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“THE NEXT ROCKY HORROR SHOW!” The New York Times

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“WILD AND WOOLLY.  SILLY, FUN, LOOSELY CAMPY.  BOTTOM LINE:  PUT ON YOUR EVIL DEAD TEE-SHIRT AND GO!” The Hollywood Reporter

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“A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF FUN!  A VISUAL FEAST!” Variety

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“GIVE IT A HAND.  GOOFY FUN. COMIC GUSTO. FUNNY, INVENTIVE!” The New York Post

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Evil Dead The Musical  takes all the elements of the cult classic films  The Evil Dead and  Evil Dead 2 and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. 

Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music.  The songs in the show are completely off the wall as well. Titles like “All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Kandarian Demons” and “What the F**k was That?” have had audiences rolling in their seats, and screaming for more and more blood. 

You don’t need to be a fan of  Evil Dead  to love this show. You don’t need to be a fan of horror to love this show. You don’t even need to be a fan of musicals to love this show. As long as you like having fun… this show is for you.  Is it scary?  No!  Is it gory?  No.  This is a pure comedy start to finish.  It has fun with the horror genre, and in doing so appeals to a wider audience than you could ever imagine.  Plus it’s the only show with a “Splatter Zone” – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood.  And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers,  Evil Dead The Musical  is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.

While the  Evil Dead  films are the definition of cult movies, as a stage show,  Evil Dead The Musical  has become a cult sensation of its own. By special arrangement with Renaissance Pictures, Ltd. & Studiocanal, Evil Dead The Musical  played Off-Broadway in New York, has broken records in Toronto, has won awards in Korea, launched three North American tours, and has had over 500 productions mounted across the globe.  Critics rave about it, with everyone from  The   New York Times  to  Fangoria giving it top marks.  And because this show appeals to both the fans of the films (of which there are tons), and the new audience who loves it purely as a stage show, theatres who put on  Evil Dead  are blown away by the audience response.   Evil Dead The Musical  is truly the grooviest show you will ever experience. 

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Review: EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL is a Camp-Filled Bloody Brilliant Masterpiece at StageWorks Theatre

The cast led by Max Dalton is KILLER on every level and every sense of the word!

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" The book served as a passage way to the evil worlds beyond. It was written long ago when the seas ran red with blood. It was this blood that was used to ink the book."

- The Voice in Evil Dead the Musical

" I Bitch-Slapped Evil with my one good hand!"

- Max Dalton as Ash in Evil Dead the Musical

-"You'll all be Dead by Dawn!"

- Katie Terres as Cheryl in Evil Dead the Musical

Somewhere in a world on a road less traveled, between the likes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, American Psycho, Carrie, and the more recently conceptualized Beetlejuice lies the twisted campy world in which the characters of Evil Dead the Musical reside. First performed in 2003 in Toronto, this campy rock-filled musical made its transfer to Off-Broadway at New World Stages in 2006. In 2012 a production opened in Las Vegas as a 4-D Experience and complete with a 100 chair "Splatter Zone," and as of 2017 making it the longest-running theatrical experience on the strip. With Book, Lyrics, and Music by George Reinblatt , Evil Dead the Musical brought Sam Raimi 's characters to life in a true blood-filled fashion. In partnership with the University of Tampa, Stageworks Theatre and Producing Artistic Director Karla Hartley made the decision to open their 2021/2022 season of Emerge with this blood-soaked campy rock-fest complete with "Splatter Zone" for the 40th anniversary of the Sam Raimi film. As theatres slowly but steadfast begin their "Emerge" out of the darkest times in recent history Karla Hartley promised one thing with Stageworks new season, "I made the conscious decision to bring you a 2021-2022 season that was big and bold. Every show this season is big. Big casts. Big sets. Big everything. Big risks. Big rewards." As I sat in the almost completely full audience on Friday's opening night, I can say with full confidence that Karla and friends over at Stageworks have done just what they promised and more. It would be incredibly remiss of you if you happen to find yourself without a ticket to Evil Dead the Musical as it is deathly good, and I'll be damned if you find something any better than this for some time to come.

The plot here is simple but complex in all its campy-goodness. Ashley "Ash" Williams, his girlfriend, and three friends decide to break into a cabin during a Spring-Break getaway none will soon forget. Upon entering the "Cabin in the Woods" Ash and his friends soon discover lots of items of history and ancient lore amidst the cabin's rustic decor. One of these being the "Book of the Dead," whose inscription and writings when read aloud evoke an evil that succumbs all that encounter it. While trying to ward off the vengeful spirits Ash and his friends must decide to fight and stay alive until dawn or allow the evil to take hold of them one by one. Filled with songs of a campy-rock score such as "Cabin in the Woods", "Houseware's Employee", "Look Who's Evil Now," and "All The Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," this musical is filled with as much '80s-'90s camp its as if John Waters , Sam Raimi , and Stephen King had a blood-soaked necromancing love-fest that birthed a child as sick and twisted as the world in which the characters reside.

Leading the cast of dysfunctional Spring-Breakers is Max Dalton as Ash Williams. Complete with a blue-collar shirt, khakis, and work boots, Bruce Campbell better watch out for there is a new hero in town. Max completely embodies all the camp and over-the-top hero persona that is a cross between Bruce Campbell and Judd Nelson at best and will make anyone swoon with a single word. He gets several moments to show off his incredible singing chops especially in his duet "Houseware's Employee" with girlfriend Linda. The appeal here is not only his devilishly good looks and hero/jock persona but it's in the physical tour-de-force in which Ash delivers from one moment to the next. In Act 1 he has a fight with his hand that has to be witnessed for all its glory. He left it all on the stage and the physical stamina shows, and I cannot imagine another performer leading our band of misfits than the enigmatic Max Dalton. This is the kind of performance that is Best-of-the Bay worthy and will be on the top of my list for Performance of the year, Max is a bad-ass and his portrayal of Ash Williams is a devilishly good time and he should be commended for the outstanding work he presents.

As Ash's girlfriend Linda, Dylan Bange is a standout. She's the good girl next door but when given a moment to shine she can turn a head quicker than Linda Blair in The Exorcist. She is our Cady Heron of the tale if you will. Beautiful and sweet but will get what she wants no matter the cost. Dylan has an impressive vocal range and shows it off several times in the show. Her performance makes heads roll and she is a joy to watch.

Scotty, Ash's aloof and almost "Stiffler-Esque" friend played by Jaryn McCann is the comedic knockout of our tale. Every time he yells, "Stupid-Bitch" it's so funny you're almost crying from laughing so hard. His duet "What the **** Was That," is the perfect bro-camaraderie with Ash and reminiscent of George Salzar's performance in Be More Chill. His performance is so perfect and cringe-worthy you never want it to stop. His performance is so on-point with comedic levels that would make even the most seasoned comedians bow out.

