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Before he was the director of such big-budget extravaganzas as the Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi was a kid from Michigan with nothing but a cabin, a camera, a lot of fake blood and a talented best friend by the name of Bruce Campbell. The Evil Dead is a horror film made with the blood, sweat and tears of a group of friends out in the woods — Raimi’s imaginative direction and energetic visual flourishes and Campbell’s spirited performance as a young man taunted by demons made the movie seem much bigger and more expensive than it actually was — and made it an instant cult classic. Raimi and Campbell went on to do Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1993) as well as several Evil Dead video games, with Campbell becoming a B-movie idol as the ever-quotable, sharp-tongued Ash. We’re still waiting for Evil Dead IV, even though Raimi is no longer the filmmaker he once was back in the woods (though he tried valiantly to convince us that he is with Drag Me to Hell), and Campbell seems to be getting crankier with each passing year.

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