Writer/director Sam Raimi's original 1981 horror classic The Evil Dead returns to cinemas nationwide for its 40th anniversary. In addition to the terrifying movie that spawned a film, TV, and video game franchise, attendees will be treated to an exclusive introduction from Bruce Campbell, who portrayed the film's iconic lead character, Ashley "Ash" Williams.

In the first installment of Raimi's famed original The Evil Dead trilogy, Ash (Campbell), his girlfriend Linda (Baker), his sister Cheryl (Sandweiss), and couple Scotty (Delrich) and Shelly (York), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a fun getaway. While there, they find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (aka "The Book of the Dead"), an ancient tome whose text reawakens the dead when read out loud. After unintentionally releasing a flood of evil, the five friends must fight for their lives or become possessed.

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Presented in cinemas by Fathom Events and Grindhouse Releasing with a cast featuring Campbell, Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, and Sarah York.

THE EVIL DEAD 40th Anniversary comes to movie theaters nationwide on Thurs, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Please contact your local theater for individual safety precautions.   Tickets are available for purchase at www.fathomevents.com and through participating cinemas' box offices.