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Contest: Win a Hardcover Copy of Bruce Campbell’s New Book Hail To The Chin

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Back in 2002, beloved actor Bruce Campbell pulled back the curtain on his unconventional career and the making of the Evil Dead movies in his autobiography If Chins Could Kill, and now, like a blast from a boomstick, Campbell is back with a bang on the printed page with his follow-up book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, co-written with Craig Sanborn. With the new book hitting shelves beginning August 15th from Thomas Dunne Books, we've been provided with one hardcover copy to give away to one lucky Daily Dead reader.

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Prize Details: (1) Winner will receive (1) hardcover copy of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.

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Release Details & Cover Art for Bruce Campbell’s New Book Hail To The Chin

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Perhaps you've hailed to the king, but next summer, it will be time to Hail to the Chin when Bruce Campbell's new book hits shelves.

Written with Craig Sanborn and scheduled to come out in hardcover on August 8th, 2017 from St. Martin's Press, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor is Campbell's follow-up book to 2002's If Chins Could Kill.

In Jonathan James' recent interview with Campbell, the Ash vs Evil Dead actor discussed his upcoming autobiography:

"I realize it's been fifteen years since the first book, and there's been a lot of crazy stuff I've been involved with: going to Iraq in ’09 to see the troops, making movies in Columbia. There are a lot more stories to tell, so that's coming out from St Martin's Press probably around August of next year. And I'll do a three-month tour to support it, so I'll
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‘Ash vs Evil Dead 2×06′ Review

It would take a lot to beat the second episode of Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, featuring one of the best slapstick scenes of the series. We now have that episode, featuring a family reunion of sorts. This reunion is not only in story terms but also a returning actor from the very first Evil Dead movie.

With Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his group now making their way back to his father’s house, focus is on finding out just what is going on with Pablo (Ray Santiago). With Ruby (Lucy Lawless) doing her thing with Pablo, Ash finds himself having to enter his sister Cheryl’s room.

Fans of the first film will know that Cheryl is played by Ellen Sandweiss, and we also saw her in My Name is Bruce. With her return home to do battle with Ash we get plenty of tree themed jokes, because yes…
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Ash Vs. Evil Dead Trailer: 6 Things You Need To Know

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Ash is back: protector of humanity, true ladies’ man, slayer of deadites, S-Mart employee of the month. In 1981, director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell changed the face of horror with the schlocky, ugly and downright hilarious B-movie that is Evil Dead. Then they did it again, six years later, with the chaotic masterpiece that is Evil Dead II.

These two films saw Ash, a normal guy with a poor taste in holiday destinations, having to slaughter his friends and girlfriends after they became consumed by the evil souls that haunt the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis. They rounded off the trilogy with the flawed but truly hilarious action film Army Of Darkness (1991), in which the noble hero of the first two films heads back in time and rescues Medieval civilisation from the terrors of the Evil Dead.

While Raimi returned to the franchise with a remake in 2013 and Campbell played a
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Bruce Campbell still hoping for an Expendables-style horror ensemble

Way back in 2010, Bruce Campbell brought up the prospect of an Expendables-style horror movie, which would bring together a host of famous names from the genre in the form of a sequel to 2008’s My Name Is Bruce, which was going by the title of Bruce vs. Frankenstein.

Since then, we’ve heard very little about the potential project, but as he prepares to return to the role of Ashley J. Williams for the upcoming Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead, the cult icon has offered an update on the status of the horror ensemble during an interview with MovieWeb.

