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Apparently, it's from 2015, but we stumbled onto Bruce Campbell's extension of the Evil Dead / Army of Darkness franchise on Netflix today. There are two additional seasons on the Starz network, which I gather we don't get in Canada, but hopefully more episodes beyond these first 10 will eventually show up.

A very "wet" series, with much splatter, rolling heads, and torso penetration - more per minute than Walking Dead - but a heap of fun. I mean, after all, Bruce fricking Campbell, so you just KNOW there are going to be tons of great throwaway lines. As a Raimi production (Sam and Ivan), there are lots of fast angular zoom-ins, as is their style, with plenty of slapstick horror. If you liked any of the Ash movies, you'll like this. Much like Family Guy, there's good-natured poor taste and ethics breaches in abundance.

Co-Star Ray Santiago, who plays a young fellow Value Stop employee, helping Ash battle the Evil Dead, looks to me like Prince, when he was in grade 10. Also co-starring two people we haven't seen much from in recent years: Lucy Lawless and Lee Majors.

Recommended (if there aren't little ones in the room).
 

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I did like Army of Darkness, but didn't last through one episode of the series--it was too different.
But I suppose it is what it's supposed to be & there certainly is an audience for it.

i would like to see a follow up o his Adventures of Briscoe County Jr series...
 
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I don't watch anything Bruce Campbell is in for the story. I watch because of Bruce Campbell. Had never heard of Briscoe County before. Now you've got me interested in it. I wonder where it can be legally watched. I see the series can be bought on DVD. Might have to order that.
 

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I watched this for Bruce Campbell but I didn't even watch the last episode of the second season. It just seemed to turn into straight gore the whole time and it was to much for me. I'm sensitive.
 

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Pleasantly surprised with this show. I would recommend giving it another shot.

Bruce really nails it 30 years later.

I did like Army of Darkness, but didn't last through one episode of the series--it was too different.
But I suppose it is what it's supposed to be & there certainly is an audience for it.

i would like to see a follow up o his Adventures of Briscoe County Jr series...
 

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If you like Campbell, I recommend the cult horror flick "Bubba Ho-Tep", in which Campbell plays Elvis, who has switched identities with a look-alike, to get out of the celebrity rat-race, but is unable to persuade anyone of his true identity, and is now languishing in a 3rd-rate Texas nursing home, and battling an Egyptian soul-sucking demon. It's complicated, but Campbell...Campbell is always Chuck Finley.
 

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If you like Campbell, I recommend the cult horror flick "Bubba Ho-Tep", in which Campbell plays Elvis, who has switched identities with a look-alike, to get out of the celebrity rat-race, but is unable to persuade anyone of his true identity, and is now languishing in a 3rd-rate Texas nursing home, and battling an Egyptian soul-sucking demon. It's complicated, but Campbell...Campbell is always Chuck Finley.

it's a great movie! sebastian haff was one of my tgp names.
 

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If you like Campbell, I recommend the cult horror flick "Bubba Ho-Tep", in which Campbell plays Elvis, who has switched identities with a look-alike, to get out of the celebrity rat-race, but is unable to persuade anyone of his true identity, and is now languishing in a 3rd-rate Texas nursing home, and battling an Egyptian soul-sucking demon. It's complicated, but Campbell...Campbell is always Chuck Finley.
It wasn't quite what I expected--but I was entertained.
Part of the thing too is that the Mummy is kind of lazy too--but still puts up a good fight.
And the Lone Ranger stuff is in there & the old guy with JFK's brain.
 

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If you like Campbell, I recommend the cult horror flick "Bubba Ho-Tep", in which Campbell plays Elvis, who has switched identities with a look-alike, to get out of the celebrity rat-race, but is unable to persuade anyone of his true identity, and is now languishing in a 3rd-rate Texas nursing home, and battling an Egyptian soul-sucking demon. It's complicated, but Campbell...Campbell is always Chuck Finley.
Bubba Ho-Tep was funny, getting that nurse to give him a handy and I completely burst out laughing at the translation of the hieroglyphics in the bathroom. Well worth the watch in my opinion just cus it was a little of the point for Bruce but was completely Bruce still anyways. Like how Danny McBride is Danny McBride in everything he does.
 

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The way the goop on the nurse's hands was mic'd, or foleyed, deserved an Oscar for sound production. You can't see what she's doing, but the sound of the goop on her gloved hand is...descriptive. :rolleyes:
And yeah, I think the conceptual comparison to Danny McBride is spot on.
In a recent interview, Pete Davidson (one of the youngest cast members on SNL) noted that he has no characters; he just plays himself, and they're content to let him do so. I suppose when your "self" is a great character, you just roll with it. Same is probably true of Norm MacDonald and Burt Reynolds.
 
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