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Covered in Campbell for Ash Wednesday

Heeeeey Baby!

By Chuck Francisco     February 13, 2013

I can't be the only film nerd whose mind flashes immediately to moments from the Evil Dead series each year when the religious observance of Ash Wednesday rolls around. How could yours not? Campbell as Ash epitomizes awesome, and my formative years were massively influenced by watching this series repeatedly. I'd even written a special config file for Quake which bound a number of his one liners to the keys for the taunting of my vanquished foes (I'm certain they found it as annoying as I did funny). And so to celebrate this Ash Wednesday right, here are ten clips of Ash being a bad ass. These are in no particular order. How can this magnitude of awesome really be qualified?






It takes a real man to taunt his own hand


Matters not which side you are on


Greeting foreign dignitaries 


Ashtonishing physicality


Recalling a classic



S-Mart's Top of the Line 


Paying proper homage to royalty


Here, take two of these


Rambo? No, better


Chuck Francisco is a columnist and critic for Mania, writing Saturday's Shock-O-Rama, the weekly look into classic cult, horror and sci-fi. He is a co-curator of several repertoire film series at the world famousColonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA. You can hear him drop nerd knowledge on weekly podcast You've Got Geek or think him a fool of a Took on Twitter.



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egoist 2/13/2013 6:20:29 AM

 Ash, Coach Boomer, Brisco, Sam Axe, Autolycus..... Hail to the king baby.

monkeyfoot 2/13/2013 10:57:20 AM

Campbell is one of those actors who has a following just based on his great oscreen persona. His fanbase is fanatical and you'd think it might lead him to twice as much work as he does like a Will Ferrell. But then again he is always busy. Besides his Burn Notice show he guest stars on the new NBC comedy series 1600 Penn tomorrow playing the President's (Bill Pullman) brother.



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