Meet the “Ash-a-Likes”! 10 Famous Character Inspired By Ashley J. Williams!

  • dr.lamb

    Sweet. For me, Ash was always some kind of ancestor to John McClane. McClane was never a coward, but he took a lot of beating and had a big mouth. And Indy Jones was also some kind of slightly neurotic guy who compensated with his snark but who revealed to be a badass under the right circumstances.

    • dr.lamb

      No horror films, I know, just apersonal observation :)

  • Darkness69

    Nice to see Dellamorte included in the list, although he’s basically only a very watered down version of the brilliant Italian comic book Dylan Dog. Both this and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night were unsuccessful in transferring the magic of DD from the pages of the comic to the big screen.

  • Aaron Emery

    Every time I try to forget Brendan Fraser is a real thing something like this pops up and I have to start over.

    Bill Pardy is one of my favorite homages to Ash, what a great character!

    • lancifer

      i know this is off topic but everytime i glance at your name i think its arch enemy.

      • Aaron Emery

        HAHA! Not me, I’m just another kind hearted bloke. Maybe if I threw my last name in there it would make it easier, or just easier to be stalked <3

  • Eeriean

    This entire article is a load. Ash did *not* ‘inspire’ most any of these. What relates them is their misogyny and arrogance. Being ‘Cock-sure’ does NOT make it automatic that they had anything to do with Ash at all. Anti-hero-heroes were popular in the 80’s.

  • ilgiallomondadori

    Wow, what nonsense. Jack Burton is inspired by John Wayne, not Ash.
    Ghostface is not inspired by Ash.
    Burt Gummer is not inspired by Ash, he’s a caricature of shoot-happy, gun loving Republican American.
    Actually, just to cut it short, I’ll just focus on the ones that are inspired by Ash – Duke Nukem (somewhat), and maybe Rick O’Connell. Maybe.
    If you did some actual research, you’d have found that Doom was actually inspired by Evil Dead II. You can have that one for free.

    • Evan Saathoff

      You seem like a really cool guy to hang out with.

  • horrorking95

    I don’t agree with any of these. Especially Ghostface, “who routinely takes bigger beatings than poor Ash” so does about every iconic (or even, not so iconic) horror villain!

  • Kenzo

    Ill just say this list is uncanny. I agree with a few of these but not all.

  • Milk

    +1 to the comments. Agree this list is pretty BS.

  • Aaron Emery

    Just fucking read the damn list and enjoy or shut up! Thank you.

    • djblack1313

      Aaron, come on man. this can’t be just a fan site. i too thought the article was reaching (to say the least).

      • Aaron Emery

        I know, I posted that and was like “I’m a dick”! I guess what I was trying to get at was this is an editorial written by one man and how HE feels. Writing your own thoughts is great (that’s the point) but to rip on the writer is completely different. :)

        • djblack1313

          Aaron, we still love ya! :)

  • DeadManZombieFan

    still love ya. but this was kinda dumb bd. still love ya tho! I just kind of walked away from this with nothing and a few minutes out of my day devoured. :/

  • DeadInHell

    Some of these were great, others just seemed like padding. Still, a nice idea for an article. Better than another god damn Rob Zombie update.

    Also, while on the topic of Ash, it’s a shame there isn’t an Ash analogue in the Evil Dead remake. But hey, at least it’s “gut wrenching” *world’s largest fucking eye roll*.

  • NixEclips

    Really. Stretching for many of those and no mention of Reggie from Phantasm? It was quite obvious Raimi and Coscarelli were poking at each other when the sequels came around. Chainsaw/Shotgun, Hemi/Death-coaster, etc…

  • Evan Saathoff

    I feel like very few of you guys actually read the text.

  • porcupinetheater

    Burt Gummer looks like Will Forte.

  • dirtyghettok

    Oh Dae-su in Oldboy. Case and point. If you haven’t seen it, do. You’ll see what I mean…

  • G-Bibby

    I liked the list… it put a smile on my face….. i’d like to nominate Reggie (Phantasm Series) to be put on the list though… mainly from Phantasm II to Phantasm IV… he’s a pretty big asshead hahaha

  • woodchuck

    holy fucking shit some of you take this site too fucking seriously. that was hilarious, especially when it got down to ghostface

  • Scorpionsy

    @EvanSaathoff – Cool article. By the way Street Fighter 2‘s Guile WAS a based on Dolph Lundgren (that is why he should have played Guile from the get go in the Street Fighter movie..instead of Van Damme…even though the movie was crap).

    You forgot to mention two other Ash-like wise-crack characters…Snake Pliskin (from the Escape from New York and L.A movies..played also by Kurt Russell…who played Jack in Big Trouble in Little China also (Coincidence?)…and Solid Snake (from the Metal Gear Solid games is based mainly on Snake Pliskin)…everyone is ripping everyone off..LOL.

    An also Guy Pearce’s wise-ass Snow character from the recent 2012 “Lockout” movie…who felt like an Ash/Snake type character. :)