Evil Dead - Timeline

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This is a timeline of the Evil Dead Cinematic Universe, including the 5 Evil Dead films, the Ash vs Evil Dead television series, the Knowby Recordings from Evil Dead: The Game and Sam Raimi's Within the Woods short film that inspired The Evil Dead.

There are some comics that can fit within the cinematic continuity, however most take place in different realities in which the events of the original films took place in the present day. As a result, they cannot be considered the same reality.

Timeline Reasoning
Within the Woods is a prototype of The Evil Dead. The Kandarian demon in this short film is known as Tinga. It is a Native American spirit that watches over the graves of the deceased in an Indian burial ground. After Bruce disturbs the grave of a medicine man by taking the knife he was buried with, Tinga turns the group into Deadites one by one. It has no indication of its timeline. It is placed in its year of release.

Evil Dead: The Game's audio recordings place themselves in 1982. It explains the events leading to the first movie after Knowby finds and reads from the Necronomicon.

The Evil Dead is set in October 1982 due to references in Ash vs Evil Dead and Evil Dead: The Game.

Evil Dead 2 is set the following day after the previous film. Ash remembers the events of the recap in Ash vs Evil Dead alongside the real events, so it is likely a hallucination he had as he flung through the forest. This would explain why he drove back to the destroyed bridge when he should know that it is already damaged, though this is speculation. The ending could perhaps be the result of the time vortex spitting out two versions of Ash across time.

Army of Darkness picks up immediately after Evil Dead 2, with Ash in the year 1300. The ending is set in the present day sometime after the events in the cabin.

Evil Dead: Extended Cut has no indication of its timeline. It is placed in its year of release. Ash's car is rusting outside of the Allen cabin confusingly.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1 is set 30 years after the original trilogy. There are no specifics, so it is placed in its year of release.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2 is set sometime after the previous season. Supporting the trilogy's placement in 1982, Ash creates an alternate timeline in the past shortly prior to when he found the cabin in the first film.

Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3 is set sometime after the previous season. The ending is set sometime in the future.

Timeline
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Ash vs Evil Dead 1x03, "Books from Beyond" (0:10:23 - 0:10:41)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:01:05)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:06:37 - 0:06:50)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:07:00 - 0:07:12)


1300
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Evil Dead 2
Chapter 16 (1:19:01 - 1:21:00) [Retconed]
Army of Darkness Chapter 1 (0:03:26 - 0:05:36)
Army of Darkness Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:01:04)
Army of Darkness Chapter 1 (0:05:37 - 0:09:28)
Army of Darkness Chapter 2 (0:09:29 - 0:20:36)
Army of Darkness Chapter 3 (0:20:37 - 0:28:34)

Army of Darkness Chapter 4 (0:28:35 - 0:43:13)
Army of Darkness Chapter 5 (0:43:14 - 0:53:21)

Army of Darkness Chapter 6 (0:53:22 - 1:01:54)
Army of Darkness Chapter 7 (1:01:55 - 1:03:29)

Army of Darkness Chapter 8 (1:03:30 - 1:08:19)
Army of Darkness Chapter 9 (1:08:20 - 1:10:33)

Army of Darkness Chapter 10 (1:10:34 - 1:12:48)


1978
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Within the Woods

1982
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Army of Darkness
Chapter 1 (0:01:05 - 0:01:23)

September
Evil Dead 2
Chapter 1 (0:03:52 - 0:04:00)
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 1

Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:04:04 - 0:04:11)
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 2


October 1
Evil Dead 2
Chapter 1 (0:04:20 - 0:04:26)
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 3
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 4
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 5
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 6


October
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x09, "Home Again" (0:04:40 - 0:19:10) [Alternate 1982 Timeline]
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 7
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x09, "Home Again" (0:19:11 - 0:25:33)
[Alternate 1982 Timeline]
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x10, "Second Coming" (0:00:00 - 0:27:57) [Alternate 1982 Timeline]
The Evil Dead Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:03:03)
The Evil Dead Chapter 2 (0:03:04 - 0:09:56)

The Evil Dead Chapter 3 (0:09:57 - 0:16:15)
The Evil Dead Chapter 4 (0:16:16 - 0:21:43)
The Evil Dead Chapter 5 (0:21:44 - 0:28:12)
The Evil Dead Chapter 6 (0:28:13 - 0:31:56)
The Evil Dead Chapter 7 (0:31:57 - 0:38:19)
The Evil Dead Chapter 8 (0:38:20 - 0:42:48)
The Evil Dead Chapter 9 (0:42:49 - 0:48:43)
The Evil Dead Chapter 10 (0:48:44 - 0:55:21)
The Evil Dead Chapter 11 (0:55:22 - 1:00:41)
The Evil Dead Chapter 12 (1:00:42 - 1:03:22)
The Evil Dead Chapter 13 (1:03:23 - 1:08:52)
The Evil Dead Chapter 14 (1:08:53 - 1:14:11)
The Evil Dead Chapter 15 (1:14:12 - 1:20:12)
The Evil Dead Chapter 16 (1:20:13 - 1:23:54)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:01:06 - 0:03:51) [Hallucination]

Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:04:00 - 0:04:03) [Hallucination]
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:04:12 - 0:04:19) [Hallucination]
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 1 (0:04:27 - 0:04:56) [Hallucination]
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 2 (0:04:57 - 0:07:08) [Hallucination]
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 2 (0:07:09 - 0:11:42)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 3 (0:11:43 - 0:14:09)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 4 (0:14:10 - 0:19:17)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 5 (0:19:18 - 0:26:25)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 6 (0:26:26 - 0:30:42)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 7 (0:30:43 - 0:35:48)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 8 (0:35:49 - 0:38:46)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 9 (0:38:47 - 0:42:28)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 10 (0:42:29 - 0:46:27)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 11 (0:46:28 - 0:51:51)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 12 (0:51:52 - 0:56:27)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 13 (0:56:28 - 1:05:04)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 14 (1:05:05 - 1:10:49)
Evil Dead 2 Chapter 15 (1:10:50 - 1:15:38)

Evil Dead 2 Chapter 16 (1:15:39 - 1:19:00)
Army of Darkness Chapter 1 (0:00:46 - 0:01:23) [Audio Only]
Army of Darkness Chapter 1 (0:01:24 - 0:01:25) [Retelling]
Army or Darkness Chapter 10 (1:12:49 - 1:12:50)
Army or Darkness Chapter 11 (1:12:51 - 1:15:26)

2000
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Ash vs Evil Dead
3x01, "Family" (0:12:39 - 0:12:44)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:12:47 - 0:12:50)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:12:53 - 0:13:01)


2013
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Evil Dead: Extended Cut
Chapter 1 (0:00:00 - 0:05:10)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 2 (0:05:11 - 0:10:22)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 3 (0:10:23 - 0:15:24)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 4 (0:15:25 - 0:19:34)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 5 (0:19:35 - 0:24:18)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 6 (0:24:19 - 0:31:42)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 7 (0:31:43 - 0:36:39)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 8 (0:36:40 - 0:41:40)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 9 (0:41:41 - 0:51:21)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 10 (0:51:22 - 0:57:19)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 11 (0:57:20 - 1:03:46)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 12 (1:03:47 - 1:11:43)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 13 (1:11:44 - 1:17:23)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 14 (1:17:24 - 1:21:06)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 15 (1:21:07 - 1:24:23)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 16 (1:24:24 - 1:29:07)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 16 (1:31:04 - 1:32:17)
Evil Dead: Extended Cut Chapter 16 (1:36:15 - 1:36:22)


2015
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Ash vs Evil Dead
1x01, "El Jefe" (0:04:48 - 0:05:59)
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x01, "El Jefe" (0:00:00 - 0:04:47)
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x01, "El Jefe" (0:06:00 - 0:39:12)
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x02, "Bait"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x03, "Books from Beyond" (0:00:00 - 0:10:22)
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x03, "Books from Beyond" (0:10:23 - 0:10:41)
[Audio Only]
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x03, "Books from Beyond" (0:10:42 - 0:26:07)
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x04, "Brujo"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x05, "The Host"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x06, "The Killer of Killers"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x07, "Fire in the Hole"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x08, "Ashes to Ashes"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x09, "Bound in Flesh"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x10, "The Dark One"


2016
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Ash vs Evil Dead
2x01, "Home"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x02, "The Morgue"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x03, "Last Call"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x04, "DUI"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x05, "Confinement"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x06, "Trapped Inside"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x07, "Delusion"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x08, "Ashy Slashy"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x09, "Home Again" (0:00:00 - 0:04:39)
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x10, "Second Coming" (0:27:58 - 0:30:36)


2018
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Ash vs Evil Dead 2x10, "Second Coming" (0:31:34 - 0:31:59)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:00:00 - 0:12:38)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:12:45 - 0:12:46)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:12:51 - 0:12:52)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family" (0:13:02 - 0:25:40)

Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:00:00 - 0:06:36)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:06:37 - 0:06:50)
[Audio Only]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:06:51 - 0:06:59)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:07:00 - 0:07:12)
[Audio Only]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three" (0:07:13 - 0:26:50)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x03, "Apparently Dead"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x04, "Unfinished Business"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x05, "Baby Proof"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x06, "Tales from the Rift"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x07, "Twist and Shout" (0:00:00 - 0:24:29)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x07, "Twist and Shout" (0:24:30 - 0:25:11)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:00:00 - 0:02:24)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:02:25 - 0:04:05)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:04:06 - 0:05:59)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:06:00 - 0:07:11)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:07:12 - 0:07:35)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:07:36 - 0:08:47)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:08:48 - 0:11:56)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:11:57 - 0:12:59)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:13:00 - 0:13:35)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:13:36 - 0:15:12)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:15:13 - 0:16:47)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:16:48 - 0:20:54)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:20:55 - 0:22:02)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:22:03 - 0:22:33)
[Deadlands]
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart" (0:22:34 - 0:25:25)
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x09, "Judgement Day"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x10, "The Mettle of Man" (0:00:00 - 0:24:26)


