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2012-08-29 01:52:19 AM  
giveneyestosee.com
 
2012-08-29 01:55:05 AM  
So now instead of a shiat sandwich we starve. Well whoopdee damn doo.

/Read it.
//Know about his plans for 4
///It's never. Farkin'. Happenin'.
 
2012-08-29 01:59:00 AM  
My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS
 
2012-08-29 02:48:07 AM  
Wow, that's some grade A stupid on the part of the people making that unauthorized sequel:

FTA: Awards Pictures had alleged that Raimi's comment in a 2000 book saying he would never do an Evil Dead sequel was a sign the title's trademark was up for grabs, also after being used for multiple other movies.
 
2012-08-29 03:00:16 AM  
Hero tag hanging out in the bikini thread?
 
2012-08-29 03:14:34 AM  
Now if only Sam would shut down that piece of shiat remake he's been working on.
 
2012-08-29 04:01:40 AM  

unicron702: /CBS


Cool Bro Story?
 
2012-08-29 04:12:57 AM  

Neums: unicron702: /CBS

Cool Bro Story?


I had a college roommate whose former high school band instructor played trombone for the theme song to Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.

/CrummyBandStory
 
2012-08-29 04:45:49 AM  

Notabunny: Neums: unicron702: /CBS

Cool Bro Story?

I had a college roommate whose former high school band instructor played trombone for the theme song to Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes.

/CrummyBandStory


That's a good copy, lil buddy. 10-4. You got a smokey on your tail.

/CB Story
 
2012-08-29 05:14:45 AM  

turbidum: Wow, that's some grade A stupid on the part of the people making that unauthorized sequel:

FTA: Awards Pictures had alleged that Raimi's comment in a 2000 book saying he would never do an Evil Dead sequel was a sign the title's trademark was up for grabs, also after being used for multiple other movies.




This movie was going to be the backstory of the Necronomicon.

There was also some sort of Freddie vs. Jason vs. ? that at the end of the movie you see a book that looks just like the ED Necronomicon. At the very end a hand that looks like Freddie's (complete with glove and blades) comes up through the ground and snatches it. Can't remember the name of the movie.

So it's been used before.

Would love to know what his original plans were for Evil Dead 4...
 
2012-08-29 05:33:43 AM  
The original ending to the movie was Ash getting stuck in the future where civilization has ended.

Apparently the imbeciles at 'Award Pictures' got sued previously for trying to make a sequel to Big Trouble in Little China.
Sounds legit
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-08-29 05:54:52 AM  
Long-ass CSB time

I had a friend who was studying film at Michigan State, and about four or five years ago Bruce Campbell was going to be there to screen My Name is Bruce for the first (or one of the very first) times. She got me in. It was a pretty cool experience, even if the film was pretty meh.

Tom Sullivan was there too in the audience (he was the guy who made the Book of the Dead for the Evil Dead) and he's always an interesting guy to talk to if you ever run into him at a horror movie convention (he loves talking to the fans and screening old stuff they used to do).

By far though, the best part was watching Bruce Campbell getting increasingly frustrated with asinine fan questions during the Q&A. Stuff like, "who would win in a fight". Have to say though, Campbell was pretty good sport even though you could see he does get irritated by quite a number of his fans. I did get to ask the man personally about this story an ex told me:

Apparently, when they were kids, my ex's dad was brought by his mother over to the Campbell residence to fight Bruce's older brother. He confirmed it happened. He said it was one of the weirdest, most animalistic things he'd ever seen a parent do.
 
2012-08-29 06:07:30 AM  

Jumpin Jbot: Long-ass CSB time

I had a friend who was studying film at Michigan State, and about four or five years ago Bruce Campbell was going to be there to screen My Name is Bruce for the first (or one of the very first) times. She got me in. It was a pretty cool experience, even if the film was pretty meh.

Tom Sullivan was there too in the audience (he was the guy who made the Book of the Dead for the Evil Dead) and he's always an interesting guy to talk to if you ever run into him at a horror movie convention (he loves talking to the fans and screening old stuff they used to do).

By far though, the best part was watching Bruce Campbell getting increasingly frustrated with asinine fan questions during the Q&A. Stuff like, "who would win in a fight". Have to say though, Campbell was pretty good sport even though you could see he does get irritated by quite a number of his fans. I did get to ask the man personally about this story an ex told me:

Apparently, when they were kids, my ex's dad was brought by his mother over to the Campbell residence to fight Bruce's older brother. He confirmed it happened. He said it was one of the weirdest, most animalistic things he'd ever seen a parent do.

