Horror fans have debated about the details of Evil Dead 2 since its release in 1987, trying to determine whether the opening sequence was a recap of the events of the first film or if the entire film was meant to be an extended, bigger budget remake of The Evil Dead. The films' star, Bruce Campbell, has explained the situation, describing that Evil Dead 2 is, in fact, a sequel, but also describes the film as a "
Directed by Sam Raimi, The Evil Dead became
Six years after its release, Raimi got the gang back together for a sequel, but considering the opening act shows all of the important events from the first film, the narrative of Evil Dead 2 can be a little confusing.
When speaking with Bay at the Moon Productions, Campbell attempted to clear up the confusion.
"People think that Ash, the character Ash, was stupid enough to go back to the cabin with a new group of friends because of the way it was re-told," Campbell revealed. "We didn't own the rights to our own movie, that was done by New Line Cinema. The second movie was done by Dino De Laurentiis."
He continued, "We couldn't get the rights to our own movie, which is
Campbell added, "So there's a big debate of 'Is Evil Dead 2 a remake or is it a sequel?' It's a '
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[H/T Bloody Disgusting]