‘MY NAME IS BRUCE’ SEQUEL DEFINITE

Saw this post from the Chin himself, Mr. Bruce Campbell, over at Ain’t It Cool News.  This could be either a good thing, or a very, VERY bad thing.  Either way, I’m a BC mark.  I’ll be watching it!

Hello everyone. Bruce Campbell here. This urgent message is short, because my keystrokes are monitored and I fear for my life. My partner at Dark Horse comics, Mike Richardson (normally a very rational and talented man), threatened to have his foot soldiers “crush my spleen” if I did what I am about to do. But the fans deserve to know, so with great trepidation I officially announce Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, the sequel to My Name is Bruce. Principal photography begins this fall in Oregon. I’d like to live long enough to see the cameras roll, so please, for the love of God, do not tell anyone – I can’t risk this announcement getting back to Mike! Thank you.


REVIEW: ‘MY NAME IS BRUCE’

MY NAME IS BRUCE
Directed by: Bruce Campbell
Written by: Mark Verheiden
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Grace Thorsen, Taylor Sharpe

First, a synopsis from the Official Page at Bruce Campbell’s website:

My Name is Bruce is the heroic struggle of a small mining town (Gold Lick, Oregon) to rid itself of a vengeful monster. Guan-di (Jamie Peck), the Chinese god of war and protector of the dead, has been unleashed by cemetery desecrating teenagers to protect the graves of Chinese miners lost in a deadly cave-in of yesteryear.

The deadly demons mission is to eradicate all those who transgressed against the tomb (relatives included), which is virtually the entire population of Gold Lick. The inbred community has to find a solution so Jeff (Taylor Sharpe), the sole survivor of a deadly Guan-Di encounter, takes it upon himself to kidnap his idol, Bruce Campbell (Bruce Campbell), star of countless B-movie horror films, and recruit him to be their local savior.

Mortified at first, Bruce eventually goes along with Jeffs prank, convinced that its all an elaborate birthday present from his agent (Ted Raimi), and begins to enjoy the spoils of being a movie hero, including free liquor and Jeffs attractive mother, Kelly (Grace Thorsen).

But Jeffs scheme goes horribly wrong when his hero, known more for fighting directors than mythical warriors, haphazardly leads the town in battle against Guan-Di. Confronted by a monster thats not a guy in a rubber suit, and with the blood of innocents on his hands, Bruce abandons the harsh reality of Gold Lick for the sanctity of his former, artificial life.

In his ramshackle desert trailer, Bruce resumes the daily grind of genre sequels, poor housekeeping and cheap whiskey, but a gut-wrenching call from his biggest fan, Jeff – now forced to take on Guan-Di alone – prompts the actor to re-evaluate his destiny.

Against his better judgment (and the angry citizens of Gold Lick), Bruce returns to defeat Guan-Di, save Jeff, and snag his hot mother. In the climactic, mano-a-monster, Bruce tries to rise above the miserable, off-screen schmuck that he is and become a heroin real life.

Be afraid, Gold Lick be very afraid.

SO…what did I think?  Granted, I’m a bit biased as I’m a huge BC mark, but I actually went into the film thinking it was probably going to suck.  I had been extremely excited since I first heard of it’s conception and have reported on it repeatedly on the site.  Because of this, I was afraid of the hype and that, more than likely, the film wouldn’t live up to it.  So I popped it in and sat back with a cool glass of Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine mixed with some Mt. Dew and prepared myself for a terrible schlockfest.

What I got was a FANTASTIC SCHLOCKFEST!  This truly is THE Bruce Campbell movie.  For all of it’s flaws, I absolutely loved it.  I’m not going to call this a “low budget” movie, because it wasn’t by any means, but there were definite budget restrictions for the kind of flick they were trying to make.  I have yet to listen to the commentary track on it, though I’m sure it’ll be hilariously informative, so I’m not entirely sure if they were TRYING to make the movie look cheap or if it actually WAS cheap.  That works for this film, however, because if it had been an uberslick, Michael Bay-ish flick, it wouldn’t have worked at all.

