Ash, the Evil Dead, and the Army of Darkness in the Horror Universe: THE EVIL DEAD

22 Jul

Robert E. Wronski, Jr.

Every Friday I will be posting here an excerpt from my book, the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  These excerpts will be entries from the book featuring some of my favorite series, often series you might not expect to find in a book about horror crossovers.  

THE EVIL DEAD (FILM)

Release Date: 1981 (Contemporary Setting)

Series: Evil Dead

The Story: Some young people head up to a cabin in the woods, where they find a weird book and some recordings. They play the tapes, which are chants read from the book, and this causes bad things to happen.

Notes: This film has several sequels, starting with Evil Dead II. It was remade in 2008 as Bollywood Evil Dead and again in 2013 as Evil Dead. It has been referenced as fiction or as an homage numerous times in other films and on television. It has also been spoofed on several…

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