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This May Not Be What You Had In Mind When You Said You Wanted Another EVIL DEAD Film...But...

Merrick here...
Producer Don Carmody (CHICAGO, LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN, the ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 remake) is negotiating with Sam Raimi to bring the Canadian originated, now off-Broadway production EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL to the big 3-D no less!
Featuring songs such as “I’m Not A Killer” and “Look Who’s Evil Now”, the stage version featured an audience-participation area known as the “splatter zone”.
..says THIS PIECE at Screen Daily. More details as more is learned...

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  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Come get some!

    by wcme

    Lady, I'm afraid I am going to have to ask you to leave the store!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by Squashua

    Can't wait for Batman III : The Musical.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    And at last, I was first!!

    by wcme

    One more thing off the old bucket list.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST

    With all the time

    by tomdolan04

    having passed and the changes in Raimi's direction, I wouldn't have that much faith in Evil Dead 4 even if it were announced <p> As this stands I've not seen the stage show so can't comment, but I don't buy into all these expansion to existing properties. It may be a laugh - any comment from those who've seen it?

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I can't remember

    by BigFo

    Did anyone here review the play??

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    I'll swallow your soul!

    by wcme

    Swallow THIS!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    I got it, I got it!

    by wcme

    I know your damn words, alright?!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Un huh, Thats right.......

    by wcme

    ...Who's laughing NOW!?!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I spit on your grave: the musical

    by tomdolan04

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Kill me

    by Jason B. Swaim

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I got news for you pal!

    by wcme

    You ain't leading but two things right now: "Jack" and "shit". and Jack left town.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I've heard this musical...

    by Amy Chasing

    It's actually pretty good. Dare I say in the same league as Avenue Q, but not as good as Dr Horrible.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    If they got Campbell to do it...

    by rev_skarekroe

    ...then I'd watch.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Child's play: the musical...

    by theonecalledshoe

    chucky singing and dancing... now there's some weird shit.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I've seen this play and...

    by Jubba's quite good. The best part is that they cover the first few rows of audience members in fake blood during the show.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    At this point

    by tomdolan04

    I'm half expecting an Apatow helmed evil dead reboot with seth rogen in the campbell role and a campbell cameo as the owner of the cabin to be announced

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST


    by Melvin_Pelvis

    no thanks

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    NO NO NO please GOD NO

    by 11ZOMBIES

    We've already lost Bruce to creative entropy... If a movie version of the musical happens, that will become the general public's view of Evil Dead. Do any of us want that? Do you want to wear an Evil Dead shirt out somewhere only to be assaulted by singing, or laughter? I remember when Evil Dead was a horror film, with some really dark laughs on the side. Please, don't kill the Evil Dead films with this.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Hail to the king, baby.

    by worldofwarcraft

    THIS is my boom stick...

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    "cover the first few rows of audience members in fake blood"

    by skimn

    Was Gallagher the director? Sounds hilarious though.<p>After reading the headline I feared a direct remake, so at least its not that.<p>So does this make Sam Raimi the Mel Brooks of splatter?

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST


    by ArcadianDS


  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    NEXT...Phantasm:The Musical

    by skimn

    "I've Got My Orb On You" "Damn..Damn..Damn..Damn Those Kids" "My Hearse Or Yours"...

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by rjl1138

    I was thinking about this just last week. The musical was damned awesome and if they can make crap like Chicago, why the hell not? Other songs on the track include 'What The Fuck Was That?' Catchy as hell. Hope the guy who's been playing Ash on stage for the last few years gets the part!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST


    by skimn

    Good one.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    could be cool....

    by RockLobster800

    its better than a remake I guess...well, a STRAIGHT remake anyway...if its done on a low budget and marketed properly (i.e, not as a zany comedy for kids ala disaster movie, epic movie, anther film ending with the word "movie")it might turn out alright...dont quote me on that though

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Saw this musical almost two years ago

    by MiserableRainGod

    And it was great. Really funny, ridiculously violent, extremely clever. I was there for a friend's birthday, there were thirty or so of us, all sitting in the splatter zone. We got absolutely soaked with fake blood, and enjoyed every minute of it. Taking the subway home that night was, well, an experience unto itself. See this play for the amount of blood that covers Ash by the end of it alone.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    I saw this off-broadway and it was hysterical.