2023
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Evil Dead Rise
** (April 21, 2023)

2095?
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Ash vs Evil Dead
3x10, "The Mettle of Man" (0:24:27 - 0:27:49)

Viewing Order
Within the Woods
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 1
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 2
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 3
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 4
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 5
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 6
Evil Dead: The Game Recording 7
The Evil Dead
Evil Dead 2
Army of Darkness

Evil Dead: Extended Cut
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x01, "El Jefe"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x02, "Bait"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x03, "Books from Beyond"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x04, "Brujo"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x05, "The Host"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x06, "The Killer of Killers"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x07, "Fire in the Hole"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x08, "Ashes to Ashes"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x09, "Bound in Flesh"
Ash vs Evil Dead 1x10, "The Dark One"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x01, "Home"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x02, "The Morgue"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x03, "Last Call"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x04, "DUI"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x05, "Confinement"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x06, "Trapped Inside"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x07, "Delusion"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x08, "Ashy Slashy"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x09, "Home Again"
Ash vs Evil Dead 2x10, "Second Coming"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x01, "Family"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x02, "Booth Three"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x03, "Apparently Dead"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x04, "Unfinished Business"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x05, "Baby Proof"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x06, "Tales from the Rift"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x07, "Twist and Shout"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x08, "Rifting Apart"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x09, "Judgement Day"
Ash vs Evil Dead 3x10, "The Mettle of Man"

Evil Dead Rise** (April 21, 2023)
 
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I don't really know whether I should include the beginning and end of Evil Dead 2 as alternate timelines. Ash somehow remembers both the first movie and the second movie's prologue. Army of Darkness is confirmed canon but Ash vs Evil Dead has flashbacks to the non-canon Evil Dead 2 ending. I think it could be an alternate timeline.

I'm keeping it clean and using the official explanation that the prologue of Evil Dead 2 is just a non-canon recap and the ending of the film is retconed by Army of Darkness for now.

Time travel is weird in this franchise for sure. It appears to be a closed loop but then Ash vs Evil Dead changes the timeline in 1982 but they return to the present and everything appears to be the same but the cabin is still gone. Best I can say is that when they returned to the present, they brought the destroyed cabin from the alternate timeline with them. :p
 

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Different timeline where the movies took place in the 2000s and the TV show didn't happen. I don't think any of them fit unfortunately.
 

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Not to mention the crossovers with Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Child's Play and Hatchet, with references to other killers as well. That alone implies that versions of those film series are also canon to Earth-818793.
 

Jozaca

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Has the Evil Dead game any plot apart from the recordings or is it like the Friday the 13th game?
 
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Like Friday the 13th: The Game unfortunately. There are "missions" that unlock recordings that basically explain how these different characters from the timeline are meeting, but those missions themselves aren't canon and the actual gameplay doesn't really have any definitive story to place.
 

Jozaca

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According to tv tropes there are 3 licensed games in the PS2 era that have an original plot, the first 2 follow after Army of Darkness and the 3rd one happens in a parallel universe where Ash is not sucked into the time portal at the end of Evil Dead 2:
  • Evil Dead: Hail to the King (released in 2000)
  • Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (released in 2003)
  • Evil Dead: Regeneration (released in 2005)
 

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There might be a few standalone comics that fit into the timeline. The KISS, Darkman and Bubba Ho-Tep crossovers don't try to retcon the original films into present day, so they might fit - though I suspect the latter two would be better on a Darkman and Bubba Ho-Tep timeline instead seeing as they actually tie into those continuities more.

Seems a little strange to include any comics at this point, considering basically every comic counts the trilogy and nothing else a lot of the time.
 
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No one told me there was an Extended Cut of Evil Dead. Welp, guess I'll buy it again. Hahahahaha
 

ItzStitch626

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No one told me there was an Extended Cut of Evil Dead. Welp, guess I'll buy it again. Hahahahaha
When i saw the trailer to evil dead there was a part that i really loved and was really hoping to see but when i watched the movie it wasn’t even in the movie. I guess it was the extended movie trailer i watched
 

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The Extended Cut released in 2018. Some scenes from the trailer were included in this version.
 

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Should also note that there is a Director's Cut of Army of Darkness. Unfortunately it doesn't really lead into Ash vs Evil Dead well and the theatrical version is better canon-wize, unless of course the future scene is a dream like one of the international/television releases implied or Ash had an adventure in the future prior to returning to 1982.
 

ItzStitch626

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Found this on IMDb and this is what i was talking bout earlier when I said I wanted to see a part but didn’t
  • “It also has added the infamous "we're gonna get you" scene from the trailers (that didn't make the final cut).”
 
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