Laconic / Evil Dead

Franchise: Comedy-Horror series about a book and a guy with a chainsaw for a hand.

Evil Dead: Unsuspecting teens accidentally unleash a group of demons at a cabin in the woods and get menaced.

Evil Dead 2: The first movie, minus three characters and Played for Laughs.

Army of Darkness: The protagonist from the previous two movies is sent back to medieval times to stop an undead army. Hilarity Ensues.