Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Army of Darkness' [Movies]

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Midnights at the Baxter presents 'Army of Darkness' [Movies]

Sam Raimi hit solid gold in the early 1980s. He was a 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker who had previously made short movies on a Super 8 camera with a friend of his named Bruce Campbell – you may have heard of him. In 1981, he decided to go for a feature-length film, and the result was the low-budget horror/comedy The Evil Dead. The story is simple: a group of friends rent out a cabin in the woods and discover an old book along with an audio tape containing incantations from the book. When the tape is played, it summons forth demonic entities, and a bloodbath ensues. The Evil Dead currently has a rabid cult following, complete with hero worship for Mr. Campbell. The film was followed by two sequels: The Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

It is with Army of Darkness that we are concerned today, for Baxter Avenue Theater presents a midnight screening of said film tomorrow, Saturday, as this week’s installment in the Midnights at the Baxter series. Army of Darkness continues the story where The Evil Dead 2 left off. We find our hero, Ash (Bruce Campbell), pulled through a time portal and transported to the year 1300. An army of the undead awaits him as he must retrieve the Necronomicon – a book bound in human flesh.

Army of Darkness screens at midnight on Saturday. Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road, in Mid-City Mall. Further theater information and advance ticket sales (because this almost certainly will sell out) can be found at the Baxter Avenue Theater website.

And, please: leave your chainsaws at home.

Image: Internet Movie Database

About Allan Day
My "real" job is bartending, but I'm a writer and a filmmaker, owner of Monkey's Uncle Productions LLC. I am also a single father, avid reader of books, watcher of movies, and listener of music. My idols include Kurt Vonnegut, Charlie Chaplin, Charlie Kaufman, Lloyd Kaufman, Lars von Trier, Ingmar Bergman, Thom Yorke, Jonsi, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.
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