I spent a full day at New York Comic-Con watching panels, and the one with the best footage was easily Fede Alvarez‘ remake of Sam Raimi‘s Evil Dead. Not so much as an image had leaked from the movie, and while it had Raimi’s stamp of approval (he hand-picked Alvarez to write and direct), we still didn’t know what to expect. Judging by the trailer we saw, he came up with something truly terrifying that’s strong enough to stand on its own. But even if the audience at the IGN Theater at the Javits Center were wary of a remake before they saw the footage, they were completely taken with the original Ash, Bruce Campbell, who also served as a producer on Alvarez’ film. Half of the panel was Campbell just owning the crowd. At one point, Evil Dead remake star Jane Levy broke out her iPhone to record what was happening and said, “I’m sorry. I’ve never seen anything like this.”
Bruce Campbell dazzles the crowds everywhere he goes. I remember him at Comic Con in San Diego for Burn Notice and he stole the whole show. I just love watching him.