“Never say never. I have a script that I’m working on that would pretty much be that. It’s not ready to share at this point. It’s in the pipeline I guess you could say. I’ve always wanted to do the Expendables of Horror type movie. Because
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Bruce Campbell Is Still Planning 'Expendables' of Horror | Exclusive

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Bruce Campbell Is Still Planning 'Expendables' of Horror | Exclusive
More than five years ago, Bruce Campbell first floated the idea of making an Expendables of Horror that brought in all of his most famous genre friends to fight a single threat in one movie. He was planning it as a sequel to his 2008 horror comedy My Name Is Bruce, which found the cult icon essentially playing himself. The new movie was to be called Bruce Vs. Frankenstein, but we haven't heard much about it since then. Last year, he started talking about it again, though at the time, he said the script sucked. We asked Campbell if Bruce Vs. Frankenstein was still happening, and he revealed that he is still in the process of writing the script. He says:

"Yeah! Never say never. I have a script that I'm working on that would pretty much be that. It's not ready to share at this point. It's in the pipeline I guess you could say.
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CONtv Digital Network Lineup Includes ‘Fight of the Living Dead’ Original Series, The Evil Dead, Hellraiser & More

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Back in August, we reported that Fight of the Living Dead, an original competition series in which YouTube stars try to survive a simulated zombie apocalypse, would air on CONtv, a streaming network from Cinedigm and Wizard World that launches early next year, and now a long list of movie / TV titles that will air on the network has been revealed, including The Evil Dead, Hellraiser, and Re-Animator.

Press Release – “(Los Angeles, CA) December 11, 2014 – CONtv today announced an expansive portfolio of acquired film and television content that will be available on the new digital network. Launching in early 2015, the direct-to-consumer digital service geared specifically for fans in the Comic Con community, will also include the previously announced original program “Fight of the Living Dead,” a horror-competition series from Alpine Labs, BlackBoxTV and Revolver Picture Company. CONtv plans to announce additional programming initiatives, original series and talent partnerships in the coming weeks.
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Bruce Campbell Wants To Make A "Horror Expendables"

Bruce Campbell is great. If you've ever run into him at a convention or on the street or at a screening, I'm telling you something you already know. Certain stars have an air of "getting it" about them, and maybe that's what makes them fun to watch.

Talking to The Hero Complex about the new Evil Dead DVD commentary, Campbell let slip that he would like to do an outsized sequel to 2007's meta horror/comedy My Name is Bruce. He wants to involve many classic names in horror and layer it over and over with gags.

[Hero Complex]: Speaking of your own activities, I understand you’d like to make a sequel to your most recent film, “My Name Is Bruce,”called “Bruce vs. Frankenstein” and that you’d like to be “The Expendables”of horror?BC: Yeah, “The Expendables,” or more like the “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World”of horror.
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a teaser trailer for The House of Forbidden Secrets, UK distribution details for Banshee Chapter, information on a line of handcrafted zombie dolls, a trailer for In Fear, first details on Dead Bounty, and much more:

The House of Forbidden Secrets Teaser: “The House of Forbidden Secrets had it’s national premiere in Las Vegas, Nv at the PollyGrind Film Festival on October 11th, 2013, where it won 6 awards, and has also been chosen for the South African Horror Festival this Spring, the Italian Fantafest in 2014, the British Raindance Film Fest for 2014 as well as the X-Fest with many more festivals to follow. It was shot last Winter and Spring in Kansas City. The film stars many local actors and actresses to Kansas City, but also includes genre icons such as Lew Temple (Walking Dead,
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Halloween's Tony Moran Has a Dead Bounty on His Head

A new indie flick is on its way from director Jordan Pacheco entitled Dead Bounty featuring the first "unmasked" Michael Myers, Tony Moran, and we have your first look and more cold off of the slab! Dig it!

From the Press Release

While on the search for a fleeing felon, Dead Bounty (directed by Jordan Pacheco) follows a group of bounty hunters, lead by 'Bosk' (Tony Moran) and 'Henry' (Timothy Patrick Quill), who head into a vast New England forest in hopes to capture a dangerous man. Closing in on their quarry, the group encounters more than just a murderer on the run when they are confronted with a seemingly endless horde of the undead. With no shelter, no help and no end to the carnage, survival seems hopeless.

Horror icon Tony Moran, who is best known for playing Michael Myers in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978), plays the role of 'Bosk' in the film.
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10 funny instances of actors playing themselves in movies

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Feature Mark Harrison 5 Jul 2013 - 06:31

This Is The End doesn't have the monopoly on actors playing themselves in movies. Just check this lot out...

