“They’re small films with a small and twisted group of people that like them.” — Sam Raimi
“Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting.” — John Russell
“…when it came time to shoot, the rigors of running up and down steps, fighting with both hands, and flipping skeletons over my head was too much to pull off without cuts. After ten takes, I knew Sam was pissed off, because he yanked the bullhorn from John Cameron.
“‘Okay, obviously, this is not working, and it’s not going to work, so we’re going to break it up into a thousand little pieces.‘
“When Sam gets upset, he lets you know it, and he’ll torture you for days afterward because he’s one of those guys who never forgets. The first ‘little piece’ of the sequence was a shot of me ducking as a sword glances off the stone wall behind me.
“‘So, you think you can do this, Bruce?’ he’d say, loud enough for the entire crew to hear. ‘Or should I break this one shot into three more shots?'” — Bruce Campbell, If Chins Could Kill
“I had originally written a story for Evil Dead 2 that took place in the middle ages, but when it came time to make Evil Dead 2, we realize there was no way to make a period piece for $3.2 million. So we put the medieval story on hold and decided to tell another story that took place back in the cabin. That’s why Evil Dead 2 was set where it was: we couldn’t afford anything else.
“With Army of Darkness, we finally got the money to tell the medieval story; Dino [DeLaurentiis] sold the American rights to Universal and sold off the foreign rights territory by territory. … Dino and I had a very good relationship on Evil Dead 2.” — Sam Raimi