Ash vs Evil Dead star Dana DeLorenzo says there's a scene in the upcoming third season of the series that tops the fight between Ash (Bruce Campbell) and a cadaver's Deadite colon from last year. The Evil Dead saga, of course, is the brainchild of director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and actor Bruce Campbell, whose independent filmmaking toils paid off in 1981 when they made The Evil Dead a horror cult classic.
While the first film in the series was strictly for scares, the trio took their love for Three Stooges-style slapstick and infused those sensibilities into their Evil concept with 1987's Evil Dead II, giving that and the third Evil Dead film -- 1992's Army of Darkness – a distinct combination of horror and comedy. Suddenly, the idea of excessive blood and gore turned into scenes of gut-busting laughter, and in the case of the film's spinoff series, Ash vs. Evil Dead, other parts of the body have inspired some gross-out guffaws, too.
The high point (or low point, depending on your point-of-view) of gag-inducing humor came in last year's second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead, when in the episode "The Morgue", Ash got into a tussle with the Deadite colon belonging to a deceased man, which ended up pulling the wise-cracking antihero's square-jawed mug up into the sphincter of a cadaver. And while there were plenty of scenes of blood, guts and gore to go around the rest of the season, "The Morgue" scene was arguably the most disgusting one featured in the show's 10 episodes.
Apparently, though, an effort was made to top the Ash/Deadite colon scene in the upcoming Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3. DeLorenzo made the reveal during an Ash vs. Evil Dead Facebook Live session Friday, which featured the actor, who plays Ash's butt-kicking sidekick Kelly, along with Campbell, Ray Santiago (Pablo) and Arielle Carver-O'Neill - who joins the series this year as Brandy, the daughter Ash didn't know he had.
The reveal unfolded when a fan asked what the cast members did to keep the new episodes fresh, to which Santiago responded with the motivational idea of, "How can top what we did the episode before?"
That answer led Campbell to allude to "The Morgue" episode, saying, "Once you put your head up a cadaver’s butt, where do you go from there?" – which prompted DeLorenzo to say:
"The writers keep out-doing themselves every season, and speaking of colons, there’s something even more disgusting – gag-worthy/hilarious at the same time than there was (last season) – I did not think you could top a fight with a colon, but we do (in) season 3."
While DeLorenzo or Campbell didn't drop any more hints of what that scene could possibly entail (or is it entrail?), you have to believe it's going to be filled with blood and goop of some kind. After all, the sky's the limit with the show, since STARZ allows the unrated series to storm carte blanche into any territory they want to venture uncensored.
More details about the show have been spilling out all week, starting with the long-anticipated announcement Thursday that Season 3 would be premiering in February 2018. We've known for some time now that Ash's daughter would be a big part of this season, which by the looks of the first poster for this year's episodes, will be set at least partially in the school that Brandy attends.
Keeping in the school spirit, the production debuted another season 3 poster (see above), which in addition to Campbell, DeLorenzo, Santiago and Carver-O'Neill, includes returning cast regular Lucy Lawless (Ruby) and Lindsay Farris, who will join the cast as a character named Dalton. Fans are sure to get more details on Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 when the cast holds its panel Saturday at New York Comic Con.
Ash vs. Evil Dead season 3 premieres February 25th, 2018 on Starz.
Source: Facebook Live