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Tonight: “Ash Vs. Evil Dead” Premiere on Starz

Poster - Ash Vs Evil Dead - 2015

The Premise:
Ash vs. Evil Dead is an upcoming American horror comedy television series created by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell for the Starz network. It is set in the Evil Dead franchise and serves as a sequel to The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. The series stars Campbell reprising his role as Ash Williams from the Evil Dead films and video games. Jill Marie Jones, Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo and Lucy Lawless also star. The series is executive produced by Campbell, Raimi and Rob Tapert who originally produced the first film. The series is set to premiere on October 31, 2015. (from the shows Wiki).

The Cast:
Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams
Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, Michigan State Trooper
Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar
Dana Delorenzo as Kelly Maxwell
Lucy Lawless as Ruby Knowby
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Film Review: “Attitude For Destruction” (2008)

Title: “Attitude For Destruction”
Genre: Rock & Roll Horror Fantasy
Label: Cleopatra Records
Release Date: 4/15/2008
Rating: 2.5/5

“Attitude For Destruction” is a Horror Fantasy film that takes a little bit of movies like “Trick Or Treat” and “Rock And Roll Nightmare” and blends them with the premise of a young and successful Hollywood Rock band that are on their way to the top and soon find themselves dealing with witchcraft and the living dead as they make their quest for musical greatness. It begins in a club where the band “Hollywood Roses” and their lead singer Drake have just performed and are soon solicited by Record Company powers that be who wish to sign them to a multi-album deal and determine that they don’t want Drake as a part of the deal. The singer balks about the decision that the rest of the guys make about their respective futures as he would sooner the band wait on such success rather than sell their souls to such a corporation. Since the band wants the success without more waiting, they seek to toss Drake out of the band and instead beat him to death, dispose of the corpse and move on to sign the deal with the record company with no one any wiser to the crime. Of course you know there is more to this or the movie would have had a happy ending only twenty minutes in and with this type of film that is never the case.
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“Weirdo A Go-Go” by Wednesday 13

Artist: Wednesday 13
Title: “Weirdo A Go-Go”
Label: Horror High Productions
Release Date: 2/5/2008
Genre: Dark Comedy
Rating: 2.5/5

Before I began examining the debut DVD for Wednesday 13’s “Weirdo A Go-Go” I have to say that I love this guys music and the total presentation he does with his fun brand of Horror Punk. So when the musician announced his plans to release an absurd little video called “Weirdo A Go-Go”, the question would be what on Earth could he have in store for us. The answer is quite simply something that comes off as a far darker and more obnoxious version of Captain Kangaroo meets a little bit of PeeWee’s Playhouse tossed in for good measure after one has been on a serious bender. That being said the appeal of such a release is limited to Mr. 13’s staunchest supporters or perhaps fans of “Greg The Bunny”, and the more obscure “Puppets Who Kill” program. The program itself presents us with Wednesday 13 as both the human host and witness to the shenanigans of the odd assortment of puppets who make up the cast of characters. The language and antics are definitely more along the parental advisory side and while some are amusing, at times others are rather inane. I think that was done more for plan than by accident. Wednesday 13 also acts as the emcee to some vintage Horror movie clips and I felt that this is the avenue that he should have stuck with since it works better with the persona he portrays as a musician. The extensive liner notes inside the DVD line out why he chose to avoid this route and I hate to disagree with him, but I think he should have done it despite his reservations.
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