Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game Cover Story – Raising Hell

Saber Interactive and Boss Team Games are targeting the asymmetrical horror genre for a battle between demons and survivors, but it’s quite different than other creature feature forays on the market. In Evil Dead: The Game, don’t expect to find the human heroes cowering in corners or attempting to flee – this 4v1 fear festival takes the fight directly to the forces of evil, hacking enemies in half and blowing them to pieces. In 1981, Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead made a grisly splash onto the horror scene, featuring what’s become an almost formulaic setup: Five unfortunate friends head out to a cabin in the woods for a good time, and then, spoiler alert, good times are not had. The idyllic journey into the country turns into a bloody massacre, spurred on by an ancient evil book known as the Necronomicon. I remember I first saw the movie in a time when villains like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers fought for dominance over our grade-school nightmares. The film offered the terrifying simplicity of facing your friends after they become possessed undead. It gloried in the sheer, unflinching willingness to lean into the intimate, grim goriness of it all, and the experience left a strong impression. Interestingly enough, it’s possible that The Evil Dead wouldn’t have had the chance to thrive without horror maestro Stephen King’s praise. After seeing it out of competition at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, King wrote a rave review, leading to New Line Cinema picking the film up for distribution. The movie has gone down as a cult classic and had plenty of influence within the horrorsphere. But Bruce Campell’s portrayal of character Ash Williams has undeniably become the campy, comical face of the otherwise incredibly macabre franchise, infusing the gruesome themes and blood splatters with a hefty dose of comedic quips and one-liners. Multiple films followed the original, including Evil Dead 2 and the completely off-the-wall Army of Darkness, where Ash travels back to medieval times to fight the titular demonic forces. In more modern times, the series has had both a soft reboot and a TV series, with yet another film, Evil Dead Rise, scheduled to hit this year. And then, of course, there’s Saber Interactive’s upcoming game. Read more...

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    After her breakthrough hit “Gold” and debut Low Kii Savage EP, Kiiara returns with bold, new single “Messy” and is projected to release a debut album. Now older and wiser, the 22-year-old chatted with Fuse about a few of her “first” moments, opening up about the first album she ever purchased, first collaborator, and first person she looked up to.  

    The Atlantic Records signee revealed that, from a very early age, she looked up to iconic and influential rock band Linkin Park. “Since I was five, I’ve been listening to their music and just been a fan and their whole message and everything about it,” says Kiiara, who had the opportunity to work with the band last year.

    Hailing from Wilmington, Illinois, Kiiara recalls the time she made Mariah Carey’s Glitter soundtrack her first CD purchase, only after walking through Best Buy and seeing the mesmerizing album art on display.

    “I was little. I was walking through Best Buy, and it was all pink and kind of had like…yeah, it’s ‘Glitter.’ So I was like, ‘I need this!’ I don’t even know. I didn’t know who it was at the time because I was, like, five.”

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