Sam Raimi's classic horror movie The Evil Dead kicked off a pretty weird series. The first movie is a complete gorefest, while the second, 1987's Evil Dead II, focused more on slapstick comedy (although it still had plenty of blood and guts). With the third installment, 1992's Army of Darkness, Raimi changed course completely, switching up genres to deliver a time travel fantasy epic. Along the way, the Evil Dead films launched leading man Bruce Campbell's career, and while he's never been a household name, he's still pretty famous among genre fans—even if they've never turned out in sufficient numbers to make the franchise a blockbuster hit. That lack of financial support led to a long hibernation for the series after Army of Darkness, with years of sequel rumors constantly proving unfounded. When The Evil Dead did finally return to theaters in 2013, it was as a "soft reboot" with a new star—and one whose serious tone didn't totally jibe with what longtime fans were expecting. While a planned sequel to the most recent Dead has yet to materialize, Campbell returned to the franchise with Starz series Ash vs Evil Dead in 2015. Crazy, gory, kind of silly, and full of great one-liners, the show appealed to the cult Dead fanbase, and has already been rewarded for its efforts with a second-season renewal.