Would you care to further enlighten the rest of the class?
/seriously. I want to read this tale!
 
2012-08-29 06:49:16 AM  

MagSeven: Jumpin Jbot: Long-ass CSB time

Would you care to further enlighten the rest of the class?
/seriously. I want to read this tale!


I heard he wrote about it in his book, but I never read it so I can't confirm if it's in there. I hope it is though, because I can't do it justice and I'm relying on my memory here. So I'll just try to re-tell it the way I was told by my ex and then Bruce Campbell.

So, according to my ex, her dad and Bruce Campbell grew up next door to each other. They never really got along. Just dumb kid stuff growing up in the 60's, y'know? No one really remembers how it happened, but her dad went over to Bruce Campbell's house to fight him because of something really childish and stupid.

Now, I thought that was kind of a cute story, and she told me a number of weird things about her family and I wasn't sure how much of them were true. They were certainly plausible, because she was a rich girl from a rich and connected family in Michigan (lol, rich and well connected in Michigan still cracks me up). I mean, she told me that her family was friends with Michael Moore and that her dad was at the Machus Red Fox the night that Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.

(and just to add weirdness to the whole two-degrees-of-separation that is the Metro Detroit area, she was friends with my favorite local-never-went-anywhere band there)

Anyway, I digress.

I was always curious about the story, but never enough to really look into it. It's just a funny anecdote. But then there I was, with a chance to talk to Bruce Campbell one-on-one, and I thought, what the hell, I'll ask him about it.

Turned out, it had happened, but he corrected me on a few details. The first being they weren't next-door neighbors, but they lived catty-corner; so close enough. And it wasn't him he went to fight, but Bruce's older brother. In addition, the mother brought her son over to fight Bruce Campbell's older brother.

Over some dumb argument, if I recall.

He didn't seem to remember what the ordeal was about either. But hey, if it involves kids, it really couldn't have been that serious, right? But, it was the whole thing of the mother bringing her son over to fight some other kid in his backyard that was so bizarre about it. Nothing came of it, it was stopped by the responsible Campbells before some insane parent-supported child fist-fight could break out, but Bruce Campbell told me that scene was one of the strangest things he'd ever seen a parent do.

He said that mother's attitude was one of the most animalistic things he'd seen in a friggin' suburb.

But hey, y'know, that's Metro Detroiters for you. It's a pretty weird place full of weird people sometimes. I really wish I could recall the story better.

Or had told it with all kinds of Ash one-liners said by a little kid Bruce Campbell.
 
2012-08-29 07:07:59 AM  

Jumpin Jbot: MagSeven: Jumpin Jbot: Long-ass CSB time

Would you care to further enlighten the rest of the class?
/seriously. I want to read this tale!

I heard he wrote about it in his book, but I never read it so I can't confirm if it's in there. I hope it is though, because I can't do it justice and I'm relying on my memory here. So I'll just try to re-tell it the way I was told by my ex and then Bruce Campbell.

So, according to my ex, her dad and Bruce Campbell grew up next door to each other. They never really got along. Just dumb kid stuff growing up in the 60's, y'know? No one really remembers how it happened, but her dad went over to Bruce Campbell's house to fight him because of something really childish and stupid.

Now, I thought that was kind of a cute story, and she told me a number of weird things about her family and I wasn't sure how much of them were true. They were certainly plausible, because she was a rich girl from a rich and connected family in Michigan (lol, rich and well connected in Michigan still cracks me up). I mean, she told me that her family was friends with Michael Moore and that her dad was at the Machus Red Fox the night that Jimmy Hoffa disappeared.

(and just to add weirdness to the whole two-degrees-of-separation that is the Metro Detroit area, she was friends with my favorite local-never-went-anywhere band there)

Anyway, I digress.

I was always curious about the story, but never enough to really look into it. It's just a funny anecdote. But then there I was, with a chance to talk to Bruce Campbell one-on-one, and I thought, what the hell, I'll ask him about it.

Turned out, it had happened, but he corrected me on a few details. The first being they weren't next-door neighbors, but they lived catty-corner; so close enough. And it wasn't him he went to fight, but Bruce's older brother. In addition, the mother brought her son over to fight Bruce Campbell's older brother.

Over some dumb argument, if I recall.

He didn't seem to r ...


Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.
 
2012-08-29 07:21:02 AM  
Groovy
 
2012-08-29 07:29:36 AM  
I met Bruce. I have his autograph on my Bubba Ho-Tep ticket. He was sitting directly in front of me at the premier, during the Toronto Film Festival. Would have got my pic taken with him but didn't have a camera with me (and no cell phone back then).
 
