Sam Raimi Explains How Ash vs Evil Dead Came to Be in the Season One DVD Commentary

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Horror legends Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell hunker down for the commentary track of Ash vs Evil Dead’s first episode, in which Ash, Campbell’s extremely reluctant hero, realizes he hasn’t quite left those nasty Deadites in the past after all.

In this exclusive clip, Sam Raimi explains why the long-time collaborators decided to make a TV show rather than going ahead with the long-discussed Evil Dead 4—or even simply producing a sequel to the 2013 Evil Dead remake. It’s informative, but also rather funny to hear Raimi waxing earnest while Ash preps for a night out, getting his swagger going to Deep Purple, then picking up a chick to bang in the bathroom of his local dive. A chick who... is not who she seems to be.

Hear the rest of the commentary tomorrow, when Ash vs Evil Dead: The Complete First Season hits DVD and Blu-ray.


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I sat down to marathon this series with zero expectations (beyond the vague idea that io9 liked it having seen various headlines).

What the hell did we all do to deserve something that good?!