Sam Raimi on horror films: “I’m the biggest coward of them all…”

Sam Raimi-Photo by: Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix-Location: Jacob Javits Center NY
Sam Raimi-Photo by: Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix-Location: Jacob Javits Center NY /

Sam Raimi made a virtual appearance at NYCC this weekend to promote his hit Quibi series, 50 States of Fright. When asked about his reaction to horror films, the director had an interesting answer.

Sam Raimi is a favorite among horror film fans for his many contributions to the genre. From the Evil Dead trilogy to Darkman to Drag Me to Hell, he is a pro when it comes to scaring his audiences.

Over the weekend, the director made a virtual appearance at NYCC to discuss his Quibi series, 50 States of Fright which is a hit for the fledgling streaming service. When asked by moderator Grae Drake, if he was scared by any of his own works, of course, “The Master Cylinder” responded with “nothing about what I do scares me.”

However, he did admit that he is easily terrified by other directors’ films. Raimi divulged that he gets “completely freaked out” and that he is the “biggest coward of them all.” Which isn’t really surprising considering that he started his career doing comedic Super-8 shorts.

For those who are curious about the progress of Lee Cronin’s Evil Dead Rise, Sam Raimi admitted that he has weekly Zoom chats with co-producer Bruce Campbell to make plans about the latest addition to the franchise.

This is good news for fans who are eagerly awaiting something from the world of Deadites. Until then, if you are craving your Raimi fix, then tune into Quibi for 50 States of Fright. If you haven’t subscribed to the service, what are you waiting for?

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Go to the website to download the app now. You can stream all their series for free for up to 14 days. After the trial period ends, plans start at $4.99.

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