Here's the short film that gave Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell the chance to make The Evil Dead

Any fan of the Evil Dead trilogy probably knows the the story of how the franchise began — a young Sam Raimi and his pal Bruce Campbell made a super-cheap horror short called "Within the Woods" in 1978, which they used as a presentation to 1) prove they had the skills to make a real movie and 2) secure funding for said movie. Well, it obviously worked, and now you can see "Within the Woods" in all its $1600, insanely-young Bruce Campbellian glory below.

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[Via MovieWeb]