An “INVALUABLE” documentary about “EVIL DEAD” FX artist
Raging through the woods like a Kandarian demon is the story of Tom Sullivan, the FX artist that designed and built the practical creations for EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD II and ARMY OF DARKNESS. He’s the subject of the new documentary INVALUABLE, directed, produced and edited by Ryan Meade.
INVALUABLE takes the viewer from numerous horror conventions to the private homes of the EVIL DEAD series’ cast and crew, relaying the untold history of one the most influential franchises of all time. The documentary contains never-before-seen interviews and photos and tours of the films’ shooting locations as well as Sullivan’s shop—including footage of the props from all the features. As for the title: it derives from issue #23 of our own FANGORIA magazine, in which Uncle Bob Martin describes Sullivan as being “invaluable”—which Meade’s movie sets out to prove in spades. It is currently being screened for distribution and heading for a world premiere very soon followed by convention dates, with hopes for a DVD release thereafter.
Have a look at the trailer below, which sports interview snippets with Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Theresa Tilly, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich, Danny Hicks, Tim Quill, Ted Raimi, Scott Spiegel and other members of the EVIL DEAD team. And see INVALUABLE’s Facebook page here.