The initial controversy over the evil dead s excessive violence proved to be a most effective form of publicity, helping to turn this obscure first feature into an infamous cult film. But sam raimis the evil dead emerged as a groundbreaking opera of blood. Oct 04, 2019 the evil dead and army of darkness director sam raimi confirms hes developing another evil dead movie under a new director. However, he bounced back with evil dead ii 1987, a racier and more humorous remakesequel to the original dead that did even better at the box office. Intended as a liveaction comic book, the film was not successful, due in part to unwanted studio intervention. Raimi then returned to the horror genre with the seminal evil dead ii which added slapstick humor to the over the top. The ultimate experience in grueling horror, into the woods, and sam raimis the evil dead, new line cinema, 1983. For the classic horror movie to succeed on the small screen, sam raimi must ensure theres a decent plot and plenty of humour in with the horror. Another reminder that out of ten awful remakes, sometimes one rises to the top and delivers. Bruce campbell, ellen sandweiss, richard demanincor. The evil dead aka book of the dead 1981, usa trailer youtube. The evil dead and army of darkness director sam raimi confirms hes developing another evil dead movie under a new director. Whether or not sam raimi ends up directing doctor strange in the multiverse of madness, its still difficult to predict how he will approach making a movie in the marvel cinematic universe.
I really had so much respect for the original movie that i didnt want to. Prior to directing the evil dead, sam raimi, along with a group of school friends including. Sam raimi in the evil dead 1981 ellen sandweiss in the evil dead 1981. Sam raimi confirms new evil dead movie being developed with. Sam raimi and fede alvarez talk about creating the evil. Lots of ideas from sam raimis 1978 short film within the woods were pulled into the evil dead, but the title did not. The film did moderate business, but raimi s strong visual style. He is visually inventive with a style that is distinctive. Not for the faint of heart, for sure, but if youre a true horror fan, and even more, if you miss. Evil dead, with the director recently admitting that hed love to direct. The evil dead book of the dead limited edition dvd bruce. Sam raimis genuinely disturbing lowbudget gorefest has lost little of its power to shock.
They dont know it yet, but theyve awakened an ancient evil in the woods. While its true that raimi has a certain style about him when telling superhero stories, its also true that raimi is just as famous for his impact on the horror genre. Sam raimi has a promising update on the future of evil dead. Oct 18, 2019 columbia pictures has acquired an untitled horror project that will be produced and directed by sam raimi, whose helming credits include genre staples the evil dead and drag me to hell. Sam raimi movies, ranked from worst to best screen rant. Volume one opens up with a wonderfully drawn adaptation of the film army of darkness, itself a sequel to the two evil dead films, all directed by sam raimi and starring bruce campbell as ash, in the role that made him famous. This highoctane semisequel to sam raimis cult hit the evil dead has nearly eclipsed its predecessors reputation thanks to an endless barrage of hyperkinetic camera acrobatics, rapidfire editing and splatstick gore effects. The begining of sam raimis amazing carreer as a director, and the birth of the ultimate horror hero, bruce campbell. In a recent ask me anything on reddit, sam raimi, promoting the remake of the grudge, which he helped produce, took some time to answer one of the most obvious questions you could ask sam raimi. Fede alvarez directed and cowrote 20s evil dead reboot, with raimi having previously stated he had a story idea for a possible sequel. To thrill, chill, make the audience laugh, cry, scream.
The picture is the best as it can be, due to the source material. While sam raimi might be best known for his spiderman trilogy at least, to certain audiences, sam raimi came to fame through the evil dead films. Evil dead series, which premiers halloween night sam raimi is the executive producer on the series and directed the first episode. At the recent new york comiccon, cosmic book news and a group of fellow journalists spoke to sam raimi and producer craig digregorio about the new starz ash vs. Those films kicked off a new era for superhero cinema, one where people could accept the unlimited imagination of the comic book page on the screen. One of his bestknown roles is ash williams in sam raimis evil dead franchise, beginning with the 1978 short film within the woods. The evil dead originally released as book of the dead is a 1981 american supernatural horror film written and directed by sam raimi and executive produced by raimi and bruce campbell, who also starred alongside ellen sandweiss and betsy baker. Sam raimi s genuinely disturbing lowbudget gorefest has lost little of its power to shock.
