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Alright, you primitive screwheads! Listen up! This is my Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Oh, Bruce Campbell. Army of Darkness marked Bruce’s peak as a leading man… Don’t get me wrong, one of my favorite performances of his was as the elderly Elvis in Bubba Ho-Tep years later, but Army of Darkness was the culmination of his work with Sam Raimi on the Ash character. Ash had grown from reluctant hero to comedy badass over three films and Universal put real money into Army of Darkness allowing Raimi to go hogwild with the creatures and effects. The downside is the PG-13 rating, but even so we got a batshit crazy studio picture the likes of which we don’t much see these days. So, hooray Sam Raimi, hooray Bruce Campbell! And hooray for this picture of good Ash and Evil Ash! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic likes pretty little flowers! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween

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  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Army of Darkness was Rated R

    by Gil Brooks

    Even though it shouldn't have been.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Good. Bad. I'm the one with the Pic of the Day

    by Frisco

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Yo, She Bitch! Let's Rock!

    by SoylentMean

    I fuckin' love these movies and have been trying set aside the time for a triple feature. It will happen. It's October!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    What's this about a PG-13 rating?

    by SoylentMean

    Where did that come from? Army of Darkness was definitely not PG-13.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST


    by blackwood

    Oh Bruce Campbell. He's like an eighties Nathan Fillion.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Gimme some sugar baby!

    by Aphex Twin

    This film was badass. It was that awesome kind of hokeyness. Evil Dead 4, please!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST


    by ORIONgods

    Come Sam before bruce gets to old

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    n it was rated R

    by ORIONgods

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Klaatu Verata Nh.... ?

    by The French-Dude

    I still prefer the post-apocalyptic ending, but the theatrical ending is just so much fun... Deadite on a trampolin, guys, deadite on a trampolin...

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Evil Deads

    by nolan bautista

    Evil Dead= scary and creepy Evil Dead II= continues the scares and raises the bar Evil Dead III=disappointingly cartoonish

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Raimi's Take on the Rating

    by Mephisto the Great

    On the Evil Dead 2 DVD commentary, I think, Raimi mentions that the "R" rating for AOD was as punishment for some difference of opinion on the rating of his previous "Dead" films. So YES, it is "R" rated, but it skirts a high PG-13 today.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... now that's good stuff! Seeing Sam and Bruce... it's like coming home. :)

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    little goody twoshoes...

    by laslowpanaflax

    i love this film. whe he tries to hide the incantation with a sneeze... damn its so awesome.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Great Movie

    by Mike_Hines_Says

    This is my BOOM stick!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    80's Fillion?

    by Katet19

    Fillion is like a watered down stop start snark snark whedon version of Campbell. This is coming from a Firefly/Slither fan. Not Castle cause really who the fuck is watching that. Ash was a man's man even the manliest of Whedon heroes is a like listening to a hero filtered through the brain of a snarky old queen.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Bad Ronald Photo Bomb!

    by buffywrestling

    Seriously, guy on the left.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    The Army of Darkness was R.

    by Yelsaeb

    Don't know why. It wasn't that violent and I only heard one F bomb. And cool pic, by the way.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    guy on the left

    by Katet19

    looks like Evil Raimi in a clown wig

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    the next flick if there is another should be called....

    by Quartermass-87

    Evil Dead 4: Army of Darkness 2 it fits with the craziness of the entire series. I do hope we get another one because Bruce ain't getting any younger.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Kind of looks like his brother Joxer.

    by JudasPriestly

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Is that Mark Cuban next to Bruce Campbell?

    by Eliywahoo

    Lakers 2011 NBA Champions!!!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    It was rated R because they dared release ED2 unrated.

    by Chewtoy

    ...And the MPAA hold grudges. And it wouldn't even be a high PG-13 today. Episodes of Xena were more graphic.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Army of Darkness is stupid

    by elsewhere

    Nowhere near as enjoyable and creative as Evil Dead 1 & 2. Raimi used to be one of my favorites, but after seeing what happened to Spider-Man and Drag Me To Hell, I think he's loosing/lost whatever magic he once had.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    "watered down stop start snark snark"

    by A G


  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    i'd be down for a fat bruce campbell S-mart movie

    by awepittance

    it would have to be less shit 'my name is bruce' though

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Frisco Should've Written the POTD Description...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...nice work dude.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    It's an "N" word, it's definitely an "N" word!

    by BarryConvex

    As much as I love this film, it sucks how tame it is compared to the others. I wonder what this film would've been like if Raimi hadn't been forced by the studios to make a PG-13 rated film...

