Now that the Definitive Alien marathon has come to a close, it is time for Between the Seats to look forward to the next project. The recent release of The Amazing Spider-Man has many people reminiscing about the previous set of films, each one directed by Sam Raimi. The decision on the part of Sony to hire Raimi for such films was a bold one given how many of his most popular previous efforts were much raunchier, bloodier and more horrific than anything the studio surely had in mind when it set out to bring the adventures of Peter Parker to the big screen.He had, however, attempted to prove himself in other genres as well, even though many people do not link Raimi to his other, less graphic films very often.
This may speak to the directors relative flexibility when it comes to the various stories he enjoys sharing with the world. That is but an assumption, and the only way to prove or disprove it is by exploring the director's filmmography. It has been some time since the last directed-centric marathon, the last one dating back to February and March of last year when we reviewed the films of Guillermo del Toro, and so the time feels right to get back on the saddle on focus on a director yet again. Seeing as how the past few marathons did not respect the initially settled time lines, none should shall be advertised this time around. The marathon might require two months just as it could be done in a few weeks. In spirit of diversification, Between the seats will take a look at some of Raimi's early, more horror centric efforts, his mid-to late 90s drama, and of course his foray into big budget filmmaking with the Spider-Man trilogy. We hope you join along!