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Bruce Campbell talks Evil Dead 4 and Bruce vs. Frankenstein

09.02.2010

Bruce Campbell will forever be associated with Deadite-fighting bonehead/hero Ashley J. Williams from the EVIL DEAD movies, a fact the actor cheerfully embraces.

In a lengthy interview with the LA Times, The Chin talks about the legacy of the movies, his history with director Sam Raimi, the difficulties of both indie horror and studio productions, the multitude of EVIL DEAD DVD releases (he's out promoting the new Blu-Ray), and his shift to television work.

Campbell naturally drops some hints as to a fourth EVIL DEAD movie, but as usual, don't get your hopes up. "None of us have said no," Campbell says. "I think Sam is always tweaking with the idea. He's joked with a couple of concepts. He has threatened to do it multiple times. He'll put a false statement out just to torment people. We joke that when he's got one eye left and I'm in the old actors' home, that's when we'll do it. But we both have day jobs now. The EVIL DEAD movies, you really have to lock up about two years of your life for each EVIL DEAD movie and we don't really have the time right now. Sam says that he will gladly get back on that track, but right now he's on that A-picture train and he's getting a lot more creative freedoms afforded to him with his success. I don't know that he needs to right now. And I'm kinda busy with the No. 1 show on cable [USA's "Burn Notice"]. I don't think about it a lot because I'm busy doing other stuff."

As for BRUCE VS. FRANKENSTEIN, Campbell's intended sequel to MY NAME IS BRUCE, he compares it to THE EXPENDABLES and the classic ensemble comedy/road movie IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD. "I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can't possibly not see the movie," he says. "I want to give them other stuff to do. I want to have Kane Hodder be very particular about what he eats. I want Robert Englund to be a tough guy, like he knows tae kwon do or something. I want to find out the hidden sides of all these people."

Campbell says that there's a script but it "just kind of blows right now", but after some more work he will "Definitely shoot in Oregon all on a stage. It's like the 300 of horror comedies."

Extra Tidbit: My first time seeing EVIL DEAD (so long ago) was a VHS double feature with DEATH RACE 2000. You?
Source: LA Times

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4:16AM on 09/07/2010

Haha!

He always claims it's Raimi who does it, but in every interview I've ever seen of him, it's Bruce Campbell who truly loves to tease fans about Evil Dead 4 :p

Bruce Vs. Frankenstein sounds awesome so far, though. I wish him luck with that!
He always claims it's Raimi who does it, but in every interview I've ever seen of him, it's Bruce Campbell who truly loves to tease fans about Evil Dead 4 :p

Bruce Vs. Frankenstein sounds awesome so far, though. I wish him luck with that!
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10:37PM on 09/03/2010

Sam Rami LOST IT

Bruce Campbell needs to get ripped for Evil Dead 3... it needs to happen.
Bruce Campbell needs to get ripped for Evil Dead 3... it needs to happen.
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2:54AM on 09/04/2010
You mean Evil Dead 4. Evil Dead 3 came out 18 years ago....
You mean Evil Dead 4. Evil Dead 3 came out 18 years ago....
2:29PM on 09/03/2010

bruce campbell vs. the evil dead

i would give anything for another evil dead film.
i would give anything for another evil dead film.
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11:22AM on 09/03/2010
Bruce Campbell is the man. Would love to see a 4th Evil Dead movie and his horror comedy movie Expendables style.
Bruce Campbell is the man. Would love to see a 4th Evil Dead movie and his horror comedy movie Expendables style.
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9:34AM on 09/03/2010

Always a good read...

...when we read from the Chin.
As for ED4, I think Drag me to Hell has proven 2 things : 1) Sam Raimi still got it, 2)But if he was ever going for ED4, he would have done it instead of Drag me to Hell.
Now, the awesomest would be to use Drag me to Hell as a way to make ED4 : Justin Long is searching for a way to bring back Lohman form Hell, and with the help of Yusuf, summons a hero : Ash is brought back from the future where he has spent the last 20 years. And as he thinks he can finally
...when we read from the Chin.
As for ED4, I think Drag me to Hell has proven 2 things : 1) Sam Raimi still got it, 2)But if he was ever going for ED4, he would have done it instead of Drag me to Hell.
Now, the awesomest would be to use Drag me to Hell as a way to make ED4 : Justin Long is searching for a way to bring back Lohman form Hell, and with the help of Yusuf, summons a hero : Ash is brought back from the future where he has spent the last 20 years. And as he thinks he can finally have a break, he has to go to Hell to save the girl. Day dreaming is cool.
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5:16AM on 09/03/2010

