Sam Raimi’s bright, fun Spider-Man doubled as a valentine to a post-9/11 New York

Sony Pictures could’ve owned the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it could’ve owned it for cheap. The rights to the Spider-Man character had been bouncing around Hollywood for more than a decade before Sony finally got ahold of them in 1998. (The studio had to trade away to MGM its rights to make an alternate…

Long before Spider-Man, Sam Raimi cast Liam Neeson as a wilder, grosser superhero

Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie. After gifting the world with his absurdist 1987 horror-comedy masterpiece Evil Dead II, Raimi chased the rights to make movies out of both Batman and The Shadow. Both times, he failed. So he invented his own superhero—one who was really more of a deranged and revenge-crazed…

Sam Raimi set to direct Lin-Manuel Miranda's Kingkiller Chronicle adaptation 

Various adaptations of Patrick Rothfuss’ The Kingkiller Chronicle have been in the works since 2015, with Lin-Manuel Miranda joining the project to produce and compose its music in 2016 and Showtime picking up a TV prequel in 2017. It’s a new year now, though, so it’s time for another update on the Kingkiller…

Kirsten Dunst thinks the Spider-Man movies she was in are the best

It’s been 10 years since Spider-Man 3 brought Sam Raimi’s vision of the smartass superhero to an end, but the character’s already been rebooted twice. There were Marc Webb’s Amazing Spider-Man movies, which saw Andrew Garfield play Peter Parker as more of an angry nerd, and now Tom Holland’s donned the primary-colored…

Sam Raimi might be directing a movie about the Bermuda Triangle

According to Variety, Sam Raimi is “in talks” to “possibly direct” an untitled mystery thriller about the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious patch of ocean in the Caribbean where regular ship and airplane disappearances are thrillingly embellished or fabricated. No plot details have been announced, so all we know is that…

Sam Raimi once wrote an Army Of Darkness sequel with two Ashs to abuse

After the release of Sam Raimi’s third Evil Dead adventure, Army Of Darkness, fans clamored for the return of Bruce Campbell’s Ash Williams. It took more than 20 years, but the big chin finally returned last year in the first season of Starz’s Ash Vs. Evil Dead. But there were many false starts along the way before…

An Evil Dead cast member makes a surprising cameo on Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ellen Sandweiss will be returning to the Evil Dead cinematic universe this fall. IGN confirms that the actress will be returning to her role as Ash’s sister in the upcoming season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead on Starz. “Ash’s sister makes a tiny little guest appearance, causes a little commotion,” explains executive producer…

Prepare to battle The Evil Dead with Sam Raimi’s short film that started it all

Ash Vs. Evil Dead premieres this Halloween night on Starz. It’s hard to believe Sam Raimi’s schlocky little piece of drive-in trash has lived on for so long and that its original star is still fighting Kandarian demons 30 years on—on basic cable, nonetheless. Audiences have watched the character of Ashley Williams…

Ash will return—again—for a second season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead

Ashley Williams is coming back—again. Yes, the big dummy who returned to the cabin where all his friends were brutally killed by Sumerian demons—with a new girlfriend, also named Linda, in tow—will return for a second season of Ash Vs. Evil Dead on Starz. The first season hasn’t even aired yet—the Sam Raimi-directed…