"The whole thing was torture!" the famously cleft-chinned Campbell tells Sun Media about shooting the movie. He punctuates his declaration with a rueful laugh that crackles over the phone from his Oregon home.
We are talking because of the splendid three-disc DVD set, The Evil Dead: Ultimate Edition. It is newly released as the final word on the first instalment of the Evil Dead franchise.
The freshest DVD treasure is the third disc, Ladies of The Evil Dead, devoted to Campbell and his trio of femme co-stars: Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker and Theresa Tilly. That femme trio used to deny its involvement in this trashfest but now embrace it with a girlish enthusiasm that turns the documentaries into camp entertainment, like the movie.