Why Evil Dead One Of The Greatest Horror Franchise Of All Time

The Evil Dead is a series of horror films created by director Sam Raimi. The original film, also called The Evil Dead, was released in 1981. The film follows a group of friends who become trapped in a remote cabin in the woods, where they discover a Book of the Dead and unknowingly summon demons possessing the bodies of the living. The film was a critical and commercial success, and it spawned two sequels: Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992). A television series called Ash vs Evil Dead aired on the Starz network from 2015-2018, which followed the further adventures of the series protagonist, Ashley “Ash” J. Williams, as he continued to fight against evil deadites. A fourth feature film Evil Dead Rise is planned to release in 2021.

Evil Dead is the greatest horror franchise of all time. Now, you may say that’s unfair. Unlike The Halloween movies, which have 13 films, the Evil Dead movies pale in comparison, with a paltry four (and soon to be five) entries in the entire franchise. More movies obviously means more chances to mess up, right?  

Yep! Absolutely. Which is why less is always better. While I do love Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers, I don’t think it’s unfair to say that all three of their franchises (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween, respectively) kind of ran themselves into the ground after a while. More modern series, like The Conjuring (which might be getting its final movie with The Conjuring 4), could give Evil Dead a run for its money, I could also argue that its many spin-offs, like The Nun, and Annabelle, have kind of sullied the waters.  No, when it comes to horror franchises, Evil Dead is the purest and greatest. And, with the new movie, Evil Dead Rise, coming soon, I’d thought I’d go into just why it will probably always be on top. Hail to the king, baby.

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