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(dir. Sam Raimi, 85 mins, 1981)

screening with


(dir. Richard Christy, longer than it should be, 1995)

EVIL DEAD + EVIL NED double bill
Sat June 2 11pm
tix available at the door

Sat June 2 11pm
tix available at the door

Sat June 2 12:45 am
(this is technically Sunday morning)
tix available at the door

Evil Ned

Richard Christy in person!

Join Richard Christy from Sirius Satellite Radio for a screening of the horror classic THE EVIL DEAD, followed by a rare and totally unwarranted screening of EVIL NED, which Richard directed.

Richard was last at the Pioneer in January 2006,
for the premiere of "Super Twink."
But we're letting him come back anyway.

Prizes given to anyone who actually watches all of EVIL NED.

Siobhan the Transsexual is also expected to attend.

Director Sam Raimi's first film has achieved legendary status since its 1982 release, and for good reason. Though perhaps not as widely seen as its two sequels, EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL DEAD is arguably the best of the three. It is the story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film boasts some impressive camera work and extremely over the top gore effects as well as a sense of humor much more subtle than the tongue-in-cheek aesthetic of the two sequels.

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EVIL NED (aka EVIL NED III: The Return of Evil Ned II: Electric Boogaloo)
From Self Acclaimed Writer-Director Richard Christy comes the tale of an Unstoppable Creature that could not be stopped. When the Creature tries to take over the world by transforming humans into evil ducks, only the most wholesome human in the world can stop him. Hailed by many as possibly the worst movie ever made, this horror comedy film kicked off Richard Christy's non-illustrious film career in 1995.

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