If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell

I just finished Bruce Campbell’s ‘If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor’ and really enjoyed it. It’ll be one of the few books I’ve read recently that I won’t be selling off or giving away actually. It starts off a bit slow with his childhood but then gets into the filming of Evil Dead 1 and the behind-the-scenes story of getting it to a distributor and into movie festivals and finally onto the big screen. After that there’s a series of short bits about various topics that follow in roughly chronological order, from being on a large-budget-but-crap movie (McHale’s Navy) to struggling through advertising work, working on Xena, Hercules and Brisco County Jr, the resurgence of Evil Dead, a bit about filming Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, etc.

The second edition book I have has an extra bit at the end that goes into the book tour and conventions that Bruce goes to, and all the fans he meets, and how he categorizes them and stuff. It’s great because it’s probably how many of his fans would see his fans

Anyway – recommended if you like Bruce or the Evil Dead series!

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