More money. Still pretty serious. Some black humour.
Five people. Secluded cabin. The Necronomicon. A chainsaw. Rape by trees.
Emblems include Bruce Campbell (cast as Bruce in the pilot, where he’s the first to go, here called Ash), zombies insisting on company (“Join us!”) and director Raimi’s “evil force” camera racing along with ominous sound effects.
It’s almost a remake of the remake. The first few minutes describe an alternate progression and ending of The Evil Dead (1981), and then some new people arrive to the cabin, on the next day in a “continuing” story.