I’m a fan of cartoons. Throw in some super heroes and I’m a HUGE fan of cartoons. One I was a fan of was the DC cartoon Young Justice. It was fun seeing all the side kicks get their turn in the spotlight and it had a rather unconventional season structure where at the end of season 1 into season 2 it jumped ahead a few months and completely changed the dynamic of the team without any explination so that when the story unfolded for the season you got to see what these changes were all about. We were sad when it was announced that it was canceled after Season 2.
There was some lobbying by fans for Netflix to pick it up but it remained pretty silent until today. There’s no word on where it’s going to be shown but it looks like Season 3 is moving forward in production so we at least will see something. Were you a fan of the show?
I nerded out hardcore at Ash vs. Evil Dead episode 6. It had been spoiled for me that Cheryl would be making her return, so unfortunately I missed the fun of the big reveal. What I did not miss, however, was the amazing attention to detail paid by the amazing AvED writers.
First off, check above for the make up. They paid tribute to the original movie with the forehead bandage and cheek scratches, although maybe goring them out a little bit. After all, 35 years have passed so maybe they’re infected? She should try some antibiotics.
Another nice touch was the art desk in Cheryl’s room. Who could forget Cheryl’s clock masterpiece before the Book of the Dead took over her drawing hand to ruin it?
And I think “I’m gonna make like a tree and fuck you” may be the best quote from anything Evil Dead related. Movies and series combined.
Generally speaking though, I think this episode really encompassed the general feeling and tone I’ve loved from the Evil Dead movie series and continued into the TV series. Throwbacks and references to the original, bizarre and sometimes hacked together continuity, fun and silliness combined with “true” horror.
Cheryl was the original deadite and I, for one, was thrilled to see that same deadite reprise her role. Will we see more from other lost souls from the movie series? I’d love to see Scotty or the original Linda. How about Annie or Bobby Joe? Those may not have the same impact as Ash’s sister, but we fans would love to see them.
I was a bit worried that the TV series would not live up to the original movie series I’ve loved so much, but these last few episodes have put all those remaining worries to rest.
Before now we’ve only gotten a quick peek of Patrick Warburton’s Lemony Snicket giving us a tour of the set of the new Netflix adaptation of A Series Of Unfortunate Events. Now we’ve got a full trailer of not only the kids but of Neil Patrick Harris in his full Count Olaf make up. I think it’s perfect casting as he seems like he’ll fully embrace every scene chewing moment.
These books were adapted before for the big screen but never had a follow up. Doing it as a Netflix series seems like the perfect way to adapt a book series like this. Check out the trailer below.
So it looks like Ash will be a character in a new Family Guy mobile game (source). But this is hardly the first time we’ve seen Ash starring in a video game.
It all started in 1984 if you can believe that. This was in a time before most major consoles, so the game was instead played on Commodore 64. I don’t recommend playing it as it will forever taint your opinion of Evil Dead, but you can at least watch this guy play it.
This years Halloween may be behind us now and while some may be gearing up for Christmas and giving Thanksgiving a pass, that doesn’t mean the spooktacular season has to come to a close.
Horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis is busy with the second season of Fox’s Scream Queens. However, during directing an episode of the show, she took a few minutes to pose with some of her crew who felt it necessary to pay tribute to her Laurie Strode character from the legendary Halloween franchise.
Over at her official twitter, Curtis posted the following…
24: Legacy will find special forces veteran Eric Carter played by Corey Hawkins (Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton) haunted by his actions overseas when the followers terrorist leader Sheik Ibrahim Bin-Khalid follow Carter and his compatriots back to the U.S. to get revenge. Carter is then drawn into the bigger plan of the terrorists to launch attacks across America when he’s recruited by former CTU head Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) to stop them. Meanwhile, Ingram’s husband, Senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits) is running for President. It’s interesting to note that this is the second time that Smits has run for TV president, and he won that election on season seven of The West Wing.
