Is Evil Dead 2 a sequel or a remake? Let’s get to the bottom of this enduring debate.
Evil Dead, Sam Raimi’s seminal cabin-in-the-woods horror movies starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, was released in 1981, followed by a sequel (Evil Dead 2) in 1987. And while both films have a rabid fan base, the connection between the 2 films is somewhat nebulous. While marketed as a sequel, Evil Dead 2 has too many inconsistencies to be a straight-up continuation. Since the first Evil Dead was slapped with an X rating for violence and considered unintentionally hilarious, many consider Evil Dead 2 a do-over where the comedic aspects of the story were brought to the forefront.
So what exactly is the connection between Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2? Bruce Campbell recently gave an interview produced by Bay at the Moon Productions where he attempts to clarify the relationship between the 2 films. The video below includes footage from both films to illustrate key points. Have a look:
Ok, so it’s a “requel:; thanks, Bruce!
Does this clear up the connection between Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 for you? Let’s discuss in the Comments section!