• Publication date: June 1, 2011

Ego Versus Evil My Name is Bruce: On Screen Heroism Meets Real Life Fright

In the fledgling mining town of Gold Lick, Oregon a group of bored teenagers desecrate a 100 year old cemetery containing the bodies of Chinese gold diggers. This awakens the spirit of Guan-Di (James Peck), who annihilates the vandals but fails to capture one: horror film aficionado Jeff (Taylor Sharpe).

In the fledgling mining town of Gold Lick, Oregon a group of bored teenagers desecrate a 100 year old cemetery containing the bodies of Chinese gold diggers. This awakens the spirit of Guan-Di (James Peck), who annihilates the vandals but fails to capture one: horror film aficionado Jeff (Taylor Sharpe).

To avenge the killings Jeff kidnaps his hero, a washed up B-movie star named Bruce Campbell. Rather than resist his crazed fan's seizure the dimwitted thespian assumes it is a publicity stunt arranged by his manager, and gleefully complies.

Upon arriving in Gold Lick the townspeople, who have no idea who he is, arrange Campbell's accommodations and explain his mission. He continues to believe that he is preparing for a film, unaware that his latest box office dud, Cave Alien 2 prompted his embarrassed publicist to dump him.

Throughout his stay Bruce remains blissfully arrogant despite his diminishing fame, either oblivious to or unwilling to accept reality. Meanwhile Jeff continues to believe that Campbell's onscreen victories against otherworldly evil are legitimate, though the fanboy's faith could fade after Guan-Di and Bruce's initial encounter.

Year: 2007

Duration: 86 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Starring:

Bruce Campbell

James J. Peck

Taylor Sharpe

Ted Raimi

Grace Thorsen

Ben McCain

Director: Bruce Campbell

Rating: Rated R for explicit language and some violence