Originally launched on Kickstarter the Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile and miniature based survival horror game for 2-6 Players based on the classic movie.
When it originally launched over a year ago now Spacegoat, the designers of The Evil Dead 2 Board Game had the stupidly ambitious fulfilment date of November – mere months after the campaign’s launched. I always took this with a pinch of salt as this was their first Board Game and veterans like CMON usually allow 12 months plus for fulfilment of a game. But yes I have been getting quite impatient over the last few months and really want to get this on the table and get it played.
Well it was great to see that Space Goat now finally have the miniature samples back from the manufacturer and it is really that one step closer to being a real thing. I would love to see this in my house before Christmas, but this may or may not happen, we will have to see.
What is good for those who missed the original Kickstarter is that you can still preorder from the Space Goat website (MerchGoat) until Halloween 2017 at the amazingly low price of $59.99 but you have missed out on the Kickstarter exclusive bits and pieces that I will hopefully be getting before the end of this year now.
Anyway please see the miniature sample images below originally from the Kickstarter update. I am drooling already and so cannot wait to get mu grubby little hands on them.
Did you not know about these. There is a series of Evil Dead 2 spin off comics by sequential art masters Space Goat Productions. I must admit that I was ignorant of their existence until their Kickstarter for the Evil Dead 2 boardgame (review coming soon).
Space Goat’s comic series see Ash Williams pit his chain saw hand and boom stick against such foes as Dracula, Jack The Ripper, Hitler and The Martians.
The latest issue sees Ash go up against a rather festive foe, in the form of Krampus!
Not wanting to give too much away we have included a page from the comic below to give you a flavour of the issue.
Find out how and where you can buy Evil Dead 2: Revenge of Krampus direct from Space Goat
Just ahead of the theatrical release of the new EVIL DEAD movie (reviewed here) it is fantastic to see that a special edition of EVIL DEAD II on Blu-ray will be released. From horror master Sam Raimi (err THE EVIL DEAD, and other things like Drag Me To Hell) and starring the effervescent Bruce Campbell (Brisco County Jr), this Blu-ray edition contains great EVIL DEAD 2 special features new to the UK!
After the shocking and notorious cult classic EVIL DEAD impaled its way into the minds of a whole generation by becoming one of the original ‘video nasties’, visionary, maverick director Sam Raimi decided to elaborate on its twisted scenario by creating one of the most visually deranged and psychotically demented horror movies to ever splatter its way across cinema screens. Featuring b-movie legend Bruce Campbell in his most iconic role, as the fantastically unhinged Ash, EVIL DEAD II is a gore-fuelled, splatstick masterpiece.
One of the most notable things about this sequel is the fact it is actually a complete movie in itself. The reprise of the original movies events were filmed especially for this film. This is why many people think of Evil Dead 2 as a remake rather than a sequel (those people are wrong).
Ash, (Bruce Campbell reprising his role from the original EVIL DEAD), takes his girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler: Evil Dead 2) to a secluded cabin in the woods where he plays back a professor’s tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods that turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, andthreatens to do the same to Ash. He is forced to single-handedly battle thelegions of the damned as the most lethal – and groovy – hero in horror movie history.
Evil Dead 2 Blu Ray Extras:
Commentary with writer/director Sam Raimi, actor Bruce Campbell, co-writer Scott Spiegel, and special makeup effects artist Greg Nicotero
Swallowed souls: The Making of Evil Dead II (new!)
Cabin Fever: a fly on the wall behind the scenes (new!)
Road to Wadesboro: Revisiting the Shooting Location of Evil Dead II (new!)
Archival Featurettes: Behind the screams / Making of ED2 / Theatrical Trailer