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by DigitalBeachWar

    Hell yes!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by AugustusMacReady

    Which one is Fake Shemp?

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Damn, getting old

    by Flippadippa

    Remember watching this the day it was released in the theatre...back in high school. Embeth Davidtz was so hot.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    I have to agree, AOD feels a bit watered-down in places, but I love it despite its flaws.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Have never seen it

    by proevad

    No, seriously.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Great Poster

    by I_Snake_Plissken

    First time I saw it there was a huge billboard in LA, "Trapped in time. Surrounded by evil. Low on gas." I prefer the manic goodness (and slightly less polished) Evil Dead II, but overall the series is highly entertaining.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Well hello mister fancypants.

    by empty_headed_animal

    Well, I've got news for you pal, you ain't leadin' but two things, right now: Jack and shit... and Jack left town.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Army of Darkness was supposed to be PG-13

    by BarryConvex

    Universal wanted Raimi to make a stand-alone PG-13 rated film, hence the title and lack of gore.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:42 p.m. CST

    *When he returns after retrieving the Necronomicon*

    by Sailor Rip

    "Yeah..great..thanks..get the fuck out of my face." Something like that.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    First you want to kill me now you want to kiss me...

    by Sailor Rip


  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 2 was definitely the best.

    by Sailor Rip

    Army of Darkness is fun and a good flick but nowhere near Evil Dead 2 quality. <p> Seriously though, Drag me to Hell sucked. Just make Evil Dead 4. It doesn't need a big budget.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    The first one .................

    by RoarsLoudly

    Was the only good one as far as I'm concerned. I HATED all the other films. I know alot of people just about adore these movies but I just detested them!

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    is Bruce on the left or the right? they both look bangable...

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by alienindisguise

    the ed trilogy was garbage

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by TheJudger

    my guess.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    I disagree

    by catlettuce4

    AoD is not watered-down compared to ED2, it is a different genre, and intentionally so. Learn to tell the difference.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Not really a fan

    by Arcangel2020

    I was never really a fan of this pic like everyone else I knew (I had friends who were crazy about this film, I was like "Meh") I do like Bruce Campbell and the way Sam Raimi utilized him in the Spiderman films and I love is role on the show "Burn Notice"

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Don't really care for it.

    by disfigurehead

    The original Evil Dead on the other hand, hells yeah.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Too much gold

    by smatt584

    In this movie to not give the rest a pass. The entire first half is pure brilliance. "You want some? Eh? You want a little?" The stuff of dreams, my friends.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Raimi look pretty much the same today?

    by CountryBoy

    Spider-man must agree with him...

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and I'm a Chinese jet pilot...

    by Flip63Hole

    Definitely one of the most fun trilogies ever. Ash is the Jesus Christ of our times (after Robocop, of course).

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    The first Evil Dead is the best

    by RickyRetardo

    The II repeat had a bigger budget, but lost some horror cred in the translation for the sake of laughs - it a was good time, but certainly not as scary or brutal as the first one. Number III dropped the scares altogether and became a Bruce Campbell comedy showcase...lotsa laughs but not one scare or creepy moment in that last one. Drag Me to Hell was ok, except I figured out the coin switch right away, which kinda spoiled the last 15 minutes for me, plus Justin Long blows.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    It was shit

    by durka_durka

    And still is today

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Any Raimi experts out there?

    by boogel

    After all the dust settled has anybody figured out what happened on SpiderMan3. How did he lose control of the movie. I mean, it's a mess and just reeks of studio micro-management. But after two really successful SM films under his belt you would think he was beyond that...but obviously he wasn't. So what happened? Has anyone ever heard an honest take on this?

