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Director Sam Raimi was born Oct. 23, 1959, in Franklin, Mich., and attended Michigan State University. His ultracheap horror flick The Evil Dead (1983) became a cult sensation and launched his directing, producing and writing career.

Two successful Evil Dead sequels led to 1990's comics-inspired Darkman, a film that again displayed Raimi's skill at feverish camera work and tongue-in-cheek gore. He also began producing and writing for other directors, including co-writing the screenplay for the Coen brothers' The Hudsucker Proxy (1993).

By the late '90s, Raimi was producing the popular "Hercules" and "Xena" TV series and graduated from cultish films with the successful thriller A Simple Plan. For Love of the Game and The Gift followed, helping Raimi to secure the coveted director position for Spider-Man (2002). That film's enormous success led to an even bigger hit with Spider-Man 2 (2004).

Sam Raimi in Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead

2015 TV-MA

Building on the horrific supernatural events of director Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" films, this series sequel stars the aging demon hunter Ash, whose dissipated life is interrupted by a new Deadite plague that only he can overcome.

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