Groovy! Yesterday at Starz the first episode ran about the series „Ash vs. Evil Dead“, which now continues the Evil Dead franchise in series form. Sam Raimi, Creator of the original, his longtime producing partner Rob Tapert and actor Bruce Campbell all three original movies are in production on board. After years of rumors about a sequel and endless merchandising products such as figurines or Survival-horror-Games or more crossover Comics, can chainsaw-wielding, Boomstick single lever troublemaker finally cheered again! Already The first 4 Minutes show, that the series continues the horror and the absurd humor of the films, and thus is able to completely delight fans! Hail to the King!
The first episode begins with Deep Purple „Space Truckin'“, the seventh and final hymn to the disc „Machine Head“, a misanthropic science fiction adventure, which was published at a time, when some rock'n'roll bands like David Bowie and Pink Floyd dealing with the issue. The song is typical of that time and comes decades later somewhat dull and addictive thrill therefore. The same could be about Sam Raimis cult horror franchise and Bruce Campbell, the anti-hero Ashley „Ash“ Say Williams. Here we see Ash 30 years later, with Provisional corset and polished dentures in a slummingen TRAILER-Park, in his mobile home. Deep Purple we see the king „solemn return“ and how he is getting ready for the evening elevation. For this purpose, he drinks High-C, to make a few minutes later on the way to the city and the bar, where he can persuade a lady to have sex in the toilet of course. But for Ash is Bad Sex as ye first the Watch four minutes can.
Ash, the Veteran, who has previously worked as Stocker in S-Mart and on a trip to the woods an ancient book, das Necronomicon, finds, which proclaims the mischief and break loose leaves evil, has become over the years not much Sly. He comes to mind, that he read from the Necronomicon recently on drugs, what brought evil again and go off the demons on him and the whole world can! But what the hell has become of the hero from the Middle Ages? After all the turmoil he cultivates always even a dirty lifestyle. What might explain, why he still as lousy Stocker at another supermarket chain, the Value Stop to fend. We still remember, when he proudly declared once: „In my own way, I am king.“, Well, because it is a very small kingdom has probably created. In the supermarket Ash works with the cleaning power Pablo Simon Bolivar (Ray Santiago) together, one 20 Year with Honduran roots, whose uncle was a shaman, ein Brujo, who warned him against such evils, and also said, that he should look for a leader, an El Jefe and of course believes Pablo now, that these leaders had Ash. Pablos Love part of the new staff member Kelly Maxwell (Dana DeLorenzo), even in their twenties, but far more cynical and unapproachable by the recent loss of her mother. Her sharp tongue and Ash spells will surely have still a lot to laugh in the coming episodes.
In the last 30 Ash years has shied away, to take responsibility, to grow up and to face the Evil Dead. Now, however, Ash has to face the demons – his personal and those of flesh and blood. Because the fate has no interest, to free the unconventional hero from the clutches of evil. The idealistic immigrant Bolivar is Ash's faithful sidekick, like Sancho Panza in Don Quixote. His companion believes in Ash and the hero, sticking in him, even if it does not even Ash. Kelly is a capricious tomboy, trying to run away from their own past. Against her will, she is entangled and Ash's and Pablo's fight against evil found in them a kind of surrogate family. The whole city is in trouble and are not only the perfect fodder for the power of the Demons, but must assert itself by a select handful of fresh faithful and warriors. One of the brave souls is Amanda Fisher (Jill Marie Jones), eine Michigan State Police Officer, hers Partner loses by a creepy house call with a Deadite to the darkness.
„The boss“ makes a lot of fun in his manic 40 Minutes. Sam Raimi, his older brother Ivan and TV writer veteran Tom Spezialy make at least its something right script and present a great mix of horror, tension, and comedy and thus create the desire for more. The camera controls Raimi as usual and missed the scenes so be trademarks of sorcery, impossible angles, Whiplash-sections and the known POV shots of invisible force from the original films. Campbell, now already 57 Years old, shows us, that he is a remarkable actor, going to the brink of physical performance, where no matter how many would cringe the most daring stunt coordinators in pain. Already in the first episode can Raimi his longtime friend flower pots smashed over the head and throw himself into glass. With slapstick Campbell performs in his most famous role with ease through the series, which leaves hope for an exciting and great future for the die-hard fans.
Nine other episodes of 30 Minutes per episode are still waiting for us, together around 310 Will come minutes. The original trilogy is compared „only“ on poor 257 Minutes. From the first season of the series „Ash vs. Evil Dead“ were 10 Produced episodes, A 2 Season is already in the works. The foregoing mythology of movies is enhanced with fresh new themes and there is no second boredom or dusty nostalgia, because although the past cut, but will not be placed at the center. Thus, from this series of actual fourth installment of the Evil Dead movies. A great start to a (Maybe) loud and thundering adventure, when the promising chemistry of the pilot episode and the humor is maintained and complemented by deeper and more exciting things. A great start and I'm already on the upcoming(n) Effect(n) curious!