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST


    by S-Mart shopper

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Really pacrone?

    by durka_durka

    I bet batman & robin is your second favorite film

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    I think Evil Dead is more about the culture than the films

    by MST3KPIMP

    Evil Dead was a crazy movie at the time and many like me discovered it on video and got friends into it. It was sorta a grass roots thing so they felt like these were "our" movies. Then later Bruce became a god among the horror-sci-fi convention circuit and this reinforced the trilogy. It's almost like a family thing,, I mean how stoked were you when Bruce appeared in Spider-man?

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    "The first one was the only good one"???

    by NightArrows

    What the fuck? It was fucking terrible. It's good only for the journey they took to make it and that it lead to part 2 and 3, otherwise it's fucking near unwatchable shit.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by KilliK


  • Oct. 7, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    The Evil Dead...

    by KubricksBellEnd

    scared the crap out of me for about a month after I saw it when I was eleven years old back in the good old days of pirate VHS and before the "Video Nasty" backlash in the UK. That was some messed up nonsense. Evil Dead II was a bit daft, but I loved AoD at the time. Thought it was very, very funny.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    What's that on your face?

    by Michael_Jacksons_Ghost


  • Oct. 7, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    I wonder how much an Evil Dead 4 would make

    by sonnyfern

    Considering everyone in the world knows the movies by now...I wonder if it would really be a blockbuster...or bomb like AOD did?

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Honey, you got REAL ugly.

    by ciroslive

    Gotta love AOD-era Raimi with Darkman and whatnot. The system has changed so much since then. I hope we get totally batshit crazy Raimi one more time of film. I hope its Evil Dead IV

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    "I'll swallow your soul!"

    by RogueDemonHunter

    "Come get some." One of my most favorite films and yes, like most, I found this treasure in the video rental store. Wish I would've seen it at the theaters.

  • Oct. 7, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    When his headless girlfriend...

    by Forallthecowsff

    comes back to life and dances for a bit then yells AHHHHHHH as she flies away is one of the most hilarious things i've ever seen

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    London bridge is falling down

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Falling dooooooooooooooooooooown.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 2 is more punk rock

    by TV's Frank

    but Army of Darkness is still awesome.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Great photo!!!!!!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    I love all three

    by bottombrick

    But Army of Darkness is my favorite. Hail to the king baby

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Jon Hamm as Ash?

    by K3nn3th

    Is it me or is Bruce Campbell giving that Don Draper look. Maybe we now know where Jon Hamm got some of those Don Draper looks from.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Cant beat ED II

    by DeweyOxburger

    I enjoy all three, but AOD is the weakest...think of it as a goofy harryhausen homage and its fun to the nth degree...

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST


    by loafroaster


  • Oct. 8, 2010, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Any Raimi experts out there? by boogel

    by Ray_Tango

    Sorry I don't have an answer, but I'd also like to hear one if someone does. I'm not a comic geek and I'm not a huge fan of Raimi's SM films, but I liked the origin story and was pretty damn entertained by SM2. And I too, am confused how Raimi could have been muscled by the producers (or Sony suits, or whomever it was/wasn't). I heard he was 'forced' to include Venom by the studio, but then also heard that it was his decision and is just trying to shift the blame because the film was so shitty and unfocused. It's such a shame studios feel the need to jam multiple villains into comic-book films, I'm happy to see one villain done well - hell, that works for most other genres, why isn't it enough for super-hero films? Having said that, Lex Luthor is Superman Returns sucked and I would have happily taken 3 baddies at once (a la SM3) over his bald, boring ass.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 2:31 a.m. CST

    had to second..

    by KGB3317

    the Jon Hamm comparisons. crazy! cool movies too (all of them), great filmmaking stories also behind these films.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST




  • Oct. 8, 2010, 2:52 a.m. CST

    It's pretty much known that the inclusion of Venom

    by V'Shael

    was a studio decision. But it's bad form for a director to publicly blame studio interference for the failure of a movie.<br /><br />Even if Venom was studio mandated, who told him Spiderman needed an Emo dance number?

