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Ash vs. Evil Dead – Evil Has Not Left the Building, Baby!

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell), Brandy (Arielle Carver O’Neill), Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), Pablo (Ray Santiago) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz, Sundays) returns with a helping of blood, gore, guts and lunacy as only Ashy Slashy can deliver.

Previously on Ash vs. Evil Dead: Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell), Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) had thwarted demon queen Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and cut off the connection between our world and the world of demons, forever.

They thought…

Ash vs. Evil Dead opens its third season premiere, Family, with an ad for Ash Williams’ Hardware Store – a kitschy, crazy piece of work that has Ash slicing prices – literally – before pulling back to show Ash watching the ad just before his store opens.

Elsewhere in town, on a low-rent Antiques Roadshow called Treasures from the Loft, a woman presents the show’s host/assessor a book she found in the mud near her homes. Three guesses which book – and if you’re a fan of the show, that should be two guesses too many.

In the local high school, two girls – Rachel (Ellie Gall) and Brandy (Arielle Carver-O’Neill) – are cleaning obscene drawing of a locker while bemoaning living in such a dismal, boring, out of the way place. When the school’s mascot appears – but there’s something a little bit different about him, this time.

While things are turning ugly at the high school, Ruby pays a visit to the set of Treasures from the Lost – and Ash is confronted by a woman calling herself Candace Barr (Katrina Hobbs) and claiming that her daughter and Ash’s(!) is in trouble.

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Don’t worry, Kelly will be along before the premiere’s epic conclusion – with a friend…

Written by Mark Verheiden and directed at the show’s bat outta hell pace by Mark Beesley, Family rocks through a quick, bloody effective recap before launching into – a few moments of relative calm as it seems like the team’s victory over evil might be taking.
A slow build racks up tension until Ruby’s arrival and things fall apart spectacularly.

By the time we reach the title card, carnage has been achieved.
A combination of genuine wit (Ash talking up hardware products to a stunned young girl who is seeing the carnage ramping up on the TV behind him); slapstick (Ash battling evil in the high school) and the unexpected (what could possibly make Ruby gag?), Family is a rollicking half hour of everything that makes Ash vs. Evil Dead the off-the-wall delight that it is.

Campbell continues to give nuance to the blockheaded Ash (there are moments when he clearly fights off moments of potential sensitivity!) as he resolutely battles on in true heroic form even though he has no idea what’s going on.

Santiago keeps the episode grounded – even after all the weirdness he’s seen, Ray keeps getting freaked out like a normal person would. He may be even more courageous than Ash – he’s knows (and is terrified by) what’s happening and carries on regardless.

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three – Ash (Bruce Campbell), Candy Barr (Katrina Hobbs) – Photo courtesy of Starz.

Carver-O’Neill brings a combination of boredom and freaked out almost victim to Brandy Barr-Williams. She brings a new element to the show – genuine youth (Ash is well into middle age; Ray and Kelly are late twenties/early thirties). This high school girl (four months from graduating and hauling ass out of town) will have a huge impact on Ash, Ray and Kelly.

Plus, later scenes introduce a new guy (Lindsay Farris) who has a different link to the ongoing story.
Because there’s so much going on, Family isn’t quite as propulsive as the average Ash vs. Evil Dead episode (whatever that means), but it introduces its new situations and characters smoothly into the flow of the show.

If you’re a fan, you’ll love this. If not, this isn’t the best jumping on moment.

What it is, is sheer bloody, disgusting fun.

Final Grade: B+

There’s a Supernatural War Brewin’ Trailer: Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3!

Ash is back and about to take on the greatest challenge of his life. Not Ruby; not the evil dead… fatherhood!

Yup. Ash has a daughter he never knew about until her mother died and left her in his utterly disreputable charge. (Plus, there’s a supernatural war a-brewin’ – or have we mentioned that already?).

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 3 premieres on Starz on February 25th (9/8C).

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Groovy Season Three Trailer: Ash vs. Evil Dead!

Ash vs. Evil Dead – (L-R) Pablo (Ray Santiago), Brandy (Arielle Carver), Ash (Bruce Campbell) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo) – Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment.

Ash vs. Evil Dead finds Ash, having gone from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero, discovering that he has a long lost daughter who’s been entrusted in his care.

But he still has to deal with Ruby…

Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three premieres on STARZ on Sunday, February 25, 2018 (9/8C).

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NYCC 2017 – First Look Photos and Release Date for Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season3!

Ash vs. Evil Dead – Ruby (Lucy Lawless) and Stanley (Jeffrey Thomas) – Photo courtesy of Starz Entertainment.

Fans attending New York Comic-Con 2017 were treated to a surprise screening of the season premiere of the show – while all we get is three (very cool) first-look photos.

Starz’s Ash vs. Evil Dead returns on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Three Gets Premiere Date!

So, Ash has a daughter! Imagine that!

Season three of Ash vs. Evil Dead finds Ash celebrated as a hero in his hometown – but when Kelly sees a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, it’s apparent that evil isn’t done with Ash, Kelly and Pablo!

Ash vs. Evil Dead returns to Starz on Sunday, February 25, 2018 (9/8C).

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Welcome to Elk Grove – Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season Two!

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Has Ash finally found his place in the paradise that is Jacksonville, Florida? Of course not!

There are deadites to dispatch, demons to dust and a bada$$ Ruby – who really needs to be relieved of the Necronomicon.

Season two of Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres on Sunday, October 2nd (8/7C). Follow the jump for a link to a sneak peek at season two.

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Starz Sets Second Season Premiere Dates for Ash vs. Evil Dead and Blunt Talk!

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Ash vs. Evil Dead and Blunt Talk might not see, at first glance, to be the most logical of pairings for an evening of TV – and yet, Starz has scheduled them to return on the same night: Sunday, October 2nd at 8/7C (Ash) and 8:30/7:30 (Blunt Talk).

The only link I see between the two is that they are extremely funny in thierown unique ways. Maybe that’s enough.

For details on the second season premiere of Ash and Blunt Talk, follow the jump.

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Kick-Ash Cast of Ash vs. Evil Dead Expands for Season Two!

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Steve Austin and Joxer the Mighty are joining the cast of Starz’s horror-comedy hit Ash vs. Evil Dead.

In season two, Lee Majors will play Brock Williams – father of Ash, while Ted Raimi joins the cast as Ash’s childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski. Follow the jump for more.

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Starz Horror-Comedy Series To Kick Ash For Second Season!

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We’re still three days and a bit out from the series premiere of Ash vs. Evil Dead but Starz has seen fit to give the series a second season order today. The early renewal comes as rave reviews from sources like Deadline.com, TV Guide and IGN pour in.

Ash vs. Evil premieres on October 31st (Happy Halloween!) – simultaneously around the globe. For details, follow the jump.

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Starz Sets Evil Dead Marathon With Sneak Peek of Ash vs. Evil Dead!

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Starz is planning to take over Halloween with an Evil Dead marathon beginning at 8/7C on Friday, October 30th.

The marathon will be hosted by Bruce Campbell – star of the movies and the upcoming Starz series Ash vs. Evil – and will conclude with a sneak peek at the much anticipated series at 12:15/11:15C.

Follow the jump for details and a link to the red band trailer for the series. Ash vs. Evil Dead premieres on Saturday, October 31st (9/8C).

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