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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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“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 […]

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[Podcast] Evil Dead II (1987) – Episode 92 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“We are the things that were and shall be again! Ahahahaha! Spirits of the book! We want what is yours! LIFE! Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!” – The Deadites are back to terrorize Ash Williams once again with Sam Raimi’s super sick sequel EVIL DEAD II. Groovy! Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc […]

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[Podcast] I Am Not A Serial Killer (2016) – Episode 183 – Horror News Radio

IFC is distributing one of the most surprising and rewarding independent horror features of the year with I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER. The thoroughly engrossing small but effective film is from director Billy O’Brien featuring Christopher Lloyd, Max Records, and Laura Fraser. The Grue-crew are generally united in their opinion of the film of a young […]

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“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 […]

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[Podcast] Deadpool – Episode 150 – Horror News Radio

Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller strike gold with their irreverent, fourth-wall breaking superhero comedy Deadpool, bringing the much-loved Marvel character to life – for the second time. That’s right, the wise-cracking, wise-ass Merc with a Mouth gets a second shot at widescreen stardom after the disastrous appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and succeeds beyond […]

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“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E09: Bound in Flesh / S01E10: The Dark One

First of all, apologies for the double review for the final two episodes of Ash vs the Evil Dead. I got caught up in New Years plans and work, forcing me to combine these two into one article. Plus, as I was trying to write about “Bound in Flesh”, I honestly couldn’t find too much to say […]

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“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E08: Ashes to Ashes

It only seems appropriate that this week’s Ash vs the Evil Dead aired the same weekend as the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens. As I’ve mentioned on Horror News Radio, modern Hollywood’s newest recurring trend is (as ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer dubs it) “The Legacyquel“, in which an older property is essentially rebooted with the help of […]