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST

    "First you want to kill me...."

    by KelseysNuts

    "... Now you want to kiss Me. Blow!!" Damn funny movie!

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Great Picture ....

    by rguerr2

    Always liked Bruce C. great comedic timing. He would have been a great choice for the New Rockford files.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 5:25 a.m. CST


    by elsewhere

    Not the best, but definitely among the greats. In any case, watching those three movies in any order make for one hell of a night of entertainment.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    ED2 and AOD are two entirely different genre films

    by KilliK

    <p>ED2 is a horror movie with a bit of comedy dropped in there,while <p>AOD is an action/comedy/fantasy movie with a few horror moments here and there.<br /> <P>ED2 aimed at the horror genre fans,AOD aimed at a much wider audience as a mainstream entertainment movie.<br /> <p>i love all three movies,hell my first nickname in the internet was Deadite.<br /> <p>oh and you can watch in youtube the original short flick that Raimi did for his film school,and for which ED1 was based on as a full length remake.In The Woods i think its called,check it out.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 7:17 a.m. CST

    Ahhh, so many great lines.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 7:21 a.m. CST

    They should have done Zaphod Beeblebrox like that

    by rev_skarekroe

    Instead of just having one head and another that only pops up once or twice.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Burn Notice

    by McSatan

    Nothing wrong with Burn Notice, and Fat Guys rule.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell is a great CHARACTER actor

    by skimn

    Those who say he should/should've been cast in the lead of this or that, don't get it. Yes, as the lead in a B movie (which the Evil Dead series is, after all) or SyFy movie of the week, but as the lead? C'mon. After years of bit parts, I'm sure he's thanking his lucky stars that he's prominately cast in a VERY successful USA series.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Sam looks like Ted

    by Himbo

    in this picture.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    It's Composed of metals and Alloys

    by Crow3711

    And other things your primitive intellect wouldnt understand

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I never understood Raimi's suit fetish

    by SithMenace

    I know he claims that he's the boss on set and wants to look like it, but I always thought the point of directors dressing down was so they can get in the trenches so to speak. Raimi looks like he just sits in a chair all the time, whereas a director like Spielberg or Tarantino is dressed to lay in the dirt to get the shot.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Army of Darkness is great because I can

    by sweeneydave

    watch it with my kids. Can't watch Evil Dead II with them.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    When did the rating on this change?


    I swear when I saw this at the theater back in the day, it was PG-13. Being a big fan of the first two, I remember how dissapointed I was when it came out and I saw it was PG-13. I took my wife to see this on one of our first dates and she still went out with me afterwards, what a woman! I will always remember the couple sitting behind us that clearly had no knowledge of the first two movies, saying over and over how it was the most stupid movie they had ever seen. Probably my least favorite of the three, but still fantastic.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    My favorite Bruce role is still Brisco.

    by punchydugan

    Both my wife and I loved the way he could nail the old fashion good guy hero and still be cool. Darn, that show deserved a few more seasons.

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    80 Days

    by Could_Harrys_Oblong_Penis_Penetrate_Another_Hermaphrodite

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead II gets the mix not just right... but perfect

    by workshed

    ...and they don't call me 'workshed' for nothing you know. C'mon Sam, Ivan, Bruce. Make the film everyone wants to see. Whatever happened to one for the studio, one for the fans.? Oh, yeah, that was 'Drag Me To Hell' wasn't it. Just make the fucking movie dammit. Evil Dead IV please. Now. Fuck this Wizard of Oz bullshit Sam. Before Bruce is too old and whilst he's buffed up (for his 'Burn Notice' prequel).

  • Oct. 8, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead IV

    by Axl Z

    Spider-Man 4's dead, come on Sam! Give Ash his boomstick back!! I've always thought of Bruce as the Hollywood star that should of been..