10 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About The Evil Dead Franchise

The Evil Dead franchise came back in a big way this fall with Bruce Campbell once again taking on the role of Ashley Wiliams in a new horror series Ash vs Evil Dead on the Starz Network. This series comes just a few years after there was actually a reboot of the movie that started it all in “Evil Dead”. While the film was not nearly as loved as the original, at the very least it helped us all remember how much we loved flicks like Army of Darkness, and Campbell’s other creations. Despite the fact that the franchise has had a cult following, there are probably plenty of things you don’t know about the franchise. Check out our list of 10 shocking things you didn’t know about the Evil Dead franchise and let us know what you think!

Don’t Call Me Mr. Williams

Those who pay close attention to the original two films might notice that Ashley J. Williams is never referred to by his full name in those flicks. He was only called Ash or Ashley. Part of the reason for this is because Campbell and director Sam Raimi hadn’t decided on a full name for the character yet.

Stephen King is a Big Fan

When Raimi wrapped production on the original Evil Dead, he didn’t feel all that great about the movie. Horror master Stephen King was one of the biggest fans of the film and actually helped get the sequel made, thanks to his friendship with producer Dino De Laruentiis.