BREAKING HORROR NEWS: Sam Raimi is developing an Evil Dead TV series

  Here's some interesting news for horror fans. Apparently Sam Raimi--director of the original Evil Dead films and other genre gems like Darkman and Drag Me to Hell--is developing a TV series based on his Evil Dead franchise. According to the website bloodydisgusting.com, Raimi let slip earlier today at the San Diego Comic-Con that he is currently writing the series along with his … Continue reading BREAKING HORROR NEWS: Sam Raimi is developing an Evil Dead TV series

Horror review: Frailty

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 25, 2002 Hollywood marketing departments seem more desperate than ever to find sources for the hyperbolic reviewer quotes they splash across TV screens and newspaper ads. There’s no need to rely on established critical outlets like the New York Times and the Village Voice when they can magnify … Continue reading Horror review: Frailty

Scream Factory to release Sam Raimi’s Darkman on collector’s edition Blu-ray

By Steve Newton I remember Darkman, partly because it was one of the first movies I ever got paid to review, way back in the fall of 1990. I also remember Darkman because it was one hell of an entertaining horror-thriller, which is what I'd come to expect from director Sam Raimi, the guy behind Evil Dead. The good … Continue reading Scream Factory to release Sam Raimi’s Darkman on collector’s edition Blu-ray

Horror review: Army of Darkness

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 25, 1993 By Steve Newton Sam Raimi, the imaginative director who turned the horror world on its ear with 1983’s shocking cult hit Evil Dead—and then did it again by remaking that film on a bigger budget and calling it Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn—has achieved one … Continue reading Horror review: Army of Darkness

Horror review: Innocent Blood

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 1, 1992 By Steve Newton 1992 hasn’t been a banner year for horror movies. There hasn’t been anything near as fine as last year’s The Silence of the Lambs in the glut of Stephen King-related/-ripped off losers like The Lawnmower Man and Pet Sematary Two. But things are … Continue reading Horror review: Innocent Blood

Horror review: Darkman

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 30, 1990 By Steve Newton Sam Raimi has finally done it. The director of the wildly imaginative Evil Dead films has shunned the Freddy/Jason syndrome and come up with a brand new deformed killer who horror audiences can cheer for without feeling guilty. This new creation, Darkman, doesn’t … Continue reading Horror review: Darkman

Horror review: Evil Dead

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 5, 2013 At what point in life does the attraction of extreme gore--even to the lifelong horror fan--start to fade? It depends, I guess. All I know is, the sight of a possessed woman slicing her own tongue in half lengthwise just doesn't do it for me any more. If, … Continue reading Horror review: Evil Dead

Horror review: Drag Me to Hell

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 29, 2009 How many times in one movie can an audience be scared shitless by a sudden close-up of a screeching, zombielike hag’s face? In the case of Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell, every damn time! Raimi mastered the art of the screeching, zombie hag in The Evil Dead, and 28 … Continue reading Horror review: Drag Me to Hell

Fearless demon-killer Bruce Campbell opts for the safety of the sidewalk in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 7, 2005 By Steve Newton Bruce Campbell won the hearts of horror fans everywhere with his role as the comically intense demon killer Ash in Sam Raimi's low-budget 1983 horror hit, The Evil Dead. He went on to portray the manic, blood-soaked hero in the increasingly slapstick follow-ups, Evil Dead … Continue reading Fearless demon-killer Bruce Campbell opts for the safety of the sidewalk in Vancouver