TV Club: Ash Vs. Evil Dead swaps gore for psychedelia

Looking back, we’ve seen Ash do a lot. He’s butchered his friends, decapitated his girlfriend, fought his own severed hand, had a laugh with a re-animated deer mount, time traveled back to medieval times, warded off miniature reflections of himself, destroyed his evil clone, and conquered an entire army of darkness alongside King Arthur and Henry the Red. So, what does it matter if the guy stumbles around in an ayahuasca trip, has a meaningful conversation with his bearded dragon, and admits that Jacksonville, Florida is “everything [he’s] ever dreamed of.” These are but a few more unpredictable moments for fans of Ash Vs. Evil Dead. To argue otherwise would be missing out on the beauty of the franchise.

As Willie Scott sang decades ago, “Anything goes.”

That’s always been the mindset of Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, and Bruce Campbell. “I think when you get into …

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