Friday, July 24, 2009

Movie Minutiae: The Evil Dead (1981)

With Sam Raimi returning to his horror roots with Drag Me To Hell, I thought it was time to take a look at the film that started it all.

The Evil Dead, filmed for $375,000, went on to reap $2.4 million in the US and spawn two sequels (with a third possible in the works), a Broadway musical and a comic book series.

Let's put those box office figures in perspective.

If as suggested Spider-Man 3 cost $270 million to make, it would have to pull in over $1.7 billion to earn the same profit ratio!

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