The Evil Dead (sometimes shortened to just Evil Dead, and originally titled Book of the Dead) is a 1981 American horror film written and directed by Sam Raimi, starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Betsy Baker. The film is a story of five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in a wooded area. Their vacation becomes gruesome when they find an audiotape that releases demons. During its theatrical run the film grossed $2.4 million, currently holds a 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has developed a cult following. The film has spawned two sequels, Evil Dead II (1987) and Army of Darkness (1992), and a stage musical. Work on a script for a further film has started although it was announced on July 13, 2011 that Raimi and Campbell would now shift focus to a remake of the original film. Five Michigan State students venture into the hills of Tennessee to spend their Spring Break vacation in an isolated cabin.