One of the best horror films in the history of creation is getting a really groovy looking documentary called Hail to the Deadites. We are one-hundered percent ready to dig further into the Evil Dead making of. I already know tons about Evil Dead – dvd commentaries, making of videos and cast interviews have made me into a walking Evil Dead encyclopedia. I’m always willing to learn more though! Judging from this rad trailer, it looks like there is still a lot left to learn and a lot of fun to be had with like-minded fans.
The synopsis for Hail to the Deadites goes like this:
Inspired by the 1981 classic’s cult following, Hail to the Deadites is an endearing documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead franchise, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021…the documentary features interviews with Evil Dead franchise cast members including Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard Demanincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley Depaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier & Bill Moseley.
Through interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, and fans, Hail to the Deadites seeks to illuminate the furthest reaches of the Evil Dead franchise’s undying and still-growing popularity, a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator’s wildest dreams.
The Steve Villeneuve-directed film has been a long time coming and it’s amazing that this film is finally getting a release from Shout! Studio.
Hail to the Deadites arrives to our real on demand beginning July 27.