About Evil Dead Archives

Serving Evil Dead Fans Since 1997

Evil Dead Archives is the longest-running Evil Dead site on the Internet. We are dedicated to bringing you the fans the latest news, information, and media on Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead films. Evil Dead Archives was established in the summer of 1997 by Kain as a small fansite originally called Ash’s Evil Dead Page. Ash’s Evil Dead Page was inspired by Paul Petzrick’s Evil Dead Interactive and other Evil Dead fansites at the time. The site featured information and screenshots from the films. Ash’s Evil Dead Page eventually evolved into a full-fledged news and resource site with the re-releases of the Evil Dead films on VHS and DVD by companies such as Elite Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment. By chance, Ash’s Evil Dead Page was contacted by Tom Sullivan, Special FX makeup genius and illustrator for the first Evil Dead film, who offered to give us an exclusive interview. Our own Cliff Holverson conducted the famous interview. Later, the interview was referenced in Bill Warren’s The Evil Dead Companion book.

The popularity of the Evil Dead increased dramatically over the next two decades with multiple DVD video releases of the Evil Dead movies plus licensed merchandise such as t-shirts, action figures, and video games. Ash’s Evil Dead Page changed its name to Deadites Online to accommodate the increased popularity. Deadites Online grew bigger and added more content. As the site grew, a worldwide online community of fans sprung from the site. Deadites Online gained notoriety by making it onto Anchor Bay Entertainment’s The Evil Dead Book of the Dead Limited Edition DVD and interviewed with The New York Times. After over 25 years of serving fans, we have once again changed our name to Evil Dead Archives, where we remain a dedicated resource for Evil Dead.

Evil Dead Archives Staff

Kain – Founder, Webmaster, Coder, Graphic Designer

MaidofKandar – Editor, Comics, Ash vs Evil Dead

Swofty – Memorabilia expert

Past Contributors

Sean Gooding – Writer, Collectables

Bryan Sanders – Delta 88 Replica

Daniel Goulart – Graphic Designer

Cloxboy – Illustrator

Jason Clarke – Writer, Action Figures, Comics

Maxwell Clark – Writer

Patrick Soucy – Evil Dead historian and archivist, Illustrator

Amy Balot – Writer

Cliff Holverson – Writer, Tom Sullivan interview, Mark Shostrom interview

Special Thanks

Rob (Book of the Dead / Evil Dead Chainsaws)

Tom Sullivan

Patrick Reese

Ladies of the Evil Dead (Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly)

Bruce Campbell

Josh Becker

Paul Petzrick

DeathLivesAgain (Ash vs Evil Dead Auction Archivist)