Hail to the king, baby… happy birthday Bruce Campbell!
And if you missed out on his exploits from the Evil Dead movies, don’t hesitate watch it now or watch My Name Is Bruce (2007), a spoof of his B-movie career, it’s absolutely awesome.
Take a look at Bruce Campbell (@GroovyBruce): https://twitter.com/GroovyBruce?s=09
Bruce Lorne Campbell (born June 22, 1958) is an American film and television actor, director, writer, producer and author. As a cult film actor, Campbell is best known for his role as Ash Williams in Sam Raimi’s hit Evil Dead series of films and he has starred in many low-budget cult films such as Crimewave, Maniac Cop, Bubba Ho-tep, Escape From L.A. and Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat. He would later spoof his B-movie career in My Name Is Bruce, which he starred and directed. He has since made voice appearances in animated films, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cars 2.
In television, Campbell is known for his lead roles in both The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Jack of all Trades, his portrayal of Autolycus (the King of Thieves) in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and notably for his role as Sam Axe on the USA Network series Burn Notice.
Ok, so it’s soon Halloween time, not a special event really for me except for one thing, there are more horror movies on TV. I’m a huge fan of horror movies ever since a little boy in Sweden when I first saw Jason chopping up unsuspected silly teenagers in the woods in Friday the 13th no 2. Since then my life changed, I went through all the horror movies I could get hold of, Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13 1,2,3,4,5 etc (I know they are shit but they are good shit..>), Razorback (man, that was a brilliant movie, Basketcase (really freaky movie) and so on… all the classic Hammer ones with lovely Christopher Lee (btw, read his autobiography, it’s so brilliant), Peter Cushing and Vincent Price went through my VCR for diligent watching.
I remember skipping school and cycling back with my mates for 2 hours to my house (yes, I lived in the woods) after renting Evil Dead to watch it. Sam Raimi was my god from that moment on and living in Brighton I got to see Brain Dead for the 1st time by Peter Jackson, one of the most bizarre movies but oh so fun, well ok my landlady didn’t agree completely…
I subscribed to the biggest gorefest magazine Fangoria so every month I could get advance warning of all the movies I had to see, my mom and dad really did wonder what was becoming of me.
So to celebrate the soon-to-come Halloween, will have more posts about Scream Queens, great horror movies you JUST have to watch and of course the normal pinups this month.
Hope you will enjoy and stay scared…