Evil Dead II

Since Starz moved Ash vs Evil Dead to Sunday night, the ratings have never recovered and the fan favorite has been canceled. That’s right. In spite of scores like a 99% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer (94% on the Audience Tomatometer) and 8.5 stars on IMDb, Ash vs Evil Dead has been staked, leaving fans disappointed and wanting more.

Word hit when Bruce Campbell tweeted earlier this afternoon:

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.
I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you!
RIP Ash vs Evil Dead - Bruce Campbell's tweet

Ash vs Evil Dead, which starred Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless in addition to Bruce Campbell, saw Ash drawn back into fighting the Deadites long after the events in the movie franchise. Like the movies – especially the two sequels, Ash vs Evil Dead was a fun and gore-filled but cheesy romp through one outrageous event after another. Ash vs Evil Dead not only gave us more of the Ashley J. Williams we all know and love, it also gave us more about Ash and his family. We learned of Ash’s guilt and suffering after his sister’s death as well as his ostracization by nearly everyone in his hometown. We meet his father – and Lee Majors playing Ash’s father was positively inspired casting – as well as his daughter, and there are hints of more… so much more… to come. Alas, unless something changes dramatically at Starz, those hints are all we’ll ever have.

I’m glad to see that Bruce has a groovy attitude because I and other fans of the show are bummed.

House of Tortured Souls wishes Bruce and everyone else involved in the Evil Dead film franchise and TV series the best.

Thank you.

THIS JUST IN: Ash vs Evil Dead Canceled

THIS JUST IN: Ash vs Evil Dead Canceled

Since Starz moved Ash vs Evil Dead to Sunday night, the ratings have never recovered and the fan favorite has been canceled. That’s right. In spite of scores like a 99% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer (94% on the Audience Tomatometer) and 8.5 stars on IMDb, Ash vs Evil Dead has been staked, leaving fans disappointed and wanting more.

Word hit when Bruce Campbell tweeted earlier this afternoon:

Ash Vs Evil Dead has been the ride of a lifetime. Ash Williams was the role of a lifetime.
I will always be grateful to Starz, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and our tireless fans for the opportunity to revisit the franchise that launched our careers. Thank you!
RIP Ash vs Evil Dead - Bruce Campbell's tweet

Ash vs Evil Dead, which starred Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, and Lucy Lawless in addition to Bruce Campbell, saw Ash drawn back into fighting the Deadites long after the events in the movie franchise. Like the movies – especially the two sequels, Ash vs Evil Dead was a fun and gore-filled but cheesy romp through one outrageous event after another. Ash vs Evil Dead not only gave us more of the Ashley J. Williams we all know and love, it also gave us more about Ash and his family. We learned of Ash’s guilt and suffering after his sister’s death as well as his ostracization by nearly everyone in his hometown. We meet his father – and Lee Majors playing Ash’s father was positively inspired casting – as well as his daughter, and there are hints of more… so much more… to come. Alas, unless something changes dramatically at Starz, those hints are all we’ll ever have.

I’m glad to see that Bruce has a groovy attitude because I and other fans of the show are bummed.

House of Tortured Souls wishes Bruce and everyone else involved in the Evil Dead film franchise and TV series the best.

Thank you.


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History of Horror in March

History of Horror in March

Join House of Tortured Souls as we celebrate significant dates in the history of horror in March. Click on thumbnails for full images.

March 1 - 7

03/01/1974 – Blood for Dracula released theatrically

19740301_Blood_for_Dracula-Italian-poster / Fair use doctrine.

19740301_Fleshforfrankensteinposter / Fair use doctrine.

03/01/1974 – Flesh for Frankenstein released theatrically

03/02/
1933 – King Kong (1933) released theatrically

19330302_Kingkong33newposter / Fair use doctrine.

20000303_Castlevania_Legacy_of_Darkness / Fair use doctrine.

03/03/2000 – Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness released on the Nintendo 64 in Europe

03/03/2004 – Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital premieres on television

20040303_Khospitalpic / Fair use doctrine.

19220304_Nosferatuposter / Fair use doctrine.

03/04/1922 – Nosferatu released theatrically

03/04/1965 – Paul W. S. Anderson (director of several horror films) born

19650304_800px-Paul_W._S._Anderson_by_Gage_Skidmore / Fair use doctrine.

19990304_Silent_Hill_video_game / Fair use doctrine.

03/04/1999 – Silent Hill released on the PlayStation in Japan

03/05/1943 – Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man released theatrically

19430305_298px-Frankenstein_Meets_the_Wolf_Man_movie_poster / Fair use doctrine.

19540305_800px-Creature_from_the_Black_Lagoon_poster / Fair use doctrine.

03/05/1954 – Creature from the Black Lagoon released theatrically

03/07/1946 – The Mask of Diijon released theatrically

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20030307_Rezerobox / Fair use doctrine.

03/07/2003 – Resident Evil 0 released on the Nintendo GameCube in Europeborn

March 8 - 14

03/08/1972 – Tales from the Crypt released theatrically

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20050308_Rings / Fair use doctrine.

03/08/2005 – Rings released on DVD

03/10/1997 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer begins its run on television

19970310_Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer_title_card / Fair use doctrine.

20060310_The_Hills_Have_Eyes_2006-film / Fair use doctrine.

03/10/2006 – The Hills Have Eyes (2006) released theatrically

03/11/1931 – F.W. Murnau (director of Nosferatu) dies (b. 1888)

19310311_F._W._Murnau_circa_1920-1930 / Fair use doctrine.

19970311_Castlevania_Legends / Fair use doctrine.

