In this episode I grabbed my chainsaw, and my boom stick, and brought some sugar baby with a few friends. As I talked the Evil Dead Trilogy with Mike Suderman, Alix Cook,  Sean Archer, Jamie Cochrane, Jessica Lutser. Groovy.

Evil Dead
Release: 1981
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly

Evil Dead 2
Release: 1987
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Denise Bixler

Army of Darkness
Release: 1992
Director: Sam Raimi
Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Grove

I am not going to put the definition of a blumkin here as that is just gross. If you wanna find out look it up yourself.

Breakaway Glass

Though I saw several articles about making breakaway glass from sugar, the professionals use a glass that is made of certain types of plastic that are made to shatter or crumble on impact. This creates a safe environment for actors and stunt people when glass shatters in a scene as it is easier to break and there are fewer sharp edges reducing injury.

The Cabin

I found not only a Wiki that tries to explain the cabin and its origins but also numerous possible floor plans for the cabin.

Star Trek Connection

I have been actively refraining from bringing up Star Trek in the podcast as I was doing it a little too much but you can’t blame me for it this time as my guest brought it up.

If you don’t know, the actor in Army of Darkness that we are talking about is Ian Abercrombie (he was “Wiseman”). The episode of Voyager that I recalled him being in was season 5, episode 22, “Someone to Watch Over Me”. He played a visiting alien named Abbott who showed up right at the beginning and then end of the episode.

The episode that I did not remember him being in was was “Spirit Folk” which was in season 6 episode 17. As soon as I looked it up I remembered everything about this episode. He was a character on the “Fair Haven” holodeck program. The character became aware of the crew’s interaction with the program ie changing things, ending the program, doing diagnostics, things that usually the characters would not be aware of. And started calling them evil and trying to kill the crew and stuff. It was a very whimsical episode.

The Drink (I don’t know what to call it)

Evil dead dvd covers with drinks

I must admit I did most of the pouring by eye so these are all approximations as I made 6 drinks and the below is for 1.

Ingredients
vodka
Amaretto
Orange juice
Club soda
Strawberry puree (strawberries, sugar, salt)
Gummy worms

Instructions

1. Puree a handful of frozen strawberries, 2 tsp sugar, and half tsp of salt and set aside.
2. Add 1oz vodka and 1oz amaretto with ice in a shaker. Shake and pour into short tumbler glass
3. Fill the rest of the glass with equal parts orange juice and club soda. Add a tsp of the puree and add a gummy worm for garnish.

The Hand

The same year Evil Dead was release a movie called “The Hand” was released. It was directed by Oliver Stone and starred Michael Caine and here is the very short and succinct synopsis from IMDB, “A comic book artist loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.”

WHAT?!

Maybe Idle Hands was influenced by both of these.

You Might Be The Killer

IMDB synopsis, “A camp counselor suffering from blackouts finds himself surrounded by murder victims. He turns to his horror movie enthusiast friend for advice, and to contend with the idea he may be the killer.” This sounds like a horror movie I could watch.

Poster for the movie you might be the killer

Zombeavers

IMDB synopsis, “A fun weekend turns into madness and horror for a bunch of groupies looking for fun in a beaver infested swamp.” Not sure why people wanna go swim in a beaver infested swamp but horror movies wouldn’t exist if people didn’t make stupid decisions.

poster for the movie zombeavrs

Joxer the Mighty

He had his own song called “The Ballad of Joxer the Mighty”. I apparently forgot some of the lyrics but here is the song from the Xena soundtrack.

Spaced

This was a British TV show starring Simon Pegg, IMDB. It is the first thing I remember seeing him in but it wasn’t the first thing he did. He apparently got his start in 1995 on a show called “Six Pairs of Pants”….The is no info on what this is on the IMDB page. But from the pic I would say it was some sort of sketch comedy/variety show.

Partialism/Cheirophilia

So, because English is a wordy language of course there is a term for any kind of fetish a person could possibly have. Partialism is the general term for having a sexual interest in a specific body part. But more specifically, a hand fetish would be Cheirophilia. Now you know.

Autolycus

This is the character Bruce Campbell played in Xena. He was the king of Thieves.

Karl Urban

He did have 2 roles. He played Cupid (not Eros like I thought) and Julius Caesar. Based on the pic below I think you will understand why I remembered he was Cupid.

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