The evil dead is the 1981 directorial debut of sam raimi, and its certainly a fine film. Apr 30, 2004 informative, engaging, and detailed look at the career of director sam raimi as of 2004 spiderman 2 wasnt out yet, the unseen force includes both biographical details of raimi, examinations of all his movies up to that point and their production histories, and quotes from many of his collaborators explaining what it was like to work with him. In 1981, filmmaker sam raimi delivered audiences the evil dead, depicting a group of friends who were brutally killed off by evil forces in a cabin in the woods, with ash, played by bruce campbell. The last film in the evil dead trilogy, army of darkness is the secondbest film in it but the biggest one in terms of scope. Times writing, the evil dead is wholly a product of the vivid imagination of sam raimi, for whom this. The art of the john bolton is never equaled again in the collection, and the decision to stick to. While some horror fans are looking forward to seeing how evil dead creator sam raimis vision will apply to the upcoming doctor strange sequel. Awards pictures had alleged that raimis comment in a 2000 book saying he would never do an evil dead sequel was a sign the. Behindthescreams 17min tom sullivan hosts and narrates over production images. The 1973 olds 88 in raimis evil dead trilogy isnt just any classic. Evil dead is one of the most classic horror films ever. Feb 24, 2019 the evil dead book of the dead limited edition dvd bruce campbell, sam raimi. With his brother ivan raimi and crediting himself as celia abrams, sam raimi also wrote easy wheels 1989, a parody of the outlaw biker film genre.
Sam raimis the evil dead remains a masterpiece in crudity. The grudge is written and directed by nicolas pesce, with sam raimi, robert tapert and takashige ichise producing. This highoctane semisequel to sam raimi s cult hit the evil dead has nearly eclipsed its predecessors reputation thanks to an endless barrage of hyperkinetic camera acrobatics, rapidfire editing and splatstick gore effects. The legacy of evil dead is so resilient that its hard to imagine that army of darkness was a box office bomb upon its initial release. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once. Sam raimi confirms new evil dead movie being developed. Tobey maguire and bruce campbell discussing sam raimi. The film was supposed to be a horror film starring campbell in the title role and a remake of raimis classic horror short film within the woods. Everyone knows about his work on the original spiderman trilogy. Of course, raimi directed all three of the evil dead films and is known for his work on the spiderman. I was already a fan of sam raimi because of the evil dead films and spiderman. Samuel marshall raimi born 23 october 1959 in royal oak, michigan, usa he is director, producer, writer and actor. When appearing at new york comic con, where raimi is promoting ghost.
With bruce campbell, embeth davidtz, marcus gilbert, ian abercrombie. A little over two decades after bringing the evil dead into the world, sam raimi revolutionized comic book movies with 2002s spiderman, going on to direct what some consider to be one of the best superhero films ever made with 2004s spiderman 2. Tobey and bruce talk about sam, his fetish for abuse, and his genius as a director. Mar 30, 2010 the spine fell off easily but this is an easy fix, put a small amount of gorrila glue. Raimi directed the evil dead series, which is iconic for its frantic, chaotic sense of humor and. Sam raimi is in talks with marvel to direct doctor strange 2, which follows the departure of scott derrickson of course, sam raimi is known for directing the tobey maguire spiderman films for sony, and raimi s spiderman 2 even name drops doctor strange when j.