2012-08-29 07:52:15 AM  

MagSeven: Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.


I don't remember this story from the book (but it's been awhile since I've read it) but both of his books are pretty good reads.

"If Chins Could Kill" -- autobiography. Lots of great stories about getting those early Evil Dead movies made.
"Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- fictional autobiography of how he got cast in an A-List Hollywood production and infected it with the "B-Move Virus."
 
2012-08-29 07:57:59 AM  

Dog Welder: MagSeven: Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.

I don't remember this story from the book (but it's been awhile since I've read it) but both of his books are pretty good reads.

"If Chins Could Kill" -- autobiography. Lots of great stories about getting those early Evil Dead movies made.
"Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- fictional autobiography of how he got cast in an A-List Hollywood production and infected it with the "B-Move Virus."


Then it might not be in there. That's just what my ex had told me at the time. I really should read his books anyway.
 
2012-08-29 08:22:42 AM  
FTFA:

Awards Pictures had alleged that Raimi's comment in a 2000 book saying he would never do an Evil Dead sequel was a sign the title's trademark was up for grabs ...

Oh that's just what we call pillow talk, baby, that's all.
 
2012-08-29 08:24:32 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

This Evil Dead sequel wasn't too bad.
 
2012-08-29 08:33:59 AM  
Renaissance Pictures sued Awards Pictures in May, claiming Awards Pictures' in-production film Evil Dead 4: Consequences conflicted with Renaissance's own plans to create a sequel.

Now I'm going to sue Renaissance Pictures if they don't come out with this sequel.
 
2012-08-29 09:04:30 AM  

unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS


I never heard anything about musicalizing AOD. Doubt it would be a good idea after the finantal failure of Evil Dead the musical. Not that it wouldn't be cool.
 
2012-08-29 09:05:48 AM  

robohobo: Now if only Sam would shut down that piece of shiat remake he's been working on.


This. How many remakes has he produced now? Shame Bruce Campbell had to go and get too old to beat himself half to death for our amusement.
 
2012-08-29 09:14:36 AM  

Dog Welder: MagSeven: Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.

I don't remember this story from the book (but it's been awhile since I've read it) but both of his books are pretty good reads.

"If Chins Could Kill" -- autobiography. Lots of great stories about getting those early Evil Dead movies made.
"Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- fictional autobiography of how he got cast in an A-List Hollywood production and infected it with the "B-Move Virus."


Jumpin Jbot: Dog Welder: MagSeven: Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.

I don't remember this story from the book (but it's been awhile since I've read it) but both of his books are pretty good reads.

"If Chins Could Kill" -- autobiography. Lots of great stories about getting those early Evil Dead movies made.
"Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- fictional autobiography of how he got cast in an A-List Hollywood production and infected it with the "B-Move Virus."

Then it might not be in there. That's just what my ex had told me at the time. I really should read his books anyway.


Not for your story in particular. Just looking for something to read on a trip coming up and you both make it seem like the man can tell a funny story. Thanks for the recommendations.
 
2012-08-29 09:21:23 AM  
Workshed.
 
2012-08-29 09:24:53 AM  

unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS


No offense, but would you mind running into a room full of your buddies with a hand grenade?
 
2012-08-29 09:40:15 AM  

Zombie Eater: robohobo: Now if only Sam would shut down that piece of shiat remake he's been working on.

This. How many remakes has he produced now? Shame Bruce Campbell had to go and get too old to beat himself half to death for our amusement.


It's all but finished, and according to reports, Campbell likes it a lot. Should be out sometime next year.
 
2012-08-29 10:10:32 AM  

Dog Welder: MagSeven: Thanks! I'll have to go read his book now.

I don't remember this story from the book (but it's been awhile since I've read it) but both of his books are pretty good reads.

"If Chins Could Kill" -- autobiography. Lots of great stories about getting those early Evil Dead movies made.
"Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way" -- fictional autobiography of how he got cast in an A-List Hollywood production and infected it with the "B-Move Virus."


Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way was pretty funny. I wonder who the ghost writer was
 
2012-08-29 10:28:04 AM  
Awards Pictures: "We're gonna make an 'Evil Dead" sequel."

Public: NO! DON'T YOU DO IT! DON'T YOU...!

AP: "Hah! We're doing it and you idiots can't stop us!"

Some time later...

AP: "So we're just about ready to put this movie out and..."

