The Evil Dead was released on October 15, 1981, and to celebrate 40 years the classic horror flick is set to return to theaters. Since its release in 1981, The Evil Dead has turned into a hugely popular cult classic.  Just last fall some friends and I went to the drive-in to see a special The Evil Dead double feature where we watched The Evil Dead 1 & 2.   The movie has stayed tremendously popular in the horror genre over the years.

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The Evil Dead ended up turning into an entire franchise after its release, spawning sequels, a reboot, a TV series Ash Vs Evil Dead, video games, comic books, and more.  So it's safe to say The Evil Dead is a cultural phenomenon that's rightfully earned its place in cinematic history.

Since the film has such a huge anniversary this year, it will be heading back to theaters for a special one-night-only event.  So mark your calendar for Thursday, October 7th at 7:30 PM. The Evil Dead will be showing at AMC Evansville 16 on Evansville's west side and at the MalcoOwensboro Cinema.  This is a special event too because not only will you get to watch the cult classic back on the big screen, but Bruce Campbell himself has a special screening introduction for the 40th anniversary, so you'll get to hear from the man himself.

The event is hosted by FathomEvents, and if you want to go you'll probably want to get your tickets ahead of time. You can do so by going to

Check out the trailer for Evil Dead below!

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