Guan-di looked cheesy as all hell with the glowing eyes and crazy makeup and I loved Ted Raimi playing a multitude of shemp roles (a la ARMY OF DARKNESS).  I even noticed cameos by Timothy Patrick Quill (the Big Bald Blacksmith from Army Of Darkness) and Dan Hicks (Jake from Evil Dead 2) as gay rednecks.  They even made references to themselves in those other flicks, talking about how tough and dreamy Jake and The Blacksmith were.  HA!

I just loved the overall over-the-top corny nature of the movie.  It was a perfect satirical sendup of Bruce Campbell, the man, the actor, in a weird situation acting as just a regular guy (kind of like the recent JCVD).  It was funny where it was supposed to be funny, campy where it was supposed to be campy, and an overall good time.  This film is an absolute MUST for any fan of Bruce Campbell because, let’s face it, that’s who this film is marketed to.  But, as my girlfriend can attest to, it works even if your not a fan as an overall horror comedy in the vein of (but not as good as) Shaun Of The Dead.  A wonderful film.  Check it out!

4 OUT OF 5 SKULLS

MY NAME IS BRUCE DVD DETAILS

Posted on 19th November 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , ,

Source: Shock Till You Drop

Check out the details below for the upcoming awesomeness of the MY NAME IS BRUCE DVD:

As we mentioned here, Image Entertainment is planning a DVD and Blu-ray release of Bruce Campbell’s My Name is Bruce for February 10th. Today, the distributor has unveiled the special features (cover art is on the right) that will be included in their presentation. Expect…

• Feature Commentary with Bruce Campbell and Mike Richardson
• Heart Of Dorkness
• Awkward Moments With “Kif”
• Bruce On…
• Cavealien 2 Trailer
• Beyond Inside The Cave: The Making Of “Cavealien 2″
• “Kif’s” Korner
• Poster Art Gallery
• Props Art Gallery
• Photo Gallery
• The Hard Truth
• Love Birds
• Easter Eggs
• Trailer

The Blu-ray disc will host similar features but will set you back $35.98 whereas the DVD will retail for $27.98 – but we all know you’ll find it cheaper, right?

I Can’t FUCKING WAIT!!!

UPDATES: MY NAME IS BRUCE, HIS NAME WAS JASON, THE BURROWERS, & More

Howdy ho, folks.  Your favorite backwoods horror fanatic is back with some creamy horror updates from around the ‘net.  So sit back, open a cool, coors 16 ouncer and soak it up.

First up, we have theatrical dates for the upcoming MY NAME IS BRUCE:
• October 26: Austin, TX (premiere)
• Oct. 31-November 2: New York City—Sunshine Cinema
• Nov. 5: Philadelphia, PA
• Nov. 7: Boston, MA
• Nov. 9: Hartford, CT
• Nov. 12: New Haven, CT
• Nov. 14: Baltimore, MD
• Nov. 15: Washington D.C.
• Nov. 19: Columbus, OH
• Nov. 20: Toledo, OH
• Nov. 21-23: Detroit, MI
• Nov. 28-30: Chicago, IL
• Dec. 3: Madison, WI
• Dec. 5-7: Minneapolis, MN
• Dec. 12: Seattle, WA
• Dec. 13-14: Portland, OR
• Dec. 15: Medford, OR
• Dec. 17: San Francisco, CA
• Dec. 18: Berkeley, CA
• Dec. 19-21: Los Angeles, CA

Hopefully, this is just an initial theatrical run because not a goddamn one of ’em is near my neck of the woods in bumfuck North Carolina.  So Texas, Yankees, and Left Coasters get all the action.  Fuckers.

Next up we have an official Poster and Myspace Page for the upcoming kickass documentary HIS NAME WAS JASON.  Check it out!