Last week saw the UK release of This Is The End, in which members of Judd Apatow's comedy troupe wind up trapped in James Franco's house, post-Rapture. Most of the world's population has been Raptured into the next life, or otherwise fallen into a great big hole in Franco's lawn.

The film is adapted from a 2007 sketch called Jay & Seth Vs The Apocalypse, which featured Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen squabbling with each other in a living room. Both reprise their roles here, as exaggerated versions of themselves. You know how Rogen is often criticised for playing himself in movies? Well, he literally plays himself in this one, to a certain degree. Elsewhere, Michael Cera plays a drug-addled dickhole, Emma Watson is a
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The Ten Best – Bruce Campbell Roles

With the remake of The Evil Dead hitting cinemas this week (click the link to read our Evil Dead review), we thought we’d take a look back at the star and original hero of the series, Bruce Campbell, who returns to the franchise which made him a star as producer of the Fede Alvarez directed reboot… So here’s a rundown of Campbell’s ten best film and TV roles:

10) Coach Boomer – Sky High (2005)

9) Jack Stiles – Jack of All Trades (2000-2001)

8) Bruce Campbell - My Name Is Bruce (2007)

7) Hank Cooper - The Love Bug (1997)

6) Elvis Presley - Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

5) Sam Axe - Burn Notice (2007 – 2012)

4) Autolycus – Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-1999)

3) Jack Forrest - Maniac Cop & Maniac Cop 2 (1988-1990)

2) Ash - The Evil Dead Trilogy (1981 – 1992)

1) Brisco County Jr. - The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993-1994)
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Trailer Drop: 'You Can't Kill Stephen King,' 'Prometheus,' the Latest from the Director of 'Eternal Sunshine' and More

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Quite a few trailers have hit the web today, so to make things easy we've gathered them all together for easy digestion. First up is the trailer for You Can't Kill Stephen King, which looks like an even lower-budget mash-up of the very fun Tucker & Dale vs Evil and the less fun My Name is Bruce. It's not exactly the most inspired offering in today's Trailer Drop, but its self-depricating sense of humor and shameless grab for the attention of King fans is mildly amusing, mainly in an 'I'd stream that on Netflix when I'm bored' kind of way. [via Twitch] Warning: contains a few possibly Nsfw shots. From the forced mediocrity of straight-to-video horror we go to the always-inspired world of Michel Gondry. The We and the I is the name of the...

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The top 25 cult film actors

They may not be household names like their A-list colleagues, but the actors on this list have appeared in some of our all-time favourite geek movies...

Some actors dabble in sci-fi; others dip their toe into fantasy; some may even make an appearance in the odd horror film - all before returning to the safety of the genres in which they feel more comfortable - perhaps a nice, award-chasing period drama, or a well-paid romantic comedy.

A-listers may see the geeky films that we on this site enjoy and celebrate as fun little side-projects, but there are actors out there who commit full-time to these types of movies. It is high time, therefore, that we credited these individuals with the recognition they deserve.

Besides the stipulation that, in order to be included, an actor had to still be alive and working today, there were no strict criteria that had to
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Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel: A Tribute to Bruce Campbell

"This is my boomstick!" Bruce Campbell was already a full-fledged horror icon before reciting that unforgettable line from Army of Darkness, but this put the cherry on top. "Boomstick" was Campbell's "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", his "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", his "Stairway to Heaven".

Here at Doctor Gash's Tip of the Scalpel column, we're used to paying tribute to the real baddies of horror. The nastier character you portrayed, the more love you'll get here. Campbell is the rare Scalpel honoree who's recognized for his portrayal of a hero. Throughout his illustrious career Campbell has appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, but it's one character in particular that we all fell in love with that earned Campbell his Tip of the Scalpel nod. I'm talking, of course, of Ashley J. "Ash" Williams.

