Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 1 Reviews

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June 14, 2017
If you're a fan of the mixed-genre genre, this is a cracker, and aficionados of Sam Raimi​'s original films will love revisiting tropes, touchstones and Raimi's distinctive style. This also works perfectly well for newbies, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
Let us now praise Bruce Campbell, the strong-chinned star of The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness and now Ash vs Evil Dead, which splendidly, even triumphantly converts the comedy-horror movie franchise into a TV series.
November 2, 2015
I can say that I found it all fairly amusing, as the material kept veering into cheap horror slapstick.
November 2, 2015
From the first moment of Ash vs. Evil Dead we're in pure homage and I am ON BOARD.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2015
If you know what you're getting into, it's ghastly comfort food, reassuring in its way.
November 2, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 2, 2015
Ash vs Evil Dead... is a winningly familiar mixture of over-the-top gore and sarcastic humor, all of it anchored by Bruce Campbell's reliably meta-ironic performance as the titular antihero.
November 2, 2015
That's all the more reason to take a break and reconnect with both Ash and the Evil Dead... Once in a while, it's good to shuck off the seriousness that currently dominates the horror genre.
November 2, 2015
Horror-comedy is historically a tough genre to get right. No one's better at it than Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2015
If the one complaint is that the world caught up with Raimi's tastes, then that's hardly a complaint at all.
October 30, 2015
With Ash vs. Evil Dead, [Starz] earns a label it's never had before: hip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
October 30, 2015
Beyond the camp of the films, and well into the comedy, this remake is soaked in blood, one-liners, chain saws, and evil dead people. Of course it's good.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 29, 2015
The performers are still appealing, and the self-referential jokes mostly land... and Mr. Campbell still looks good flying through the air and locking a roaring chain saw onto his stump.
October 29, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 28, 2015
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
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 27, 2015
It's goofy, doesn't take itself too seriously, and certainly feels well-calibrated to a very particular appetite that's uniquely suited to pay cable.
October 26, 2015
The one-liners frequently hit and the scenes of heightened carnage also have the cartoonish audacity that keeps you giggling and watching through your fingers at even the most harrowing of moments.
October 19, 2015
When the Deep Purple kicks in on the soundtrack, Ash locks in his chainsaw hand, and the blood hoses are turned on, Ash Vs. Evil Dead is everything fans hoped it would be.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 29, 2015
Damn right, the evil dead: It's like they never left. More than two decades after his classic Evil Dead flicks, Sam Raimi brings the franchise to TV, and despite sky-high fan expectations, he does the legacy proud.
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