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“Ash vs Evil Dead”: First Image Reveals Ash, His Chainsaw, and New Sidekicks!

Ash vs Evil Dead, image via Starz

Starz just released the first ever official still from “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which celebrates the return of Bruce Campbell as Ash, the hero from Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.

The image shows Ash with his infamous chainsaw, locked in where his had was lopped off. The real kicker is the name tag on the girl’s vest, which looks very much like something we’d see in S-Mart. In fact, it’s revealed that Ash is still a stock boy, only this time at Value Stop. His new sidekicks are employees Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana Delorenzo).

[Ash is] the guy who yet again is accidently responsible for unleashing the evil dead back upon the world. “He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Sam Raimi, who directed the first episode of the new series, tells EW. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”

“It’s The Searchers with carnage and mayhem,” adds Campbell of the newest chapter in the Evil Dead saga. “I’m relegated a little bit into the John Wayne mode these days with my team—the young, virile, evil fighters who will pair up with Ash and take on this nemesis: this never ending, ever evolving nemesis.”

In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”

“Ash vs Evil Dead” (see who’s directing here) is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in fall 2015.

You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!

You’ll find the previous teaser and full series info by clicking here.

Ash vs Evil Dead, image via Starz



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  • It’s beautiful :’)

  • RidleyScottIsADirector@gmail.c

    Chills.

  • suffering

    Groooovyyyyy

  • Juan Diablo

    Man, they thinned Bruce out a ton it looks like. I was kinda worried he was gonna show up looking like Sam Axe lol

    • Amanda Wilkinson-Bonnett

      Me too. I LOVED Sam Axe, but I was concerned Ash was gonna be a bit on the chunky side.
      Not that I have a thing against chunky guys, but I’m a stickler for accuracy in sequels, and if they’d left him as was to play this part again, I’d be quite disappointed.

      • Accuracy? How do you know what an old-ass Ash Williams would be like anyway?

        Personally I hope they play UP the geezery. Bruce joked once about Evil Dead for, and having Ash with his walker, fighting Deadites. I was like “Yes! Do it!” Sure enough, Bubba Ho-Tep rolled around and there Bruce was, playing a guy fighting monsters with his walker. Hilarious.

        • Amanda Wilkinson-Bonnett

          I’d think that Ash would be thin and muscled, all grizzle and gray hair for all the crap he’d have fought his way through, since the last scene in Army of Darkness shows that Deadites followed him. I wasn’t a big fan of Bubba Hotep, but not at all because of him (got a thing against retirement homes, it’s a nurse thing, etc). I just thought that, in fighting Deadites and all, he wouldn’t resemble Sam Axe at all…

          • Well, true enough, it’s just, hey, everyone get’s old. Even our heroes, and the aged hero who’s not quite in his prime anymore is a classic trope. (Some might say overused, but I digress.)

    • disqus_f0m0KOHNzQ

      He is wearing a girdle

  • man_wolf

    Hail to the king baby.

  • Vandaveon Huggins

    Did his chainsaw get smaller?

    • Mark Lee-symons

      it is years and years later. he would have a new one by now lol

    • William H Powell

      it happens with old age.

      • Leebo

        Chortle.
        It may be a little rusty, but there’s still roar in the saw.

  • Leebo

    Meh, the shirt is the wrong shade of blue and they’ve changed the design of the chain saw.

    Of course I jest, but usually people bitch and moan about something when a photo is released so I thought I’d get it in first.

    In all seriousness I cannot wait for this show, alongside a new Tremors and Phantasm (and of course Creed) it could be one hell of a year.

    • J Jett

      Leebo, LOL! 🙂

    • GinsuVictim

      That’s the original.

    • GinsuVictim

      That’s the same chainsaw.

  • Amanda Wilkinson-Bonnett

    I’m…. so…. happy….
    These are tears of absolute joy, pure ecstasy…

  • Mark Lee-symons

    i cannot fucking wait!

  • Maxime C

    Oh it’s gonna be fun !

  • James Packman

    Enough of this rubbish already, hope it flops and gets pulled.

    • GinsuVictim

      What’s your problem with it?

      • William H Powell

        hes a cunt would be my guess.

        • Leebo

          Simple and concise!

    • either your not an Evil Dead fan at all or your just being a Troll

    • J Jett

      James why would you say that when all you have to do is just not watch it. i never understand why people like you would WANT a show/movie/etc to flop even though the show makes people happy. do you get $$$ if the show flops/gets pulled? if not then don’t be a douche.

      • James Packman

        I love how your type don’t like it when your dear darling films are exposed for what they are… kiss my ass. Hope it flops. Deal with it.

        • Jonathan Larsson

          Pretty tough talk for a spammer.

