The Evil Dead Companion

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 2001 - Performing Arts - 271 pages
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In the dank cellar of the dilapadated cabin tucked away in the great forest, there is a book bound in human skin and filled with incantations writ in blood. To read the words therein is to release a hideously unspeakable force...

Rigorously made on an almost absent budget in the backwoods of Tennessee, the film was a phenomenal success--the true definition of "cult film"--launching the careers of its director, Sam Raimi; producer, Bob Tapert; and star, Bruce Campbell. It also spawned two deliriously different and wildly inventive sequels, The Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, and Army of Darkness, which have won over legions of fright fans around the globe.

At last, acclaimed film critic Bill Warren takes us on a no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the three films, including exclusive interviews with key cast and crew; rare and previously unpublished photographs, story-boards, and concept sketches; harrowing tales of hardship, discomfort, and practical jokes; and much more. Enough to keep any puss-oozing deadite drooling through the night.
 

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Scorsese might be my God. But Raimi is my spirit animal. Read full review

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Anything you've ever wanted to know about the Evil Dead and the folks who created it. A must-read for any self-respecting Sam Raimi or Bruce Campbell fan. Read full review

Contents

Blood In the Aisles
8
You Must Taste Blood to be a Man
24
Hot Coffee and Cold Blood
52
Keeping the Blood Flowing
74
Blood Will Tell
94
Blood on the Screen II
130
Blood Still in the Veins
162
The Evil Dead
180
Evil Dead II
206
Army of Darkness
230
Glossary
253
Index
268
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Bill Warren is a freelance journalist and writer who has been published in American Film, Starlog, Fangoria, Cinefantastique, Amazing Stores, Science Fiction Digest, and Twilight Zone. He was a contributor for James Gunn's New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and The Overlook Encyclopedia of Horror and of Science Fiction. He is also one of the associate editors for Leonard Maltin's annual TV Movies and Video Guide. His book, Keep Watching the Skies, is considered the definitive guide to 50s sci fi movies.

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