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DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. the Army of the Dead gets a trailer

Horror icon Bruce Campbell and comics legend Eduardo Risso bring you a terror-soaked tale like no other! It’s World War II, and Hitler has resurrected dead Nazis to bolster his forces—and Sgt. Rock and his team have been dispatched to battle this horde of zombie soldiers.

DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead #1 is on sale September 27, will have a Duffel Bag Gore variant cover drawn by Frank Quitely too gruesome to even show you. Charlie Adlard is back drawing zombies for the first time since he wrapped up his run on The Walking Dead in a 1:25 variant. Issue #1 will also have a variant cover drawn by Francesco Francavilla, a 1:50 variant drawn by Chris Mooneyham, a 1:100 variant by Pia Guerra, and main cover by Gary Frank in an all-star artists line-up. 

Bruce Campbell and Eduardo Risso team for DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock Vs. The Army of the Dead

This fall, DC gets groovy as they team with icon Bruce Campbell for DC Horror Presents: Sgt. Rock vs. The Army of the Dead. Joining Campbell for the six issue miniseries is artist Eduardo Risso.

The story begins in Berlin, 1944. The Nazis are flanked on all fronts by the combined Allied forces, and defeat seems inevitable. In a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the war, Hitler and his team of evil scientists create a serum that resurrects their dead soldiers, creating an army of the dead even stronger than they were in life.

Sgt. Rock, hero of the European Theatre, and his Easy Company find themselves dispatched into enemy territory to face off against the strangest, most horrific enemies they’ve encountered yet: Nazi Zombies.

And if you’re not afraid of gore, Issue #1, on sale September 27, will have a Duffel Bag Gore variant cover drawn by Frank Quitely too gruesome to even show you. Charlie Adlard is back drawing zombies for the first time since he wrapped up his run on The Walking Dead in a 1:25 variant. Issue #1 will also have a variant cover drawn by Francesco Francavilla, a 1:50 variant drawn by Chris Mooneyham, a 1:100 variant by Pia Guerra, and main cover by Gary Frank in an all-star artists line-up. 

Sgt. Rock first debuted in DC’s comics in 1959, in Our Army at War #83. Sgt. Franklin John Rock and his Easy Company became a mainstay of DC’s popular war comics. Created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Joe Kubert, Sgt. Rock was soldier of almost preternatural ability and grit, battling Nazis across Europe and Northern Africa during World War II. Now, he’s back, in a new, terrifying setting in this action-horror mash-up, updating a classic DC hero for new fans!

SDCC 2019: Travel Channel Brings Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Ghost Adventures Live!

Travel Channel is bringing two of its hit series to San Diego this July for San Diego Comic-Con – the iconic Ripley’s Believe It or Not! reboot hosted by Bruce Campbell and the network’s long-running, highest-rated paranormal investigative series, Ghost Adventures.

Both series will headline individual panels with the shows’ stars live on stage, revealing exciting stories and exclusive details from behind the scenes, along with never-before-seen footage. Fans will have the chance to ask panelists their own questions during an audience Q&A session.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Extraordinary Humans Revealed with Bruce Campbell

Saturday, July 20
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Hilton Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death defying and the unusual people featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!. “Cyborg” Angel Giuffria (Hunger Games) lives life with one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market. John “Hammerhead” Ferraro boasts a skull more than two times thicker than average, using it to shock sideshow audiences. “Half-man” Short E. Dangerously doesn’t let proportions stop him from challenging physics to perform. Ripleys.com editor Sabrina Sieck (producer Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) also joins the panel to dive down the rabbit hole of Ripley history. Bruce and the cast will participate in a Q&A session.

In addition, Bruce Campbell will participate in a special pre-panel autograph signing on Saturday,

July 20 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Sails Pavilion. Fans can enter the exclusive portal prior to Comic-Con for their chance to a win a spot in line to this ticket-required autograph session.

Ghost Adventures Live!

Sunday, July 21
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Convention Center, Room 7AB

Travel Channel brings you the paranormal investigators and stars of its hit series, Ghost Adventures, LIVE! at Comic-Con! Join Zak Bagans and his paranormal team including Aaron Goodwin, Jay Wasley and Billy Tolley, as they share stories from their most memorable and horrifying encounters. Fans will get the chance to hear firsthand all of the behind-the-scenes details that go into creating this wildly popular franchise. The team will also debut never-before-seen footage. This is a panel for the superfans and true believers who want to hear it all. Those in attendance will have the chance to ask their own burning questions of their favorite ghost hunters. Plus, they’ll receive an exclusive giveaway and be among the first to hear exciting news from the team. Matthew Butler, general manager, Travel Channel, will moderate the panel.

