Hail to the Deadites

critic Reviews

, 78% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Dan LybargerArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    The film's one-hour, 19-minute running time frequently seems ponderous because the fan conventions all look the same, regardless of where they are held. You've seen one hotel ballroom; you've seen them all.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    Villeneuve captures the cheery cult vibe of the whole thing, also reinforcing just how special these delightfully goofy and grisly movies truly are.
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    Douglas DavidsonElements of Madness
    ... Hail to the Deadites is, without question, a loving tribute to the people who have enjoyed this particular bit of punk rock horror since its inception.
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    Jordan BassettNME
    At an hour and 19 minutes long, Hail To The Deadites suffers from the typical blight of the mega-fan: loving your subject so much that you can't pick apart the good from the bad.
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    Alix TurnerReady Steady Cut
    Steve Villeneuve's affectionate exploration of Evil Dead fandom: memorabilia, cosplay, and passion. Primarily made up of interviews with cast, crew, and fans, broken up with songs and fan-made film clips.
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    Alan ZilbermanWashington City Paper
    Hail to the Deadites is an example of what happens when someone depicts fans without questioning their fandom.
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    Katie DugganFilm Daze
    Hail to the cast, hail to the crew, hail to all of the fans and supporters and film-lovers everywhere, hail to Villeneuve for making this wonderfully weird celebration of fandom and friendship.
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    A breezy, fun, and energetic ode to the classic horror franchise...
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    Joey KeoghWicked Horror
    The most telling moment comes right at the end; the interview snippets with cast and crew that play over the credits are more interesting than everything that's come before combined, emphasizing the confused intentions at play here.
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    Molly HeneryThe Blogging Banshee
    Hail to the Deadites brings light to a fandom that has been going strong since 1981.
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