Campbell and The Evil Dead director Sam Raimi met in high school, and
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MoreHorror Exclusive Interview with World Famous Special Effects Artist Greg Nicotero

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by Michael Pickle, MoreHorror.com

For all our MoreHorror readers recovering from the tryptophan induced stupor we call Thanksgiving, boy do we have a treat for you. What better way to celebrate the recent release of the Evil Dead II: 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray than to talk to the man behind the special effects and some of the most amazing visuals in horror movie history: the legendary Greg Nicotero.

If you've seen little productions like Day of the Dead, In the Mouth of Madness, From Dusk 'Til Dawn, Scream, The Cell, Masters of Horror, The Mist and most recently The Walking Dead than you are very familiar with his enormous body of work. I was fortunate enough to chat with the man who literally changed the face of horror before he had to run off to celebrate turkey day.

It was impossible to get to all the
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[Now Streaming] Your ‘Dream House,’ ‘Take Shelter’ & ‘Tucker & Dale vs. Evil’ Alternatives

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Each week within this column we strive to pair the latest in theatrical releases to the worthwhile titles currently available on Netflix Instant Watch. This week we look at alternatives to Dream House, Take Shelter and Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil.

On the brink of October, haunting tales are lurking in theaters across the country. As two different dads face their fears to protect their families from threats that may be imagined, a pair of kind-hearted hillbillies are mistaken for clichéd maniacs. Want more horror and gore? We’ve got you covered with some ghastly ghosts, freaky thrillers and hilarious horror flicks.

Daniel Craig stars as a husband and father who moves his family from the urban jungle to a lovely home in rural New England only to discover their dream house has a dark past. Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts co-star.

For more haunting tales, try this trippy trio:

House on Haunted Hill
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Bruce Campbell on new Evil Dead film and Bruce Vs Frankenstein

Bruce Campbell became a cult hero to horror movie fans for his portrayal of zombie-hunter Ash in The Evil Dead trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi.

The 53-year-old will shortly be back on our screens as ex-special forces agent Sam Axe in the fourth series of Burn Notice, which starts on FX on Wednesday, August 24 at 9pm.

While promoting the TV show, Campbell has confirmed he is producing a new version of The Evil Dead.

He tells us: "Yeah, it's a remake. Well, it's not part four, I'll put it that way. It's a chance to keep the series alive, to tell a new story in the framework of The Evil Dead, with a new director (Freddy Alvarez) and hopefully a good, young, talented cast."

So is he going to appear in it? Campbell says: "Not really. There might be some gag character I can play, but it's all going to be young people.
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Knights of Badassdom Trailer Starring Peter Dinklage and Summer Glau

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After Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer's fantastic documentary Darkon took us inside the world of Live Action Role Playing back in 2006, the floodgates have since opened on both documentaries and fictional comedies all poking fun at LARPers in progressively less flattering ways. David Wain's Role Models was perhaps the highest profile film to feature wooden swords and homemade armor, and now the first trailer has been released for a new indie comedy from Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2) called Knights of Badassdom. The plot revolves around a group of LARPers who accidentally summon a real demon from hell and are then forced to step up and become heroes. In my mind I was picturing something akin to Bruce Campbell's horribly unfunny My Name is Bruce and I was kind of expecting to hate it, but I'm happy to say that this trailer won me over. The cast
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Bruce Campbell Talks My Name is Bruce Sequel

Bottom line? My Name is Bruce was a steaming turd. Even The Chin himself knows it. Recently New York Magazine's Vulture caught up with Bruce Campbell to talk about lots of things, including the status of a possible sequel.

"Well, the script sucked," says Campbell. "We’ve got to start all over again. Your script is your blueprint. If your blueprint is off, your building is going to be, too. In the old days, I wouldn’t have even known what a bad script was. But now I have a better idea, and I know that you actually can’t fix a bad script. With a great script you can get a lousy actor, and he’ll still be good in it. But a lousy script, you can get Laurence Olivier, and it’ll still suck. So we’re working on it. We don’t want to piss people off.
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