Hannah Perreault's Shelly is the Karen Smith of our story. She plays dumb so well and is the perfect addition to our band of misfits. She's the girl in every scary movie that you know will be the first to die, and the campiness here is on-par with such roles as Anna Farris in any movie. She should be commended here for no scary movie, story, or sequence is complete without a Shelley and she is outstanding in every second.

As Cheryl, Ash's younger sister Katie Terres is a show-stopper. Spending most of the show in a trap door is no small feat, and every time she appears, Cheryl adds another layer to an already insane storyline. In true comedic fashion and campiness you know Cheryl purposefully goes out of the way for laughs but it works so well here. Her character has so many one-liners that you laugh every time she opens her mouth. There is even a moment where a dig is made at Sam Raimi 's Spiderman fiasco. You wait with bated breath to see what she will do next. The chemistry she brings to each moment of Evil Dead is a comedic masterpiece and she should be exceptionally proud of her outstanding work here.

Hannah Bergman as Annie is a stellar knockout. Coming in as the daughter of the parents who own the cabin, who happens to know all about the "Book of the Dead" is a great juxtaposition to those already introduced to the story. Her show-stopping number, "All the Men in My Life Keep Getting Killed by Candarian Demons," is outstanding. From poise to choreography, Hannah's performance is one to watch. It's like when you go to shows such as Hamilton, or Hadestown you make sure to watch the Supporting Performers and Chorus just as much as the Leads because they add such a dynamic layer to the story being told. That is exactly the case here, and Hannah is incredible in every second.

Jamey Feshold as Ed is the perfect nerdy boyfriend. His moment of being inhabited by evil and combining it with slick dance moves makes his performance leap off the stage. From breakdancing moves and the solo, "Bit Part Demon," Jamey is triple-threat material and one to watch and should be commended for his performance.

Jake played by John Perez is the loveable back-woods countryman who wants to see the good in everything if others see it in him. His shining moment is the solo, "Old Reliable Jake." His soulful voice would make Jennifer Hudson throw her shoe. It's a breakout moment in the show and his character is a joy to watch on stage.

The cast is rounded out by a Chorus of Players (Donovan Whitney, Jason Ebbers, Ella Jurusz, Briana Lopez, and Wray Szenderski) making up several roles within the story, and the dance-heavy, "Do the Necronomicon" is like a demonic Footloose complete with a bloody send-off.

Top to bottom this cast is an outstanding group that could be on the road tomorrow traveling far and wide. Full of talent this is the best ensemble work by a company in quite some time and work that has stuck with me long after the show was over. It doesn't get any better than this.

Packed full of Talent both on-stage and off Evil Dead the Musical is a Technically- Beautiful Masterpiece that needs to be seen. Karla has assembled a team of the finest Artistic Minds to create this Devilishly Stunning world in which we traverse.

Jarrod Bray's set design is one of the most beautifully stunning sets I've seen in recent years. Karla promised bigger sets, and Jarrod delivered ten-fold. With the use of a scrim and projections to bring us into different parts of the world and the unveiling of the Cabin is so jaw-dropping you have to witness it in person. Everything from the talking animal heads to the trap door works on every level. There were so many moving pieces to this set that it makes the likes of even Hamilton look tame. Including the greenery that drapes the outside of the set creating a completely immersive experience and the Scenic Paint by Tea Roberts is the perfect rustic feel to the world in which this show is set. It's spooky and eerie in all the right ways and makes you feel secluded in the middle of the woods even as you sit in the theatre. Karla Hartley's Sound Design adds the right amount of creepy when needed and allows us to succumb to the secluded environment. Joseph Oshry created a complex and beautiful Lighting Design that helped develop a beautiful and spooky world. It's always a plus when the lighting is so strategically conceptualized that it almost becomes a character in the world itself and here is no exception. Heather Krueger's Choreography and Costume Design are stunning. Each move shows off the performer's strengths and the cohesiveness of the choreography allowed for it to flow naturally in and out of the sequence of songs. Her costumes were wonderfully designed and evoked each character in their campy fashion. I can only imagine the work it takes to remove all the blood each time. The Artistic Team behind Evil Dead the Musical deserves recognition for being one of the top technically designed shows as of late and a true marvel to uphold.

For Direction, the incredible Karla Hartley has assembled and created a show that is so seamless in design, and in execution, one can see why she has been named Best of the Bay's Best Director several times over. Karla truly knows how to navigate a world in which she has been given and such is the case here. Expertly paced, and seamlessly executed Evil Dead is an exceptional piece of Live-Theatre that will go down in memory as being one of the finest pieces seen in the bay area for some time. Matt Acquard and Karla Hartley created a stunning piece and as Assistant Director and Director make a dynamic duo and should be commended as such.

My only quibble and albeit a minor one is I wish the song list was included in the program. With the use of an incredible live 4-piece band, it made it slightly difficult at times to know which songs they were singing. Like I said a minor quibble but if one is unfamiliar with the music in the show, this would be a nice "road-map" through the woods if you will. Speaking of the live band, Musical Director Juan Rodriguez assembled a fine combo. This four-piece combo lends itself expertly well to the show and at times the band is so crisp you almost forget your hearing live instruments it's that damn good.

Again as I said earlier you would be remiss to not witness this Stunning and Devilishly executed work. Evil Dead the Musical is still with me so much in my thoughts the next day that I even could see thinking twice about vacationing in a "Cabin in the Woods." A perfect Halloween-themed spectacle with the perfect amount of blood and camp we would come to expect from its namesake. Stageworks Theatre promised BIG with its season of "Emerge" and with a stunning line-up of shows to come I have a feeling Stageworks has harnessed something great here. With Evil Dead the Musical, they have captured lightning in a bottle. Only on stage through Sunday, October 31st, head on over to stageworkstheatre.org for tickets. Come on "Join-Us!" for live theatre in full-swing with Stageworks Theatre and I promise when I tell you, you DO NOT want to miss this Bloody-Good time.

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Evil Dead The Musical takes all the elements of the cult classic films, The Evil Dead , Evil Dead 2 , and Army of Darkness and combines them for one of the craziest, funniest, and bloodiest theatrical experiences of all time. Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods, and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a housewares employee, turned demon-killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes… and all to music. You don’t need to be a fan of Evil Dead to love this show. Is it scary? No! Is it gory? No. This is pure comedy start to finish. The only show with a “Splatter Zone” – a section of the audience that gets covered in fake blood. And with this combination of blood, jokes, cheesy effects, and really awesome musical numbers, Evil Dead The Musical is unlike any live show you’ve ever seen.

