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Pages From the “Ash vs Evil Dead” Necronomicon!

Bruce Campbell is about to unleash the hellish Deadites in “Ash vs Evil Dead,” the television sequel to Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead franchise.

While Ash is the film’s anti-hero, the device that kicks off the terror is the infamous Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, which is bound in human skin and inked with human blood.

EW has the first look at pages within the terrorizing book, which unleashes hell upon Ash and his new sidekicks. The trio were first revealed yesterday in this debut still.

Ash will once again mistakenly awaken an army of evil spirits when the Evil Dead franchise returns with Ash vs Evil Dead this fall on Starz. “This is a guy who thought he could just quietly live a life of quiet desperation and—no,” says Campbell. “He brings it back upon himself and the world, and he of all people must save the world from his own doing. That’s classic Evil Dead. Ash is basically responsible for everything.” Of course he is.

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.



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  • concerned citizen

    How exactly is Ash an anti-hero?

    • The_Righteous_Dan

      an·ti·he·ro
      ˈan(t)ēˌhirō,ˈan(t)īˌhirō/
      noun
      noun: anti-hero
      a central character in a story, movie, or drama who lacks conventional heroic attributes.

      I think Ash falls into this category.

      • patokadonald

        No, he isn’t. He’s sort of an unlikely hero not an antihero. An antihero is someone who usually carries villainous traits and isn’t morally good.

        • The_Righteous_Dan

          Ok, cool. If you would like to petition to a dictionary company to get the meaning changed, feel free. I literally copied and pasted that definition. There are a few other interpretations out there, but they don’t mention villainy as a trait.

          • patokadonald

            Anti-heroic traits, which are usually carried by villains. When the dictionary says lacks conventional heroic attributes it means that. Someone like John Constantine who smokes and is bound to go to hell, the Punisher etc. Generally, anti-heroes are bad role models despite still accomplishing heroic deeds. It’s really not a big deal but come on, you’re writing articles and should strive to be as good as possible and not Yahoo News.

          • The_Righteous_Dan

            Ash IS a bad role model. Take Army of Darkness. Throughout the movie he is selfish, self-preserving, thinks with his dick, ignores advice from those wiser than him, completely screws up his assigned task and puts an entire kingdom in danger. All because of a “yea yea yea, I got it” attitude. He doesn’t lack a moral compass, but it takes being shamed for him to take action. I don’t buy that anti-hero automatically means they have traits of villainy, which would mean he is evil in some way. He isn’t. He’s just a dude that acts more like a real world person than an Arnold or Sylvester. If you would like to label that as “unlikely hero”, then cool. I’m gonna stick with anti-hero. Like most definitions, it isn’t black and white, it’s a giant blob of grey.

          • Conan

            Great comment……wish it was mine. 🙂 He does tend to take advantage of the situation for his own means. He is an arsehole and a loveable rogue. A hero is a selfless person – who protects others at the expense of their own safety. Ash, on the other hand, is more calculating and self serving. When we wonder why girls like douchbags……I just think of Ash and it all becomes clear. 🙂

    • Conan

      He is a braggart and a coward in equal measures. He could save you or run screaming into the woods leaving you to the deadites. An thats why he is an anti hero and a great character. 🙂

  • jeebus

    Is that a Skyrim sword?

    • H3X3N

      Yes. It’s a fucking Ancient Nord Sword. And those tools look just like the Embalming Tools from Skyrim too.

      • H3X3N

        I think that book is about raising and killing Draugr.

        • jeebus

          If video games have taught me anything it’s that those bastards are absolutely everywhere anyway…

  • Blade

    Nice, cant wait to watch this show. i cant wait for it to get a physical release as well, I am trying to buy that and binge it all in one day lol

    • Conan

      Hope they have a ‘book of the dead’ edition like with the movies. I would pay for that. 🙂

      • Blade

        Yes please! I would also throw wads of cash at them for that lol

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