Adding to the Comic-Con experience and marking their first-ever appearance at the event, Ripley’s will bring the iconic 100-year-old brand to life and transform Petco Park into the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot. Inflatable tube men, human car washes and a pinball arcade — the Car Lot has it all. Hawking some of the strangest vehicles money can buy — from the world’s smallest street-legal car to a Landspeeder and Hummer made out of lottery tickets — lot owner LeRoy has a curious car for you. Step into LeRoy’s office, where you can snap a photo as a souvenir of searching for the strangest sedan or station wagon of your dreams. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot is going to be full of surprises.

Inside the convention center, attendees can head to booth #4015 and cruise into Ripley’s Garage to view props and peculiar pieces from the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection — from shrunken heads to the original Star Wars® lightsaber. There will also be unique retail items like a shrunken head air freshener, and giveaways and prizes to redeem at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot at Petco Park.

Plus, the newest edition of the annual Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Beyond the Bizarre book will be available first at San Diego Comic-Con, before it officially hits stores. It features a look behind the scenes with Bruce Campbell on set in the Ripley Warehouse. Pick up a copy before you head over to Bruce’s signing and get it autographed by the man himself!

Ash vs. Evil Dead Season 2 Gets a New Trailer

STARZ has released a new teaser trailer and photo today for the highly anticipated 10-episode second season of Ash vs Evil Dead produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, Ivan Raimi, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner.

The second season roars back into action with Ash leaving his beloved Jacksonville and returning to his hometown of Elk Grove. There, he confronts Ruby. The former enemies have to form an uneasy alliance as Elk Grove soon becomes the nucleus of evil.

The cast is led by Bruce Campbell in the role of Ash Williams; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, who now possesses the powerful Necronomicon; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick dealing with the trauma he suffered in the cabin; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, who, grief-stricken after the death of her parents, plots revenge against The Evil Dead.

As previously announced, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, and Michelle Hurd join the cast this season as Brock Williams, Ash’s father, Chet Kaminski, Ash’s childhood best friend, and Linda, Ash’s high school love respectively.

Bruce Campbell Gets Political to Correct the Record

2016-06-08_1316Charismatic actor, author and now…fact checker, Bruce Campbell, star of the hit STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead,”  is setting the record straight on a photo that has been circulating falsely on conservative websites. Originally the photo posted to the left and in the Tweet below had been identified as a Trump supporter that was injured after meeting with liberal protesters.

In actuality, this is a photo of actress Samara Weaving in a make-up test for Ash vs Evil Dead.  Weaving guest starred on the final episodes of the first season of the hit series and had originally posted the photo to her Instagram and Twitter account on January 4, 2016.

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival Returns To Chicago August 18-21

Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film FestivalHorror fans across the Midwest will again be treated to the best in genre film as Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns to the Chicago area from August 18-21. The 3rd annual festivities will feature dozens of films including the U.S. and World Premieres of both features and shorts, special anniversary screenings, 35mm repertory screenings, and a variety of special guests. The festival will once again be held in conjunction with Wizard World Chicago, all under the guidance of the inimitable, one-of-a-kind host, Bruce Campbell.

Submissions are now open for both short and feature films; details and information on how to submit are available at www.BCHFF.com.

In 2015, BCHFF featured the U.S. Premiere of Tales of Halloween , a 30th anniversary screening of Fright Night with writer/director Tom Holland , special guest Eli Roth, along with the Chicago premieres of He Never Died, Turbo Kid, Dude Bro Party Massacre III, and many more!

Further details on the program, guests, venues, and tickets will be announced at a later date.

TV Review: Ash vs. Evil Dead S1E2 Bait

Ash vs Evil Dead ArtThe debut of Ash vs Evil Dead felt like the return of something you didn’t know you missed, until you saw it returned. The first episode, which debuted last week, quickly dove back into the formula fans of the Evil Dead trilogy have come to love, a mix of horror, comedy, in a style that’s unique and all its own.

The second episode of the series has Ash and his trusty sidekick Pablo set upon their journey, and quickly get attacked and sidetracked.

This episode sums up a lot of the vibe that I know I love about the series, a solid mix of humor, action, and horror. There’s a few scenes of Ash kicking ass that are so over the top, they can’t help be funny, and humor is clearly what’s being gone for.

The show rests on the shoulders of Bruce Campbell, who has slid back into the skin of Ash as if no time has been missed. In just these two episodes he shows off that the smart-ass sexist action hero can still work, and still entertain. The show rises because of the way Campbell delivers his lines and character, in a way that’s hard not to be entertained.

But, Campbell is helped by Ray Santiago who plays Pablo, a pseudo straight-man who thinks Ash is a hero and wants to learn how to kick some but as well. Ash works best when playing off of someone and Santiago has great chemistry with Campbell.

It helps the series has kept the visuals that are so unique and a signature of the original trilogy. The way Deadites move, to camera angles, and tone of how everything looks, it’s a seamless return that’s been enhanced a bit with modern CGI.

The first episode got me excited, and the second has me wanting more right now.

You can sum up the series in one word…. Groovy.

