Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Ash Williams from Evil Dead

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Ash Williams from Evil Dead

Ash Williams from the Evil Dead movies and the Ash vs Evil Dead TV series is a horror icon played by actor Bruce Campbell. Let us take a look at the top 10 things you didn’t know about Ash Williams. Check out the brief list after the video by Minty Comedic Arts along with the movie details and trailer for each Evil Dead film.


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Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ash Williams

  1. The Sam Raimi directed short filmed on a Super 8 camera titled Within the Woods is thought of as a prequel to The Evil Dead (1981). Bruce Campbell even starred in the short film as "Bruce."

  2. In The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987), Ash Williams is simply known as "Ash." In Army of Darkness (1992), we finally get the full name "Ash Williams."

  3. The cabin and the location used in The Evil Dead has a real-life horror story connected to it. Long before filming in the cabin, there lived a little girl with her mother and grandmother. Late one night, the girl got scared and crawled into her mother’s bed to discover her mother died in the night. So did her grandmother when she checked her bed. Local farmers adopted the little girl, and she grew up to be an elderly lady who wandered the woods before approaching thunderstorms. During filming The Evil Dead, the family of the farmers came looking for the elderly lady; Sam Raimi stated that she was never found to his recollection.

  4. The Evil Dead (1981) was banned in the United Kingdom.

  5. Stephen King helped make The Evil Dead (1981) so popular by endorsing the film by way of a positive review.

  6. Many Ash Williams stories have taken place via comic books some notable mentions including crossovers with Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Darkman.

  7. Bruce Campbell denies that Sam Raimi broke his jaw while filming a scene after ramming a camera into Campbell’s face.

  8. The Evil Dead was initially titled The Book of the Dead due to the reference to the Necronomicon. The other title was "These B*tches are Witches," complete mistake and not sure who thought of that title.

  9. The Evil Dead had a musical.

  10. There were talks to create an Ash vs Jason movie, but the people involved did not know if Ash Williams should live or die at the hands of Jason Voorhees.

All The Evil Dead Films Listed in Order

  1. 1). The Evil Dead (1981)

    Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

    The Evil Dead (1981)

    Official Synopsis: Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read…

    Tagline: They got up on the wrong side of the grave.

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Ivan Raimi, Bill Vincent, Robert G.…

  2. 2). Evil Dead II (1987)

    Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

    Evil Dead II (1987)

    Official Synopsis: Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits…

    Tagline: Pleasure.....please

    Cast: Ted Raimi, Greg Nicotero, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Gary Jones, Dan Hicks, Josh Becker, John Peakes, Sol Abrams,…

  3. 3). Army of Darkness (1992)

    Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

    Army of Darkness (1992)

    Official Synopsis: Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into…

    Tagline: He's a 20th century guy, trapped in the middle ages.

    Cast: Bill Moseley, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Ian Abercrombie, Sam Raimi, Bridget Hoffman, Patricia Tallman, Billy Bryan, Josh Becker,…

  4. 4). Evil Dead Remake (2013)

    Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

    Evil Dead Remake (2013)

    Official Synopsis: Five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession…

    Tagline: The most terrifying film you will ever experience.

    Cast: Bruce Campbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jim McLarty, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Rupert Degas, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Elizabeth…



The Evil Dead (1981)

Directed by Sam Raimi


Movie Overview | Review | Trailer

Official Synopsis: Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.
Cast: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Ivan Raimi, Bill Vincent, Robert G.…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy