Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1959-10-23 (61 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Royal Oak, Michigan, USA

90 Movies · 17 TV shows

Also Known As: Celia Abrams · The Master Cylinder · R.O.C. Sandstorm · Alan Smithee Jr.

Biography

Samuel M. Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor primarily known for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, and directing the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He also directed the 1990 superhero film Darkman, the 1998 neo-noir crime-thriller A Simple Plan, the 2000 supernatural thriller film The Gift, the 2009 supernatural horror film Drag Me to Hell, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful. Raimi has also produced several successful television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off Xena: Warrior Princess. He founded the production company Renaissance Pictures in 1979. His movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is scheduled for a release on March 25, 2022.

Personal Life

Raimi has been married since 1993 to Gillian Greene, daughter of actor Lorne Greene. They have five children, three of whom (daughter Emma Rose and sons Lorne and Henry) appeared as extras in Drag Me to Hell, and in Spider-Man 3 during the movie's final battle.

Early Life

Raimi was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, to a Conservative Jewish family, the son of merchants Celia Barbara (née Abrams) and Leonard Ronald Raimi. His ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Russia and Hungary. He is an elder brother of actor Ted Raimi, and a younger brother of screenwriter Ivan Raimi. His sister is Andrea Raimi Rubin. Another older brother, Sander Raimi, died at 15 in an accidental drowning; Sam Raimi has said that the trauma knitted the remaining family closer together and "colour[ed] everything [he's done] for the rest of [his] life."Raimi graduated from Groves High School and later went on to attend Michigan State University, where he studied English but left after three semesters to film The Evil Dead.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

3 Movies
65

65

2022
The movie '65' is being filmed. There is a plot that isn't known.
World War 3

World War 3

2022
In the future of the 21st century, an examination of what the world might look like.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

2022
Dr. Stephen Strange's research on the Time Stone is hampered by a friend who is now an enemy.

2021.

3 Movies
Don't Breathe 2

Don't Breathe 2

7.92
2021
The Blind Man has been hiding out in an isolated cabin for several years and has taken in and raised a young girl from a devastating house fire. The Blind Man left his safe haven to save the girl afte...
The Unholy

The Unholy

7.83
2021
Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick after a supposed visit from the Virgin Mary. As word spreads and people from all over come to see her miracl...
Nightbooks

Nightbooks

2021
Alex is trapped in a New York City apartment. His original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping him safe as he desperately tries to find a way out of this twisted place.

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Grudge

The Grudge

5.21
2020
After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a vengeful detective attempts to investigate the case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a ghost. The detective has to protect hers...
TV
50 States of Fright

50 States of Fright

2020
A horror anthology series that takes viewers deeper into the horrors that are just beneath the surface of America is based on urban legends.

2019.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Crawl

Crawl

5.93
2019
Haley ignores orders to look for her father when a big storm hits her hometown. Both are trapped by the flood after finding him badly wounded. With virtually no time to escape the storm, they discover...
TV
The Chef Show

The Chef Show

2019
Jon and Roy explore food in and out of the kitchen with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends.

2017.

2 Movies
The Black Ghiandola

The Black Ghiandola

2017
A young man risked his life to save a young girl after his family was killed by zombies.
Killer Piñata

Killer Piñata

2017
A possessed piata, seeking to avenge the savagery that humanity has inflicted on his kind, picks off a group of friends, one by one, in an unending night of terror.

2016.

2 Movies
Don't Breathe

Don't Breathe

6.27
2016
A group of teens break into a blind man's home and think they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong about it.
The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

6.83
2016
wolves are fostering a man-cub named Mowgli. After a threat from the tiger Shere Khan, Mowgli is forced to flee the jungle and embark on a journey of self discovery with the help of the panther, Baghe...

2015.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Ash vs Evil Dead

Ash vs Evil Dead

6.5
2015
Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last three decades avoiding maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. He has t...
Poltergeist

Poltergeist

5.72
2015
The classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits has been reinvented by Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan. The family must come together to save the youngest daughter when the spi...

2014.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Murder of a Cat

Murder of a Cat

2014
Clinton demands justice when someone murders his cat. Taking it upon himself to solve the case, he teams up with an unlikely ally, Greta, and the two set out to find the culprit in their small suburba...
TV
Rake

Rake

3.5
2014
The law cases that nobody else will touch are the result of Keegan Deane's lack of discretion and inability to self-censor. He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to sav...

2013.

3 Movies
Evil Dead

Evil Dead

5.78
2013
A cabin with no one in it. An ancient curse. An evil. The original producers are coming together to present a terrifying re-imagining of their original horror masterpiece. The five friends found the B...
3 Geezers!

3 Geezers!

6
2013
J Kimball is researching what it's like to be old for a role. He discovers that his perception of the elderly may be off when he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home. Hollywood friend...
Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful

6.1
2013
Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus illusionist and con- artist, is whisked from Kansas to the Land of Oz, where the inhabitants assume he's the great wizard of prophecy, there to save Oz from the clutch...

