The Evil Dead movie franchise lives on as the fifth installment, Evil Dead Rise, hits theaters on Friday, April 21. It’s hard to believe the horror movie series is over 40 years old, but this shows just how wildly popular the movies are. Still, we’re curious. How old was thecast then and now?
Sam Raimi’s movie premiered in theaters in 1981. The bloody horror picture instantly became a cult classic and horror favorite. The story follows Ashley “Ash” Williams (Bruce Campbell) and his girlfriend who join three friends on a trip to a cabin in the woods. Their fun trip comes to a stop after they find a book that releases a storm of evil that is out to posses them so that they can also become part of the evil dead.
The movie is the first of a trilogy, which later inspired 2013’s “re-imagining,” the fourth movie in the franchise. In 2015, the horror TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead also ran for three seasons.
How old was Bruce Campbell in The Evil Dead (1981)?
Bruce Campbell is the lead actor in the trilogy and later the TV series. The horror king also helped produce the fourth movie and appears in the post-credits as his character Ash Williams. When the first movie was release, Campbell was 23-years-old, he is now 64.
How old was Sam Raimi when he created The Evil Dead (1981)?
Sam Raimi was only 22-years-old when he created one of the best horror franchises of all time. What a genius! Today, the director is 63, and though he is not directing the upcoming Evil Dead Rise, the movie is based on his original characters and he serves as an executive producer.
How old was Ellen Sandweiss in The Evil Dead (1981)?
Sandweiss portrays Cheryl, Ash’s girlfriend in the movies and later appears in the TV series, as well. At the time the original was filmed, Sandweiss was 23-years-old. The actress is now 64.
How old was Betsy Baker in The Evil Dead (1981)?
The role of Linda is portrayed by Betsy Baker, who was 26 when the original movie was filmed. Baker is now 67.
Will you be watching the new movie in theaters or wait for the streaming release?