil Dead remake…we loved that movie and we [are] thinking we should do a team-up eventually of his great heroine and our hero for a joint-Evil Dead reality.

For those who don’t know; Instead of clumsy yet loveable Ash, the remake saw Mia [played by the beautiful Jane Levy] as the heroine of the film, becoming a Deadite-like creature herself, before ultimately stopping the horde of enemies from taking over.. though by then, She was much too late. Without getting into it too much, it was essentially exactly what I wanted from the series: I just didn’t know it until I saw it with my own two eyes! Going back to the topic at hand, what it seems that Raimi is suggesting is a crossover between the original Evil Dead films’ star [Ash] and the hero[ine] from the remake; making this a team up so much more groovy than anything we’ve come to see from the film series we already know and love! In retrospect, this would explain why [SPOILERS! but not really] Ash appears at the end of the remake’s credits just simply stating ‘groovy’!’ Obviously, this is just all “a possibly” right now — with nothing confirmed just yet.. All that is certain is Ash VS Evil Dead, which is coming together perfectly. It’s really coming to feel like the original Evil Dead series again; with blood, guts, and even some comedy thrown in the mix — something that was missing from the remake, which made it effective as fuck. [seriously: that remake was great, even if it was pure terror!]  Also, if you haven’t – check out the first full trailer for Ash VS Evil Dead, below!

So now I turn to you, with today’s question which is: Did you like the Evil Dead remake? Or did you find the lack of comedy just “not Evil Dead” ? What about a crossover with Ash and Mia? Is this something you’d want to see on the big screen, or should the two series be left to their own series? Let me know in a comment or two!! Also, If you found yourself to enjoy this article, please take a minute and follow me over on Facebook where you can click thelikebutton on my Facebook page. By clicking “like”, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted. I also share links and pictures that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more articles, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share the page with your family and friends!

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MARVEL ZOMBIES VS ARMY OF DARKNESS: a Slash/Up video

I’ve said it countless times, but The Evil Dead stands as one of my favorite horror films of all time. The character of Ash is the epitome of what a ‘hero’ in horror should be. He’s funny, he’s extreme, and..let’s be honest, he’s been through a lot. He’s faced numerous Deadites in his adventures through The Evil Dead all the way to Army Of Darkness, and that’s not including his newest adventure that’s coming up! Another thing I’ve said far too many times to count is that I enjoy comic-books, specifically Marvel comics; such as Wolverine and Spider-Man. But what if we could combine the two together into an epic battle?

Whether you believe it or not, Marvel Zombies VS The Army Of Darkness is an actual five-issue comic book that was published in 2007 by Marvel Comics in association with Dynamite Entertainment, a crossover series where Ash Williams, who – as we just said is the hero of the popular Evil Dead films, finds himself in the Marvel Zombies setting: which is an alternate world of flesh-eating ‘zombified’ Marvel comics heroes.. These comics are as gory as they get, at least by Marvel standards, but Ash has kept his Bruce Campbell face, which I’m more than okay with!

thanks to a group of people known as “Slash/Up”, who run a YouTube series that actually combines pop culture icons with each other, we actually get to see characters like Ash fighting zombified super heroes, like Wolverine and Spider-Man, which let’s face it – we’ve all wanted to see at some point. Although it was initially removed, it’s been recently re-added; and in high-definition too! Although the video ends on a cliff hanger, It’s been recently mentioned that Slash/Up is working on “Ash VS The DC Dead“, which isn’t based on a comic – but that doesn’t stop me from imagining a zombified Batman.. If you’re still curious about the Marvel Zombies and Ash fight that I’m talking about, the awesome short [clocking in at just over 8 minutes] is found over on YouTube – or better yet, I’ve included it down below.

If you lasted through the above video, what were your thoughts on it? I actually really enjoy this short, and I forgot all about it until YouTube brought it up as a recommendation on my feed. Was Ash the hero he is meant to be? Or did you find him to be too try-hard? [which is kind of the point of Ash when you think about it..] Let me know in a comment or two down below or over on the Facebook Page.

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Horror Movie Challenge: round two [part 3]

So here we are, the end of yet another challenge. We’ve answered all the questions except for the final ten. [if you missed part 1, click here. if you missed part 2, click here] From asking about an animal, to asking what the cheesiest film I’ve seen is; I’ve answered some strange questions during this challenge. But enough babble, it’s time to finish this thing off; starting the end with question 21:


Question 21: A horrible twist:

While definitely not a film for everyone, The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence was a film that was creepy, beyond gruesome, and in general – just fucked up. However, after seeing everything that Martin [above] had done, it cuts to being all in his head [a really tired twist in my opinion]


Question 22: Best movie based on a book:

I’ve talked about it a bunch so I won’t talk too much about it, but Let The Right One In is so damn beautiful it hurts. [read my thoughts on the film]


Question 23: Scariest old person:

though there’s  probably many I could mention, Mrs. Ganush from Drag Me To Hell is probably my least favorite old person in a horror- probably cause of her damn expressions..well played.


Question 24: A movie you expected to be bad, but enjoyed:

the Evil Dead reboot was a film I wanted to hate so badly, but couldn’t help but praise after it’s release. The only reason I went to see it was because Bruce Campbell had said to give it a chance. best decision ever!


Question 25: A franchise you don’t like:

while I actually enjoyed the first two films, I grew tired of Friday The 13th and it’s sequels really quickly. With yet another reboot/sequel in the works, I rest my case. [I just don’t like how Jason gets his face melted off at the end of one film, only to be perfectly fine and killing in the next..]


Question 26: Worst sequel:

I liked American Psycho. I also think Mila Kunis is an absolute babe. [like so many other guys] But a sequel to American Psycho featuring Mila Kunis as a killer just because she happened to be a victim of Patrick Bateman, and somehow escaped?? no. just..don’t.


Question 27: Favorite Stephen King movie:

Carrie. no questions, just a choice I was guaranteed to choose.. Seriously though, this version from 1976 is an absolute blast – if you do watch the remake, just know that it’s essentially a carbon copy; like, shot for shot.


Question 28: A great zombie movie:

Without a doubt, I can definitely say that I like zombie films. they’re usually gory as hell, and just all around fun. If I had to choose one of the greats, I’d go with one of my personal favorites: Dawn Of The Dead.


Question 29: A movie you refuse to watch:

I like gory films. I even like really messed up films from time to time. but, A Serbian Film is a film I haven’t seen and don’t plan on watching. There’s already a ton of controversy behind it [can you say “eye socket” or “newborn”?] It just feels like it’s “fucked” for the sake of being “fucked”. Yeah, No thanks..


Question 30: One you need to watch ASAP:

The real problem with this question is that I can fill it with a ton of films. Død Snø 2: Red vs Dead is one of the big ones that I’m definitely looking forward to finally seeing [hopefully this weekend!] Another film that I really need to get on seeing is The Babadook.


With that, the second challenge is complete! With all 30 questions answered, We saw some weird questions come up. What would you put for your answers? Do you agree with some of mine? Let me know in a comment or two, or even on Facebook. While you’re over there, why not smack that “like” button? By doing so, you’ll see things not found here on the actual blog! Join me tomorrow where we start back to regular posts! Thanks for taking the time to deal with me answering 30 completely random questions about different horror films! and as always,

THANKS FOR READING.

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