Ashcan Copy: "Within the Woods," a short film made primarily to get the first true Evil Dead film financed.
Banned in the United Kingdom: The first film was one of Britain's "Video Nasties" that got Mary Whitehouse's knickers in a twist. It was more to do with the title than the content; titles with stuff like "Evil" and "Dead" were banned in a knee-jerk reaction (although the tree rape scene didn't do it any favors).
Cameo Prop: Freddy Krueger's famous glove can be seen hanging from the wall at one point.
In Poker Night 2, it'll be the first time Ash isn't played by Bruce Campbell. To say many fans cried Ruined Forever is an understatement.
Playing Against Type: In the 2013 reboot. Jane Levy's best known for being a snarky, redhead teen on Suburgatory, being in a movie with Victoria Justice, and looking eerily identical to Emma Stone. This came completely out of left field.
Star-Making Role: Bruce Campbell is most definitely annoyed by the amount of people who ask him about Evil Dead IV.
Trope Namer: This film series has named the following tropes:
Fake Shemp: During filming of The Evil Dead, any castmember that wasn't Bruce Campbell eventually left due to various circumstances. To finish the movie, stand-ins were utilized wherever possible (sometimes quite noticeably, sometimes not) and these people were credited as this. Sam Raimi himself coined the term, inspired by The Three Stooges. The term became a fixture of later Raimi-related productions.
Troubled Production: Bruce Campbell's autobiography goes into quite nauseating detail about the problems caused by the low budget. Most notably, the cabin completely lacked insulation and got incredibly cold at night.
Army of Darkness was originally conceived as the second film in the series, and some trade magazines even released advertisements announcing its production (under the title of Evil Dead II: Evil Dead and the Army of Darkness) in 1984. Thanks to a lowered budget and Dino de Laurentiis desiring a movie that was more like the original, that concept was shelved in favor of the Evil Dead II we know and love. Thankfully, Army eventually got made anyway.
In Evil Dead II's commentary, the producer, Rob Tapert, mentions that they did have a version of the "recap" first act of the film that did feature Scotty, Shelly, and Cheryl. In the final film, these three are left out entirely.
Army of Darkness originally had a more downbeat and depressing ending - after defeating the Army of Darkness the wise men presented Ash with a sleeping potion and advise him to drink an exact number of drops that will allow him to sleep for the next few centuries until he awakens in his own time. After being sealed up in a cave by King Arthur's knights, Ash gets distracted and takes too many drops of the sleeping potion, causing him to wake up after the Apocalypse and finding himself trapped in a wasteland, screaming in impotent madness. The producers disliked this ending as they felt it did not mesh well with the overall tone of the film, so the S-Mart ending replaced it.