Having just aired at Fantasia last month, where it picked up a Bronze Audience Award, Evil Dead Fandom Documentary Hail to the Deadites gets a fresh trailer and poster ready to continue doing the festival circuit.
“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, it 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!”
Besides meeting with Evil Dead fans around the world, director Steve Villeneuve‘s 80-minute documentary feature interviews with Evil Dead franchise cast members such as Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier and Bill Moseley.
Indiecan Entertainment has acquired the documentary film for Canadian distribution, with international sales being handled by Raven Banner Entertainment. It is currently scheduled to be screened at several other festivals worldwide before being distributed. Check out the brand new trailer for it below.