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Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1 (2015-2016)

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Critic Consensus: True to the movies that spawned it, Ash vs. Evil Dead is a gory, hilarious, and audacious resurrection of Sam Raimi's beloved horror franchise.

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This sort-of sequel to the 1981 cult horror-comedy-film franchise finds chainsaw-handed creature fighter Ash (Bruce Campbell) reluctantly re-upping to save the world from a Deadite plague that he, in a moment of carelessness, has once again unleashed on mankind. To help out, he now has trusty sidekicks Pablo (Ray Santiago), Ash's co-worker and friend, and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), whose family was wiped out by the evil dead.

Cast

Mimi Rogers
as Suzy Maxwell
Jill Marie Jones
as Amanda Fisher
Ray Santiago
as Pablo Simon Bolivar
Dana DeLorenzo
as Kelly Maxwell

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Critic Reviews for Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1

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Watching the production come up with crazy kills and challenging set pieces is nearly as fun as hearing Ash's continuous wisecracking, making "Ash vs. Evil Dead" quite possibly the most fun you can find on television.

October 29, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
indieWire
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When old friends get back together, it's not surprising if they dwell on the past. Ash vs Evil Dead is nothing new, but everyone involved seems to be having such a good time that it's hard not to get pulled in.

October 28, 2015 | Full Review…
Media Life
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I'm happy the producers of the upgrade made a very clear decision not to "upgrade" the proceedings too much. Things still feel tactile. When the buckets of blood pour, you can feel the stickiness.

October 28, 2015 | Full Review…
RogerEbert.com
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With its quips, chainsaws and plenty of blood, I couldn't be happier

September 17, 2015 | Full Review…
New York Observer
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I can say that I found it all fairly amusing, as the material kept veering into cheap horror slapstick.

November 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The bloody roots of Evil Dead are fully honored as well; it's doubtful there has ever been a more red-covered show in TV history. But the overarching goofiness of everything tempers any disgust factor.

November 2, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Detroit News
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Audience Reviews for Ash vs. Evil Dead: Season 1

½

JensS.

Super Reviewer

CaiusC.

Super Reviewer

Ash vs. Evil Dead is the single greatest thing in the history of the universe. Sure, I may be saying that as a die-hard fan of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead film franchise-- a series that started in 1981, and ostensibly ended in 1992 (with a brief, notable continuation with 2013's intense and wonderful Evil Dead remake). And as such a fan, I may have been waiting to see Bruce Campbell's dimwitted zombie slayer Ash Williams make a return for, oh, over a DECADE or so. But even with the glossy sheen of nostalgia and brand recognition stripped away, Ash vs. Evil Dead is a crazy-fun, energized, blood-drenched carnival ride. It's everything that made the original films great, chopped up into neat, 30-minute increments and stretched out over five freaking hours. Screw an Evil Dead IV-- THIS is what we've all been waiting for! (more to come)

DarikH.

Super Reviewer

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