Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Bruce Campbell Craig Sanborn

Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

  • Title: Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor
  • Author: Bruce Campbell Craig Sanborn
  • ISBN: 9781250125606
  • Page: 405
  • Format: Hardcover

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It s been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a B movie king in an A movie world.Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut wrenchingly honest confessions.Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are nIt s been 15 years since his first memoir but Bruce is still living the dream as a B movie king in an A movie world.Bruce Campbell makes his triumphant return from where he left off in If Chins Could Kill with further hilarious, gut wrenchingly honest confessions.Bruce brings us through his life in the decade since his first memoir and his roles as varied as they are numerous from his roles in the Spiderman movies to his self referential My Name is Bruce to his role on 1 show Burn Notice and his new STARZ hit series Ash vs Evil Dead.Over the last 15 years, Bruce has become a regular on the Wizard World convention circuit, has created his GroovyBruce twitter account with over 400,000 followers and a Facebook page with almost 250,000 likes His profile and reach is lightyears beyond where it was for Chins.Hail to the Chin will be bursting with pictures and the signature humor that Bruce brought to If Chins Could Kill and will be devoured by his legions of fans across the country.

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Any fans of Bruce Campbell, or just a cool memoir period, should definitely enjoy HAIL TO THE CHIN. This book is chock full of Bruce's life stories and acting history, all delivered in that wonderfully funny and edgy Bruce Campbell way. I now realize that I haven't really dug deeply enough into Bruce's catalog of TV roles and films. I had no idea he was in a USA network series called BURN NOTICE that was a huge hit. I'm also fairly ashamed to admit that I have not seen the entire EVIL DEAD trilo [...]

Again, I'm impressed by Campbell's second autobiography, an excellent follow up to If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B-Movie Actor. If you haven't read that, he sums it up quickly in a PreRamble at the beginning. That sets the whole tone of the book. He doesn't take his life or work too seriously.He seems like such a regular working guy & he seems very honest about his life. For instance, he's mouthing off after a party one night & John Carpenter tells him to shut up. Hey, it happens [...]

I did not want this to end.

Groovy. This is a fascinating and, at times, hilarious take on the actor's further adventures. Well worth reading, this book is fun and insightful. It delves into the movie-making process, the creation of Syfy Channel cheese and, eventually, genuine cable and then pay-cable success. Oddly, it's the successful years that find Campbell writing the least interesting, at times devolving into lengthy acceptance-speech style thank-you lists. The low-budget B-movie years of the early 2000s when filming [...]



Said it before and I'll say it again. Bruce is a cool guy to hang out with for 300 pages, or so.

A good followup to If Chins Could Kill. Campbell's clearly found his voice already, and the book starts strong and continues with his directness and wit. Again, if you're strongly interested in actors' memoirs or this actor specifically, you probably know this book is for you. Otherwise I'm not sure whether you'd like it or not. It just might be witty and amusing enough in general to keep you going. Or it might be too specific to be worth reading.Campbell follows up by talking about what's happe [...]

Have you read If Chins Could Kill? If not, then this book isn't for you. It picks up where that book concludes, telling the second half of Bruce Campbell's career as a B-Movie actor. Starting here would be unwise, since the bulk of what made Bruce Campbell a B-Movie star is covered in that book.Also, if you haven't read If Chins Could Kill, then you're missing out on an entertaining yarn. It's not the most well-written memoir on the market, but it's honest, self-effacing, and a little bit egot [...]

Ah Bruce Campbell, I'm sorry. I like your acting in Xena and Ash vs. Evil Dead, and I think you're funny and would love to meet you one day. But I'm just not a big enough fan to care about your life stories and work. I liked your mentions of Xena and Hercules and Lucy Lawless, and I read the last chapter about the reboot of AVED. It's an amazing show and I'm eagerly awaiting the new season in February. I had all three of your books on my wishlist/TBR and you sassed me on Twitter that one time (w [...]

If you liked his first book, If Chins Could Kill, then you will like this one too, which basically continues his story from where he left off 15 years ago, with lots of humor and a few silly pics. Lots of stories about filming syfy movies overseas, filming small roles in big budget pics with Sam Raimi, and filming Burn Notice in Miami. Also some interesting parts about his goodwill tour to the troops with Burn Notice co-star Jeffrey Donovan, some convention stories, and some stories about renova [...]

Great book. Bruce is one of my favorite actors, and this is a great read for a fan. Hearing stories about not only his Hollywood career, but anecdotes of his personal life was just a treat. I can’t wait to read his other two books.

3.8/5 stars. Fun little book. I enjoy Campbell's writing style, and his anecdotes give a good perspective on what it's like to be an actor. The book is littered with funny pictures/captions and it's a quick read.

Excellent follow to his original biography. Amazing, Bruce Campbell is awesome loved it.

Logging the last of my 2017 reads today so that they'll count towards this year's Reading Challenge totals. Full review coming in early 2018.