Here are the 10 grooviest quotes from sam raimis evil dead trilogy. The 10 grooviest quotes from sam raimis evil dead trilogy. The 1973 olds 88 in raimis evil dead trilogy isnt just. Evil dead ii is still held in high regard by horror fans today. The evil dead originally released as book of the dead is a 1981 american supernatural horror film written and directed by sam raimi and executive produced. As a young boy, raimi looked up to his oldest brother, sander. Sam raimi is best known for horror, but the evil dead director has done more than mere macabre. Once there, they discover a socalled book of the dead and unknowingly release some fleshpossessing demons. Sam raimi to direct a horror movie at columbia pictures. Audio commentary with sam raimi, bruce campbell,scott spiegel and greg nicotero. Sam raimi has revealed that there is a new evil dead movie on the way and it will be produced by the franchises longtime lead bruce campbell read more. He directed such films as evil dead ii, army of darkness. Deadites online the fans official source for evil dead.
His notable films included the evil dead and oz the great and powerful as well as several. Evil dead ii took the brilliant germ of an idea the original had and exploded it into a dozen different directions. The lead role in these films is portrayed by bruce campbell. Like most children of the 1960s, sam raimi grew up acting out his fantasies with the benefit of an 8 mm movie camera.
Jan 03, 2020 sam raimi directed the first three films in the evil dead series, produced the remake, and cocreated the tv series ash vs. It was put together by director sam rami and actor bruce campbell who had to scrape the money together to film it, and mostly used their friends and family as the crew. Bruce lorne campbell born june 22, 1958 is an american actor, voice actor, producer, writer and director. Sam raimi would love to direct another evil dead movie. Within the woods is a 1978 horror short film written, directed and produced by sam raimi. Its perhaps fitting, then, that nearly two decades after the release of. Sam raimi, american film and television director, producer, and screenwriter whose inventive camera techniques and wry humor breathed life into the horror genre. Raimi drew inspiration from his earlier short film clockwork, deciding. The healthy profits of the remake raised hopes for a potential sequel to the original. Several alternate titles were considered, including book of the dead. It was sander who first showed him a copy of spiderman, the older boys favorite comic book, and soon it was sam raimis favorite too. Hopefully thatll be another comicbook character that i get to take two or three or four cracks at, the actor said of playing batmans gotham city ally.
At the beginning of sam raimis evil dead trilogy, unwitting characters. Raimi fisherman on the side of the road and voice of the evil spirit, the evil dead also known as book of the dead, the evil dead. The camera techniques are easily this first films high point, it was just done in such a creative way that still leaves you guessing how it was done. After 3 seasons ash vs evil dead was cancelled, leaving the story with ash waking in a post apocalyptic future somewhat like the alternate ending to army of darkness. Nov 08, 2009 prior to directing the evil dead, sam raimi, along with a group of school friends including. The film is about five friends who go up to a secluded cabin for the weekend and run into, you guessed it, nothing but evil. His notable films included the evil dead and oz the great and powerful as well as several installments in the spiderman series. Sam raimi and fede alvarez talk about creating the evil dead remake. Dead by dawn, the sequel army of darkness in 1992, as well as the tv show ash vs. The film gauge grew to 35 when raimi, with the aid of friends and relatives. Five twentysomething friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a.
The author gives his own commentary on each movie and discusses mr. Nicknamed the classic, the car has appeared in just about every one of the directors films all the way back to the days when he and friends bruce campbell and robert tappert and his brothers ted and ivan would make short films after school with an old super8 movie camera. Doctor strange in the multiverse of madness will be sam raimis fifth superhero film. Includes a few great clips of sam pretending to be an asshole on the set of sm2. Sam raimi just did an ama ask me anything on reddit to promote the upcoming the grudge movie reboot he is producing. Apr 09, 20 for sam raimi, it is an appearance of a 1973 oldsmobile delta 88. Raimi then returned to the horror genre with the seminal evil dead ii which added slapstick humor to the over the top horror, showcasing his love of the three stooges. Sam raimi, who helped launch the modern superhero movie with 2002s spiderman, is in talks to direct doctor strange in the multiverse of madness for marvel studios, variety has. Sam raimi provides update on next evil dead project cbr. In 1980, raimi and bruce campbell started the development of raimi s first feature film, which was titled book of the dead, due to raimi s interest in legendary writer h.