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You have watched the cult classic films and you may have even seen the television show, so now it is time to watch this darkly comedic show come to life on stage after you get Evil Dead – The Musical tickets. The musical is loosely based on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead film franchise. The story is centered around five college students who decide to go spend a weekend in the woods in a cabin. Innocently, they stumble upon a Necronomicon book and unleash evil. Their fun weekend getaway soon turns into a bloody horror fest as the characters desperately try to find a way to stop the evil spirits from consuming them.

Overall, the theatrical production received widespread acclaim upon its release in Toronto in 2003 at the Tranzac club. The New York Times dubbed it as “the next The Rocky Horror Show .” Since its world premiere, the musical has had several adaptations and has been performed all over the world in cities like Montreal, New York City, and Tokyo. The Las Vegas Strip even created an “Ultimate 4D Experience”, which reflected the musical’s design, effects, and sound. Horror buffs looking for a great musical should get Evil Dead – The Musical tickets before they sell out, as this is one experience you will not want to miss out on.

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Evil Dead The Musical ticket prices vary for each production. Prices can vary depending on demand and depending on the city. A theatre ticket on Broadway will always be more expensive than a touring production. Seating arrangements also impact ticket prices. A premium orchestra seat close to the stage costs more than a standard balcony or upper-tier seat. 

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Evil Dead The Musical tickets for a premium orchestra seat have a price range of around $150-$350 per ticket depending on the venue. Stick to your budget with cheap seats in the back of the theater. A balcony seat will typically run $35-$55 each. Due to the size of the theatres on Broadway, ticket prices in New York can sometimes be 50-75% more than a touring performance.

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Check the Evil Dead The Musical schedule above to find a tour date that is convenient for you. When the performance is running for a week or longer, it usually runs Tuesday through Sunday with Matinées typically available on Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to catch the show at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles , Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center in Houston or another theatre near you.

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Bruce Campbell on the "Unrelenting" 'Evil Dead Rise,' His Bruce-O-Rama Tour, & 'Highly Functional's Release

We sat down with the grooviest actor ever ahead ‘Evil Dead Rise’ world premiere at SXSW.

Few Hollywood celebrities can claim to have done as much for horror as Bruce Campbell . In the role of Ash Williams, Campbell helped filmmaker Sam Raimi to turn The Evil Dead into one of the most beloved franchises ever, spawning four movies, the Ash vs. Evil Dead TV show, and multiple video games and comic books. And what’s most surprising is that after more than four decades, the franchise keeps delivering amazing horror stories. There’s not even one chapter of the franchise we could consider subpar. So, of course, when the opportunity knocked on our door, we had to sit down with Campbell to discuss Evil Dead Rise , the fifth movie in the franchise.

While Campbell is mostly celebrated for the Evil Dead franchise, the star has also been part of dozens of movies and series as an actor, producer, and, more rarely, writer and director. Campbell also has written and released three successful books and plans to expand his reach as a publisher to bring other manuscripts to light. In short, Campbell has a unique insight into pop culture, and everything fans love, from horror to science-fiction, passing through superhero culture. That’s why he’s going on a tour with the Bruce-O-Rama show this April, a mix of a live game show and a classic B-movie screening.

Inspired by his beloved game show Last Fan Standing , Bruce-O-Rama invites the audience to prove their geek knowledge by answering tricky questions about movies, TV shows, video games, and even comic books. As Campbell describes, “anybody walking in that door could take it off. We don't pre-plan, we don't vet people, we just let the chips fall as they lay. And it makes for some fun evenings.” Any Campbell fan willing to try their luck must download an app before the show starts and answer 20 questions as quickly as possible. The app measures the speed and accuracy of the participants, selecting the four best fans to go on stage and compete until there’s only one person left standing. Besides being part of a unique experience, participants can also score some exclusive goodies, as winners “win all kinds of wonderful prizes because we're getting a tie-in with Evil Dead Rise , so they're gonna get some swag from that movie.”

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After the game shows part of Bruce-O-Rama is done, Campbell says everybody “takes a break, and then I'm gonna come back and do an intro for one of the old classics.” These old classics include, of course, one of the three movies in Raimi’s original Evil Dead trilogy: The Evil Dead , Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness . Campbell also wants to try and sneak in Bubba Ho-Tep in a few screenings, a marvelous movie where he plays a retired version of Elvis hunting down a mummy. What about some lesser known classics, such as Mindwarp ? Or maybe something truly wacky like My Name Is Bruce ? As Campbell puts it, “Well, I'm for it. But it all depends on these promoters. People want movies that are very popular. They tend to go with, you know, the crowd pleasers, Army of Darkness , you know, movies like that.”

It’s not a bad deal to watch, or re-watch, the original Evil Dead trilogy in theaters this April, especially considering how Evil Dead Rise is just around the corner. Written and directed by Irish filmmaker Lee Cronin , Evil Dead Rise is the first franchise movie in a decade, reason enough for fans to be excited. And since Cronin's debut feature, The Hole in the Ground , was so well-received, we have high hopes for Evil Dead Rise . Still, Campbell warns us that Evil Dead Rise “is nothing like that [ The Hole in the Ground ]. That movie is nothing compared to his new movie. This is Lee sort of unbridled.” But what does Cronin bring to the franchise? According to Campbell:

“Well, he brings what he needs to bring which is tension, suspense, or chaos. So it brings all that, he brought what he had to. But because Lee is a good Irish boy, I think that he brings a certain DNA of darkness to the whole thing with his European background, you know, of making movies that are a little more somber, you know. This is a very serious approach to filmmaking that he's taking. And it's pretty interesting in the horror dynamic rather than just a bunch of cheap scares. He's building mood, he's building tension, he's building relationships with all the characters. So he's come up with a very unique movie, I call it kind of like a ‘Euro Evil Dead.’”

While every Evil Dead movie is drenched in blood and guts, most franchise chapters also have a good dose of humor. However, as Campbell underlines, Evil Dead Rise tries to make its own thing. So, when asked what he wants fans to expect from the upcoming movie, the star was blunt to say, “just don't expect to laugh. I mean anything but laugh, you will, I fully expect you to be completely creeped out to the core of your being. Nothing you think is safe anymore.” Fede Álvarez already made a serious The Evil Dead movie in 2013, but Cronin’s film promises to be the scariest chapter of the franchise yet. As Campbell describes it:

“This is serious, very serious, very straight, very gory, very hard-hitting, very unrelenting. So it's not going to be too many laughs other than uncomfortable laughs in this way. We like to give the filmmaker enough rope to hang themselves, as they say, to experiment a little bit. Our job [Campbell and Raimi] is to keep them in the sandbox, ‘ The Evil Dead ’ sandbox, a little bit. So Lee was able to sort of branch out from that, it's no longer a cabin in the woods, you know… Even in ‘Army of Darkness,’ there wasn't a cabin in the woods, it was a crazy adventure story. So this [ Evil Dead Rise ] is, it's an urban version with a family, a family where they go to turn on themselves, it's sort of like a child's worst nightmare.”