I’ve been an Evil Dead fanboy since the mid-90’s. My friends mocked my obsession with the series and how I quoted Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 relentlessly. At the time, I maintained an Army of Darkness website and knew Bruce Campbell’s personal email address. I’d reach out to him occasionally to “interview” him for my site or just tell him I enjoyed watching him in whatever obscure thing I found of his that week.
I attended horror and comic conventions to hunt down the short films Bruce and Sam Raimi made in high school and college, including the short that started it all, Within the Woods. I made friends with fans in other countries who could ship me different versions of the films with small differences from their American counterparts. I bought foreign posters on eBay and hung them around my small apartment in Chicago when I was in college. I dreamed of Evil Dead 4 and the return of Ash, but at some point I had to give up on the dream and realize it’d never happen.
When the series was announced, I felt like a fucking high schooler again. I was just as excited as I would’ve been if they’d have announced Evil Dead 4. Maybe even more excited. Bruce and Sam were involved, and that’s all I needed to know.
The series picked up right where Army of Darkness left off in the sense of tone and pacing. The series makes no mention of AoD of course, but just as the absurdity ramped up through the course of Evil Dead 1-3, the absurdity ramped up an appropriate amount in the series.
While the series takes some missteps (like showing the “force” as it chased Ash’s car through the country), generally speaking I’ve enjoyed the expansion of the mythology and the story of how Ash hasn’t really grown or matured throughout the whole demon-killing process.
This week we take a look at two different sequels to the 1979 classic, Alien. Yes you read that right. We discuss the well known official sequel, Aliens as well as the 1980 unofficial “sequel” Alien 2: On Earth.
We also discuss clowns, Luke Cage, and Steak n’ Shake.
Well, Bryan decided to sit out this week, leaving Scott and Doug to podcast like they did in the good old days, only to learn that they suck at it. After butchering what some might call a review of Dance of the Dead, they actually pull things together for a good discussion of The Loved Ones [spoilers from 58:00-1:11:35]. Also, Doug spoils Psycho.
For those of you who make it to the second half of the show, we discuss an email from Roman, talk about Stranger Things, and take a look back at the Paranormal Activity franchise.
After a week off, your hosts Scott, Doug, and Bryan are back to discuss a couple of horror films taking place in bunkers. First, we look at the new release 10 Cloverfield Lane [spoilers from 21:25-53:00] followed by a lesser known film from 2015, Hidden [spoilers from 1:05:40-1:20:23].
Welcome kiddies to tonight’s tale of death, demons, and debauchery. We begin our ghoulish review with a look at a fiendish favorite, Demon Knight. But don’t scream just yet, because we follow it up with a discussion of the titillating terror tale, Bordello of Blood. So stay tuned, boys and ghouls. It’s going to be one “hell” of an episode.
Oh, and if you don’t want to hear a bunch of talk about professional wrestling, you may as well “kill” the episode at 1:40:00.
We’re back this week with a special bonus episode. After taking a week off and having a non-traditional episode last week, we decided to still record our thoughts on a couple of mannequin themed films. We discuss Tourist Trap and Pin, as well as the Jon Knautz directed short, Still Life. Finally, we wrap up with our thoughts on a classic mannequin themed Twilight Zone episode, The After Hours.
Just two weeks after covering season 1, we have decided to check out Black Mirror season 2 as well. After a lengthy and rather heady discussion, Scott admits that his brain is too tiny and too American to fully grasp everything that’s going on in these episodes.
This week your hosts are going with another listener suggested theme. There have been several requests for television horror, and more specifically British television, so this week’s topic is the 2011 premier season of Black Mirror.
There was no listener feedback this week, so after the break, your hosts briefly discuss their thoughts on the upcoming holiday horror film, Krampus.
Welcome to a very special Halloween edition of The Last Horrorcast. This week we take a break from the traditional format of reviewing films and take a look at a few episodes of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror. We discuss episodes VIII (The Homega Man, Fly vs. Fly and Easy Bake Coven), XVII (Married to the Blob, You Gotta Know When to Golem and The Day the Earth Looked Stupid) and XXVI (Wanted: Dead, Then Alive, Homerzilla and Telepaths of Glory).