    by Lucasblows

    I don't know about making it a feature though. It seemed perfect for a low budget, low rent theater production not a film.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Rocky Horror

    by blackwood

    That's the vibe I get. Not a bad thing.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I also saw this off-broadway. It was good, but

    by chrth

    Too much fan service. If you aren't an Evil Dead vet going into it, some of the jokes easily fly over your head (and actually are off-kilter with the rhythm/pacing of the show). It also tried too hard to be parody in the second half (although the dance sequence was great) so it lost steam.<p> If they could fix the pacing issues with the second half, it could be great. But I don't see how this would sell outside of the Evil Dead fan community.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    That being said, I'm against a movie version of this

    by MiserableRainGod

    This production had 2 characters that can't be done in a movie: the Splatter Zone, and the sets. The Splatter Zone is pretty self explanatory: you, the audience, will end up covered in blood. The sets, though, especially the inside of the cabin, were just so clever and well done, and full of hysterical "special effect" gags which worked so well and were so funny only because it was a stage play. In a movie, the stuff I'm talking about, which I won't spoil in case any of you bastards have tickets for this, would be overdone in a movie, and therefore lose the humor, or be underdone (for a movie) and be very, very lame.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Squashua: Jim Steinman tried to make a Batman musical

    by chrth

    A couple songs on the latest Meat Loaf album were leftover from the attempt ("In the Land of the Pig, the Butcher is King" is one of them, and is AWESOME).

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    ...the fuck... is... that?

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    havent seen it...

    by Obscura

    ... but the cd version annoyed the hell outta me by being just too damn camp. but then it is a musical. gotta keep it gay.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    I Tried Listening to the Soundtrack...

    by Rogue Planet

    ...and it was excruciating. EXCRUCIATING! I hated it. I couldn't believe that people thought this was good or funny. What a complete, total and absolute waste of my time. I loved the three films, but the musical was just boring, annoying and cloying. Hated. It. Maybe performed on stage with actors it might be more curiously diverting, but the soundtrack alone left me cold. Avoid.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:17 a.m. CST

    Spider-Man musical....

    by TheWaqman

    with Bono writing is going to be....I don't know. Just weird.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Get The Soundtrack

    by Jotham

    It's actually very good! The music is solid and the script is very funny. I would love to see this on the big screen with the Evil Dead remake hot on its heels

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Anything is better than a Boll/Bay remake

    by donnarumsfeld


  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Soundtrack may not work as stand-alone...

    by MiserableRainGod

    but in the show, when you see the music in plot context and also thematic context, then you see how it all comes together. Basically, the play is ultra violent, and the goofy, campy elements (music, lyrics, dialogue, choreography) serve as a really funny contrast to all the extremely violent shit going on. Hysterical and entertaining, from a person who loves all 3 of the original films.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    this live show played in chicago....ehh

    by Jugdish

    not my cup of tea.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    I freakin' love the musical...

    by nhoj3

    But that could be because I showed up for the Toronto Diesel Playhouse Premiere in an Ash costume, and the stage Ash and I ended up with a chainsaw "high-five" during the standing ovation. So... maybe I'm a bit biased. :) Seriously... it was great fun. Loved getting soaked in blood in the splatter zone. I'd pay to see this on the big screen.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Dear UnknownUser,

    by Corterville

    I don't think anybody ever took the "Evil Dead" series seriously, and that's kinda the point. E.D is brilliant because it's funny, cheap, and low brow. I think a musical version is ingenious!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Why make it a film?

    by ezdz

    The musical is great... but I don't see the point in remaking it into a film. Kind of like the Producers.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Fucking repugnant...

    by Mr Chuff

    whoever thought of this should be forced to eat thier own shit and be shot whilst chewing...

