Gruesome News Digest – Vol. 4

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Comes To Life Via A Trailer And New Key Art So, we’ve been pimping this upcoming new season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead for a while now and for the first time in the process we’ve got ourselves an honest to God trailer and it’s a beauty! Before we get to the eye candy – lets recap what S3 is slated to bring us – shall we? From the press release: […]

[Podcast] Thor Ragnarok – Creep 2 – Episode 240 – Horror News Radio

What?! Horror News Radio covering another superhero movie?! I know some of you may be pretty Thor about that, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had as The Grue Crew chums around Sakaar for Thor: Ragnarok. Taika Waititi – the Kiwi director behind What We Do In the Shadows – puts his distinctive humorous stamp on the Marvel formula with charm and gusto anyone can appreciate. Hell, even Dave Dreher had fun with it! There’s still a bit […]

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season Three Trailer Arrives And It’s Time To “suck a little saw”

Ash Vs. Evil Dead – it doesn’t get much more fun or bloody when it come to TV based horror.  Seems like we’ve been waiting a while for season three – that’s because it has in fact been a while since Ash and his co-horts have graced our living rooms but Starz is ramping up for the Feb. 25th premiere of said season. That may seem a while off but – it will be here […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E10: Second Coming

Ash vs Evil Dead isn’t a show too based in narrative weight. After all, coming from the original Evil Dead series that always swung for the bizarre and brazen more than it has dramatic heft. Even the original film – for all its over the top early Bruce Campbell face contortions – was more over the top than anything. Of course, Ash vs Evil Dead has strived to give a bit more emotional context to the madness and go […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E09: Home Again

For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home. Well, that’s at least what Ash vs Evil Dead wants us to get on board for with the penultimate episode of Season 2 “Home Again.” When I heard that this episode was going to feature the group returning to the main setting of the first two Evil Dead films, I was a bit worried. Last season wrapped up pretty nicely in that cabin, but going back to the well again […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E08: Ashy Slashy

Ash Williams has been through a lot. On this season of Ash vs Evil Dead alone, he’s lost his father, his best friend and his sister… again. So, it’s only reasonable that his sanity would now be on the line. Good thing that the other “Ghostbeaters” Pablo, Kelly and Ruby come riding into the semi-abandoned mental hospital to save Ash from the evil influence of Baal. “Ashy Slashy” is a relatively Ash-lite episode, allowing our other characters to […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E07: Delusion

Ash vs Evil Dead loves to experiment with the reality our characters perceive. It’s something Craig DiGregorio and his team of writers have carried over from Sam Raimi’s style in the original films. With “Delusion” though, it’s a whole different ball game. The context of “Delusion” is one I was honestly dreading when I heard about it last week. Ash is put into a setup that seems to point towards all of the earlier events in […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E06: Trapped Inside

This week’s Ash vs Evil Dead has a solid double meaning for it’s title. While Pablo has the power of the Necronomicon stuffed inside of his body, Ash, Ruby, Kelly, Linda and Lacey are trying to protect him while a barrage of locals trying to get into Ash’s old house. Lest we forget, someone else is inside the house as they’re trapped too. A bit of Night of the Living Dead, a shade of Exorcist and a pinch of a […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E05: Confinement

Happy Halloween, Grue Believers! But more importantly, Happy 1st Birthday, Ash vs Evil Dead! Yes, one year ago today “El Jefe” premiered and sent us on the wild ride that has been this series. Of course, like any one year old, Ash vs Evil Dead is celebrating it’s day of birth by skinning someone alive. At the start of “Confinement,” we get our first glimpse of Baal, the demonic entity that Ruby has been hinting at for the […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E04: DUI

After an ending as insane as last week, Ash vs Evil Dead needed to up the ante with the follow up. As Ash says while scooping up the brain of his father, “everyone in his life ends up being taken,” putting Pablo, Kelly and even poor little Eli at risk of being destroyed by Deadites. The stakes are being raised pretty high, especially when Pablo is taken by the possessed Delta and Kelly is off to find […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E03: Last Call

This weekend marked the 35th anniversary of The Evil Dead premiering. So, what better way for Ash to celebrate his birthday than a round of drinks on Ash vs Evil Dead?! Well, there’s an ulterior motive to Ash’s decadent actions this week. Specifically to draw in those damn punk kids who took his one true love: that 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Appropriately, we get a montage of Ash and his car made up of earlier footage, not just for […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E02: The Morgue

Season 1 of Ash vs Evil Dead was about the building of a surrogate family. Loner Ash found himself thrust into a small family unit with Pablo and Kelly, one that lasted through a series of nightmarish encounters. We see a bit of that connection in a lovely scene where Kelly calls Pablo a “strong, powerful” vagina and Ash says he’s proud of him for that. It’s one of many examples this week where “The Morgue” takes […]

“Ash vs Evil Dead” S02E01: Home

Welcome back, Delightful Deadites! Ash vs Evil Dead has returned to our screens with all the gore and glory we hoped for. Despite the little truce from last season, it looks like things have fallen through by the in media res start of “Home.” Right off the bat, Lucy Lawless‘ Ruby has her hands full with a couple of pale ghouls we saw at the end of last season who try to get their hands on the Necronomicon. […]

[Podcast] Carnage Park – Episode 171 – Horror News Radio

On this episode of Horror News Radio, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani follow Scorpion Joe into Carnage Park. The latest film from director Mickey Keating brings a solid 70’s grindhouse flavor and great performances from Ashley Bell, Pat Healy and Alan Ruck. The film is tense with a fast pace and quickly puts Keating on the map as a director to watch. His style and approach is seen throughout the film. And we get another cameo […]

“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E06: The Killer of Killers

Forward momentum is an elusive mistress for Ash vs the Evil Dead. Just when I thought things were kicking back into higher gear with last week’s return to form episode, this week’s spends roughly 80% of its running time meandering with hit or miss character moments and re-expositing plot points we’re aware of. Then, the episode pulls a complete 180 by actually delivering on everything this season has been missing with two of its more under […]