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Hail to the Deadites (2020)

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"Inspired by the 1981 classic's cult following, HAIL TO THE DEADITES is a documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD franchise. Through interviews with the cast, crew, collectors, fans, freaks and geeks, HAIL TO THE DEADITES seeks to illuminate the darkest reaches of the EVIL DEAD franchise's undying and still-growing popularity, a popularity that has spawned four films, a TV series, comic books, figurines, and surpassed even its creator's wildest dreams. HAIL TO THE DEADITES puts the spotlight on the fans that cultivated and spread this groovy pop-culture infection! It celebrates those who've celebrated the films! So, rev your chainsaws and load your boomsticks, it's time to give the DEADITES some sugar, baby!"

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The film's one-hour, 19-minute running time frequently seems ponderous because the fan conventions all look the same, regardless of where they are held. You've seen one hotel ballroom; you've seen them all.

July 30, 2021 | Rating: 83/100 | Full Review…

Villeneuve captures the cheery cult vibe of the whole thing, also reinforcing just how special these delightfully goofy and grisly movies truly are.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

... Hail to the Deadites is, without question, a loving tribute to the people who have enjoyed this particular bit of punk rock horror since its inception.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

At an hour and 19 minutes long, Hail To The Deadites suffers from the typical blight of the mega-fan: loving your subject so much that you can't pick apart the good from the bad.

June 16, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Steve Villeneuve's affectionate exploration of Evil Dead fandom: memorabilia, cosplay, and passion. Primarily made up of interviews with cast, crew, and fans, broken up with songs and fan-made film clips.

February 13, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Hail to the Deadites is an example of what happens when someone depicts fans without questioning their fandom.

October 16, 2020 | Full Review…

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