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‘Evil Dead’ Documentary ‘Hail to the Deadites’ to Premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival Next Month



'Evil Dead' Documentary 'Hail to the Deadites' to World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival Next Month

After 7 years of hard work, director Steve Villeneuve‘s Evil Dead documentary Hail to the Deadites will have its world premiere next month at the Fantasia International Film Festival. We have more details below, along with a teaser trailer and poster artwork.

Inspired by the 1981 classic’s cult following, Hail to the Deadites is a documentary about the fans of the Evil Dead franchise. Through interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, fans, freaks and geeks, Hail to the Deadites seeks to illuminate the darkest reaches of the Evil Dead franchise’s undying and still-growing popularity, a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator’s wildest dreams.

Hail to the Deadites puts the spotlight on the fans that cultivated and spread this groovy pop-culture infection! It celebrates those who’ve celebrated the films!

Some people might find it weird to not see any footage of the franchise in the documentary but this is what I’ve been aiming for since day one. I’m really proud to say that everything you will see or hear in this documentary was created by the fans. So, rev your chainsaws and load your boomsticks, it’s time to give the Deadites some sugar, baby!” – Writer/director Steve Villeneuve.

Beside meeting with fans around the world, the 80 minutes documentary feature interviews with Evil Dead franchise cast members such as Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier and Bill Moseley.

The documentary should be available on the Fantasia online platform from August 20th to September 2nd.

Hail to the Deadites Poster