I might sleep better tonight

I am very hip to an Evil Dead 4. The 3rd is on of my favorite movies I didn't understand as a kid. I dont care how long it takes because it will likely take years. Start writing the script Raimi! God love Bruce and that heaveanly chin.
I am very hip to an Evil Dead 4. The 3rd is on of my favorite movies I didn't understand as a kid. I dont care how long it takes because it will likely take years. Start writing the script Raimi! God love Bruce and that heaveanly chin.
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5:14AM on 09/03/2010

I might sleep better tonight

I am very hip to an Evil Dead 4. The 3rd is on of my favorite movies I didn't understand as a kid. I dont care how long it takes because it will likely take years. Start writing the script Raimi! God love Bruce and that heaveanly chin.
I am very hip to an Evil Dead 4. The 3rd is on of my favorite movies I didn't understand as a kid. I dont care how long it takes because it will likely take years. Start writing the script Raimi! God love Bruce and that heaveanly chin.
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5:16AM on 09/03/2010
In the straightest way possible though...
In the straightest way possible though...
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3:14AM on 09/03/2010
All sounds very exciting if done, please make this happen!
All sounds very exciting if done, please make this happen!
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3:11AM on 09/03/2010
I think i was about 5-6 when my father showed me Army of Darkness and from that point on, i watched the vhs over and over and over over... A couple months later i tracked down The Evil Dead and Dead by Dawn and i became obsessed with them also lol I actually role played Ash in this Sunday School classroom. In other words...Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi rocked the F*CK outta this series and Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 are my favorite all time movies ever, the first one is in atleast my top
I think i was about 5-6 when my father showed me Army of Darkness and from that point on, i watched the vhs over and over and over over... A couple months later i tracked down The Evil Dead and Dead by Dawn and i became obsessed with them also lol I actually role played Ash in this Sunday School classroom. In other words...Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi rocked the F*CK outta this series and Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 are my favorite all time movies ever, the first one is in atleast my top 5.


Sorry for Ranting too I'm pretty f**ked up
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2:44AM on 09/03/2010
never really saw the first two evil deads,but Army of Darkness was pretty funny. Kane Hodder and Robert Englund in the same movie. cool!
never really saw the first two evil deads,but Army of Darkness was pretty funny. Kane Hodder and Robert Englund in the same movie. cool!
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7:14AM on 09/06/2010
already happened in the first WHISMASTER
already happened in the first WHISMASTER
12:48AM on 09/03/2010

Seriously...

A horror version of The Expendables helmed by Bruce Campbell. I don't care if it totally blows, if he can get that many classic actors together I'm totally down.
As for the tidbit, I saw Evil Dead around 13 or 14, and Death Race 2000 a few years ago on TMC. Both classics, both amazing.
A horror version of The Expendables helmed by Bruce Campbell. I don't care if it totally blows, if he can get that many classic actors together I'm totally down.
As for the tidbit, I saw Evil Dead around 13 or 14, and Death Race 2000 a few years ago on TMC. Both classics, both amazing.
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12:43AM on 09/03/2010

But where's more Bubba-Hotep???

that movie rocked!
that movie rocked!
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12:21AM on 09/03/2010
Tidbit: I think I was four or five and my older brother was watching the first Evil Dead on VHS. He told me it was a comedy, knowing full well I wouldn't get it at my age and it scared the living shit out of me.
Tidbit: I think I was four or five and my older brother was watching the first Evil Dead on VHS. He told me it was a comedy, knowing full well I wouldn't get it at my age and it scared the living shit out of me.
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12:03AM on 09/03/2010
I'd see an Evil Dead 4, even if it'll likely never happen. And I'll be happy without a "My Name is Bruce" sequel, since the first one stunk.
I'd see an Evil Dead 4, even if it'll likely never happen. And I'll be happy without a "My Name is Bruce" sequel, since the first one stunk.
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