Filmed on a shoestring budget in the woods, “The Evil Dead” has become a cult horror classic.
The 1981 film, about five college students who take off to a remote cabin for a weekend and uncover an evil force, sparked two sequels, a TV series, video games and comic books.
The movie made stars out of director Sam Raimi, who went on to direct films such as the Spider-Man trilogy and the upcoming Dr. Strange sequel. It also made the career of leading man and producer Bruce Campbell, who starred as Ash Williams, an everyday Joe who takes on the forces of evil while being splattered with gallons of blood.
On Saturday, Jan. 23, Campbell will lead an online movie watch party where he will tell behind the scenes stories and share memories of the iconic film.
But first, he talked to the Southern California News Group about filming the movie, some of its most epic scenes, the viewing party and a hidden piece of history that could still be at the film site.