Raimi:

barbariangroup.com

AP: (haz a sad)

Raimi:

s1.static.gotsmile.net
 
2012-08-29 10:56:59 AM  

Tsar_Bomba1:

There was also some sort of Freddie vs. Jason vs. ? that at the end of the movie you see a book that looks just like the ED Necronomicon. At the very end a hand that looks like Freddie's (complete with glove and blades) comes up through the ground and snatches it. Can't remember the name of the movie.
.


Nope. That scene is in Jason Goes To Hell and Freddy's glove hand comes up and snatches Jason's hockey mask There is a scene though when someone finds and looks at the Necronomicon and the Kandarian Dagger.

Although Wes Craven and Sam had many back and forths between their flicks. In Evil Dead 1 there is ripped Hills Have Eyes poster then in the first Nightmare on Elm Street Nancy and Greg are watching Evil Dead on the TV. In Evil Dead 2 when Ash goes in the cellar you can see Freddy's glove hanging on the wall.
 
2012-08-29 11:33:57 AM  

T.M.S.: unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS

I never heard anything about musicalizing AOD. Doubt it would be a good idea after the finantal failure of Evil Dead the musical. Not that it wouldn't be cool.


sold out shows and a successful tour was a finacial failure? citation needed.

/have a copy of the show copied from what looks like vhs. it is terribad good fun.
 
2012-08-29 11:43:21 AM  

T.M.S.: unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS

I never heard anything about musicalizing AOD. Doubt it would be a good idea after the finantal failure of Evil Dead the musical. Not that it wouldn't be cool.


I've seen it a few times, including the first two Toronto runs with the original cast. It definitely wasn't a failure. Every show sold out well in advance.
 
2012-08-29 12:12:27 PM  

frepnog:
sold out shows and a successful tour was a finacial failure? citation needed.

.


I could show you my royalty statements. But there is not much to show because Evil Dead the Musical never really made any money.

I's a shame because I think it's a fantastic show and I believe in it a great deal. But it has hardly been a "success" in the conventional sense of the term.
 
2012-08-29 12:43:42 PM  

T.M.S.: frepnog:
sold out shows and a successful tour was a finacial failure? citation needed.

.

I could show you my royalty statements. But there is not much to show because Evil Dead the Musical never really made any money.

I's a shame because I think it's a fantastic show and I believe in it a great deal. But it has hardly been a "success" in the conventional sense of the term.


Oh I see. Well I loved it.
 
2012-08-29 01:12:11 PM  

Serial: T.M.S.: unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS

I never heard anything about musicalizing AOD. Doubt it would be a good idea after the finantal failure of Evil Dead the musical. Not that it wouldn't be cool.

I've seen it a few times, including the first two Toronto runs with the original cast. It definitely wasn't a failure. Every show sold out well in advance.


Unfortunately that dosent always translate into "success".

frepnog:
Oh I see. Well I loved it.


Watch the YouTube clips of the Korean production. It will give you even more to love.
 
2012-08-29 01:27:56 PM  

Jumpin Jbot: Long-ass CSB time

I had a friend who was studying film at Michigan State, and about four or five years ago Bruce Campbell was going to be there to screen My Name is Bruce for the first (or one of the very first) times. She got me in. It was a pretty cool experience, even if the film was pretty meh.

Tom Sullivan was there too in the audience (he was the guy who made the Book of the Dead for the Evil Dead) and he's always an interesting guy to talk to if you ever run into him at a horror movie convention (he loves talking to the fans and screening old stuff they used to do).

By far though, the best part was watching Bruce Campbell getting increasingly frustrated with asinine fan questions during the Q&A. Stuff like, "who would win in a fight". Have to say though, Campbell was pretty good sport even though you could see he does get irritated by quite a number of his fans. I did get to ask the man personally about this story an ex told me:

Apparently, when they were kids, my ex's dad was brought by his mother over to the Campbell residence to fight Bruce's older brother. He confirmed it happened. He said it was one of the weirdest, most animalistic things he'd ever seen a parent do.


I don't recall that from "If Chins Could Kill" but it has been a while since I read it, so I may have just forgotten. Either that or it's in "Make Love The Bruce Campbell Way" which I haven't read yet.
 
2012-08-29 01:39:08 PM  

Orgasmatron138: unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS

No offense, but would you mind running into a room full of your buddies with a hand grenade?


Well hello Mr. Fancypants.
 
2012-08-29 01:48:40 PM  

CygnusDarius: Orgasmatron138: unicron702: My buddy is one of the main actors in the Evil Dead musical. He said getting the rights to Evil Dead was cake, however Army Of Darkness will require an act of God.