One of the reasons the Evil Dead franchise is successful is because it boasts an incredible cast of Deadite killers. Of course, Campbell’s Ash Williams is the face of the franchise. But in 2013, Jane Levy stepped up as Álvarez’s movie protagonist, Mia, and instantly became a fan-favorite. Then, the Ash vs. Evil Dead series gave Campbell two fantastic co-stars, Ray Santiago as Pablo and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly. Evil Dead Rise is presenting a new cast of characters, with Lily Sullivan as Beth and Alyssa Sutherland as her sister Ellie. In the movie, Ellie is the mother of three children who becomes possessed by a demon summoned by the Necronomicon, and Beth needs to become an unlikely heroine. Regarding Beth’s journey in Evil Dead Rise , Campbell told us:

“Well, she has a troubled relationship with her family, she's a bit of an outsider. So she asked to come into her own during the course of this when the protector, the mother... you think would normally be the one who would be the protagonist ends up being the antagonist, the chief antagonist, and tortures her own family. So this wayward sister has to step up and be responsible. She is the new head of the family by the end of it. And it's a good journey for a hero. And we've had women be tough characters before. And so this is just a continuation. There are a bunch of badass women in this movie. Even the little kid is badass.”

Of course, Beth is not the only important character in the movie, and the whole cast had to prepare to meet the mental and physical challenges of being in Evil Dead Rise . In Campbell’s words:

“And so there's a psychological component, but there's also a very physical component, all these actors had to do a tremendous amount of physical stunts and acting and blood and, you know, wearing harnesses and prosthetics and shooting long, long, difficult hours. So ‘ Evil Dead’ movies are never easy to make, and these actors found out for themselves what it takes to survive.”

Everything we hear about Evil Dead Rise makes it harder to wait until the movie hits theaters. So, we’ll all be marathoning the previous movies in the franchise in the upcoming month. But how does Evil Dead Rise fit into the franchise’s canon? Campbell reveals that the key to making everything make sense in the same timeline is one particular scene of Army of Darkness . In the cult classic, Ash is tasked with recovering the Necronomicon and finds three cursed books in a cemetery. While two of these books could be seen as decoys, they are actually equally capable of summoning the Deadites. As Campbell explains:

“The only thing that connects everything now is the book. There are three of these books out there, as we found out in ‘ Army of Darkness ,’ so you never know where they're going to pop up. So this story is really 'where is the book now?' The book is in this particular place in Los Angeles and a set of circumstances kind of release it into the world again, and it lands upon this one particular family in a gritty old high-rise building in Los Angeles. It's cool, it's cool setting.”

Evil Dead Rise is not the only franchise chapter in development, as Campbell recently revealed there’s an animated series project being discussed . Unfortunately, Campbell can’t say much about this series for the moment, since the project is still in early development. As the star tells us, “All I can say is it's being developed. But that doesn't mean shit. It could never see the light of day. But there is interest. We are interested. So we're gonna see what happens.” Still, if the animated series does become a reality, Campbell will be back to voice Ash Williams.

Even though Campbell said he would retire from the character at the end of Ash vs. Evil Dead , in 2018, he has already come back to voice Ash in 2019’s Dead by Daylight game DLC, and in 2022’s Evil Dead: The Game . According to Campbell, he chose to come back to the role of Ash only as a voice actor, without the pressures of being on set. As he puts it, “It's my voice, I'm not being covered in blood, I'm not doing stunts, I'm not getting the shit beat out of me. So a lot easier to go into a nice comfy booth with a lovely cup of tea and record your lines. It's a different story. So that's no problem.” Does that mean a live-action cameo from Ash somewhere along the road is out of the question? Campbell says “I'm not going to say anything. Because every time I say something it's wrong, so I'm just not gonna say anything. It's better just to spit nothing.” That is not a no, so we’ll keep hope in our hearts.

While we all love seeing Campbell playing Ash Williams, fans of the star are yet to see one of the most interesting parts of his career. In 2017, Campbell was part of a movie called Highly Functional , in which he plays a struggling country singer. It’s a rare dramatic part for Campbell, and he even sings in Highly Functional . Unfortunately, the movie’s chaotic development process put it in a distribution limbo from where it never came. Six years later, we still wondered if we would ever be able to watch it. Fortunately, Campbell had some great news, as “there is a producer who has swooped in” and is working to release it. Remembering the long road to releasing Highly Functional , Campbell said:

“Two weeks after I finished filming, they fired the director. A little while after that the producer leaves the movie and I'm like, 'Who's gonna finish this? The caterer? Who's gonna finish this movie?' Finally, the director comes back on, finishes the movie, I see it. I thought it was delightful. But sitting there like a stone, this other producer calls me up and he goes: 'You know what? This movie is too good. I'm not gonna let it die.' So he has been slowly, he put a new score on it, which I wasn't sure about. But then I saw it. I was like: 'Holy shit. That's way better.' And he did a little substructure stuff, which normally when a producer gets involved, it's bad. Because they put their big tittied girlfriend in there, you know, or whatever. They make bad decisions. But everything this guy did was good for the movie. He had to rename the movie. So I think it's going to be called ‘ Hardly Functional .’”

And when will we be able to watch Hardly Functional ? In the star's words:

“I told him [the producer]: 'I'll tour with it. As soon as you finish it, maybe we contact, you know, there's Alamo Drafthouse. There are certain theater chains that would be good.' So I would tour with it. So I hope within a year or two years we can bring this movie. Blow the dust off of it. That's really, it's a nice little movie.”

Campbell also revealed new details about the Hardly Functional plot. As he summarizes the movie’s story:

“It's about broken-down country western singer. That's me. A guy named Chili Youngfield, who had one hit in his whole career. And it was the only song he did not write. So he hates to perform it. That's called ‘It Ain't the End.’ And we meet him, he's performing at a pharmaceutical convention at a casino. So these are not the big gigs anymore. This guy had one hit in the 80s. This guy's career is mostly over. Meanwhile, we introduce a young fella who has Asperger's Syndrome. He's on the spectrum. He has a caretaker named Dan, whose favorite song is called ‘It Ain't the End,’ by this guy. And he thinks if he can find this guy, and bring him back to sing this song for his caretaker, it'll heal him from a heart ailment. So it's a very weird story. So this guy gets kidnapped by the kid and they go on this ridiculous crazy road trip so that he can make him sing ‘It Ain't the End,’ for his caretaker, Dan, who's dying. And it's the one song that he'll never play, and he'll never sing and he hates singing it. So it's a very good story.”

It’s always sad when a movie fails to reach its public, and even worse when the concept is so intriguing as Hardly Functional . So, it felt great to wrap our interview with unexpected good news. Hopefully, we’ll be able to watch Hardly Functional sooner than later.

