Bruce Campbell

You have to be careful with fans, they’ll turn on you. They turn quick. Twitter can go dark fast. If you talk about something serious on Twitter, you better be ready. If you try to pull out real facts or talk about political opinions or something religious, forget it. Like if people asked me who I was voting for, you couldn’t touch that one.

I’m not really that sick of Evil Dead. I can trace all roots back to The Evil Dead movies, so I have nothing against them. It’s just that I’ve done more non-Evil Dead stuff; it’s not the only thing I’ve done. There are some actors who have done a cult movie and they are forever going to be the Policeman #2 in Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Every single bit of entertainment is escapism. It’s because you are saying, “Let’s see what this other person’s life is like.” And also it’s beyond escapism, its entertainment and art as such can elevate the species. The entertainer supposedly is the muse. They’re the ones who tell you what is wrong with society in a humorous way. They’re the ones who do an expose about this or a documentary about that about the injustice of this. So it can be a very powerful medium.

Only comedies can get you that engaged in a movie, dramas people just sort of sit there and eat their popcorn and nothing really happens, they might cry a little bit, but that’s it. Horror movies are talking at the screen, guys are elbowing each other, laughing at each other because they got scared. That’s the beauty of a horror movie.

I see parody as another form of comedy. If you are making a comedy, there are a lot of different ways to do it. I’m not necessarily always aware of my quote-unquote persona when doing things like that. It’s more, “What does the character need at the time?” I’m certainly drawn to certain types of material, there’s no doubt about that.