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Ash: The TV-Y7 version.


Live-Action Television

  • Weird Science: "Bikini Camp Slasher" has two. While fending off Mittface in the cabin, Gary tells Wyatt to get the chainsaw out of the closet (on the grounds that there's always a chainsaw in the closet in these kind of movies). Upon finding it, Wyatt remarks, "Groovy." Later, Wyatt and Gary have boarded up various weak spots to keep Mittface out, with the latter citing the cellar from this movie as one such example.


Video Games

  • 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).
  • Darkstalkers: Lord Raptor's "Ultimate Undead" Super Mode from the third game has his partner El Malta merge with his hand and shapeshift into a chainsaw.
  • Piratez: The entire description of the chainsaw says: Groovie.
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: When fighting Jack Baker, he'll say "Groovy" when he grabs his chainsaw.

Western Animation

  • The character of Hoss Delgado in The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, while primarily based on Snake Plissken, has a weapon for a hand, like Ash. (Among other things, it can take the form of a chainsaw).
  • Happy Tree Friends, "Remains to be Seen": a moose (!) gravedigger fights with his own severed hand, and later attaches a weapon to the stump.
  • In the season 4 premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, the plunder vines are bound to remind one of the possessed trees.
  • ReBoot: the game in "To Mend and Defend" is titled Malicious Corpses and owes a lot to this movie. As the undead, Enzo and Dot have to keep the User (who looks like Ash by the end of the movie and keeps saying, "Groovy") from completing The Manual of Mortality. The final showdown takes place in the cabin and involves knocking the User into the cellar, after which he shouts about being dead before dawn. This version of the User would reappear in "System Crash" later in the season.


  • British director Edgar Wright is a self-proclaimed fan of the Evil Dead trilogy; his films have been noted to have a similar horror/comedy balance, as well as the same reliance on visual gags and dynamic cinematography. Specific references include:
    • Shaun of the Dead:
      • Shaun, who works in an electronics supermarket, has a colleague named Ash.
      • The shot of the characters looking down into the Winchester cellar is identical to the shot of Annie & co. looking down into the fruit cellar.
      • Shaun quotes the "join us" line in a manner similar to the demonic voices in the film.
    • Spaced:
      • Tim & Daisy have a poster of the film in their apartment, and Tim at one point imitates Annie's stance on it.
      • In the Paintball Episode, Mike says "Groovy" after the Raimi-esque crash zoom montage of paintball gun construction.
      • Daisy sees ghostly faces styled after the archaeologist's ghost in the film.
      • Aggressive zoom-ins on the grandfather clock.

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