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Evil Dead (2013) - Donation Bonus

It's been 32 years since Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell left obscurity in Detroit and went to a cabin in the woods that would start their careers and scare the hell out of moviegoers. With Raimi reaching big-time success with big-budget films like Oz and Spider-Man it seemed that the Evil Dead franchise would remain lifeless, but in 2013 it was back with a poster promising "The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience." Raimi and Campbell remained involved as producers, but directing fell to first-time filmmaker Fede Alvarez. Does this return to terror work for Evil Dead, or is it another forgettable horror reboot? DONATE to Now Playing to find out!

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Army of Darkness - Donation Bonus

A broad slapstick comedy set in medieval times, Army of Darkness bears little resemblance to the raunchy "video nasty" Evil Dead film that started director Sam Raimi's career. But this film is indeed a direct sequel to Evil Dead II, continuing the story of Ash as he fights the zombie deadites, including an evil clone of himself! It's a movie that has spawned toys, video games, comic books, and more but is it a fitting continuation of the Evil Dead series? DONATE TO SUPPORT NOW PLAYING and find out!

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Evil Dead II - Donation Bonus

The Evil Dead was a successful horror film, but made on a shoestring budget over a span of four years. In 1987 director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert, and star Bruce Campbell returned to that cabin in the woods, this time with a real Hollywood production team, and backed by famed producer Dino De Laurentiis. Rather than try to recreate the raw, grindhouse appeal of the original, Evil Dead 2 adds high production values and a good deal of comedy to the mix. It's often cited as the best film in the Evil Dead trilogy, but do the Now Playing hosts agree? If you give us a hand and donate you can listen and find out!

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The Evil Dead (1981) - Donation Bonus

Sam Raimi is best known now for sci-fi heavy spectacle films. He directed the blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy, as well as this year's Oz. But Raimi got his start in 1981 with an independently funded horror film. Shot under the worst of conditions, Raimi's Evil Dead would go on to be acclaimed by horror master Stephen King and launch the careers of both Raimi and star Bruce Campbell. With the remake now in theaters, Now Playing is watching and reviewing all the Evil Dead films. Is this original, low-budget cabin in the woods story worth resurrecting, or should it stay in the cellar? DONATE TO NOW PLAYING to find out!

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