/CBS

No offense, but would you mind running into a room full of your buddies with a hand grenade?

Well hello Mr. Fancypants.


Sorry, I hate musicals.
 
2012-08-29 01:58:20 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-29 02:00:35 PM  
Many, many years ago, I wrote a letter to Bruce just thanking him for entertaining me, and letting him know I'm from Michigan and it's nice to see a fellow Michigan native making a name for himself. He wrote back and asked for my phone number, and then called to say "Hello" because I was from Michigan and indicated I'd been a fan since I first saw Evil Dead screened in a local theater. He was very nice and gracious. 'Thanked me for my support, and wished me luck on my various careers in media and entertainment.

This was the early 90s, if I recall. After that, his popularity blew up on the Internet and I was proud to say I talked him because he called me just to be cool.

So in my opinion, Bruce Campbell is a class act. A good guy. The kind of fellow you invite around for tea.
 
2012-08-29 03:30:10 PM  

Orgasmatron138:

Sorry, I hate musicals.


Why?
 
2012-08-29 04:16:40 PM  

tankjr: So now instead of a shiat sandwich we starve. Well whoopdee damn doo.


Um... I'll take starvation. Especially when "starvation" in this case is nothing more than not having a remake of something that doesn't need to be remade.
 
2012-08-29 05:18:38 PM  
Somewhat off-topic, but this is a great Sam Raimi film that I recently re-watched:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-29 05:44:14 PM  
Met Bruce a couple times now. Guy is a class act all the way. As far as Raimi goes, he's all about keeping track of rights after he & Tapert lost the Xena franchise. I think they must have had a crappy lawyer in the beginning stages of nailing down rights. They fought from 2001 to 2007 to get the rights back from MCA, Universal & Action Pack. In the end no one ended up with all the rights, each with part, so Xena as a Franchise is dead. Sad really. I would have loved to seen the Warrior Princess on the big screen.
 
2012-08-29 05:54:58 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Many, many years ago, I wrote a letter to Bruce just thanking him for entertaining me, and letting him know I'm from Michigan and it's nice to see a fellow Michigan native making a name for himself. He wrote back and asked for my phone number, and then called to say "Hello" because I was from Michigan and indicated I'd been a fan since I first saw Evil Dead screened in a local theater. He was very nice and gracious. 'Thanked me for my support, and wished me luck on my various careers in media and entertainment.

This was the early 90s, if I recall. After that, his popularity blew up on the Internet and I was proud to say I talked him because he called me just to be cool.

So in my opinion, Bruce Campbell is a class act. A good guy. The kind of fellow you invite around for tea.


He played Brisco County Jr in a DEADLANDS LARP at Gencon a few years ago.

The man is a GOD, and one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't recognize him when he came to
my office a few years ago until he was far enough down the street that I couldn't run after him to
shake his hand without looking like a creepy retard.
 
2012-08-30 01:15:10 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: ZeroCorpse: Many, many years ago, I wrote a letter to Bruce just thanking him for entertaining me, and letting him know I'm from Michigan and it's nice to see a fellow Michigan native making a name for himself. He wrote back and asked for my phone number, and then called to say "Hello" because I was from Michigan and indicated I'd been a fan since I first saw Evil Dead screened in a local theater. He was very nice and gracious. 'Thanked me for my support, and wished me luck on my various careers in media and entertainment.

This was the early 90s, if I recall. After that, his popularity blew up on the Internet and I was proud to say I talked him because he called me just to be cool.

So in my opinion, Bruce Campbell is a class act. A good guy. The kind of fellow you invite around for tea.

He played Brisco County Jr in a DEADLANDS LARP at Gencon a few years ago.

The man is a GOD, and one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't recognize him when he came to
my office a few years ago until he was far enough down the street that I couldn't run after him to
shake his hand without looking like a creepy retard.


Jaw is scraping that would have been awesome!
 
2012-08-30 01:20:35 AM  
I love Sam Raimi he was so cute in Xena and Hercules and Sea Quest..

Clicks link

/boy he sure CHANGED a bit huh..
 
2012-08-30 02:51:27 AM  

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: I love Sam Raimi he was so cute in Xena and Hercules and Sea Quest..

Clicks link

/boy he sure CHANGED a bit huh..


I'm 70% sure you're not serious.
 
2012-08-30 09:03:53 AM  
Yay!

Will the official Evil Dead 4 be based off of the original ending to Army of Darkness?
 
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