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Last year, Ash vs Evil Dead premiered on Starz and gave audiences not only one of the best horror TV series of all time, but also one of the most enjoyable and true-to-spirit revival projects in Hollywood's pock-filled history. And because this is a franchise that ups the ante with each sequel, Season 2 will undoubtedly be bigger, better, and a hell of a lot bloodier. Just check out the full-length NSFW trailer below, which was reportedly deemed too gory to show at this week's Comic-Con in San Diego. It's fabulous.
Wasn't that just absolutely incredible? I mean, I can understand how people that aren't gorehounds might be a tad put off by this, but then I can't understand why people who are't gorehounds would have clicked on a headline that says "gory" in it. (Exception: This Nicholas Sparks Movie Trailer Is The Opposite Of Gory.) Ash vs Evil Dead doesn't have time to mess around with such things as "perfectly clean skin" and "veins that aren't gushing," and it looks like fans will get to watch the special effects team push the aesthetic into even more red and sticky places.
Seriously, this trailer has more viscera going for it in 2 minutes than most horror series do over an entire season. Highlights include a skinless deadite getting blasted behind bars, that one ugly motherfucker throwing up black gunk all over, some bloody cleavage, limbs (and a head) getting hacked off left and right, and enough intestines to fill a bucket. Plus, Lucy Lawless will apparently get possessed enough to grab Pablo's nuts. And if that wasn't enough, we also get to watch Bruce Campbell strapping on both a chainsaw and a boomstick-bayonet before raising them above his head, which can never be topped as far as hero stances go.
Did I forget to bring up the guy who gets his face torn apart by a car tire? Because there's that lovely visual, too.
As far as the story goes - the what now? - Ash and his faithful companions Pablo and Kelly head back to our chainsaw-handed protagonist's hometown to finally get a look at what his childhood was like. Or at least what remains of that time. One particularly striking figure from his past is his father, who will be played by the iconic Lee Majors, while Ted Raimi and Michelle Hurd are also joining the season as Ash's former best friend and high school sweetheart, respectively. This show can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, so the details are inconsequential.
Ash vs Evil Dead is set to take over Starz for Season 2 this fall, though we don't have an exact date just yet. To see everything else hitting the small screen around the same time, check out our TV premiere schedule.