Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things merchandise. This week we’ve got even more San Diego Comic-Con exclusives to drool over, some new Lego from the upcoming Ninjago movie, and the best plastic recreation of Bruce Campbell’s face the world has ever seen. Really!
The first season of Ash vs Evil Dead was nonstop insane mayhem, continuing a story that began 35 years ago in the most rewarding way possible. How could the second season possibly top that? Sam Raimi had the answer: raise the stakes, allow certain characters to evolve, and make everything at least 10 times gorier.
Last week’s Ash vs Evil Dead saw Bruce Campbell’s cocky hero trapped in a grimy asylum ruled by a sinister doctor who looked an awful lot like the demon Baal, and filled with other characters who were dead ringers for Ruby, Kelly, and Pablo. Obviously, this was some kind of Baal-induced mindfuckery. Right?
Last week’s Ash vs Evil Dead ended with Ash’s worst fear coming true: his beloved Delta was heisted by teenage joyriders. On this week’s “Last Call,” Ash throws a party with his longtime buddy, sleazy bartender Chet (Ted Raimi), to lure back the car thieves. Did we mention the Necronomicon’s in the car, too?
Ever wonder what it would be like to watch a scary movie with Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless? You wouldn’t have time to scream, because you’d be too busy laughing your ass off. The stars of one of our favorite TV shows, Ash vs Evil Dead, recently sat down to offer their takes on some of horror’s most iconic moments.
We already knew Ash vs Evil Dead was one of the goriest shows on television. But it’s incredible to see how much prep work goes into staging those splatter-y scenes—and how many practical effects are used. This new featurette offers a peek at some of the show’s grosser effects. (Two words: “blood cannon.”)
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Ash vs Evil Dead here at io9. It’s one of the funniest, goriest shows ever to grace the airwaves, and after all, it’s based on one of the greatest horror trilogies of all time. With season two kicking off this weekend, we’ve been thinking about what we’d like to see in the new…
Ash vs Evil Dead returns to Starz on October 2, but if you simply cannot wait to see the first episode of season two (we saw it at San Diego Comic-Con, and can confirm it’s blood-gushingly delightful), here’s how to watch it early. As in, later today. No cable required!
We’re just over a month away from Ash vs Evil Dead’s October 2 return to the airwaves. “I guess it’s safe to say the truce is over,” Ash announces in this behind-the-scenes peek, which contains (awesomely gory) footage from the first episode as “Ashy Slashy” heads back to his Michigan hometown of Elk Grove.
We love Ash vs Evil Dead. And we get why the show is the most excellent way to continue Ash’s adventures as he blasts his way through his 50s. But that doesn’t mean we don’t wish that, back in the day, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and company had made Evil Dead 4—especially now that we’ve heard a few of Raimi’s ideas.
Ash vs Evil Dead returns October 2, just in time for Halloween season, and also the last few weeks leading up to something even more terrifying: the 2016 election. The official season two poster dropped today with a winking nod to patriotism, and with it a reminder that the best salutes are done with chainsaws.
Horror legends Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell hunker down for the commentary track of Ash vs Evil Dead’s first episode, in which Ash, Campbell’s extremely reluctant hero, realizes he hasn’t quite left those nasty Deadites in the past after all.
Ash vs Evil Dead recently bumped up its return date from Halloween to October 2, and the gifts just keep coming. Here’s first look at season two’s big bad, a powerful demon named Baal who’s played by Joel Tobeck (Sons of Anarchy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).
The cast and crew of Ash vs Evil Dead did a great job talking up season two at the show’s Comic-Con panel and press room. But the ultimate proof that the show’s return is cause for celebration came with a preview screening of the first episode, which won’t air on Starz until Halloween. It’s fantastic.
Yesterday’s Ash vs Evil Dead Comic-Con panel was catnip for all the gorehounds who turned out to see Bruce “El Jefe” Campbell in person—as well as Sam Raimi, Lucy Lawless, Lee Majors, Ted Raimi, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago and Rob Tapert. Most also participated in a press room earlier in the day.
As we count the seconds until Ash vs Evil Dead returns in October, we can gaze upon this first image of Ash’s father, played by Lee Majors. The actor is best-known for his role as the bionic superspy on 1970s TV juggernaut The Six Million Dollar Man, and though he’s now almost 80, he still looks more than ready to…
Season two of Ash vs Evil Dead is taking our hero back to Elk Grove, Michigan. And since his home state is where all his troubles started, you could say that Ash isn’t exactly happy to be going back. Especially since it interrupts his partying in Jacksonville.
The boomstick, the chainsaw, gushing guts galore, a puppet, and a mechanical bull—all have their very brief moments in this tantalizingly quick teaser for Ash vs Evil Dead’s second season, which comes on the heels of last week’s new image from the show. (That’s another new one, above.)
Bubba Ho-Tep is about foul-mouthed ancient mummies, conspiracy theories, and the ultimate battle between good and evil. It’s also a surprisingly layered tale about growing old, regrets, and redemption. And it stars Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley. Is this the perfect B-movie? If not, it’s damn near close.
The outstandingly trashy cult classic Maniac Cop—made in 1988 by legendary B-movie director William Lustig, and starring the singular Robert Z’Dar—has been threatened with getting a remake for some time, with John Hyams (The Originals, Z Nation) directing from a script by comics writer Ed Brubaker. And it just got a…