Sam Raimi working on low budget horror, AND maybe Hobbit!

Sam Raimi

Now, I personally dislike the Spider-Man movies but in no way do I dislike Sam Raimi. If you’ve ever watched the cinematic masterpiece that is Evil Dead II (and perhaps Army of Darkness), you’ll know what I’m talking about. Well, Sam may have hit the big league and gotten lots of money and all, but news just in that he’s going for a good old low-budget horror movie, titled Drag Me to Hell, as Variety informs us.

Supposedly, DMtH will be about a guy with a supernatural curse and his issues with morality. I don’t know what he means by that, but as long as it’s a comedy-horror, splatter movie, I’m a happy boy. Rob Tapert says about the movie, “Sam calls it a ’spook-a-blast,’ a wild ride with all the chills and spills that ‘Evil Dead’ delivered, without relying on the excessive violence of that film.” While I’m only a little bit disheartened at the low violence part, the rest seems perfectly cool to me. :)

What’s more, there is a remake of Evil Dead in the works. I can bet you as much as you like that it won’t hold up, but what the hell (pun not intended).

Variety goes on to state that Sam may then jump right back up to direct the Hobbit (something I’m dying to see), since Peter Jackson quit.

This is really interesting stuff. Is the blood-filled, non-Japanese, splatter-based Horror genre in for a reincarnation, now that Bruce Campbell is also making a comedy along the same lines?

Bruce Campbell’s “My Name is Bruce” trailer is GROOVY

I cannot believe that a movie as awesome this has passed under my nose. Bruce Campbell, the second greatest action hero of all time (the first being Chris Norris, of course) is back to his monster-bashing antics in My Name is Bruce, which shall make its way to the theatres some time in 2008.

This time, Bruce plays as himself, rather than the awesome Ash. The film’s groovy plot goes like this: A bunch of Oregon small town residents decide that in order to defeat an ancient Chinese God of war, they must enlist the ultimate monster-killer, Bruce Campbell. Unfortunately, Bruce is a filmstar, not a monster-killer and their plans have been abruptly dashed.

But fear not, for Bruce shall kick ass again in his favourite genre: a comedy/action/horror hybrid. The trailer below doesn’t look so bad, but a strange feeling nagging me in the back of my mind tells me that this isn’t worth getting all hyped up about and may just end up being bad.