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Comic Books

  • One of the early Mirage Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles storylines had the turtles hurled back in time, and having to fight an army of decaying skeletal creatures. This got partially adapted into an episode of the 2003 series, "Time Travails".


  • Discussed in High Fidelity, wherein it's mistakenly referred to as Evil Dead 2.
  • The Mummy (1999): Jonathan misreads text from an ancient book, unleashing an undead army.
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  • The line "Come get some" was later used in The Quick and the Dead, which was also directed by Sam Raimi.
  • Spider-Man (another Sam Raimi movie) references S-Mart.

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Video Games

  • 7 Days to Die has "Boomstick" as one of the available perks.
  • Blood is essentially an experiment in creating a video game character entirely out of Evil Dead references, particularly Army of Darkness.
    • The Plasma Pak expansion introduces a new enemy called Little Calebs that come out of broken mirrors, which are based on the Mini Ashes.
  • Borderlands has the weapon option of a "boomstick" (which of course gets referenced when Ash and Claptrap appear together in Poker Night 2) .
  • Cyberpunk 2077 has a perk called "Massacre", the graphic for which is Ash Williams holding up his shotgun (the game uses a combination of the Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness versions of the scene).
  • The Duke Nukem series, particularly Duke Nukem 3D. Even the box art has Duke emulating the pose from the Army of Darkness cover (Campbell was reportedly not happy about it). Then there's some of his quotes:
    Duke: Hail to the King, baby!
    Duke: ...Groovy.
    Duke: Good, bad — I'm the guy with the gun.
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  • Dynasty Warriors 8 has an arm cannon, the weapon of choice for the character Guo Huai, called Boomstick.
  • Ashley Williams of Mass Effect is obviously named in honor of the protagonist of the Evil Dead franchise, and mentions shooting things with her "boomstick".
  • Finding the shotgun in The Mummy Demastered gives the achievement/trophy called "Boomstick".
  • Spelunky will occasionally generate a tombstone labelled "ASH". Blowing it up will reveal a shotgun underneath.
  • The opening is very similar to the opening to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The hero is introduced captured with the leader of the rebel forces, who they have nothing to do with. They are taken to the citadel where one of the people with him is killed by arrows while trying to escape and another is killed just before the hero. Then, the hero gets out with help of a monster distracting everyone.


  • In Knights of Buena Vista, when Mary is trying to cast a spell, Adriana specifically warns not to "cough the last part", referring to Ash doing the same in Army of Darkness.

Web Video

  • Dragon Ball Z Abridged: During one of the Super Shorts, Goku Black has this to say:
    Goku Black: You're Good Goku and I'm Black Goku... goody goody two shoes goody goody...
  • Eddsworld 's Zombeh Attack series is chock-full of references to Army of Darkness.

Western Animation

  • In the first ever episode of Adventure Time, "Slumber Party Panic", one of the candied zombies quotes the "Gimme some sugar, baby" line when trying to bite Princess Bubblegum.
  • Season 2 of DuckTales (2017) has Huey and Webby release some zombies by playing a Necronomicon VHS; they then have to read certain words to make the zombies go away (but not until Donald Duck has been through the undead with a chainsaw).


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