03/11/1997 – Castlevania Legends released on the Game Boy in North America

03/11/1999 – Castlevania 64 released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan

19970311_Castlevania_Legends / Fair use doctrine.

19990312_RageCarrie2 / Fair use doctrine.

03/12/1999 – The Rage: Carrie 2 released theatrically

03/13/1942 – The Ghost of Frankenstein released theatrically

19420313_220px-The_Ghost_of_Frankenstein_movie_poster / Fair use doctrine.

19810313_The_howling / Fair use doctrine.

03/13/1981 – The Howling released theatrically

03/13/1987 – Evil Dead II released theatrically

19870313_Evil_Dead_II_poster / Fair use doctrine.

19960313_Lucio-Fulci / Fair use doctrine.

03/13/1996 – Lucio Fulci (director of several horror films) dies (b. 1927)

03/14/2003 – Willard (2003) released theatrically

20030314_Willard_2003movie / Fair use doctrine.

March 15 - 21

19430315_220px-David_Cronenberg_2012-03-08 / Fair use doctrine.

03/15/1943 – David Cronenberg (director of numerous horror films) born

03/15/2002 – Resident Evil released theatrically in the United States

20020315_Resident_evil_ver4 / Fair use doctrine.

19250316_Themonster1925poster / Fair use doctrine.

03/16/1925 – The Monster released theatrically

03/16/1995 – Alone in the Dark 3 released on PC and Mac

19950306_Alone_in_the_Dark_3_cover / Fair use doctrine.

19430317_Iwalkedwithazombie / Fair use doctrine.

03/17/1943 – I Walked with a Zombie released theatrically

03/17/1994 – Castlevania: Bloodlines released on the Sega Genesis in North America

19940317_Castlevania_Bloodlines / Fair use doctrine.

20000317_Finaldestination / Fair use doctrine.

03/17/2000 – Final Destination released theatrically

03/18/1950 – Brad Dourif (actor who portrays Chucky in the Child’s Play films) born

19500318_Brad_Dourif / Fair use doctrine.

19940318_250px-Castlevania_Bloodlines / Fair use doctrine.

03/18/1994 – Castlevania: Bloodlines released on the Sega Mega Drive in Japan

03/18/2005 – The Ring Two released theatrically

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20050318_Resi4-gc-cover / Fair use doctrine.

03/18/2005 – Resident Evil 4 released for the Nintendo GameCube in Europe

03/19/2004 – Dawn of the Dead (2004) released theatrically

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19640320_2000maniacs / Fair use doctrine.

03/20/1964 – Two Thousand Maniacs! released theatrically

03/20/1994 – Castlevania: Bloodlines released on the Sega Genesis in Europe

19940320_Castlevania_Bloodlines / Fair use doctrine.

19970320_Castlevania_SOTN_PAL / Fair use doctrine.

03/20/1997 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night released on the PlayStation and Sega Saturn in Japan

03/21/2001 – Castlevania: Circle of the Moon released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan

20010321_Castlevania_CotM_boxart / Fair use doctrine.

19250316_Themonster1925poster / Fair use doctrine.

03/21/2006 – Stay Alive released theatrically

March 22 - 28

03/22/1985 – Friday the 13th: A New Beginning released theatrically

19850322_Friday_the_13th_part_V_a_new_beginning / Fair use doctrine.

19860322_Choppingmall / Fair use doctrine.

03/22/1986 – Chopping Mall released theatrically

03/22/1996 – Resident Evil released on the PlayStation in Japan

19960322_250px-Resident_Evil_1_cover / Fair use doctrine.

20020322_Blade_II_movie / Fair use doctrine.

03/22/2002 – Blade II released theatrically

03/22/2002 – The Chronicle ends its run on television

20020322_The Chronicle / Fair use doctrine.

19630323_PeterLorre / Fair use doctrine.

03/23/1964 – Peter Lorre (actor in several horror films) dies (b. 1904)

03/24/1939 – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) released theatrically

19390324_800px-Cover_(Hound_of_Baskervilles,_1902) / Fair use doctrine.

19740324_Rhs1974kingsrd / Fair use doctrine.

03/24/1974 – The Rocky Horror Show premieres at the Roxy

03/26/1994 – System Shock released on PC and Mac

19940326_Sysshock / Fair use doctrine.

19730327_Sisters_(1973) / Fair use doctrine.

03/27/1973 – Sisters released theatrically

03/27/1986 – April Fool’s Day released theatrically

19860327_Aprilfoolsday_poster / Fair use doctrine.

19910327_Ralph Bates / Fair use doctrine.

03/271991 – Ralph Bates (actor in several Hammer horror films) dies (d. 1940)

03/28/1920 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) released theatrically

19200328_220px-Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde_1920_poster / Fair use doctrine.

19630328_The_Birds_original_poster / Fair use doctrine.

03/28/1963 – The Birds released theatrically

March 29 - 31

19960330_Resident_Evil_1_cover / Fair use doctrine.

03/29/1996 – Resident Evil released on the PlayStation in the United States

03/30/2000 – The Typing of the Dead released on Dreamcast and PC

20000330_TTOTD_Packshot / Fair use doctrine.

20000329_RECV_boxart / Fair use doctrine.

03/30/2000 – Resident Evil Code: Veronica released for the Dreamcast in North America

03/30/2001 – Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare released on Game Boy Color

20010330_Alone_in_the_Dark_A_New_Nightmare / Fair use doctrine.

20060331_Slithermovieposter / Fair use doctrine.
03/31/2006 – Slither released theatrically

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