Big Boomstick Double Feature! The Evil Dead Trilogy (in two parts)
It Came From Schenectady Presents
Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness
Long before Director Sam Raimi knocked syndicated TV on its fantasy heads with Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess, or proved Superhero movies could rock just like their paper counterparts with the Spiderman Series, he teamed with the anvil chined character actor Bruce Campbell for the Evil Dead Trilogy.
Today, both Campbell and Raimi are legendary, both to the cult film circuit and Hollywood alike. It Came from Schenectady presents the two parts of the trilogy that actually matter in a Big Boomstick Double Feature (Part 1, The Evil Dead, gets nicely recapped, and much better in Evil Dead 2, so forget that one.)
Ranking an impressive 49th on Empire Magazine's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time, Evil Dead 2 is a fan favorite among SciFi and Horror fans everywhere. It's manic anti-hero Ash has been featured in films, video games and comics since Dead's 1981 release and this comic/horror masterpiece maintains an unheard of 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. To say this movie and Campbell's Ash are beloved by nerd fandom would be an understatement.
In this installment, Ash unleashes the evil forces of the Necrenomicon and fights the released spirits of the "Deadites" for control of his girlfriend, his own soul and his hand, which he deals with by the addition of his iconic chainsaw.
Army of Darkness follows up on Ash's fight against the dead, this time in 1300 AD in the of kingdom Lord Arthur and his Knights. Relying more on slapstick than gore, AOD gives us Campbell delivering Ash with all the sarcastic swagger that have made him the undisputed king of modern B-film icons.
As with all ICFS events, there will film extras, trivia contests, prizes, surprises and comfy couches.
|Evil Dead II||Army of Darkness|
|Not Rated||Running Time|
|Rated R for|
violence and horror.
Ticket Prices: $9 Adults, $6 Students (with ID, not available online)