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‘Evil Dead’ Behind The Scenes Video: Bruce Campbell Leads Vintage Footage Of The Horror Classic

From the IndieWire Vault: Freaky scenes from the making of the 1981 Sam Raimi-directed flick.

Evil Dead

In 1981 five friends traveled to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly released flesh-possessing demons. The story, know known as “Evil Dead,” became one of the best cult classic films and launched Bruce Campbell and director Sam Raimi’s careers.

The low budget horror flick was screened at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, with Stephen King even praising the film. Once it was distributed by New Line Cinema it went on to earn $2.4 million worldwide.

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The project was shot on location in a remote cabin in Newport, Tennessee. It was reported that the filming process was extremely uncomfortable, with many cast and crew members sustaining injuries. The video below takes you back to the epic movie and its wild and terrifying scenes.

“Evil Dead” became a sensation and spawned a continuing franchise including two sequels “Evil Dead II” (1987) and “Army of Darkness” (1992). In 2013, the “Evil Dead” reboot was released and was the first not to be directed by Raimi and starring Campbell as the iconic Ash Williams. Campbell then returned to the franchise in the Starz series “Ash vs Evil Dead,” which made its debut in 2015.

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Watch as the evil forces raise hell in the video below:

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