Evil Dead Rise will have its world premiere on March 15 during the SXSW Film Festival. After that, the next chapter of the Evil Dead franchise hits theaters on April 21, 2023.

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Five college students make their way to a cabin in the woods in Michigan for a relaxing vacation, and all Hell breaks loose….literally! Join the gory, yet campy adventures of Ash and friends as they battle the demons and deadites who possess the living. We’ve actually spent a few dimes on this bad boy by making the entire cabin virtual, so come see it. And maybe go home with some blood on you as a souvenir. The show has adult themes, and while it’s absolutely and universally hilarious, is meant to be age appropriate (18+ themes). The show includes profanity and uses intense flashing lights.

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In Today's Grooviest News, Horror King Bruce Campbell Is Going on Tour

"bruce-o-rama" will visit 22 cities with a game show, q&a, screening, and more..

Bruce Campbell attends the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival on August 18, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois.

Bruce Campbell may not be app ear ing in Evil Dead Rise (though the once and forever Ash Williams is producing the movie, which hits theaters in April), but the much-loved horror icon is still finding a way to interact with the masses this spring: “Bruce-O-Rama,” an evening of entertainment hitting up 22 cities nationwide.

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A favorite at comic and horror conventions—he’s charming as hell, and he truly a ppreciates his fans —Campbell’s jaunt starts April 5 in Greenville, South Carolina, hitting venues mostly around the East Coast and Midwest. The event is described by a press release as “a two-part evening of indulgent fun;” it will feature an installment of the Campbell-hosted interactive g ame show Last Fan Standing, which quizzes the audience on trivia “about the things that really matter: fantasy, horror, sci-fi, superheroes, and gaming.” That tracks. Then, Campbell will introduce “a cult film favorite he’s starred in” (no specific titles mentioned, but you could pick probably any movie on his resume that doesn’t contain the words “Spider-Man” to narrow it down), with a Q&A and “ a lively half-hour of anecdotes, insults, and random cash giveaways.”

Check out all the tour dates and ticket info (including VIP tickets that get you a photo with the Chin, and at some locations, the option to get your very own chainsaw autographed by the star) at the event website here .

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Whether they know him as the chainsaw-armed demon fighter Ash Williams from the "Evil Dead" movies, an elderly Elvis Presley from the cult-favorite film "Bubba Ho-Tep" or the beleaguered street vendor Pizza Poppa from last year's blockbuster "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness," Bruce Campbell is grateful that he has amassed a multigenerational following. 

"Many fathers have come up to the table with their teenage son like, 'Hey, we never really got along. But when we watch "Army of Darkness" together, we have a good time. And it's how we bond.' So, hey, man, I'm sure there's a motto there somewhere, 'The family that slays together stays together,'" the B-movie icon said, flashing his famous grin during a recent Zoom interview with The Oklahoman. 

"It's very gratifying because it has kept our movies relevant to the point where we've got another 'Evil Dead' movie. ... There's still an awareness out there, and the last one was 10 years ago. So, it's time for another." 

After its killer premiere in March at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, "Evil Dead Rise" started haunting theaters April 21, scaring up a $24.5 million debut weekend at the domestic box office, putting it in second place behind only the record-setting animated smash "The Super Mario Bros Movie." Executive produced by Campbell and his longtime pal Sam Raimi — who directed and wrote the early installments in the more than 40-year-old horror franchise — "Evil Dead Rise" follows a family who is gruesomely terrorized when they stumble upon the Necronomicon (or "Book of the Dead") and accidentally unleash a demonic evil that possesses their mom. 

Ahead of his April 29 appearance at Oklahoma City's Tower Theatre, Campbell, 64, talked with The Oklahoman about "Evil Dead Rise," his new "BRUCE-O-RAMA" live tour and more:  

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Q: Do you want to talk about how 'BRUCE-O-RAMA' came about?  

A: Yeah, we're intrigued, too. ... My partner Steve Sellery and I concocted this game show, I don't know, 10 years ago, something like that. It started out as a trivia show for the troops. ... After I did the first military trivia thing, I said to Steve, "You know, you can change the questions and bring this right into my world." Because the way that game works, it's really fun. Anybody who comes in that theater could take it all. This is a test of your nerd trivia: sci-fi, fantasy, horror. There's no geography, no history, unless it relates to cheeseball movies. ... So, we've taken that around: We did military bases, but then we've also done conventions, because it's perfect for that world.  

Then, I started doing sort of "An Evening With" where you'll watch a movie and, and it'll be a live watch, and I can pause the movie and stuff. So, this is a hybrid. First half is the game, takes about an hour, someone is going to be crowned "Last Fan Standing." ... We take a break, and then I'll come out. And at each venue, they show one of the golden moldies — "Evil Dead," "Army of Darkness," maybe a "Bubba Ho-Tep"; it's up to the theater — and I'll do an extended intro to that for about a half an hour and let people know what they're about to watch. And then I jump on the bus, and we go to another town. And we do that 22 times in a month. 

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Q: Why does this format appeals to you?  

A: Because we like to entertain ourselves, too. Just so you know, doing the same thing over and over again, doesn't really work for me, either. I get bored just like an audience does. So, I thought, "Let's do a little bit of this, take a break, and then we'll do a little bit of that." So, we wanted to give folks some bang for their buck. ...

For me, it's the first time doing a bus tour. I've never done a tour like this where you do that many cities in that much time. It might be a terrible idea. (laughs). 

Q: You have a lot of loyal fans and now a multigenerational fan base: What do you get out of spending time with your fans in person?  

A: Live still trumps everything. And this is why I think theaters will never die. Live performance will never die. It's too precious. There's too many golden moments that only the people in that theater have. We have a really good time. I make fun of everybody, including myself, and I hand out money and insults in equal portion. 

I just like the interaction. I like the different cities. I'm going to be in a bunch of venues I've never been in before — probably two-thirds of these, I've never been in before — and some of these are these great, old, crumbling theaters where Houdini performed. ... I like the history of it, too, and I like travel.

Look, some actors, they don't like that glad-handing. They don't like meeting people in person; they like it all to be smoke and mirrors. I don't really care. My first convention was (in) '88. I went for free, because I was like, "Oh my God, they want me to come and talk about 'Evil Dead II!' Oh my God, how awesome!" Then, I wised up over time, and now we've got a pretty good system. But I still do, geez, I don't know, at least a handful of conventions every year. 

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Q: Could you have imagined when you guys were originally making 'The Evil Dead' in 1979 that in the year of our Lord 2023, you would be releasing another 'Evil Dead' movie?  

A: Nope, nope, nope. Not in a million years. We almost didn't finish the first one. So, there's no great legacy happening here. These all just fell off the truck however they fell off, and the first three movies are really weird and different. They're all different. Then, Fede Álvarez did one in 2013, which was pretty dark, pretty straight.  

