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Yes and no. Raimi and co wanted to make a film, but felt that going for a comedy wasn't a great idea - and after doing their research at the local drive-in, knew that horror was the way to go. They made a short horror promo, Within the Woods, and the positive reaction they got from this propelled the development and shooting of Evil Dead. Even though they ...


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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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Sam and Ted Raimi already made lots of comedies, I have a rare disc of some old short films he did before Evil Dead. It also has the Original Evil Dead on it, before it was Evil Dead, which is just twenty minutes long, I believe it was called "Within The Woods" or something like that I'm not going to check right now, but I believe that's what it's called. I ...



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