Fans have long questioned if Sam Raimi’s ‘Evil Dead II’ was a reboot or sequel to the first ‘Evil Dead‘ film. At one point Bruce Campbell tried to clarify that it was a “requel” to settle fans but that debate still rages on. Now the same questions are being asked about the 2013 release of Fede Alvarez‘s ‘Evil Dead’ but in this case, the answer is a little more cut and dry.
With the tale dealing with the Necronomicon and there being an Easter Egg of the Oldsmobile Ash drove to the cabin, there have been many saying that this was actually a sequel to the original movies. On the flip side, how would the story for this sequel play out so similar to the events in the first film? A fan decided to ask the director this very question on Twitter:
@fedalvar I need to settle an argument in a group chat. Is Evil Dead a remake or is it set within the continuity of the original films?
— Simon (@Zombie_Simon) November 9, 2018
Alvarez recently decided to clear the air on this question with a simple Tweet where he shared that, “It continues the first one. The coincidences on events between the first film and mine are not coincidences, but more like dark fate created by the evil book. (Ash car is still there rusting away).”
It continues the first one. The coincidences on events between the first film and mine are not coincidences, but more like dark fate created by the evil book. (Ash car is still there rusting away) https://t.co/Y72wCibCCu
— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) November 9, 2018
So folks, grab your boomsticks as the Deadites are the same throughout all of these films and the story is being told as the Necronomicon deems it to be. The tale which Alvarez has crafted lies in the same universe and continuity as Sam Raimi’s original creation. One thing you’ll have to wonder is with The Oldsmobile still there, is Ash somehow still trapped in the film or has come back to be trapped by the cabin once more? We saw it destroyed in ‘Army of Darkness’ after it had been sucked into the same portal that Ash was in ‘Evil Dead 2.’
On the flip side, he did have an Oldsmobile in ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead,’ and it was never made clear if it was the same car from the original films or not.
Hopefully, we’ll get a comic tie-in at some point which will explain how it ended up being in the Alvarez film.
Did you think that all of the ‘Evil Dead’ films were in the same continuity? Do you think that we’ll ever see a continuation of the 2013 movie be released? Share your thoughts in the comments below!