Army of Darkness is a horror-comedy from 1992 made by Detroit’s own Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.
A sardonic hardware store clerk in Grand Rapids, Michigan is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must retrieve the Necronomicon and battle an army of the dead so he can return home.
The film’s title is stylized onscreen as Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness. This phrasing was Sam Raimi’s homage to the defunct Hollywood tradition of putting stars’ names in movie titles (like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein)—but the studio feared the long title would confuse moviegoers, so it was shortened for official purposes to just Army of Darkness.
Also, Star Trek fans will recognize the location where Ash learns the “Klaatu verata nikto” incantation. The scene was shot at the iconic Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce, California, where the famous “Arena” episode from Star Trek was also shot. The movie also shot in the Bronson Canyon area of Griffith Park in Los Angeles that served as the Batcave for the 1960s Batman television show.
What: Army of Darkness (1993) film screening
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Where: Historic Howell Theater (315 E. Grand River ave, Howell, MI)
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
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