As the world waits with baited breath for the world premiere (yes, we have seen it and yes, we have reviewed it for your reading pleasure here) of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Starz, we were fortunate enough to sit down with the King himself, Bruce Campbell, to ask a couple of questions about the new series and the evolution of the Evil Dead franchise. Enjoy!!!
(HorrorFix): Hey, (Bruce). How are you doing?
(Bruce Campbell): Hi, (Ash).
(HorrorFix): It’s interesting that the franchise has evolved through the comics and the games and the fan fiction and that it has definitely evolved the character of Ash. Was there any of that discussed before going into the series that the expectations from fans might be a little bit different?
(Bruce Campbell): No, I don’t think the fan’s expectations have changed from the basics. We will always give them the basic which is carnage, mayhem, some good one-liners, an unusual hero. I think part of the attraction that fans will continue to like is that he’s a good guy. He might be an idiot but he’s a good guy and he’s always going to try to do the right thing against ridiculous odds.
(HorrorFix): Yes, you know looking at the first episode we see Ash trolling for some last call ass and just happened to grab some magnum condoms. Was that your personal contribution to the beginning of the episode?
(Bruce Campbell): No, mine was that he was going to take two condoms. He goes to take one condom, he thinks about it and he goes, no, I think I might need two. It might be a two condom night. The magnum is what it is.
Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres Saturday, October 31st at 9PM only on Starz!