Bruce Campbell Wants to Make Horror Movie ‘Expendables’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 4th, 2014 at 2:34 pm,

brucecampbell Bruce Campbell Wants to Make Horror Movie Expendables
Despite less-than-stellar reviews and a fairly minimal budget, The Expendables has been wildly successful since its theatrical release last month. The concept of riffing on the action movie genre by casting every action hero in existence from the 1980s and 90s—save the ones who refused to join—clearly struck a much-neglected chord with people.

Apparently, it struck a chord with cult film legend Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice) as well. In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times about, amongst other things, Evil Dead and Campbell’s longstanding history with the horror movie genre, Bruce let slip that he’s in the process of putting together a horror movie in the vein of The Expendables.

Straight from the horse’s chin’s mouth:

“Yeah, The Expendables, or more like theIt’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Worldof horror. I want to get so many horror movie stars that people can’t possibly not see the movie. I want to give them other stuff to do. I want to have Kane Hodderbe very particular about what he eats. I want Robert Englund to be a tough guy, like he knows tae kwon do or something. I want to find out the hidden sides of all these people. Some will play themselves, some will play alternate characters as well. I may approach Kane Hodder to play Frankenstein. He could be Kane Hodder himself fighting himself as Frankenstein. It could be crazy. It’s a silly concocted story that we hope to do maybe in a year or so. My breaks between Burn Notice have been getting tighter because they’ve been adding episodes. They’re trying to trap me like a rat in the TV world, and I might just let them. There’s a script, it just kind of blows right now, so no one’s really seeing it. We gotta work on it. Definitely shoot in Oregon all on a stage. It’s like the 300of horror comedies. We want to make it a whole world. Someone’s gotta take Frank down for good.”

The movie would be a sequel to Campbell’s practically universally-panned horror-comedy, My Name Is Bruce, called Bruce VS. Frankenstein, the plot of which would be Bruce Campbell as Bruce Campbell fighting Frankenstein’s monster (obviously).

I’m not sure I love the idea of a sequel to My Name Is Bruce in any capacity, but an Expendables-esque horror movie, decked out with the greatest horror actors of the past three decades and more? Sign me the hell up.

Imagine Bruce Campbell, hilarious as ever, teaming up with the likes of Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), Christopher Lee (Dracula), Tim Curry (It), Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Robert Englund (A Nightmare On Elm Street), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII, VIII, IX, and X), Asia Argento (Land of the Dead), Tom Savini (From Dusk Till Dawn), Kathy Bates (Misery), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), Choi Min-sik (Oldboy), Neve Campbell (Scream), Samuel L. Jackson (because he’s awesome)—and that’s just to start!

The Greatest Horror Cast There Ever Was

Seriously, throw the My Name Is Bruce sequel component into the trash where it belongs and do this film right. Get John Carpenter to direct. Get Quentin Tarantino to write. I mean, what else are these people doing right now? This film is begging to be made, and it’s guaranteed to garner Expendables amounts of cash dollars at the box office.

Check out the Los Angeles Times interview for more about what Bruce Campbell’s been up to lately, including his thoughts on the perpetual possibility of an Evil Dead 4.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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  1. You got into the dog bowl again didn’t you bruce?


    • as we all do roguex :)

  3. Oh Hell yes!!!!

  4. First of, this was a lousy pick of the greatest Horror cast, just because the greatest mass Murderer, Michael Myers was included. Let’s face it, they should also dump all the broads. I would be able to do a lot better of a job casting this Horror movie. Let’s see, How about my twelve best….
    Michael Myers
    Jason Voorhees
    Bruce Campbell
    Maniac Cop
    Norman Bates
    Tall Man
    There you go! Evil at it’s most finest!

    • Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates) is dead. Also, they can’t use the actual characters, so most of those people would be completely unknown.

    • And what do you have against “the broads”?

  5. nah we need to see freddy vs jason vs ash in the style of rob zombie mixed with alien mixed with army of darkness wouldnt that be unique!

  6. or in the style of zack sniders dawn of the dead i mean that perfectly mixed horror with action and comedy never thought of that did ya?

    • Personally, I’m not a fan of the Dawn of the Dead remake, save for the first ten minutes. It’s all down hill after that. The original, on the other hand, is amazing to this day.

  7. Yep Bruce is the Man! Evil Dead definitely spooked me until now especially where he played that vinyl record and some santanic ish was uttered?! LOL! That was and is still insane! It was like the 1st Exorcist film but lil’ bit more of comedy! LOL!

    • It’s no biggie but I think you refer to the reel to reel tape and the Kanderian speak. That’s what unleashed the deadites. Not a vinal record. Sorry, it’s just I’ve seen the Evil Dead trilogy countless times, not meant to be rude toward you. =)

  8. Don’t forget these movies need victims and other sundry players. What about the following list:

    Timothy Balme
    Veronica Cartwright
    Keith David
    Larry Drake
    Ian Holm
    Anthony Hopkins
    Anne Marie Howard
    Glenn Jacobs
    Kate Lang Johnson
    Rick Moranis
    Bill Paxton
    Roddy Piper
    Tom Skerritt
    Harry Dean Stanton
    Sigourney Weaver

  9. One question, why TV Buffy? Shouldn’t be Kristie Swanson? She was in the Buffy movie and that was campy like Evil Dead. She’d fit right in with that croud alot better then TV Buffy anyway. And I think it would make a lot of fans very happy to see Kristie instead of Sarah Machelle Geller. Though I DO realize that this movie hasn’t even been given a green like yet. Guess I’m just sayin’. Another thought, what of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost? They where in one of the best horror flicks ever, Shaun of the Dead!?

    • Because TV Buffy is known and movie Buffy isn’t. Also, Sarah Michelle Gellar is primarily a horror movie actress. Buffy notwithstanding, she was in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, The Grudge, and The Return–all movies she’s best known for, I might add.

    • Also, I love Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as much as the next guy, but I wouldn’t call them horror movie actors in the slightest. Still, I’d watch anything with them in it.

  10. Any particular reason Sarah Michelle Gellar is pictured? Buffy isn’t exactly horror, and she wasn’t even the movie version of Buffy.

    • She was also in The Grudge.

      • So just one movie? Not what I would call a horror movie classic.

          • Not to mention, I wrote the very same thing like three comments upward: “Because TV Buffy is known and movie Buffy isn’t. Also, Sarah Michelle Gellar is primarily a horror movie actress. Buffy notwithstanding, she was in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2, The Grudge, and The Return.” So please, read before you ask these things next time. You’re splitting hairs otherwise. I don’t recall saying the actors that should be chosen are required to have been in “horror movie classics.” After all, there’s never been a good Friday the 13th movie–but that’s just my opinion.

            • To say SMG is a horror movie actress is kind of stretching it. I wouldn’t even call her a movie star to begin with. She’ll always be ‘Buffy’.

              • Angela, it’s a stretch to say it’s a stretch that SMG is a horror movie actress when she’s known primarily for her horror movie related roles and she’s been most successful in her horror movie related roles. I enjoy the game of semantics as much as anyone, but this is getting ridiculous.

                • Well I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.

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  13. Here’s a few additions that came to mind:
    Piper Laurie
    Timothy Olyphant
    Quentin Tarantino
    Angela Bettis
    Rose McGowan