“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. […]

“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 beyond it serving as a decent enough build up to the final episode of the season. There were a few […]

“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 older cast members passing the torch to a new generation while joining them for the ride. Often, this’ll involve said […]

“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 […]

“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E04: Brujo

Ash vs the Evil Dead has been capable of doing many things that the original Evil Dead films really didn’t touch. An extended narrative, sexual intercourse and, as seen in this week’s “Brujo”, drug implications. Despite a premise where a group of teenagers get away to the woods, The Evil Dead isn’t a film that deals with much in the way of illegal materials. The closest the universe has managed to get in terms of tackling such substances before the marijuana fueled kick […]

“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E03: Books From Beyond

Ash J. Williams has always been a loner. The Evil Dead essentially taught the Deadite killer that he could only rely on his own wits to get him out of a situation the hard way. Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness even taught him that a demonic evil could come from within to challenge him. Now with Ash vs the Evil Dead, the threat of the Deadites is more large scale and Ash can’t rely on just his own shoot-first-ask-questions-later […]

“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E02: Bait

After a pilot as kickass as El Jefe, one wonders how Ash vs. The Evil Dead could keep up that momentum. After all, that pilot for the series was directed and co-written by Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi, who has publicly stated that he isn’t as heavily involved in the show at large beyond serving as a producer. This was the clear point where showrunner Craig DiGregorio (who has written for shows like Workaholics, Chuck and Reaper) and his staff had to showcase […]

[Featurette] “Ash vs the Evil Dead” (2015): The Reluctant Hero and His Crew

For most Grue-Believers, THE most anticipated horror TV show for this fall (2015) is Ash vs the Evil Dead, premiering Halloween night on Starz. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) returns to battle the Deadites whom he has mistakenly summoned once again. The featurette from Starz explores the cast joining the iconic Campbell on his new journey: Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Dana Deloranzo as Kelly Maxwell, Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher and Lucy Lawless […]