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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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    Bill & Ted Face the Music Earned Around $32 Million from PVOD Release

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Earned Around $32 Million from PVOD Release Deadline is reporting that Orion Pictures’ Bill & Ted Face the Music releasing on PVOD earned the film around $32 million. The movie had a limited opening theatrically after booking 1,007 theaters since its August 28 release and has garnered $3.3 million at the domestic box office. The budget for the film is estimated at $25 million, according to the outlet. The third installment in the popular franchise will arrive on Digital on October 20 and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You can pre-order your Blu-ray copy here or rent/purchase the film here! RELATED: Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-ray & DVD Details Revealed! In Bill & Ted Face the Music, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey! Joining Winter and Reeves are Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film also features Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler also reprised his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer. RELATED: CS Interview: William Sadler Talks Death in Bill & Ted Face the Music Bill & Ted Face the Music was directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon.

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-Ray & DVD Details Revealed!

    Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-Ray & DVD Details Revealed! Orion Pictures’ Bill & Ted Face the Music, directed by Dean Parisot and written by Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, is heading to Digital on October 20 and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on November 10 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. You can pre-order your Blu-ray copy here or rent/purchase the film here! You can check out the Blu-ray cover art in the gallery as well as the special features you can expect below! RELATED: CS Interview: William Sadler Talks Death in Bill & Ted Face the Music In Bill & Ted Face the Music, the stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends — to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe. Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure! Click here to own Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey! Joining Winter and Reeves are Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) and Brigette Lundy-Paine (Atypical) as Bill and Ted’s daughters, respectively. The film also features Anthony Carrigan (Barry), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Kristen Schall (Toy Story 4), Holland Taylor (Gloria Bell), Kid Cudi, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, and Beck Bennet. William Sadler also reprised his role as Death alongside franchise returners Amy Stoch and Hal London Jr. Newcomer. RELATED: Exclusive: Chris Matheson & Ed Solomon on Their Bill & Ted 3 Cameos! The Bill & Ted Face the Music Blu-ray contains the following special features: The Official Bill & Ted Face The Music Panel at [email protected] Be Excellent to Each Other A Most Triumphant Duo Death’s Crib Social Piece (Excellence) The Bill & Ted Face the Music DVD contains the following special features: Be Excellent to Each Other

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