TV Recap: ‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’: So Wrong it’s Right

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Ash Vs Evil Dead, season 1, episode 1, “El Jefe”. Written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, & Tom Spezialy; directed by Sam Raimi. Copyright 2015: seen November 18, 2015.

The Evil Dead franchise is a special area of horror genre. The three movies (four if you count the reboot, five if you give honorary mention to My Name is Bruce – and don’t get me started on the stage musical or the video games) are the ‘cabin in the woods’ trope mixed in with plenty of gorn and a sense of camp and dark humor thanks to director/co-producer Sam Raimi’s penchant for both cheap horror and the Three Stooges. (If you want a great play by play of how the first movie was made, warts and all, check out Bruce Campbell’s autobiography If Chins Could Kill.)