And this one is kind of a hybrid: It's not a hardy-har-har one, "Evil Dead Rise." It's incredibly hard-hitting. ... I saw it at South by Southwest with a packed house, and they were waiting for that first strike, the first big hit of gore. And it was a great two-part reaction, because when it happened, they went "Oh!," and then they went, "Yeah!," like they realized that they were gonna get the good stuff. It wasn't just going to be standard stuff; it was gonna be good. And the effects are flawless: You can't make fun of "Evil Dead" cheesy effects anymore. Never again. 

Q: I don't want to be spoiler-y, but do you appear in this one?  

A: No. Just all I would say is, "Listen carefully." 

Q: What do you think has made the 'Evil Dead' movies so lasting?  

A: The heroes are regular people, they have no superpowers, they're not even that smart. Ash is not that smart. Ash is just very bold and brash, and he fails half the time. And I think the average person in the audience goes, "God, I could do as good as that guy," and it kind of gives you hope.  

Whereas a superhero — "I'm Captain America" — they never have do anything wrong, and there's nothing wrong with them. ... I have a hard time relating to guys dressed in bat suits — and believe me, those are B movies, by the way. If you dress up like a bat and fly around a city called Gotham, that's a B movie. "Spider-Man" is not only a B movie, it's a 1950s B movie because he was bitten by a radioactive spider. It's so silly. But I like the heroes that the audience can relate to. 

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NOTE: This land is private property, so please do all of your Ash impressions from the road unless the owners give you permission to scope out the remains. The original 1981 version of The Evil Dead, a Sam Raimi horror classic, was shot on location in a remote cabin located in Morristown, Tennessee in a difficult filming process that proved very uncomfortable for the majority of the crew. While the cabin burned down several years ago, the remains of it's foundation and evidence of the movie's filming are still plentiful. Still standing is the bulk of the cabin's fireplace, as well as a hole that was dug into the ground to serve as the cabin's basement during filming (the actual building had no basement). Because of the crew's inexperience, filming was a "comedy of errors". The first day of filming led to the crew getting lost in the woods during a scene shot on a bridge. Several crew members became injured during the shoot, and because of the cabin's remoteness, securing medical assistance was difficult. To visit the cabin, head to Morristown, TN and turn off Andrew Johnson Highway onto Kidwells Ridge Road, which is right to the left of an Ingles supermarket (There are two of these in Morristown, so be sure to turn next to the new Ingles that's still open). On Kidwells Ridge Road, you will pass both an Amoco and a Texaco (I recommend you go here and ask for directions if you get lost). You should then be on the lookout for Inman Bend Road. You'll want to take a right onto it. The entrance to the trail which leads to the remains of the cabin is about a quarter-mile down this road. It is right past Quail Hollow Road, but if you each Greggs Road, you have gone too far. What you are looking for is a very small section of barb wire on the right side of the road. It is very easy to miss because the wire is stretched across a very small opening in the dense woods. NOTE: The land is private property, so please do all of your Ash impressions from the road unless the owners give you permission to scope out the remains.

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Visited here twice. Had to trespass to get there but wasn't that difficult. The house just above the entrance is the owners home, so be careful if you decide to make the short trek to the fireplace. Tips-1 Park just past the entrance a little into the curve so they can't see your car parked....they know what you are doing if they see your vehicle there and will call the police. 2 Enter the woods where you park and keep going until you come to a narrow field with light poles. Follow the field UP until you reach the area where the entrance is. Turn left and follow the grown up road and you will come to the fireplace and rusted tin. Keep the noise down and don't stay too long and you should be good. 3 If you feel the need to scope out the place and get a feel for the layout of the property, do a couple of drive bys. Drive past the a fore mentioned curve, turn right at the fork and keep going until you come to a parking lot and boar ramp on the left. Here is a good place to park and think about the best way in and course of action without drawing any suspicion. I know this seems kind of complicated but they REALLY don't like trespassers. 4 Don't, I repeat DON'T take a rock from the fireplace or any mementos. If you get caught that is a charge of theft on top of trespassing and these people won't go easy on you. It is fun as long as you are careful and be smart. Truly enjoyable place and plan on visiting a few more times. Have fun, be safe and stay out of jail horror peeps.

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You can't shoot first and ask questions later for trespassing here in TN. Only if you're in fear for your life or grave bodily harm is deadly force allowed.

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There's nothing there anymore to really see, so I don't think trespassing for some bricks and trees is quite worth it... :/ But, to each their own!

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Looking at aerial images, it looks like the paths are just off Martin Rd, which is past Quail Hollow. Based on historical imagery, there are two clearer places where the cabin might have been, but the place has grown up so much that there probably is very little left to see. Good hunting!

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this place would be an awesome spot to camp at from tom finn

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Don't be a trespassing @sshole. Private property is private.

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Is it still there?

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to do things in order, how is it possible to ask permission to enter the forest? anyone know email or address of the owners to be able to ask in advance for permission to enter?

to do things in order, how is it possible to ask permission to enter the forest? anyone know email or address of the owners to be able to ask in advance for permission to enter? Tanks Boris

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UPDATED 11/17/2020

The ultimate experience in grueling terror is back on the gigantic drive-in screen!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to present Sam Raimi’s original 1981 horror classic, THE EVIL DEAD – now showing at these participating drive-in theaters! Stay tuned for more dates and locations coming soon, and ask your local drive-in to “Join Us!”

EVIL DEAD 2020 DRIVE-IN TOUR DATES

6/13 – Prides Corner Drive-In , Westbrook, ME

6/18 – 6/24 – Swap Shop Drive-In , Ft. Lauderdale, FL

6/18 – 6/24 – Funlan Drive-In , Tampa, FL

6/18 – 6/24 – Swap Shop Drive-In , Lake Worth, FL

6/19 – 6/25 – Ford-Wyoming Drive-In , Dearborn, MI (with I DRINK YOUR BLOOD)

6/19 – 6/25 – Capri Drive-In , Coldwater, MI

6/19 – 6/25 – Auto Drive-In , Greenwood, SC (with I DRINK YOUR BLOOD)

6/19 & 6/20 – Plaza Drive-In , Atlanta, GA

6/21 – 6/26 – Hi-Way Drive-In , Coxsackie, NY (with CAT IN THE BRAIN)

6/26 – 6/28 – Hi-Road Drive-In , Kenton, OH (with I DRINK YOUR BLOOD)

6/26 – 7/2 – Summer Drive-In , Memphis, TN

6/26 – 7/2 – Mansfield Drive-In , Mansfield, CT

6/27 – Rooftop CInema Drive-In at Spring , Spring, TX

6/29 – Rooftop Cinema Sawyer Yards Drive-In , Houston, TX

7/2 – Sun-Ray Pop-Up Drive-In at Callahan Speedway , Jacksonville, FL

7/3 – 7/7 – Melody Drive-In , Knox, IN

7/3- 7/10 – Blue Starlite Drive-in , Austin, TX

7/9 – Mission Tiki Drive-In , Montclair, CA

7/10 – 7/16 Skyway Drive-In , Warren, OH (with ZOMBIE)

