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I amended the question slightly to reflect the fact that Evil Dead was made 11 years before Brain Dead ('Dead Alive' in the US) One might argue that Sam Raimi's 1981 classic, The Evil Dead, is indeed a pioneer in its own right as it paved the way for a multitude of amateur filmmakers to pick up their camcorders and create their own, ultra-gory, ...


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Peter Jackson has stated in an interview that he absolutely was influenced by people like George Romero and Sam Raimi: DAVID STRATTON: Were you influenced by people like George Romero and Sam Raimi? PETER JACKSON: Yep, yep, completely, completely. I mean, 'Braindead' is nothing more than a zombie fan just going crazy wanting to make a zombie movie, ...



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