Ted Raimi

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 December

History of Horror in December

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

December 1 - 7

12/01/1944 – House of Frankenstein (1944) released theatrically
House of Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.
Howling II / Fair use doctrine.
12/01/1985 – Howling II: Stirba - Werewolf Bitch released theatrically
12/02/1924 – John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid (Barnabas Collins in Dark Shadows) born
John Herbert “Jonathan” Frid / Fair use doctrine.
London After Midnight / Fair use doctrine.
12/03/1927 – London After Midnight released theatrically
12/04/1954 – Tony Todd (actor in Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman, and Final Destination) born
Tony Todd / Fair use doctrine.
Cat People / Fair use doctrine.
12/06/1942 – Cat People (1942) released theatrically
12/07/1945 – House of Dracula released theatrically
House of Dracula / Fair use doctrine.

December 8 - 14

Blade: Trinity / Fair use doctrine.
12/08/2004 – Blade: Trinity released theatrically
12/10/1992 – Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
Paul Wegener / Fair use doctrine.
12/11/1874 – Paul Wegener (director of The Golem: How He Came Into the World) born (d. 1913)
12/12/1941 – The Wolf Man (1941) released theatrically
The Wolf Man / Fair use doctrine.
Phantom of the Opera / Fair use doctrine.
12/12/1943 – Phantom of the Opera (1943) released theatrically
12/12/1997 – Scream 2 released theatrically
Scream 2 / Fair use doctrine.
Wendie Malick / Image: MingleMediaTVNetwork
12/13/1950 – Wendie Malick (actress in the Tales from the Crypt episode "In the Groove") born
12/14/1955 – Tarantula released theatrically
Tarantula / Public Domain.
Ted Raimi / Image: GabboT
12/14/1965 – Ted Raimi (actor in numerous horror films) born
12/14/2002 – Cabin Fever released theatrically
Cabin Fever / Fair use doctrine.
King Kong / Fair use doctrine.
12/14/2005 – King Kong (2005) released theatrically

December 15 - 20

12/15/1974 – Young Frankenstein released theatrically
Young Frankenstein / Fair use doctrine.
Ghost Story / Fair use doctrine.
12/15/1981 – Ghost Story released theatrically
12/16/1970 – Night Gallery premieres on television
Night Gallery / Fair use doctrine.
The Keep / Fair use doctrine.
12/16/1983 – The Keep released theatrically
12/16/1976 – King Kong (1976) released theatrically
King Kong / Fair use doctrine.
Nancy Kyes / Fair use doctrine.
12/19/1949 – Nancy Kyes (usually credited as Nancy Loomis, actress in Halloween and The Fog) born
12/19/1956 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956) released theatrically
The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Fair use doctrine.
Little Shop of Horrors / Fair use doctrine.
12/19/1986 – Little Shop of Horrors released theatrically
12/20/1996 – Scream released theatrically
Scream / Fair use doctrine.
Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) / Fair use doctrine.

December 21 - 27

12/21/1921 – Maila Nurmi (aka Vampira) born
12/21/1966 – Kiefer Sutherland (actor in The Lost Boys and Flatliners) born
Kiefer Sutherland / Image: Gage Skidmore
Freddie Francis / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1917 – Freddie Francis (director and cinematographer of many horror films) born
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12/22/1932 – The Mummy (1932) released theatrically
The Mummy / Fair use doctrine.
Son of Kong / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1933 – Son of Kong released theatrically
12/22/1944 – The Mummy's Curse released theatrically
The Mummy's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse / Fair use doctrine.
12/22/1989 – Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse released on the Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan
12/23/1971 – Corey Haim (actor in Silver Bullet and The Lost Boys) born (d. 2010)
Corey Haim / Image: Bree from Worcester, MA
Diedrich Bader / Image: Gage Skidmore
12/24/1966 – Diedrich Bader (actor in Dead & Breakfast) born
12/25/1946 – The Beast with Five Fingers released theatrically
The Beast with Five Fingers / Fair use doctrine.
The Innocents / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/1961 – The Innocents released theatrically in France
12/25/1997 – An American Werewolf in Paris released theatrically
An American Werewolf in Paris / Fair use doctrine.
The Faculty / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/1998 – The Faculty released theatrically
12/25/1999 – Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness / Fair use doctrine.
Wolf Creek / Fair use doctrine.
12/25/2005 – Wolf Creek released theatrically
12/26/1973 – The Exorcist released theatrically
The Exorcist / Fair use doctrine.
The Invisible Woman / Fair use doctrine.
12/27/1940 – The Invisible Woman released theatrically
12/28/1888 – F.W. Murnau (director of Nosferatu) born (d. 1931)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau / Public Domain.

December 29 - 31

Ghost in the Machine / Fair use doctrine.
12/29/1993 – Ghost in the Machine released theatrically
12/30/1942 – Fred Ward (actor in Tremors and Tremors 2: Aftershocks) born
Fred Ward / Fair use doctrine.
Eliza Dushku / Image: Alex Archambault from Dallas, TX
12/30/1980 – Eliza Dushku (actress in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Soul Survivors, Wrong Turn, and Open Graves) born
12/31/1931 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) released theatrically
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Fair use doctrine.
Sean Cunningham / Image: GabboT
12/31/1941 – Sean S. Cunningham (creator of the Friday the 13th series of films) born
12/31/1957 – The Strange World of Planet X released theatrically
The Strange World of Planet X / Fair use doctrine.
Zombie Revenge / Fair use doctrine.
12/31/1999 – Zombie Revenge released on Dreamcast and arcade
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