Sam raimi is the executive producer on the series and directed the first episode. The evil dead 2 book of the dead 2 limited edition. Doctor strange director scott derrickson weighs in on sam raimi report. At the beginning of sam raimis evil dead trilogy, unwitting characters vacationing in a remote cabin find a recording. When they make the mistake of listening to it, they hear professor knowbys voice reading passages from the necronomicon exmortisthe book of the dead. He has starred in many lowbudget cult films such as crimewave 1985, maniac cop 1988, sundown. Sam raimi confirms he wants to make another evil dead movie. After reading this book i am interested in checking out some of his other movies as well. Raimi was then given his biggest budget to date to shoot darkman 1990, a comic book style fantasy about a scarred avenger.
Oct 31, 2019 at the beginning of sam raimis evil dead trilogy, unwitting characters vacationing in a remote cabin find a recording. The evil dead hitchhiking fisherman evil force 1981 the blind waiter 1980 strykers war 1980. Aug 28, 2012 sam raimi wins judgement to block unauthorized evil dead sequel. The gore the merrier 31min a making of documentary featuring the make up effects guys. Evil dead the aka sam raimis the evil dead aka book of the. When a quintet of notparticularlybright college students vacationing. Sam raimi wins judgement to block unauthorized evil dead. With a diverse filmography that ranges from the evil dead and for the love of the game to the spiderman trilogy and oz the great and powerful, its fascinating to consider how raimi will approach a doctor. Reviewers could clearly see that raimi was destined for much bigger things, with the l. Feb 15, 2020 doctor strange in the multiverse of madness will be sam raimi s fifth superhero film. A fight has broken out over who has rights to do a new sequel of the 198os horror classic the evil dead renaissance pictures, formed in 1979 by producerdirector sam raimi, producer robert. All 15 sam raimi movies ranked from worst to best page 2. Sam raimi is a selftaught film director, best known for the bigbudget spiderman movies, and the more handcrafted evil dead films.
Those films kicked off a new era for superhero cinema, one where people could accept the unlimited imagination of the. It was fun, emotional, and even had time for some great evil dead esque. Jonah jameson is trying to think of a name for doc ock when jameson notes. Includes a few great clips of sam pretending to be an asshole on. Raimi and co wanted to name the movie book of the dead, but it was producer irvin shapiro who suggested the title be changed to the. The initial controversy over the evil deads excessive violence proved to be a most effective form of publicity, helping to turn this obscure first feature into an infamous cult film.
Sam raimi teases new evil dead movie produced by bruce. Throughout sam raimis evil dead trilogy, ash became more humorous and arrogant, resulting in some memorable lines. Army of darkness omnibus volume 1 raimi, sam, raimi, ivan, hartnell, andy, kuhoric, james, kirkman, robert, napton, robert place, bolton, john, bradshaw, nick, greene, sanford, sharpe, kevin on. Because of this, sam raimi still struggled to get funding for another evil dead movie despite the directors career success. Evil dead 20 is a treat for the fans of gore and horror, in any case. In 1980, raimi and bruce campbell started the development of raimis first feature film, which was titled book of the dead, due to raimis interest in legendary writer h. Packaged in a rubberlatex mock book book of the dead with a 24page collectors booklet and a sleeve for the dvd. It was sander who first showed him a copy of spiderman, the older boys favorite comic book, and soon it was sam raimi s favorite too. The film was supposed to be a horror film starring campbell in the title role and a remake of raimi s classic horror short film within the woods. Raimi born october 23, 1959 is an american filmmaker, actor, and producer. Paperback sam raimi made his name in movies when he made the evil dead, a small budget, independently made horror film that became a seminal work in 1980s horror. The evil dead by sam raimi bruce campbell, ellen sandweiss.1332 616 51 1013 475 248 1292 756 700 801 858 453 917 554 463 273 476 1446 984 1330 1170 178 1033 467 1269 860 169 191 98