And here’s a fresh still from the new flick from JT Petty, THE BURROWERS showing a bit of one of the monsters (though, if you ask me, it looks a bit like mongoloid Jason Voorhees trapped in quicksand)

What else, ah yes, we have a Wendigo flick comin’ out pretty soon headlining Superman himself, Dean Cain, called MANEATER.  Fangoria got their mits on a pic of the monster.  Click the Pic for more information and more pics.

Seems as though Guillermo del Toro is owned by the Hobbit for the next billion years, but Variety reports that he’s still in talks with Universal about releasing his definitive vision of HP Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS, and if you haven’t read Lovecraft, Fuck You.

Last up is a little youtube fan flick that I found hilarious.  It was featured on SHOCK TILL YOU DROP and showcases the GREMLINS invading various other movies such as The Exorcist, Batman, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, etc.  Cool as hell and done really well, so check it out!

Until next time boils ‘n ghouls…KEEP IT CREEPY!!

My Name Is Bruce: New Trailer, Poster

Posted on 28th July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , ,

Found some nice, new, bloody goodies for the upcoming film My Name Is Bruce, staring the Backwoods Horror fave: Bruce Campbell.  For a reminder on what the flick’s about, I first reported on it here.

The boys over at Shock TIll You Drop got their hands on a pic of the new, official poster for the film.  Check it out:
Pretty Cool. But to top that, the boys over at Bloody Disgusting provided us with a brand spankin’ new trailer.  Friggin’ Sweet!  Check it out:

Can’t wait to see it!  I believe it’s supposed to be hitting theaters this November. If it comes to a town near you, do us all a favor, WATCH IT!  With any luck, there’ll be a sequel.

My Name Is Bruce

Posted on 2nd July 2008 by aaron in News - Tags: , ,

As you may or may not know, I’m a big fan of Bruce Campbell, so when I first heard about the idea and synopsis behind My Name Is Bruce, I was stoked.  The synopsis on Bruce’s Website states:

“My Name is Bruce is the heroic struggle of a small mining town (Gold Lick, Oregon) to rid itself of a vengeful monster. Guan-di (Jamie Peck), the Chinese god of war and protector of the dead, has been unleashed by cemetery desecrating teenagers to protect the graves of Chinese miners lost in a deadly cave-in of yesteryear.

The deadly demon’s mission is to eradicate all those who transgressed against the tomb (relatives included), which is virtually the entire population of Gold Lick. The inbred community has to find a solution so Jeff (Taylor Sharpe), the sole survivor of a deadly Guan-Di encounter, takes it upon himself to kidnap his idol, Bruce Campbell (Bruce Campbell), star of countless B-movie horror films, and recruit him to be their local savior.

Mortified at first, Bruce eventually goes along with Jeff’s prank, convinced that it’s all an elaborate birthday present from his agent (Ted Raimi), and begins to enjoy the spoils of being a movie hero, including free liquor and Jeff’s attractive mother, Kelly (Grace Thorsen) very afraid.

But Jeff’s scheme goes horribly wrong when his hero, known more for fighting directors than mythical warriors, haphazardly leads the town in battle against Guan-Di. Confronted by a monster that’s not a guy in a rubber suit, and with the blood of innocents on his hands, Bruce abandons the harsh reality of Gold Lick for the sanctity of his former, artificial life.

In his ramshackle desert trailer, Bruce resumes the daily grind of genre sequels, poor housekeeping and cheap whiskey, but a gut-wrenching call from his biggest fan, Jeff – now forced to take on Guan-Di alone – prompts the actor to re-evaluate his destiny.

Against his better judgment (and the angry citizens of Gold Lick), Bruce returns to defeat Guan-Di, save Jeff, and snag his hot mother. In the climactic, mano-a-monster, Bruce tries to rise above the miserable, off-screen schmuck that he is and become a hero…in real life.

Be afraid, Gold Lick – be very afraid.”

Hilarious!  Fangoria has an interview up with Bruce where he talks a little more about My Name Is Bruce.  The movie is planned to be released October 2008 theatrically with a dvd release set for January 2009.  Can’t wait.