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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Bruce Campbell chatted about the latest chapter in the much-beloved Evil Dead franchise ‘Ash vs Evil Dead,’ which will be making its debut on Starz this fall. Among the topics discussed were the series’ tone (is it more original Evil Dead or Army of Darkness?), Sam Raimi’s love of torturing Campbell, the differences between film and TV when it comes to storytelling, and whether or not the new show will live up to the legacy of Raimi’s film trilogy. Campbell insists the show will satisfy fans:
“This is really a nice quality show. I’m gonna feel good about presenting this to people. I really am. They will so not be ripped off by what we’re gonna do…And I mean that from a horror point of view. The attempted entertainment value? Pretty high! Pretty high! The only difference now is you don’t see the hoses. You don’t see all the tubes that you used to see in the first Evil Dead. We’ve moved past that. But when we do blood effects, it’s not digital. The other day, the guy brought in a keg! He had a keg on a cart, with the tubes coming out of the keg. This was a high-pressure situation. And then they hit us the other day with mortars. We’re using kegs to pump this blood. We’re using mortars — like air mortars! — to blow this s—. You kill a monster, it’s ugly.”
Check out the full interview at Entertainment Weekly and be sure to tune in for the show this fall.