The thought of going to a new Evil Dead movie for the first time in 20 years has me unreasonably excited. It’s only showing on one screen in town on Thursday, and the old man and I will be there. My level of excitement is particularly unreasonable because, aside from tweets from Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce), I don’t know a whole lot about the upcoming movie. After learning that Sam, Bruce and others are on as producers, and hearing really positive reactions to the trailers, I put myself on Spoiler Alert Media Blackout.
I hadn’t even seen a trailer until last night, when they aired a couple during the season finale of The Walking Dead. This post started out as a post-mortem on Season 3… but I scrapped it because while I was writing, all I wanted to do was watch the original Evil Dead. That’s about when I realized that given the time frame, I could watch each of the existing ones, one a night, until Thursday. And if I’m going to do that… well, fuck it, I might as well have my
very first second theme week.
Of course, whenever I set out to do something on any kind of a schedule, it usually falls apart. I don’t know that I’ve ever finished anything I’ve started. Maybe Evil Dead Week will end up Review Grab Bag: Evil Dead Edition.
Another concern that I have is that I’ve got myself so worked up about seeing this movie, that there’s a very real possibility that I might come away disappointed. The last time I was excited enough about a movie to ignore all hype-generating media was for Star Wars Episode II…
Needless to say that didn’t live up to my expectations.
The week’s over! Here’s some easy links to the reviews:
And here’s the final page, where I go on about my thoughts on running through the series this week.