Starz Celebrates ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Premiere with ‘Evil Dead’ Marathon
The premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead is weeks away and Starz is celebrating by airing a marathon Evil Dead franchise.
As you may have heard, the cult classic horror franchise is getting the TV treatment that will catch up with Bruce Campbell’s Ash, the (still) stock boy, (now) aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead.
The marathon, hosted by Bruce Campbell himself, kicks off Friday, October 30 beginning at 8:00pm ET/PT and will wrap up with a a sneak peek of the first episode of Ash vs Evil Dead at 12:15 a.m. ET/PT.
Check out the schedule, and a brief description of the films, below:
The Evil Dead( 8:00pm ET/PT on STARZ): This seminal horror movie features five friends who go to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which when translated releases a legion of demons and spirits. In order to survive the night, Ash must do battle with the evil dead.
Evil Dead 2 (9:30pm ET/PT): The 1987 sequel in which Ash, the lone survivor of the original demon attack, returns. Armed with a chainsaw and a shotgun, he again must fight the evil dead when a group of strangers interrupt his romantic vacation in a lonely cabin in the woods.
Army of Darkness (10:55pm ET/PT): In the 1992 third installment, our hero, Ash, is transported back in time to 1300 A.D. and once again faces off against the evil unleashed. In order to return to the present and get back home, he must take up his chainsaw and “boomstick” to defeat the Deadites and return the Necronomicon to its final resting place.
Ash vs Evil Dead premieres on Halloween, Saturday, October 31 at 9:00pm ET/PT on Starz.
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