'Supernatural' Carries The Spirit of 'The Evil Dead'
The cast and crew of the CW show Supernatural did a press junket today and there was one comment that interested me. When talking about the essence of the show, creator Eric Kripke said the following:
"because at the end of the day, the whole concept of the show is two brothers on the road with chainsaws in their trunk, battling things that go bump in the night."
That's exactly how Sam Raimi describes the Evil Dead movies, except there is only one guy with a chainsaw, Bruce. "Things that go bump in the night" is a common phrase that Sam Raimi coins to describe the first two Evil Dead movies and some of his latest movies he produced for Ghosthouse Pictures with Rob Tapert. I heard one blogger on the internet say that this is an indirect invitation for Bruce to come on the show, but that's just wishful thinking. The connection that Supernatural creator Eric Kripke has to Sam Raimi is that Kripke wrote the 2005 horror movie Boogeyman for Sam Raimi and Ghosthouse pictures. I did do some digging up and I found that Bruce did a celebrity review of an episode of Supernatural about a year ago. Here are some excerpts from that old review he did of the Supernatural episode "Hell House" for Entertainment Weekly:
" For the most part I had fun watching, but the show is too damned conservative for what it purports to be. While Supernatural is about scary things, its pace is too earthly — if not downright gravitational — to be frightening. With regard to the lead actors, my Poser Meter was reading a steady 25 percent (100 percent would be out of control), and while their style may be ''natural,'' these handsome thespians not only failed their chemistry test, they also seemed more bored than afraid. I'd like to remind all modern-day actors that it's okay to look at each other occasionally during a scene."
Nothing else going on in the Bruce world today but I thought I would just share that. Maybe we might see Bruce on Supernatural one day. You can read the full press junket for Supernatural here.