In case you weren’t following my Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 recaps or didn’t see my Season 2 premiere reaction, let’s get this out of the way first – I’m a big AVED fan. I’m also a big fan of Fede Alvarez‘s 2013 Evil Dead film, but after that, I was a little skeptical of the idea of continuing Ash Williams’ (Bruce Campbell) story in a way that channels the original films. Well, Sam Raimi, Campbell and co. proved me wrong.
Not only is Ash vs Evil Dead a treat for longtime fans looking for deadites, over-the-top gore and that classic Ash humor and sass, but thanks to new characters like Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo‘s Pablo and Kelly, the door is wide open for newcomers to join the mayhem and discover what made the 80s films so special and unforgettable.
All that being said, clearly it was quite the treat for me to get to sit down with Santiago, DeLorenzo and Ted Raimi who joins the cast as Chet this season to talk Ash vs Evil Dead at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Check out what they told me about the group dynamic this time around, the new fight sequences, the bigger body count and loads more in the video interview at the top of this article.
Ted Raimi, Dana DeLorenzo & Ray Santiago:
- 00:46 – How much they knew about Season 2 when they wrapped Season 1; somehow Santiago gets all the details early.
- 01:56 – What’s to come for Pablo in Season 2.
- 02:55 – What’s the next step for Ash, Kelly and Pablo as a team?
- 03:49 – Kelly’s mission in Season 2; Ruby as a frenemy/stepmom-type.
- 05:01 – Raimi on his character, Chet; Chet’s special cocktail.
- 06:28 – Can anything top Eligos in the new season?
- 07:41 – The impossible process of washing off the blood after they shoot.
- 10:02 – Facebook Live questions begin – where’s Bruce?
- 10:35 – On the directors they’re working with this time around.
- 11:46 – The secret to shooting the best selfie.
- 12:21 – Any new weapons this season?
- 12:34 – Will there be more nods to the Evil Dead movies in addition to Cheryl’s name appearing in the trailer?
- 13:35 – We’ll see the most disgusting and hilarious Ash fight ever this season.
- 14:30 – Are there any new guest stars?