          • James Packman

            Get on your knees you piece of filth and eat the dirt, it’s all your worth.

          • Jonathan Larsson

            Oh gee, I feel so intimidated. Rhyming insults scares the bejeezus out of me.

        • J Jett

          James, i’m not even a fan of EVIL DEAD 2 or ARMY. lol. it’s just funny how miserable and bitter you are. misery clearly loves company and you must be so desperate for company that you want others to be even a fraction as unhappy as you are. you sound like (and i’d bet you ARE) a little self centered brat stomping his feet on the ground yelling “IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!”.

          grow up junior.

    • Krug09

      lmao nice

  • astronauta69

    all hail to the king bitches!!!

  • Khy

    STILL not convinced about this but nice! Just wish it was a full hour and get Jane Levy to at least guest star in an episode or two.

    • Grimphantom

      Wait, you where very optimistic with Scream but with Evil Dead not much? I would have doubts since we haven’t seen how the deadites will looks also if there’s going to be a main bad guy along the road.

      Would be nice if Jane Levy shows up, if it’s 6 episodes if the last one ends with a cliffhanger i would go of showing Jane at the last moment.

      • Khy

        I wasn’t disappointed in Scream simply because it was MTV from the jump, how can you expect it to be great? My expectations were lowered IMMENSLEY from the start. The things people are complaining about are the things I knew well to expect nearly 3 years ago when it was first announced. So with my expectations already set, I still kept an open mind about things because I already expected it to be far from the quality of the films.
        With Evil Dead its a bit different. I prefer the Original Film and the Reboot, the slightly more serious films in the series. I’ve never been a huge Ash/Bruce fan and doesn’t really care for EVIL DEAD II or Army Of Darkness. So I’m leery about what tone this show will take.

        • J Jett

          Khy, the original EVIL DEAD and the reboot are the only ones i like and the only ones i own. 🙂

  • disqus_XUoFW32HOz

    Hail to the king, Baby!

  • Blade

    Hopefully the current deadites are in wheelchairs or something, because the king is looking a little on the old side lol still groovy tho. Hail to the king!

    • Grimphantom

      Do remember we are heading at the same road so i won’t be joking if i where you.

      • Blade

        I am aware that we all get old at some point, I wasn’t saying it as a bad thing, just a “joke” nothing worth taking too serious lol

    • William H Powell

      although seeing a deadites in a wheelchair or a rollabout scooter would add to the humor element in all the evil dead series, and i think it would be fitting.

  • Golic

    am I the only one here who finds it just a little bit silly that he’s wearing the same shit after all these years?

    • Grimphantom

      It’s like saying the same with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Chucky, Michael Myers…..their appearance is iconic, same goes with Ash.

      • Golic

        yeah? except Freddy died wearing those clothes and can’t exactly go shopping, Jason and Michael are basically zombies, and Chucky is a fucking doll.

        • Grimphantom

          They are fictional characters…all of them! What you expect? Fashion horror

      • Jonathan Larsson

        Yeah, but there’s better chainsaws to use than the one he starts wielding in Dead By Dawn. Logically it shouldn’t even be working anymore.

  • Jeremy Wade

    he needs a new chainsaw . the one hes holding doesn’t look right with him.

  • Krug09

    I can tell you, i am not paying 16 bucks a month just for this show…

    • disqus_f0m0KOHNzQ

      That’s why we have Youtube

  • Jonathan Larsson

    Hopefully this won’t turn into a new Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… One can only see a guy nuke a fridge so many times.

    • Weresmurf

      It turned into it with Army of Darkness. Thankfully, Raimi was smart enough to grab the ball and run with it, embracing Armys slapstick and going full comedy rather than trying to deny it and turn it into something it couldn’t be (Indy tried to recapture its previous movies and failed).

      • Brian Wiley

        It’s been that way since Evil Dead 2

  • MysticRogue6

    Where’s his boom stick!?

  • I may be bad…but I feel good! Bring it on!

  • brendalaris

    beautiful it is.

  • James Packman

    Ih boohoo ho someone doesn’t like this rubbish and all the feminine fan boys cry….what a joke, you all deserve each other. I’ll be laughing loudest when it’s dumped. Deal with it assholes.

    • J Jett

      have that sand up in your vagina, James? all irritated are ya? LOL. i love how worked up/angry you are over something so not a big deal. but by all means continue having your big temper tantrum. LOL.

    • Terry Davenport

      Who shit in your Cheerios this morning James?

    • thathorrorguy

      lol this guy seems to shit on everything.
      we get it your life sucks and you have a micropenis

  • disqus_f0m0KOHNzQ

    I hope he has the metal hand in this I always like that hand

  • Darkness69

    “Aging lothario” in the dictionary has a picture of Ash next to the description.

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