Our introduction to horror started with Bruce Campbell, a man we all knew as Ash Williams from the iconic 'Evil Dead' movies.
We have all grown up watching Evil Dead movies. In fact, our introduction to horror started with Bruce Campbell, a man we all knew as Ash Williams from the iconic movies. When we look back, it all seems a bit surreal, and to think that time flew by so quickly, horror fans are now celebrating the 62nd birthday of the beloved Hollywood star. And the best part? Even now, we all find Campbell as charming as ever.
Happy 62nd Birthday to Bruce Campbell! pic.twitter.com/Kdvkh2jEbX— Horror-Con (@HorrorCon2013) June 22, 2020
While he is best known for his portrayal of Ash Williams, he is also a talented director, voice artist, producer, and even an author of a book. Better known as a cult horror actor, Campbell is known to be a part of low-budget classics such as Maniac Cop, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Woods, Waxwork II: Lost in Time, Darkman, Maniac Cop 2, Intruder, Escape from L.A., Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, and Congo.
"For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a 'B' movie actor.. But now that I see what Hollywood's putting out, I realized 'B' actually means 'better.'”— NIGHTMARE ON FILM STREET 🦇 (@NOFSpodcast) June 22, 2020
Happy Birthday to BRUCE CAMPBELL, born #onthisday in 1958! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/4SdlPMCmq3
Apart from that, Campbell has also appeared in classic TV shows such as The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Jack of All Trades, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Burn Notice, Fargo, Timecop, and American Gothic. In Ash vs Evil Dead, Campbell reprised his iconic role of Ash Williams for the last time.
Happy 62nd Birthday to the one & only Bruce Campbell. Thanks for keeping us consistently entertained throughout the years. pic.twitter.com/vvkgd04qun— 1428 Elm (@1428_Elm) June 22, 2020
Along with this, Campbell also has cameo appearances in Oz the Great and Powerful, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3, Sky High, and The Hudsucker Proxy. He also lent his voice to animated flicks like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Campbell is not only a talented artist but a gifted writer too. He has written books like If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor, Make Love! The Bruce Campbell Way, and Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor.
Happy Birthday to horror icon Bruce Campbell, star of The Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead 2 (1987), Maniac Cop (1988), Intruder (1989), Brain Slasher (1992), Army of Darkness (1992), Bubba Ho-Tep (2002), My Name Is Bruce (2007) and Starz's Ash vs Evil Dead (2015-2018). Groovy! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/PcL68AnrBw— Horror31 🎃 (@Horror31) June 22, 2020
While we are on the topic of Bruce Campbell, did you know a fourth Evil Dead movie is all set to happen? Yes, you read that right. The movie is titled Evil Dead Now and it will reportedly have a female protagonist. Campbell, in an interview with Empire Magazine, said, "From this point forward, they kind of have to stand on their own. Which is fine. And liberating. We just want to keep the series current. And the mantra, really, is that our heroes and heroines are just regular people. That’s what we’re going to continue.”
Bruce Campbell plans to return for a 4th film in the Evil Dead franchise “Evil Dead Now” with director Lee Cronin who was reportedly “handpicked” by Sam Raimi for the directors seat. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/vU5M1zci3d— Boom Stick O’Clock (@clock_boom) June 18, 2020
Campbell was the lead actor for the original Evil Dead trilogy by Sam Raimi -- The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness. But Campbell didn't appear in the 2013 soft reboot called Evil Dead and revealed that he won't be in the upcoming movie either. Campbell also revealed that Raimi himself chose Lee Cronin to helm Evil Dead Now.
Are you excited that Evil Dead Now is coming or no Campbell, no Evil Dead for you?? pic.twitter.com/Q4xBsfhvSu— Woji 🎮 Proud supporter of @The_Top_Loader (@3wojis) June 15, 2020
Campbell said, "Cronin did a cool movie called ‘The Hole in the Ground.’ We’re going to get that sucker out as soon as it’s practical." The Hole in the Ground released in 2019 and the movie went on to earn $3.4 million after debuting at the Sundance Film Festival.
Happy Birthday, Bruce Campbell.