Review: ‘Hail To The Deadites’ – Evil Dead fandom documentary (FrightFest/FantasiaFest 2020)

Review by Benjamin Gummery


Directed by Steven Villenueve (Under The Scares), ‘HAIL TO THE DEADITES’ is a brand-new documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD films and explores the classic franchise’s undying and ever-growing popularity. The film features interviews with ‘Evil Dead’ franchise cast/crew including Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier & Bill Moseley; although the film centres on a group of hardcore ‘deadites’ from around the world.

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British actor Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings, Alien) has passed away

We are sad to report that British stage & screen actor Ian Holm has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian. He has many well-known roles in Film & TV including Ash in Alien, Father Vito Cornelius in The Fifth Element, Chef Skinner in Ratatouille, and Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

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