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    Watch: Sam Raimi's Resurrected Short Film Precursor to the Original 'Evil Dead'

    As Sam Raimi has long hence entered the big-studio realm and we brace ourselves for Fede Alvarez's upcoming revamp of "The Evil Dead," a rarely seen early-80s short film by Raimi has resurrected online.

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    Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

    When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at the film's SXSW World Premiere last month. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth...

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    The 5 Best & 5 Worst Horror Movie Remakes

    This weekend the new, gore-soaked remake of Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" (review here) chainsaws its way into theaters nationwide. A bold reimagining that jettisons much of the original film's humor, replacing it with an unrelenting bleakness, it's the kind of movie that sometimes feels less like an ...

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    Watch: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Opening Credit Sequence, Where All the World's a Stage

    As Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" makes its way towards $200 million at the domestic box office (and $400 million worldwide), check out the film's inventive opening credit sequence, which features CG pop-up cutouts that progressively become trippier and trippier.

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    Watch: A Demon Warns of Bad Things to Come in Early Scene From 'Evil Dead' Remake

    Fede Alvarez's studio remake of Sam Raimi's horror cult-classic "Evil Dead" has gotten mixed of reviews with most veering on the positive side. While the 1981 original is famed for its innovative blend of slapstick and suspense, Alvarez's "Evil Dead," which premiered at the opening night of SXSW, dr...

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    Sam Raimi To Direct Fox Dramedy Pilot 'Rake' Starring Greg Kinnear

    Over the past few years, as Hollywood has drifted more and more towards $200-million-budgeted tentpoles, more filmmakers and actors have run into the warm embrace of television networks. The latest actor to make the move to a series? Greg Kinnear, and he’ll be getting some help from Sam Raimi.

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    Sam Raimi Will Direct Greg Kinnear in Fox's Pilot 'Rake'

    FX announced last week that Ang Lee would be directing the pilot for its new project "Tyrant," and now sister network Fox has lined up its own high profile filmmaker to helm the pilot for "Rake."

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    Box Office: 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Builds A Money Brick Road With Massive Opening

    While the next few weeks will determine if “Oz the Great and Powerful” meets or succeeds expectations, it's off to a good start. Disney insiders were long forecasting an $80 million plus take for its first three days, and they pretty much hit that figure dead on (but didn't exceed it wildly as some ...

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    Sam Raimi Won't Direct 'Oz The Great & Powerful' Sequel; Finally Saw The 'Spider-Man' Remake

    Maybe it's kind of a restlessness we don't understand. After a rather pitiable box-office this past winter, one of the worst on record, "Oz The Great And Powerful," of all things, is somehow poised to make around $70 million this weekend. The expensive "Jack The Giant Slayer" movie proved not all fa...

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    SXSW Review: Why Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead' Remake Can't Match the Fun of the Originals

    The first two entries in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" trilogy -- released in 1981 and 1987, respectively -- delivered such delightfully inventive takes on the horror genre that no remake could possibly match their originality. Respectably enough, with his snazzy redressing of the first movie, director Fe...

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