Raimi Wins “Evil Dead” Legal Dispute

Sam Raimi has come out on top in his efforts to stop a production company from releasing an unauthorized sequel to his “Evil Dead” film series says THR Esq..

Back in May, Raimi’s Renaissance Pictures sued Award Pictures for the latter’s attempts to produce a film entitled “Evil Dead 4: Consequences”. In the interim, Award Pictures and its president Glenn MacCrae have failed to respond in court.

This has lead to a California federal court decision last week entering a default judgment that permanently enjoins Award Pictures from using the “Evil Dead” trademark or using marketing materials that might confuse the public into believing that Award has rights to the title.