What a blast from the past!! Sam Raimi has brought back the feel of the original 1981 The Evil Dead into the Starz Original Ash vs. Evil Dead. With Bruce Campbell getting stoned and reading passages from Morturom Demonto (Book of the Dead), that is when the fun starts. Evil has found Ash again as he teams up with Pablo and Kelly to combat the deadites with his chainsaw and trusty boomstick by his side. It’s been 30 years, but it didn’t take long to get back in the saddle again. The use of practical effects and lack of CG is what makes the Evil Dead one of the greats and I am so happy that trend continues with the TV show. We are only one episode in to what I can only hope will be many more groovy episodes, but it has the look of the Evil Dead Trilogy, and that can’t be bad.
Happy Hunting Ash
(review by John H.)