This UK based fansite represents years of hard work by Evil Dead fans to assemble the the definitive online resource covering every aspect of the original Evil Dead trilogy, from the early Super-8 days, through The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II & Army Of Darkness, pulling together a vast array of sources to present the most comprehensive website ever. It does not cover The Evil Dead 2013 remake, nor Ash Vs Evil Dead.
One new entry has been added to Reader's Tales in the Features section, entitled Sam Raimi & The Fixed Competition, submitted by UK reader David. Within that story he mentions a competition prize of a Walkman, customised with Evil Dead artwork. While this specific Walkman was ultimately lost over the years, if anyone else remembers this item or even still has it, please get in touch!
Secondly, two new scans have been added to the Magazines page in the Features section; Screen International #430 - February 4, 1984, which covers a legal obscenity ruling against The Evil Dead in the UK courts, along with political coverage of the UK VRA (Video Recordings Act), known then as the Graham Bright Bill. Also Video Week - August 10, 1987, a British trade publication with a large fold-out Evil Dead II poster, review, and further coverage of the VRA.
Finally, in one of this site's non-Evil-Dead inclusions, eighteen scans have been added to the Dizzy
page in the Features section; ZX Spectrum covers & tapes for Fast Food Dizzy (1989), Kwik Snax Dizzy (1990),
Dizzy Panic (1990), Bubble Dizzy (1990), Spellbound Dizzy (1991), and Dizzy Down The Rapids (1991)
January 15, 2019 - A Few Little Updates
Firstly, one correction on the The Evil Dead - Score page, under the section entitled 'Shelly & Scott's Singing'. Prior to this update, the song which Scotty & Shelly sing on their way to the cabin was listed as an "old 'Baby Moses And The Thrillers' song", as per the original shooting script, but this isn't the case. The song was actually called Eyes Facing Home; originally written years before in 1972 by Bruce Reynolds, about his long-time friend Jerry Prager. Jerry in turn, later taught it to Sam Raimi during a canoe trip he guided with Sam as his assistant while they were both at Camp Tamakwa. Sam later used this song in The Evil Dead without the knowledge or permission of Bruce or Jerry. It was only in 2019, nearly forty years later, that Bruce and Jerry discovered this and got in contact with this site. You can read more, and see the song's lyrics in full on The Evil Dead - Score page.
Finally, one new scan has been added to the Magazines page in the Features section; Eerie Magazine No.4 - July 1966. While not specifically Evil Dead related, this is a curious entry non-the-less. In a review of The Evil Dead across pages 146-147 of British book See No Evil: Banned Films and Video Controversy Paperback (2000) by David Kerekes & David Slater, the writer mentions a US horror comic strip magazine released in July 1966 called Eerie, as a possible influential source of the film. A number of the basic tenants bear a striking resemblance, The first comic strip story entitled House Of Evil, tells the story of a man who goes to a creepy house in search of his brother. He finds the house abandoned, but discovers a tape recorder with his brother's voice, detailing the house's history, replete with devil worship and demons. The recording summons a zombie creature which attacks him. The following strip; Hatchet Man, tells the story of a maniac, dismembering his victims with a hatchet. In a later strip titled Undying Love!, a man decapitates his lover and she returns from the dead; her severed head talking to him while her body wanders around. Also included is a double page of 8mm movie & soundtrack record adverts, one of which is called Themes From Horror Movies. It includes the theme from The Horror Of Dracula, featured in the soundtrack of the Super-8 shorts It's Murder & Stryker's War, which also uses the theme from The Incredible Shrinking Man, and The Deadly Mantis used in Within The Woods, all among others. While everything here may be entirely coincidental, Sam Raimi would have been nearly seven on the magazine's release, so it's certainly possible.