While Raimi and Campbell have stated that Evil Dead 2 was intended as a direct sequel, there are differences between the first movie and the recap at the beginning of the second: for example, the Necronomicon is destroyed in a fire by Ash during the conclusion of The Evil Dead, but remains intact in Evil Dead 2.
First appearing in the 1981 film The Evil Dead, Ash has become very popular in modern pop culture and one of the few non-monster characters in the "horror" genre to have such notoriety.
A sequel to The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness was again directed by Sam Raimi, written by Raimi and his brother Ivan, produced by Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell who also stars. Despite being a sequel to the two Evil Dead films, it is not as violent or gory, relying more on slapstick and Black Comedy.
Evil Dead II can be seen as a sequel to Evil Dead, a remake, or a little of both. Rather than starting off where its predecessor finished, Evil Dead II goes back to the beginning - sort of. The first ten minutes of the second film essentially recap what occurred in The Evil Dead.
So whether you're an Evil Dead fan prejudiced against this sequel or a Marvel fan new to Raimi's style of filmmaking, Army of Darkness is required viewing, if only for Campbell's delivery of the line “This is my boomstick!” Army of Darkness is streaming on HBO Max until May 31, 2022.
Unequivocally, yes. Evil Dead II is a direct follow up to the original Evil Dead movie. In fact, if you skip the recap that kicks off Evil Dead II, the movie picks up at the exact moment the first film ended.
Fans of the series are likely to feel right at home. It might seem from the trailers that Evil Dead: The Game is similar to Dead by Daylight or Friday The 13th: The Game. On paper, it is. It's a 4 vs 1 asymmetrical multiplayer game with a horror theme.
Trivia (17) The chainsaw and shotgun weapons in the game were inspired by the The Evil Dead (1981) series of movies. Doom was originally going to be a video game adaptation of Aliens (1986). Plans for that were scrapped in order to allow more creative freedom.
The Evil Dead (1981)
Filmed in 1979 and released in 1981, this is the first film in the series. It introduces the series' protagonist Ash, the Book of the Dead, and the Deadites.
The Evil Dead is a series of four horror films created by Sam Raimi.
In an attempt to prevent the eventual "evil infection" from spreading further into his body, Ash cut the hand off at the wrist with a nearby chainsaw.
While Evil Dead was a gorefest, Army of Darkness deals more with Ash's insecurities about leading the villagers effectively, as well as throwing in the bizarre element of his own clone springing from a mirror to lead the Deadite army against Ash.
The Army of the Dead franchise consists of American zombie-action horror installments, which serve as spiritual sequels to the 2004 re-imagining of Dawn of the Dead (1978).
The Deadites are demonic zombies and spirits controlled by the powers of both the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis which is created by the hands of the Dark Ones, and of the Kandarian Demon. They have the power to possess the living and the dead, and are supporting major antagonists in the Evil Dead series.
It is unknown if the events of the first Evil Dead film are treated as canon in this timeline, as there are references to events from the later two films.
In Evil Dead 2, her death is shown again in a recap of the first film. Although, it was shown here that Linda was still not "dead". In a supposed dream sequence, she resurfaced and danced with her severed head, before attacking Ash through the window.
Army of Darkness is a 1992 American dark fantasy horror comedy film directed, co-written, and co-edited (under the pseudonym R.O.C. Sandstorm) by Sam Raimi. The film is the third installment in the Evil Dead film series and the sequel to Evil Dead II (1987).
Army of the Dead 2 has an official title – Planet of the Dead – but we're still waiting for a release date for Zack Snyder's sequel. The sequel was officially confirmed by Netflix in July 2021 after the first movie was a hit for the streaming service.
The iconic horror masterpiece that set the ball rolling for its successors by becoming the first horror film to nab a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars was none other than The Exorcist.
Ashley Joanna "Ash" Williams is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise. Created by Sam Raimi, he is portrayed by Bruce Campbell and is the only character to appear in each entry of the series, including a post-credits cameo in the soft reboot film.