Bruce Campbell Shares Stories of His Life as a B Movie Icon

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Bruce Campbell has been producing and starring in films since the 1970s, and through work largely with low-budget horror films, he has carved out a niche for himself as an iconic B movie actor. His most recognized role is that of Ash in the Evil Dead film franchise, which has produced three films, six video games, numerous comic books, and a critically-acclaimed TV show on Starz entitled Ash vs. Evil Dead, which was renewed for a third season in 2016. He mentions how his horror movie The Evil Dead received some added credibility from a fellow horror icon. "Stephen King also saw it in probably '82 or something," Campbell says. "He saw at the Cannes Film Festival, and called it 'the most ferociously original horror film of the year.' And this really changed the game, because a lot of reviewers saw it with new eyes, if you will. Because before that, the reviews were very dodgy. An Atlanta paper called it, 'the sickest of the sick. Every bad idea Sam Raimi's ever had, he put into a low

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