I accidentally posted this on my other blog.
Evil Dead is one of the most beloved cult franchises in the history of horror. The series contains three films and a recent reboot/continuation, all at least partially handled by Sam Raimi. His masterpiece was also present for the emergence of Transmedia and benefitted from this new wave of technology.
The Evil Dead crossed platforms into both video games and comic books also handled by Raimi. This was likely done to both expand the universe and “to draw viewers who are comfortable in a particular medium“ (Jenkins). Because of the very nature of horror, key lore is left out of the films to maintain a foreboding atmosphere. This negative capability inherent in the genre opens the door for numerous sequels and, of course, Transmedia franchises.
For constraining purposes, we’re only looking at the video games and we’re limiting analysis to the last three additions (the first being on…
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