7/10 – Midway Drive-In , Sterling, IL – Bruce Campbell in person! With EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS)

7/11 – Midway Drive-In , Sterling, IL – Bruce Campbell in person! With THE BEYOND and I DRINK YOUR BLOOD)

7/11 & 12 – CenterBrook Drive-In , Martinsville, IN

7/17 – Skyline Drive-In , NYC

7/17 – 21 – Brownsville Drive-In , Grindstone, PA

7/17 – 23 – Dependable Drive-In , Moon Township, PA

7/23, 24 & 26 – Harvest Moon Drive-In , Gibson City, IL

7/24, 25 & 26 – Winter Drive-In , Wintersville, OH

7/24, 28 & 29 – Moonlite Drive-In , Terre Haute, IN (with ARMY OF DARKNESS)

7/24 – 30 – Starlite Drive-In , Bloomington, IN (with ARMY OF DARKNESS)

7/24 – 30 – Evergreen Drive-In , Mount Pleasant, PA

7/24 – 30 – Starlight Drive-In , Butler, PA

7/24 – 30 – Brownsville Drive-In , Grindstone, PA ( HELD OVER! )

7/24 – 30 – Dependable Drive-In , Moon Township, PA ( HELD OVER! )

7/28 – Circle Drive-In , Dickson City, PA

7/30 – Mendon Twin Drive-In , Mendon, MA (with EVIL DEAD 2)

7/31 – 8/2 – Winter Drive-In , Wintersville, OH ( HELD OVER )

8/7 – Mendon Twin Drive-In , Mendon, MA (with EVIL DEAD 2) ( HELD OVER )

8/7 & 8 – Verde Drive-In , Cottonwood, AZ

8/7 – 13 – Delsea Drive-In , Vineland, NJ (with EVIL DEAD 2)

8/7 – 13 – Delevan Drive-In , Delevan, NY (with EVIL DEAD 2)

8/7 – 13 – Sunset Drive-In , Middleport, NY (with EVIL DEAD 2)

8/7 – 13 – Vintage Drive-In , Avon, NY (with EVIL DEAD 2)

8/10 – Mustang Drive-In , London, ON (with PIECES)

8/11 – Starlite Drive-In , Hamilton, ON (with PIECES)

8/12 – Sunset Barrie Drive-In , Barrie, ON (with PIECES)

8/17 – 8/20 – Aut-O-Rama Drive-In , N. Ridgeville, OH (with ZOMBIE)

8/17 – Twilight Drive-In , Langley, BC (with EVIL DEAD 2)

8/21, 22 & 23 – Skowhegan Drive-In , Skowhegan, ME (with PIECES)

8/28 – Mahoning Drive-In , Lehighton, PA – Bruce Campbell in person!

8/28 & 29 – Riverside Drive-In , Vandergrift, PA (with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD)

8/30 – 9/5 – Skyline Drive-In , Shelton, WA

8/31 – Mendon Twin Drive-In , Mendon, MA ( HELD OVER! ) (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/2 – Canterbury Drive-In , Lake Orion, MI

9/5 – Fair Oaks Drive-In , Middletown, NY

9/10 – 9-13 – Milford Drive-In , Milford, NH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11-9/17 – Tiffin Drive-In , Tiffin, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Van Del Drive-In , Middle Point, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Magic City Drive-In , Barberton, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Springmill Drive-In , Mansfield, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – South Drive-In , Columbus, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Tri-Way Drive-In , Plymouth, IN (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Midway Drive-In , Ravenna, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Field of Dreams Drive-In , Liberty Center, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Stardust Drive-In , Watertown, TN (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Skyview Drive-In , Carmichaels, PA (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Badin Road Drive-In , Albemarle, NC (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Eden Drive-In , Eden, NC (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Highway 21 Drive-In, Beaufort, SC (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Superior 71 Drive-In , Spirit Lake, IA (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Blue Grass Drive-In, Blue Grass, IA (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 9/17 – Stardust Drive-In , Chetek, WI (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 17 –  Auto Vue Drive In , Sidney, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/11 – 17 –  Elm Road Drive-In , Warren, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/12 – Raleigh Road Drive-In , Henderson, NC (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/13 –  Mayfield Road Drive-In , Chardon, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/18 & 19 – Holiday Drive In , Rockport, IN (with EVIL DEAD 2)

9/25 – 9/27 – Carrolltown Hi-Way Drive-In , Carrolltown, PA (with ZOMBIE)

9/25 & 26 – Highway 27 Drive-In , Somerset, KY (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/1 – 10/5 –  Starlite Drive-In , Cadet, MO (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/2 & 3 – Frida Cinema Drive-In Serie s, Tustin, CA (with NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD)

10/2, 3, 4 & 8 – The Tibbs Drive-In , Indianapolis, IN (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/8 – 5 Drive-In , Oakville, ON (with PIECES)

10/9 – The Drive-in at Fiesta, Texas – San Antonio, TX (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/16 – Plaza Cinema Drive-In , Patchogue, NY

10/16 & 17 – Skyline Drive-In , Shelbyville, IN (with LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT and THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE)

10/18 – Falmouth Drive-In , Falmouth, MA

10/19 – Starlite Drive-In , Wichita, KS (with THE BEYOND and EVIL DEAD 2)

10/23 – Holiday Auto Theatre , Hamilton, OH (with EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS)

10/23 – Skyline Drive-In , NYC

10/29 – Mendon Twin Drive-In , Mendon, MA (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/30 – 11/5 – Madera Drive-In , Madera, CA

10/30 – 11/5 – Ford-Wyoming Drive-In , Dearborn, MI (with EVIL DEAD 2)

10/31 – Aperture Cinema , Winston-Salem, NC

11/20 & 21 – Prides Corner Drive-In , Westbrook, ME

…and more drive ins to be announced!

Follow us on Instagram @GrindhouseReleasing and Twitter @GrindhouseFilm for up-to-the-minute EVIL DEAD drive-in news!

For bookings, contact us here at GrindhouseReleasing.com.

GET OFFICIAL ‘EVIL DEAD’ DRIVE-IN TOUR MERCH!

The Kandarian demons at Grindhouse Releasing have been busy producing groovy new merchandise to commemorate THE EVIL DEAD’s triumphant return to Drive-In theaters across North America. We encourage everyone to stay safe, cover their ugly mugs and upgrade their chins! Complimentary EVIL DEAD ‘ASH’ masks will be available to select ticket packages for Bruce Campbell’s appearance at The Midway Drive-In.

