HAIL TO THE DEADITES: NEW EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY COMING SOON!!!

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From Fangoria:

Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD and its sequels have amassed an army of followers, and their passion for the films is the subject of a new documentary that is seeking contributors.

HAIL TO THE DEADITES is being directed and produced by DiggerFilms’ Steve Villeneuve, who previously celebrated independent horror in UNDER THE SCARES. This time, he says, “The goal is to make a documentary about the fans with the fans. We think the Deadites are a big and strong family, and making this film will allow us to reach out to each other. As a fan, I want to know them and I want to meet them. I want to share my collection and discover theirs. This film is not just for collectors; it’s for all the EVIL DEAD fans in general who made this franchise a classic.”

UPDATE: CHECK OUT THE NEW TRAILER AFTER THE BREAK!

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE ON THE EVIL DEAD DOCUMENTARY HAIL TO THE DEADITES INCLUDING A VIDEO AND LINKS!

SAM RAIMI IS FINALLY WRITING ARMY OF DARKNESS 2!

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That’s right you primitive screwheads, listen up! In an interview with Fede Alvarez on Bloody Disgusting, he happened to drop a bit of news that Raimi and co. seemed more interested in getting a second Army Of Darkness off the ground before, perhaps, a sequel to the Evil Dead remake. Alvarez was quoted as saying, “The pressure is on them now. Because as far as I know, and heard, Sam is really determined to get Army Of Darkness 2 happening. He is actually writing [it now].” This seems to lend more credence to the news we reported on earlier of a potential crossover between the two Evil Dead universes. Whatever the case may be, Ash certainly said it best:

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WAS THE EVIL DEAD REMAKE ACTUALLY A SEQUEL TO CULMINATE IN AN EVENTUAL CROSSOVER IN EVIL DEAD 7?

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Source: MovieWeb

How could I have missed all of this back in March? Well I’m reporting on it now! Right now this news should be treated with extreme speculation, but rumors have been flying since WonderCon that Evil Dead remake director Fede Alvarez and the Raimi/Tapert/Campbell team have  further plans not only for the new Evil Dead franchise, but the entire Evil Dead franchise culminating in an eventual crossover with Army Of Darkness 2.

CONTINUE READING FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RETURN OF ASH, ARMY OF DARKNESS 2, & THE EVIL DEAD UNIVERSE CROSSOVER!

NEW OFFICIAL CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION: THE BOOK

With THE POSSESSION hitting theaters today, we have another official clip, titled “The Book,” to give you another little glimpse of just what you’ll have in store when you go out tonight to the cinemas for a good old fashioned creepshow demon possession flick.

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VIDEO: A SECOND CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION: WHERE’S MY BOX

A second clip has been released for Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, in association with Lionsgate’s, THE POSSESSION titled “Where’s My Box?”. While not as incredibly creepy as the first clip, it gives insight into the dibbuk’s possession over the girl. Check it out below.

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release this Friday, August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

LIONSGATE EXPLORES THE DIBBUK IN A FEATURETTE FOR THE POSSESSION

THE POSSESSION, Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay. But what is a Dibbuk exactly? All we know thus far is that it is, in Jewish lore, a type of malevolent demon. Now, Lionsgate, in preparation for the release of THE POSSESSION in just under a week has released a 3 minute featurette explaining in detail just what the Dibbuk is and what it represents.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST NEW CLIP FROM THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more television spots and clips in anticipation of the film. This first clip from the film will leave your throat a bit raw just watching it. Check it out below!

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

NEW 60 SECOND TV SPOT FOR THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more television spots in anticipation of the film. The first one has finally hit and it really brings the terror. I’d go so far as to say that they fit more horror in this 60 second spot than the trailer.

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

SYNOPSIS:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

VIDEO: SAM RAIMI TALKS EVIL DEAD REMAKE

From: Bloody Disgusting

Director Fede Alvarez is currently wrapping up photography on EVIL DEAD remake, FilmDistrict and Ghost House Pictures’ remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-hit horror classic, now filming in Auckland, New Zealand. The film was written by Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues (with a polish by Diablo Cody) is produced by Sam Raimi (Spider-Man); Rob Tapert (30 Days of Night) and Bruce Campbell who played the popular Ash character in the original trilogy.

Now Raimi confirms what we’ve more or less been suspecting, that the character of Ash will not be in the remake. He told MTV, “No, that character’s not in this movie“. He also said that the new one is “gut-wrenching, scary and intense“. This all fits nicely with what I’m expecting from the movie so far. From what I’ve heard, this thing is intense and gory and stays true to the spirit of the original without copying its exact story. In other words, I’m expecting it to do what remakes are (at their best) supposed to do.

A core cast of young, fresh talent includes Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Mia; Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood) as David; Lou Taylor Pucci (Carriers) as Eric; Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield) as Olivia and Elizabeth Blackmore (Legend of the Seeker) as Natalie.

SYNOPSIS:

Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead and unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Soooooo, what do I think about all this? I think that it sounds like they’re making a completely different movie than THE EVIL DEAD and it shouldn’t be called a remake at all. THE main character ASH isn’t even going to be in it and it doesn’t even follow the same story. What does this mean? It means they’ve made a completely different movie with elements similar to THE EVIL DEAD, making it a rip-off, not a remake, and to make matters worse, Diablo Cody (who has about the same writing talent as Stephanie Meyer) had a hand in the script. So, unlike other sites it would seem, while I think this may very well be an OK horror film, it shouldn’t have the name THE EVIL DEAD attached to it in any way. It should just be it’s own thing instead of marring the name of one of the greatest films of all time.

NEW POSTER HITS THE WEB FOR LIONSGATE’S THE POSSESSION

As the release date for the Sam Raimi & Rob Tapert produced THE POSSESSION nears, we’ll probably be seeing more art and stills in anticipation of the film. Below is the newest one sheet Lionsgate has released on its facebook page. I can’t really say it’s scoring any points for originality. The original was much better. This lastest poster seems a bit too reminiscent of the art for THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT. But I suppose that’s the trend now when it comes to possessed kids…strange things spewing out of their mouths. Whatever happened to pea soup?

Directed by Ole Bornedal, and due for release on August 31st, 2012. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Madison Davenport, and Natasha Calis, the film (formerly THE DIBBUK BOX) is inspired by a 2004 Los Angeles Times story about a Jewish demon, or dibbuk, jinx box that went up for auction on eBay.

Synopsis:

One family must unite in order to survive the wrath of an unspeakable evil. Clyde (Morgan) and Stephanie Brenek (Sedgwick) see little cause for alarm when their youngest daughter Em becomes oddly obsessed with an antique wooden box she purchased at a yard sale. But as Em’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, the couple fears the presence of a malevolent force in their midst, only to discover that the box was built to contain a dibbuk, a dislocated spirit that inhabits and ultimately devours its human host.

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