30 Things You Didn't Know About the "Evil Dead" Franchise

The Evil Dead wasn't the first Renaissance Pictures (the production company started by Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert) horror project set around trees. In spring 1979, to drum up investors' interest in funding what would become The Evil Dead, Raimi made the $1,600, 32-minute short Within the Woods, shot in Super 8 on Tapert's family farm.

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