For those who don’t have the GUTS to see this horror classic on the big-screen, a VERY limited amount of EVIL DEAD masks and ‘EVIL DEAD 2020 Drive-In Tour’ shirts will be available from the Grindhouse Releasing web store.

Shop smart, Shop S-Mart… and  shop.grindhousereleasing.com

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THE 2024 MAVIS YEAR: SEASONS OF LOVE

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The Last 5 Years: The musical

Our Community Fundraiser Show where a portion of our proceeds go towards our beloved Community Organization. This year, we tell the story of a couple who falls in and out of Love/Marriage. Each telling the story from their own perspective.

Kitchener: March 28th - 31st

The Registry Theatre

St Thomas: June 6th-9th

The Princess Playhouse

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Coming to Chatham and London!!!

The beloved worldwide story of a young man, his dreams and his journey...

April 25th-28th, 2024

Chatham: The Kiwanis Theatre

May 31st - June 2nd 2024

London: The Paul Davenport Theatre

Rent: The Musical by Jonathan larson

Coming to Caledonia, London, and Kitchener!

The show so many of our audience members have said we need to do with a compelling...

525,600 Reasons!!

April 5th- 6th, 2024

Caledonia: The Exhibition Centre

April 11th - 14th, 2024

London: Joanne and Peter Kenny Theatre

May 2nd - 5th, 2024

Kitchener: The Conrad Centre of Performing Arts

Evil Dead the Musical

Our Longest Tradition...

Back by Popular Demand!

OUR BIGGEST EVIL DEAD TOUR TO DATE

Next Show: September and October 2024

Disney's The Little Mermaid

Mavis Productions takes you from the enchanted castle of our Beauty and the Beast Tour....To a new Journey "Under the Sea". 

The classic story and songs we all love...

 LIVE AND ON STAGE!

Fergus: Oct 10th - 13th, 2024

Chatham: Nov 7th - 10th, 2024

Kitchener: Dec 5th - 8th, 2024

Brantford: Dec 28th - 29th, 2024

RICHARD O'BRIEN'S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW

Celebrate our 3rd year doing the time warp again.

Mavis Productions returns to do the time warp again! The Rocky Horror Show returns bigger and better to London for our 3rd year!

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Filled with all the classic songs and audience participation that made the film so much fun for over 40 years, all of it comes to life on the stage. So bring your costumes and all your scripts and be ready for a night of absolute pleasure. Whether you come out for our new 2 pm afternoon shows or our classic 7 pm shows, We know you will shiver with anti...pation!!

London: Sept 26-29

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'Evil Dead Rise' shakes up the horror movie franchise: 'Let's get some new blood in there'

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That old cabin in the woods? So 40 years ago.

The “Evil Dead” horror franchise is moving up in the world, with a LA high-rise as the setting of a hellish night for a family in “Evil Dead Rise” (in theaters Friday). Some things have stayed the same, though – as in bad stuff always happens when the Book of the Dead is read aloud. And while Bruce Campbell's  accidental hero Ash Williams has been the main man for four decades, "Rise" gives way to a possessed mom who'll scare your socks off.

Here's how the blood-drenched new film pays tribute to "Evil Dead" past while also charting its own scary path:

The ‘Evil Dead’ model gets a modern, chilling twist

The low-budget cult classic “The Evil Dead,” which was unleashed on moviegoers in 1983, featured a plot that would become a franchise staple: A group of unsuspecting innocents “with no special skills whatsoever” come across the Book of the Dead (made of human skin and written in blood, naturally) on a cabin getaway and “their life is turned upside down – and not in a good way,” says Campbell, a “Rise” executive producer who starred in the first three “Evil Dead” films and the “Ash vs. Evil Dead” TV series. 

In the new movie, this unfortunate scenario occurs for tattoo artist Ellie (Alyssa Sutherland), her three children and their aunt Beth (Lily Sullivan) on the top floor of an apartment building. “Rise” writer/director Lee Cronin saw a way to push the limits of an “Evil Dead” movie with an urban environment and the family element: “Possessing a loving, powerful mother and subverting all that's great about a person like that with evil just felt ripe for psychological horror warfare,” he says.

Those ghastly Deadites are as mean-spirited as ever

For Sam Raimi, who directed the first three “Evil Dead” movies and is a "Rise" executive producer, one strength of the franchise is its monsters. When demonic forces get inside humans and turn them into Deadites, “it’s not about losing them in a blobbish mass with jaws that open four feet wide,” he says. “It’s about seeing their face.” Their eyes change and they’re definitely scarier than before but they still look like the people they used to be, “so they're half friend, half nasty demon.”

Inspired by the demonic taunting of the early “Evil Dead” flicks, the new movie features Deadite Ellie saying creepy lines like “Mommy’s with the maggots now” and sweetly trying to get her 9-year-old to open a locked door. And Sutherland loved every sinister minute: “I wanted it to be like psychologically terrifying for the kids,” the Australian actress says. “What's the worst way that the mom could be doing this to her children? Mocking them and sneering felt more psychopathic to me.” 

'Evil Dead Rise' is judicious with the franchise callbacks

Old-school fans will recognize much of “Evil Dead Rise,” right from the beginning: The film starts as the original did, with a “shaky cam” jaunt through the forest from the vantage point of a dark monstrous presence. (Back in the day, Raimi did that on the cheap with two guys running with a camera screwed to a two-by-four. “It sprung from necessity," he says. "We didn't have money to eat breakfast.”)

But preferring a full immersion into Cronin’s story, Raimi asked him to remove a bunch of callbacks. “If I'd gone to the guys and said there was no chainsaw in this movie, they wouldn't have blinked,” Cronin says. "But I wanted there to be a chainsaw."

Longtime “Evil Dead” producer Rob Tapert loves a couple of “Evil Dead 2” tributes: a pizza box shoutout to a Deadite baddie “that makes me laugh every time I see it” and an elevator scene that nods to the “blood floods” that pulverized Ash in the 1987 film. (Fun fact: “Rise” utilized more than 6,500 liters of movie blood.) And Campbell appreciates how the new film uses two sounds digitized from the original movie, a “creepy wind” and a pesky fly. “It’s fun to sneak in the golden moldies,” he says.

'Evil Dead' seeks the next generation of horror talent

The "Evil Dead" brain trust reached out to Cronin about doing a film after seeing his 2019 film “The Hole in the Ground,” and their aim with the franchise going forward is to find young filmmakers willing to tell new stories in that gory sandbox. 

Raimi is “noodling big-picture ideas so that any new filmmakers could fit into the plan. We're going to try and spit these out a little quicker,” says Campbell, who for the first time isn't seen as Ash in “Rise.” (He appeared briefly in a post-credit scene in the 2013 "Evil Dead" film.) “We're all geezers. Let's get some new blood in there."

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