Wes Craven vs. Sam Raimi

We all know about about the Wes Craven and Sam Raimi rivalry.

Those of you who don’t, ever since Craven’s original Hills Have Eyes, the movie had a torn poster of Jaws, indicating that his movie was scarier then Jaws. He wishes.

Jaws Hills

Raimi drew first blood when he had a torn poster of Hills Have Eyes in his big movie, The Evil Dead. In the basement scene where Ash and Scott find the Necronomicon.

Evil Dead Hills

Craven retaliated with having a scene in Nightmare on Elm Street where Nancy watches Evil Dead to keep from going to sleep.

Elm Street Evil Dead

The rivalry finally ended in Evil Dead 2, where in the tool shed is in fact, Freddy Krueger’s razor glove hanging above the door, the same prop glove that was stolen from the set of Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors.

Freddy Evil Dead

The war ended. Or did it?

I recall in Scream, in the party scene, when they’re all voting on what to watch, Randy brings up Evil Dead as one of the choices. Course, it didn’t get picked to watch, instead they watched Halloween. Sorry Raimi, guess Evil Dead wasn’t scary enough.

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Did Wes Craven get the last laugh? I mean it’s possible, but no one has confirmed this. But the fact that he had Evil Dead in the movie and no one picked it seems like Craven’s razberry at Raimi.


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