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Groovy! Raven Banner Entertainment Acquires Hail to the Deadites & New Poster!

14 Sep

After winning a Bronze Audience Award at the Fantasia Film Festival, the Evil Dead documentary Hail to the Deadites has just released its official trailer (edited by Jon Kondelik, co-owner of Dual Visions) and a brand new festival poster (design by Filip Ivanovic).

“Inspired by the 1981 classic’s cult following, HAIL TO THE DEADITES is a documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD franchise. Through interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, fans, freaks and geeks, this documentary seeks to illuminate the darkest reaches of the EVIL DEAD franchise’s undying and still-growing popularity, a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator’s wildest dreams. This movie puts the spotlight on the fans that cultivated and spread this groovy pop-culture infection! It celebrates those who’ve celebrated the films! 

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Ash Returns to fight the Evil Dead on Television!

10 Nov

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Just when fans think Bruce Campbell won’t return to play the seminal Ash from Evil Dead, think again! According to theWrap, premium television network Starz has green lit the adaptation of this cult classic. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell are set to return to the small screen in Ash vs the Evil Dead and just what new antics will occur will be up to writers Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Tom Spezialy.

This program is set to debut sometime in 2015.

“Evil Dead has always been a blast. Bruce, Rob, and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell the next chapter in Ash’s lame, but heroic saga,” Raimi said via press release. “With his chainsaw arm and his ‘boomstick,’ Ash is back to kick some monster butt. And brother, this time there’s a truckload of it.”

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Spider-Man 2 Trailer Rips into Times Square! (and Thoughts)

1 Jan

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Spider-Man fans may well want to tear into this latest trailer for story clues. Released on New Year’s Eve, this trailer teases at a big fight in Time Square and fortunately, it does not look like it is happening around the same date … or does it? Plenty of people are seen converging upon this famous intersection in New York City and the inter-titles suggests a big party is going on.

In this short, not only does one villain appear, namely Electro, but also there seems to be two more waiting in the wings! Rhino gets a massive upgrade ala the mechanical Green Goblin suit which may borrow an idea from Sam Raimi’s version, and it’s this behemoth that I’ll be looking forward to seeing. I’m sorry, Jamie Foxx, but although you look terrifying as Electro, it’s the mechanical Perissodactyla that is drawing me in to supporting this film.

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