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    I'd rather they do this than remake it

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Of course if they did a sequel with Raimi directing and Campbell starring it'd be different but I'd pay to see a fun gory musical. Mamma Mia didn't have nearly enough dismemberment.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    I Always Joked About Starring In Silence Of The Lambs

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    THE MUSICAL! Now it looks like it's not far off becoming a ridiculous reality. Even as I write I'm reworking George Michael's song "Faith", replacing the word faith, with FACE.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Haven't they already remade Evil Dead?

    by chrth

    It's called Evil Dead 2.<p> BTW, the actor who played Ash (at least off-broadway when I saw it) was great. If he's not in the movie, BOOOO.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead... Now made for gay people!

    by ZeroCorpse

    I'm sorry. I'm a former theatre geek, but musical theater is, was, and always will be gay. Even Rocky Horror (ESPECIALLY Rocky Horror). <p> I need to watch Evil Dead now to cleanse my palate of this abomination.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    i agree with Corterville


    this idea actually sounds fun, and the movies themselves have such a crazy cartoony sense of humor that it's hard to take seriously, but that's what makes the movies FUN, that they're gore-filled Warner Bros. cartoons. this idea has the potential of being the next Rocky Horror Picture Show kind of cult hit. and get Bruce Campbell on the phone. now.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    by ZeroCorpse

    I'm not saying gay is bad... Just that Ash singing is very, very gay. <p> I told you; I'm a former theatre geek. You can't be in theatre if you aren't open-minded, bisexual, or gay yourself. <p> No, I'm not gay.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    fuck all you haters

    by Horror Freak

    i went and saw this shit in new york a couple of years back and honestly if you're a crazy big evil dead fan (as i am) if you haven't seen it you'll love it and if you have then you know what i'm talking about... but just the idea of a 3-d evil dead movie musical with a decent budget would be killer and a whole lot of cult fun

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Where's my Stop the Planet of the Apes: I Want to Get Off?

    by Primus

    "Oh my God, I was wrong, It was Earth all along" Thank you, The Simpsons!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Mansquito: The Musical

    by fiester

    Featuring the songs "A Buzz-Buzz", "You Suck!" and "No, I'm Not Gay."

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by Mr.FTW

    How many people would actually go and see a peice of garbage like this? Sure all the nerds who love Monty Python and Rocky Horror but as a whole the American movie going audience wouldn't watch this crap. A 4th Evil Dead movie wouldn't do much better, whether people like it or not the best chances of life in any way, shape or form is a remake. Studios aren't in it to make movies for nerds they're in it to make money and the most profitable option they have is a remake that could possibly relaunch the franchise.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    The musical isn't top-notch by any means...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...but it's a fun, campy little show with a fuckload of blood. A low-budget movie version would not be frowned upon in my house.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    by eekabug

    I saw the musical at the New world Stages in NY and had a great time. My 15 year-old niece and my wife, both of whom never heard of the Evil Dead franchise had a fun time as well.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    by Alec.Eiffel

    those of you freaking out about this ruining Evil Dead's credibility and being what the general public will think of when they think of Evil Dead need to take into consideration that the general public will probably never even hear of this movie. This will get a limited art house release at best, I guarantee it's not going to multiplexes. This will be a for fans only kinda thing. Even a straight up ED4 would be a small release because no one is interested in seeing part 4 of some B horror franchise they've never heard of (unless they do what they tried to do with AOD and make it play as a stand alone without the audience even needing to know it's a sequel). Safe bet is the only way you're gonna see ED in a major release is a remake starring Jensen Ackles.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    This is very stupid.

    by fireclown

    And you all damned well know it.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    nothing against this

    by Vern

    but are there any plans for a cut-off date on this "if it's in the form of musical that counts as hilarious" nonsense? I know they did some good ones 15 years ago or so on The Simpsons, but jesus. South Park, Family Guy, Futurama, the Dr. Horrible thing, this, musical episodes of various TV shows, Cannibal: The Musical, this thing has been going on for too long. A quick search of "The Musical" on Google brings up Silence of the Lambs, "Jihad The Musical", "Enron the Musical," "Boobs! The Musical," even a Grey Gardens musical although sadly that last one is not supposed to be funny I don't think.<p> "(Unexpected thing): The Musical" is a lazy fuckin joke. Let's move on to new material, wiseguys.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Klaatu Barada..

    by duct tape wallet

    murfle, cough!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST


    by nukethefridge

    I love meat loaf. Going to listen to that song now!!!!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Driller Killer: On Ice!

    by pokadoo


  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Starring Troy McClure!

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    Damned Dirty Demons!