Overall Rating: 9

Starz provided a FREE screener prior to airing

TV Review: Ash vs. Evil Dead S1E1 El Jefe

Ash vs Evil Dead ArtAsh vs Evil Dead is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror films The Evil Dead. The 10-episode half-hour series brings together the original trilogy team of Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell who have banded together to bring Ash Williams to the small screen.

Campbell is back as Asho, still stocking shelves, and having aged a bit. He’s spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity, and trying to forget the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal.  Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.

Much like the film trilogy the series revolves around Ash and Campbell’s ability to pull off a hero who’s both a complete jackass and absolutely fun. Sexist, full of himself, and really out of shape (to which Campbell plays up well showing little personal vanity and having fun), it actually feels like no time has passed since 1992’s Army of Darkness. The quick jokes, the Deadite ass-kicking, no beat is missed, and some new ones are picked up.

The first episode is all about catching us up with Ash, and setting up the Deadite return. What’s immediately noticeable is that Team Raimi has kept the exact same aesthetic that makes a visually cohesive trilogy of films (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness). The movement of the Deadites, the make-up, it’s all very old school. But Raimi updates things a bit too giving us a lot of CGI throughout as well. This is Evil Dead with a bit more of a budget. And where many fall apart when given more money, Raimi has kept the same sensibility and look to it all. It’ actually an amazing blending of the old and new together.

Ash is joined by some new folks including Ray Santiago who plays his new sidekick Pablo, Dana DeLorenzo who plays Kelly, and Jill Marie Jones as a disgraced cop Amanda. Jone’s Amanda is off on her own figuring out what’s going on, and that feels part of the more updated part of the show. But, Santiago and DeLorenzo not only hold there own with Campbell but at times steal the show, especially DeLorenzo who plays the female interest for Ash. She not only shows some ass-kicking ability, but her take-no-shit attitude plays well opposite Campbell’s smart-ass/quick to comment Ash.

Ash clearly has some rust to brush off and the first episode is all about that getting us to the final moments which will have Evil Dead fans cheering with iconic moments, sayings, and Ash in old form.

The fist episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead is an introduction for new viewers, but also fan service in many ways smartly building up to its final climactic moments  that had me grinning ear to ear.

You can sum up the first episode in one word…. Groovy.

Overall Rating: 9

Ash vs Evil Dead premieres Saturday, October 31st at 9:00pm ET/PT exclusively on STARZ with a 10-episode season.

Starz provided a FREE screener prior to airing

Ash Vs. Evil Dead Gets a Second Season Ahead of its Debut

Ash vs Evil Dead ArtAhead of its Halloween premiere, STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead has earned an early renewal for a second season from Starz. Strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand for the highly-anticipated premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead has generated the early pickup of the series which is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

Executive producers and The Evil Dead original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will return for the second season with executive producer and showrunner Craig DiGregorio. Campbell will continue in his role as Ash Williams, the aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter. Lucy Lawless is also returning as Ruby, a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks.

Starz recently announced global licensing deals with broadcasters and digital platforms in more than 100 countries and territories worldwide allowing Ash vs Evil Dead to premiere simultaneously with its network premiere in the U.S. on October 31. Broadcasters and digital providers offering Ash vs Evil Dead on October 31 include Amedia (Russia/CIS), C More (Scandinavia), Fox Action on Fox+ Premium service/Fox Latin America Channels (Latin America/Brazil), Sky TV (New Zealand), Stan (Australia), Starz Play Arabia (Middle East/North Africa) and Super Channel (Canada).

Starz will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights including television, home entertainment and digital.

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series features Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams;  Lucy Lawless as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick; Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past; and Jill Marie Jones as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.

Evil Dead Movie Marathon This Friday on Starz to Celebrate Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead ArtSetting the stage for the premiere of the highly anticipated STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead, Starz presents a marathon of the cult classic Evil Dead horror franchise on Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT hosted by Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell. The marathon will conclude with a sneak peek of the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.

The Evil Dead marathon kicks off with the original 1981 cult classic, The Evil Dead at 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ. This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.

The marathon continues with the 1987 sequel, Evil Dead 2 at 9:30pm ET/PT. Ash, the lone survivor of the original demon attack, returns in the second chapter of the cult franchise. Armed with a chainsaw and a shotgun, he again must fight the evil dead when a group of strangers interrupt his romantic vacation in a lonely cabin in the woods.

The Evil Dead marathon concludes with the 1992 third installment, Army of Darkness at 10:55pm ET/PT and a sneak peek at the first episode of the STARZ Original series Ash vs Evil Dead. In Army of Darkness, our hero, Ash, is transported back in time to 1300 A.D. and once again faces off against the evil unleashed. In order to return to the present and get back home, he must take up his chainsaw and “boomstick” to defeat the Deadites and return the Necronomicon to its final resting place.

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