In 1981, Evil Dead scared (and entertained) audiences when it opened in movie theatres. The horror movie, about a group of college students vacationing in a mysterious cabin in the woods, developed a cult following and kick-started a series of movies.
But how many Evil Dead movies are there and what is the viewing order? For all the gruesome details and more, read on!
Evil Dead movies in order
To date, there are four Evil Dead films. The Evil Dead films – which were produced between 1981 and 2013 – were released in the following order:
- Evil Dead (1981)
- Evil Dead II (1987)
- Army of Darkness (1992)
- Evil Dead (2013)
Are all of the Evil Dead movies part of the same series?
The first three films are all part of the same series and largely focus on the character of Ash Williams, as played by Bruce Campbell.
The fourth entry – Evil Dead 2013 – is a remake/soft reboot of the series. Ash Williams/Bruce Campbell makes a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ cameo during the end credits, but this movie is a separate entry to the previous three films.
Who are the cast of the Evil Dead films?
The cast of the Evil Dead film series largely changes from movie to movie. Notable actors in the series include Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Ted Raimi, Dan Hicks, Embeth Davidtz, Ian Abercrombie, Bridget Fonda, Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Lou Taylor Pucci.
Is the Evil Dead film series the work of the same director?
The Evil Dead series is the work of two directors. Sam Raimi directed Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, while Federico Álvarez directed Evil Dead 2013.
What is the best Evil Dead film?
The Evil Dead movie series has a strong cult following, with a strong fanbase. However, Evil Dead II is regarded as the best entry in the series.
According to IMDb the Evil Dead films are ranked as follows:
- Evil Dead II (1987) – 7.8/10
- Evil Dead (1981) – 7.5/10
- Army of Darkness (1992) – 7.5/10
- Evil Dead (2013) – 6.5/10
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