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST


    by kronos6948

    I think the "...the Musical" jokes are appropriate for this joke of a movie. It just goes to show how stupid of an idea this movie really is. I'd rather not have any more Evil Dead than have the musical brought to the theaters. If Raimi does agree to this, it'll be a bigger "Fuck You!" to the fans than Emo Peter Parker.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Thanks Vern

    by 11ZOMBIES

    It needed to be said.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Saw the musical 2 weeks ago in Toronto

    by Red Diver

    It was great! Didn't get to sit in the Splatter Zone due to it being sold out, but it was still a great experience. The songs are campy enough to get stuck in your head for hours on end. The guy playing Ash definitely needs the part in the movie if Bruce Campbell doesn't do it.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Tho Seagal can sing a bit, Vern...

    by palimpsest

    OUT FOR JUSTICE: ON ICE - that's what we wanna see...

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:34 p.m. CST

    What happened to the Comic-Con comment from Raimi

    by Kirbymanly

    that Evil Dead 4 is being written?

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    It wasn't very good.

    by Bungion Boy the standards of a musical or an Evil Dead homage/spoof. There are maybe 3 memorable songs in the play. It was all a little too silly. But it does have its fans.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Saw it in Korean

    by Rev. Artemis Prime

    One of the strangest experiences of my life. I don't speak korean, but I live in Seoul, so when I saw that It was here I had to see it. Ridiculously amazing. Seeing a woman getting raped by two trees on a stage, while singing in a language I don't understand is highly surreal. And oddly, most koreans have never heard of or seen Evil Dead as far as I can tell, and the audience was at least 90% women, most of them middle aged. I would love to see a low budget REALLY well done movie version of this, but I don't have high hopes.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    i despise musicals in all forms

    by BMacSmith

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    Evil Evil Evil

    by Cory849

    I've seen this show twice already and loved it. Hopefully a movie version will happen quickly.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by Sgt.Steiner

    Yeah, man, what's the deal? He did say he and Ivan were getting on it.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    If Bruce isn't in it

    by Abominable Snowcone

    then I won't care. Bruce IS Ash Williams.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Musical Comedy is the least funny thing in the world

    by PumpyMcAss

    Even when it is done well (Flight of the Conchords) it isn't nearly as funny as, you know, things that aren't musical. The Simpsons probably have he best track record for funny songs, but that record has been diluted by a ton of not-so-funny and even lazy-as-fuck songs. And this movie will not happen. Not even people who are obsessed with EVIL DEAD will want to see this humonculus made of shit.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Fuck stage musicals

    by ballyhoo

    They fucking suck. My mother, sister, and wife triple teamed me and dragged me to Spamalot. They were sure I'd love it. I fucking hated them afterward. Musicals suck. They suck. They really suck. Watch thay little clip up there and try and tell me that doesn't royally suck.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Nathan Lane IS Ash...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    God, I just depressed myself.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Gotcha didn't I, you little sucker?!!?!

    by One Nation Under Zod

    .........This sucks balls. Next.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead The Musical: The Gays Take Over

    by porterdsgn

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST



    They're "DEADITES". That is all.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Musicals...and fuck this trendy dumb shit

    by quantize


  • Sept. 8, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Vern, a musical with good songs can adapt to any genre

    by Lance Rocke

    As an Evil Dead 2 fan, and a musical fan, it sounds fun.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Sand + Vagina = Grumpy bitches!!

    by pdennett316

    What a bunch of miserable fuckers around here. "Now they won't take Evil Dead 4 seriously". What?? Have you assholes SEEN Army of Darkness?? Even ED 2, as much as I loved it, was fucking stupid and clearly played for laughs. <p> AOD was like a lost 3 Stooges sketch, and you miserable snobby cunts are whining about the musical? <p> Oh, and special kudos to all those studly fuckers who trotted out the old 'only gays watch musicals' shit. All those assholes who did that list your fucking ages and feel ashamed. Anyone over 12 needs to be fucking shot. <p> That clip was fucking awesome, Little Shop of Horrors was awesome, Grease was awesome. You all piss and moan about Hollywood never trying anything new, someone thinks about offering a new take on a previous movie and it's shat on before it's even seen. Hypocrites and sheep, all of you. I find it amazing that people are so snobby about a series that started life as an ultra-low budget exploitation horror, and gradually became a parody of itself. <p> I fucking love the first two movies and tolerate the 3rd, you don't see me scratching my flaps and whining about someone trying something new.

