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 Post subject: Ash vs. Evil Dead
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:27 pm 
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Here is why you need to watch the Starz television series “Ash vs. Evil Dead”:

1. The ten episodes all stay true to the first rule of horror flicks, as codified by Joe Bob Briggs: Anyone can die at any moment. Especially the stupid self-righteous Aussie hiker guy.

2. Lucy Lawless (aka Xena, Warrior Princess) is in this thing, and performs some excellent kung fu. She is also resurrected from a pile of embers, slightly nekkid.

3. Bruce Campbell, as Ash, has a new prosthetic hand that can flip the bird, but still uses the same chainsaw, thus combining modernity with tradition.

4. The genius of the original Evil Dead film in 1981, and the 1987 sequel (the imaginatively titled Evil Dead II) is that in both films Ash takes a group of dopes to the same cabin and they read the same words from the same Book of the Dead — and are then surprised when demon zombies appear.
The Starz series continues this serious, extended meditation on human stupidity.

5. Each episode has at least one completely disgusting scene involving a minimum of one gallon of blood. Also: Demon vomiting, decapitations, antler death, crawling demon hand, head squishing, and
a reprise of the old “talking head in a vise” trick from the first flick.

6. The soundtrack includes selections from The Amboy Dukes (featuring Ted Nugent), The Stooges, Alice Cooper, P.J. Harvey, Bootsy Collins, and Grover Washington Jr. doing “Just the Two of Us” during the scene when Ash takes the chainsaw to his evil twin.

7. I’ve heard of shotgunning marijuana before, but not with an actual shotgun.

8. Talking lizards, ayahuasca trips, and a whole lot of Carlos Castaneda weirdness.

9. Ash still drives a 1973 Delta 88.

10. The entire production is completely insane, and most emphatically does not take itself seriously.

Bonus reason: If you have Amazon prime, you can sign up for a free week of Starz, watch “Ash vs. Evil Dead,” and cancel it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:06 am 
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Been meaning to check this show out, thanks for the tips. I was really obsessed with both movies as a teen, nice to see the cult following has brought it all back.

Did you watch Fargo this season? Bruce Campbell was pretty great as Reagan

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 Post subject: Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:33 pm 
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Patrick wrote:

Lucy Lawless...slightly nekkid.

Bruce Campbell
Lucy Flawless... want more than slightly nekkid? Spartacus. One example of a woman who has improved exponentially over time.

Bruce Campbell... Mrs. Ensiferous thinks he is amusing. I only have watched him in Burn Notice.


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 Post subject: Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead
PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:44 pm 
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I tried to watch the first episode of Spartacus but it was too godawful, even for me.

And I'm the guy who writes glowingly about "Bloodsucking Freaks."

Someone should put together a Lucy Lawless nekkid highlight reel.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:13 am 
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Patrick wrote:
I tried to watch the first episode of Spartacus but it was too godawful, even for me.

Someone should put together a Lucy Lawless nekkid highlight reel.
I never watched it. I don't watch much of anything, really. But that's the whole idea, it's just a source for Lucy Lawless nekkid highlight reel material. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Ash vs. Evil Dead
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:57 pm 
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Season 2 is upon us, and what it lacks in nekkidity it makes up for in sheer insane glop. There's one scene where Ash gets his head stuck in a zombie...well, an intimate personal-type area.

Even I was disgusted. Not enough to turn it off, though.


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