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19 July 2006  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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It’s now official: any film can become a musical. In this day and age, when the likes of Legally Blonde and The Lord Of The Rings are going tuneful, it should come as no surprise that The Evil Dead is the latest to make it to the stage.

Evil Dead: The Musical will arrive in New York in October, having already been work shopped in Toronto and Montreal. Created by George Reinblatt, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and Frank Cipolla, the show will be co-directed by Hinton Battle, best known to TV viewers as Sweet, the demon from Buffy’s musical episode.

The plot roughly follows the film’s story, but focuses on a group of friends – instead of just Ash – who unleash the evil at the secluded woods cabin. And in keeping with the movie’s popcorn status, the musical will play at 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, with the first few rows labelled the Splatter Zone - from where there will doubtless be an opening night report from Empire's Chris Hewitt.

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Guys and Corpses?!
This is GENIUS. I am so there! Bruce Cambell singing his heart out dancing like a loon with a corus line of zombies. I can't wait 2 hear the Counting Cards scene in verse. More

Posted by The Jackle at 13:12 on 27 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Great Show
L: MutantEnemy I saw the show in Montreal during the comedy fest. It was a blast. Great songs like “Cabin in the Woods”, “What the F*** was That?” and “Look Who’s Evil Now.” Lots of good natured jabs at Bruce Campbell & Sam Rami too! I’d love to see it again! ok Who's Evil Now'...that fucking rules!!!! More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 18:07 on 26 July 2006 | Report This Post

Great Show
I saw the show in Montreal during the comedy fest. It was a blast. Great songs like “Cabin in the Woods”, “What the F*** was That?” and “Look Who’s Evil Now.” Lots of good natured jabs at Bruce Campbell & Sam Rami too! I’d love to see it again! More

Posted by MutantEnemy at 22:29 on 21 July 2006 | Report This Post

Definitely See This
I actually saw the Evil Dead musical when it was in Toronto and it was absolutely fantastic. The guy who plays Ash does an excellent homage to Bruce's Ash, and the backing characters are all really well played and funny. Well worth the admission! And try to get a seat in the front row, but wear clothes that you don't really mind if anything splatters on them. More

Posted by genger at 16:11 on 21 July 2006 | Report This Post

It's like Christmas has come early
On a scale of coolness, this ranks right up there with Corey Feldman circa 1987. I'm there dude! More

Posted by woodathan at 14:55 on 21 July 2006 | Report This Post

ASHTASTIC!
Please please please let us know immediately if/when it comes to London for I am sans pot to p*** in so cannot make it to NY. More

Posted by samchambersuk at 14:12 on 21 July 2006 | Report This Post

Make it a MOVIE!
It sounds like a blast, but why not press gang Raimi and Campbell into making it as a movie??!!! Tobey Maguire as Ash! More

Posted by britesparc at 23:54 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: coming soon- "Evil dead: the Musical: the Movie".
I would just go to new york just to see it More

Posted by zombiemaster at 17:27 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

coming soon- "Evil dead: the Musical: the Movie".
That would be confusing. More

Posted by punchdrunk at 15:49 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

cross promotion
This would be the prefect crosspromotion. Kirsten Dunst is an actress in Spiderman. Maybe in Spiderman 3, She gets the coveted role in Evil Dead the musical while it plays in New York. More

Posted by Cethan at 15:11 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Do it with Bruce Campbell or don't do it at all More

Posted by cblanc at 14:45 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Will Helen be in it?
She'd make a good zombie/deadite! Sorry, couldn't resist. More

Posted by Machine Head at 14:09 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Genius!
Please do it with Bruce Cambell! More

Posted by Rich Empire at 14:02 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Thank you Empire,
I'm in NYC for its opening night, and have just bought myself a ticket. Can't wait to hear the song; 'What The Fuck Was That?' More

Posted by khac6876 at 13:29 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Be interesting to know what kind of songs are in this? Hopefully they'll go the catchy rock and roll route and make it splattastic fun! More

Posted by skeletonjack at 13:28 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Morrissey for the role of ASH
Lol brilliant idea! More

Posted by 24Dan at 13:14 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

RE: Morrissey for the role of ASH
Will they do the naughty tree rape scene? If they do, what song will they be singing during it? More

Posted by talpacino at 12:55 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Morrissey for the role of ASH
Now that the best idea ever, More

Posted by badmartin at 12:12 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

sum1s already said it...
GRoovY, i think this could be a hit tho it can also be a flop i pray it comes over to Britain and that includes N.ireland lol... More

Posted by Lobogaara at 11:45 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Oh! Oh! Just... fucking...... get in there!!!! More

Posted by Chaos Engine at 11:33 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Draney
I know its been around since 2004 Machine Head but the fact that it got to New York from Cabadian comedy festivals is great news. Hopefully it'll find its way over here! More

Posted by draney at 11:02 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Friggin cool!
Woah i HAVE to see that musical! splatter seats! amazing! will the dude playing bruce need a prostetic chin thouch?! and how dare they not focus on him again! grr! More

Posted by lifeofriley87 at 10:53 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Um, you're a bit slow.
This is old news guys, it's been around since 2004! Duhhhhh!!! http://www.montrealmirror.com/ARCHIVES/2004/070104/ cover_stage.html More

Posted by Machine Head at 10:33 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Groovy!
I don't know if this is a bad idea or the single most greatest thing ever. More

Posted by chadbeserk at 10:15 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Best...Musical...Ever...
Can it beat 'The Producers'? Will Bruce be in it? Can he sing if he is? More

Posted by jpt1976 at 10:12 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

Yay!
It's what the world has been waiting for!!! More

Posted by draney at 09:36 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

DJ Rob C
Woot, an Evil Dead musical! Yay, bring it on! More

Posted by DJ Rob C: Mark II! at 09:33 on 19 July 2006 | Report This Post

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