  • Sept. 8, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Musicals that you like?

    by darthpigman

    Hi Vern. Could you give a few examples of musicals that you actually like, just to put your complaint into context? I missed your review of Sweeney Todd. (I am being sarcastic there bud, I know you did not review Sweeney Todd.) Do you like Little Shop of Horrors? It's a musical based on a 50s Corman monster movie. I'm not sure if it fits into the "_____: The Musical" aesthetic that you're complaining about, or if it gets a pass because it doesn't have "The Musical" at the end. Anything by Sondheim? Sondheim is probably on google too, you can look him up. I am very proud of the part of this post where I put the little parenthetical and called Vern "bud." Take that, Vern!

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    I'm in, Mamma Mia of 2010.

    by kirttrik

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I mean, it's gonna be in 3-D

    by kirttrik

    Musical + 3-D, that could be amazingly horrible. Horrible as deliciously in good. Along as it's still as gory as the first two films.

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    And I'm hoping for some smell-o-vision action

    by kirttrik

    Then the film will truly matter.

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Fuck it, make it an all Japanese cast too.

    by kirttrik

    All the songs should be in Japanese. Might as well, and put more boops in it. It needs more topless women, and smell-o-vision.

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST

    What the FUCK was that musical?

    by warphoenix

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 3:27 a.m. CST


    by Vern

    Well Darth, musicals are not really my thing but I did like Singing in the Rain and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg I guess. I did see Sweeney Todd but the reason I didn't review it is because it really wasn't meant for me. Sure, there was some spectacular throat slashing but I guess I don't really get the musical thing. To me it seemed like the story and characters were way more flimsy than your usual non-Planet of the Apes Tim Burton picture. For example, why the fuck should I care about the pretty boy who fell in love with the girl when he saw her in the window? But somehow because they're singing people consider it deep.<p> But don't bother defending the artform of musicals because I really wasn't talking about serious musicals like that, I'm talking about the sarcastic musicals, where you are just supposed to think it's funny because it's a musical. The cartoons I listed are the most blatant examples, they have found that if you make the characters sing for no reason that counts as funny automatically. And this one I can't really say one way or the other but it seems from the clip like instead of making an actual musical they just want you to say "ha ha, it's Evil Dead but they're singing instead of not singing, that is why it is funny because it is a musical only it's Evil Dead, what a crazy juxtaposition who would have ever imagined all I can do is laugh at this crazy turn of events!" (paraphrase)<p> Not a big deal, I just think it's an old joke, might be worth a 25 year hiatus.<p> And this seems like the fun would be in watching Evil Dead live on stage, and the blood squirting and what not. But oh well, I'm a sucker for 3-D, and people are suckers for wacky musicals, so I won't cry about it.

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by darthpigman

    Thank you for answering. I see what your saying, but I think you're generalizing a little. I don't think some of the examples you mention would enjoy the reputations they have if the songs didn't work beyond the simple idea of "Hey it's a musical version of XXXXX." I listen to Dr. Horrible and the South Park movie not just because they're funny, but because the music is legitimately great and the lyrics are genuinely fucking clever. They go beyond the joke your talking about and become something much more, kind of like all those early Segal movies that you (and a lot of us) love go beyond being simply about the guy with the pony tail who snaps people's arms backwards. Again, this doesn't apply to all of them. I've seen a couple of clips of Evil Dead and it looks/sounds like a piece of shit. And you can take that to the bank!

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    It's Canadian-So you know its good

    by RosebudsTheSled

    Well, not really. But this was a fantastic show. I'm from just outside Toronto (where the show has been playing, although it started in Montreal)and we travelled into the Diesel Playhouse and had a blast. I promise that when you see this thing when it comes out in two years, you'll make it the biggest thing since sliced bread. The actor that plays Ash is named Ryan Ward, and he'll definately be in this...although if you've seen the show you'll know there is a part for Bruce Campbell- there was a rather conspicous looking band leader if you remember...just a thought.

  • Sept. 9, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I don't know how it'll be as a movie...

    by bottombrick

    But the play was fucking awesome. The blood seats were the cheapest ones too, I saw it when visiting New York and it was the highlight of my trip. But sitting a couple of feet from the actors while they are spraying you with blood from their amputated limbs will be hard to translate to the screen, but if you get a chance to see it live go and get the blood seats. The actors, the audience, everyone is having a lot of fun.