Picking up right where IF CHINS COULD KILL left off, Bruce takes us through the second half of his acting career, right up to the first season of ASH VS EVIL DEAD. This book was highly entertaining and informative, with my favorite part being about the making of ALIEN APOCALYPSE and MAN WITH A SCREAMING BRAIN in Bulgaria. There's some good stuff in there! The only reason why I didn't give this five stars is because of the lack of information on BUBBA HO-TEP; it was a two page part of the book an [...]

Hail to the king.

Already liking it. If it is half as good as the first book, it will be worth the money.

Loved it! What's not to like about this B movie icon? His further stories are interesting and he has such a great humor. Hopefully one day I'll get to meet the man and share a beer or three.

Quick and easy read. Perfect when a break is needed from the fighting on social media. Lots of Bruce Campbell funny responses and thoughts, while taking you through life and filming in Bulgaria, Miami, and Iraq.

Pure AwesomenessI got to meet Bruce Campbell when he was promoting "If Chins Could Kill". Cool guy. This book is humorous and was a great sequel to his first book.

An enjoyable follow up to IF CHINS COULD KILL. While the first book certainly provides a keen insight into being a working stiff in the film industry, HAIL TO THE CHIN understandably shifts gears by exploring what it is like being an older, working, but fairly well off celebrity. Campbell still frequently points to the absurdities of the film and television industries, but there is no mistaking that Campbell has moved from the fringes of pop culture to the centre, a position which no doubt stems [...]

I don’t want to hurt Bruce Campbell’s feelings, but let’s just say that the Evil Dead movies are not my cup of tea. However, they are my husband’s cup of tea. They are his whole tea pot. I chose this book mainly so that my husband could read it after I did. However, I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would. Hail to the Chin is Campbell’s follow-up to his first memoir, Confessions of a B-list Movie Star. In Hail to the Chin, he writes about the projects he’s worked on since [...]

Back in the dim and distant 90s, my friends and I were big Evil Dead fans. To us, Bruce Campbell was on an equal level with A-listers like Tom Cruise. Back in those days, before the internet made famous and semi-famous people more accessible, a couple of us even wrote Mr. Campbell letters, which resulted in, shocker of schockers, him giving several of my buddies a phone call. I was tempted to do it myself, but it felt like going to the well one too many times. My friend, Ian, went to the Univers [...]

B movie icon Bruce Campbell picks up where he left of in If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor. The year is now 1997 and Bruce moves to Oregon to get away from the rat race in Hollywood. The book covers about twenty years, starting with the first (and only) season of Jack of All Trades in 1998 and getting all the way to the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead in 2015. The first part deals with a lot of indie work, including Bubba Hotep, a couple of Syfy channel movies, and My Name Is [...]

So lets be honest about what this book isIt's an autobiography with random tales from Bruce Campbell himself that is all the stuff that wasn't good enough to put in his first installment, If Chins Could Kill. I have not read If Chins. so that may be a bit unfair to say and yes, I do intend to go back and catch up. I have many friends who tell me that they can tell how old a person is but what role they most closely associate Tim Curry with. To me Bruce Campbell is the same way. To me, he will fo [...]

I'm never a fan of autobiographies, especially of ephemeral celebrities, but I made an exception for Bruce Campbell, because I wanted hear him talk, and meet him. Buying the book got me in. So, first off, Bruce is charming and witty. He entertains. I enjoyed his stories, although I'm sure he's told them hundreds of times. That's what makes a good actor: saying those lines over and over and over again, and getting it right every time. So, after listening to the man, I read the book in his voice, [...]

I have been a fan of Bruce Campbell since a friend introduced me to the man with the chin. He handed me the first book, said to read it then we'll watch Bubba Ho-Tep. Both were a blast. Bruce Campbell doesn't take himself too seriously. He is serious about his craft, but knows how to laugh at himself. And others. This time around, he provides a lot of stories about his adventures in rural Oregon. These had me laughing out loud, late at night. Much to the confusion of my family. Since I have also [...]

I picked up this book last fall at a local event with Bruce hosting "Last Fan Standing" followed by an autograph session. Whether it was that this was the last show on his tour and he just wanted to get home or the fact they oversold the "VIP Meet & Greet" tickets (and what that actually meant), I left there with a distinct "you should never meet your heroes" attitude. The Bruce Campbell I met that night came off as entitled, boorish and generally unkind. I wish I'd met the guy this book was [...]

I got this one from the man himself at a signing. I guess I am biased because I like the actor, and the shows/movies he has been in and was looking forward to reading his latest installment to his memoirs. He seemed affable in person as well and arrived early for the signing and started right away. Pictures were allowed and he signed another item for free. I had my Bubba Ho Tep signed and he scribbled TCB! on it as well. Now onto the book.The book pretty much follows the format of the prior inst [...]

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