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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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    The Flash: Armageddon Trailer Teases 5-Part Crossover Event for Season 8

    The CW has released the official trailer for the upcoming eighth season of the Grant Gustin-led DC series The Flash, teasing the premiere’s five-part crossover special event titled Armageddon. The series is slated to make its return on November 16.

    The Flash: Armageddon trailer, which you can check out below, highlights the arrival of a new powerful alien threat in the form of Tony Curran’s Despero, who’s dead set on ending the scarlet speedster’s existence as well as the destruction of the world. It also provided us with our first look at the return of some familiar Arrowverse heroes including Brandon Routh’s The Atom and Cress Williams’ Black Lightning as Barry enlist their help in saving the world.

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    The Flash series currently stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West.

    The official synopsis for the five-part special event reads: “A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry, Iris, and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.”

    Brandon Routh, Cress Williams, Kat McNamara, and Osric Chau are officially returning to the Arrowverse and will respectively reprise their roles a The Atom, Black Lightning, Mia Queen, and Ryan Choi. Joining them are Supergirl star Chyler Leigh as Sentinel, and Batwoman star Javicia Leslie as the Ryan Wilder/the scarlet knight, which marks her first interaction with other Arrowverse heroes since joining the series in 2021. It will also feature the return of villains Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, and Damien Darhk, respectively portrayed by Tom Cavanagh, and Neal McDonough.

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    Based on the characters from DC Comics, The Flash is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Todd Helbing.

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