[Podcast] The Evil Dead (1981) – Episode 130 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“You bastards. Why are you torturing me like this? WHY?!” Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ponders this aloud to the Deadites torturing them. Or maybe this question is more directed toward writer/director Sam Raimi hauling abuse at Bruce. Either way, The Evil Dead is definitely a punishing film, both toward its cast and the audience. Every time someone […]

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

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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 […]

“Ash vs the Evil Dead” S01E02: Bait

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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 […]