The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Evil Dead TV news!

Honey Buzz ~ Evil Dead TV news!

Fans of Evil Dead have ben clamoring for MORE MORE MORE of Ash and the Deadites ever since Army of Darkness was released. A gateway movie for most fans of the genre (you can admit it, it's ok), the horror comedy turned anti-hero Ashley J Williams into an actual hero for genre fans, and it's no stretch to say that the sight of his chainsaw hand and scarred bloody face make more than a few black hearts go pitter-pat.

The series has inspired countless other films, and directors since its release, as well as a long running (and highly entertaining) musical, a comic book series, a remake/reimagining, and a generation of horror cosplayers - don't lie, everyone wants to be (or do) Ash. SO, when the news dropped over the summer that Evil Dead would indeed be back for more, it's also no stretch to say that genre fans might have lost their minds a little...in a good way...especially with the news that Sam Raimi AND Bruce Campbell would be back at the helm.

In a recent interview with EW, Bruce Campbell spilled a whole bunch of beans about the show
According to Campbell, time has done a number on Ash, who is now living alone in a trailer park while working at an unnamed big-box store (did Wal-Mart crack the whip on the name?) and deals with lingering feels about his undead adventures...and perhaps the fact that he's still working at S-Mart when he could have been a king... This is definitely an older, crankier version of Ash, and we're totally on board. Here’s the full quote from Campbell:

Ash has survivor’s guilt. You could have a heyday with his PTSD. He’s a war vet. He doesn’t want to talk about it, and he’ll lie about that stump on his hand to impress the ladies. This is a guy who’s got some issues. He’s emotionally stunted. But he’s the guy you want in the foxhole next to you. That’s the funny thing—he’s kind of an idiot, but man, if I had to go to battle, I’d want to be next to that guy, because he’ll bring it if he has to.


Campbell also mentioned that Ash will be teaming up with two of his young co-workers to fight off the Deadites in this new approach to the series. Neither of those roles have been cast, but there’s a strong (and I'd say really fucking obvious) chance that we'll be looking at both a male and a female co-star...

Screen Rant also notes that Raimi and co. are a go for splatter and that the Starz network would be a great arena for Raimi's signature over the top blood effects to come into play, which is obviously something that horror fans (and Evil Dead fans) are hungry for.  

Ash Vs. Evil Dead will air on Starz in 2015, and we're really fucking stoked for it. Old and bitter or young and rougish, we'd ride with Ash anytime.