2012.

1 Movie
The Possession

The Possession

7.33
2012
A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale and doesn't know that it has a malicious spirit inside. The father and his ex-wife are trying to end the curse on their child.

2010.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Spartacus

Spartacus

5.74
2010
The historical figure of Spartacus, a gladiator who from 73 to 71 BCE led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic, is the inspiration for the American television series.
Zombie Roadkill

Zombie Roadkill

2010
A group of college kids are driving. There will be a price to pay when the group accidentally runs over a squirrel on a road trip. The cursed road can bring the zombie squirrel back to life. After the...

2009.

1 Movie
Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

6.64
2009
After denying a woman the extension she needed to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine thinks she has been cursed by ...

2008.

1 TV show
TV
Legend of the Seeker

Legend of the Seeker

6
2008
The adventures of woodsman Richard Cypher, who discovers that he was born to fulfill a prophecy of becoming a guardian hero. With the help of a mysterious woman named Kahlan and a wise old wizard name...

2007.

7 Movies
One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead

One by One We Will Take You: The Untold Saga of The Evil Dead

2007
The cast and crew, as well as some famous fans, recall the insanity that was the making of The Evil Dead.
30 Days of Night

30 Days of Night

5
2007
This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun goes down. The town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of Vampires as the last rays of li...
The Messengers

The Messengers

6
2007
When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. After arriving, teenage Jess and her younger brother a...
Rise: Blood Hunter

Rise: Blood Hunter

2007
A young reporter wakes up and realises that she is no longer alive. She has a vendetta against a group of cultists that are responsible for her death.
Spider-Man 3

Spider-Man 3

6.23
2007
The shape-changing Sandman is one of the new villains that Spider-Man goes up against. While Spider-Man's powers are altered by an alien organism, his alter ego, Peter, deals with nemesis Eddie Brock ...
The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor

The Evil Dead: Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor

2007
There were alternative footage and deleted footage for The Evil Dead.
Suck My Geek!

Suck My Geek!

2007
There wasn't an overview found.

2006.

1 Movie
The Grudge 2

The Grudge 2

4.82
2006
A young woman encounters a supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes terribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment b...

2005.

2 Movies
Man with the Screaming Brain

Man with the Screaming Brain

2005
Bruce Campbell directed his first film. Bruce Campbell is a wealthy CEO who travels to Bulgaria after the fall of communism. His plan was to do business in the U.S. He was caught up in some dirty situ...
Boogeyman

Boogeyman

5
2005
There is a horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares in every culture. The Boogeyman still lives in Tim's mind 16 years after it devoured his father. Tim may have made the Boogeyman up to e...

2004.

3 Movies
Spider-Man 2: Making the Amazing

Spider-Man 2: Making the Amazing

2004
A 12-part documentary on the making of "Spider-Man 2," covering everything from pre-production to premiere.
The Grudge

The Grudge

4.98
2004
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is in danger of being killed by a supernatural curse that locks a person in a powerful rage and then spreads to another victim.
Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

6.57
2004
Peter is going through an identity crisis. After being burned out from being Spider-Man, he abandons his superhero alter ego, leaving the city in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. He can't...

2003.

1 TV show

2002.

4 Movies
Spider-Mania

Spider-Mania

2002
E! Entertainment special on the making of Sam Raimi's first Spider-Man film.
Hatred Of A Minute

Hatred Of A Minute

2002
The story of a medical transcriptionist that becomes a serial killer because of his physically and mentally abusive past is called Hatred of a Minute. His mind spirals out of control as he watches a w...
Beyond the Ultimate Spin: The Making of 'Spider-Man'

Beyond the Ultimate Spin: The Making of 'Spider-Man'

2002
Documentary on the making of 'Spider-Man.'
Spider-Man

Spider-Man

6.44
2002
After being bitten by a genetically altered spider, a high school student is endowed with amazing powers to become the Spider-Man.

2000.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
The Gore the Merrier: The Making of Evil Dead II

The Gore the Merrier: The Making of Evil Dead II

2000
This documentary gives film fans an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the horror comedy about a man who must lead a medieval army to victory against a horde of undead in order to retur...
The Gift

The Gift

6
2000
When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. She begins to have visions of a woman chained up in a pond. Her v...
TV
Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades

2000
Jack of All Trades is a half-hour long syndicated action-comedy television series which ran for two seasons in 2000. With Cleopatra 2525, it formed the Back2Back Action Hour and both shows were notabl...
TV
Cleopatra 2525

Cleopatra 2525

7
2000
Cleopatra 2525 is an American science fiction television series that aired in syndication for two seasons, from January 2000 to March 2001. It appeared as the first part of the Back2Back Action Hour, ...

1999.

1 Movie
For Love of the Game

For Love of the Game

6
1999
One last chance to prove who he is, what he is capable of, and win the heart of the woman he has loved for the past four years is what a baseball legend almost finished with.

1998.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus

Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus

5
1998
Alcmene is believed to have been kidnapped and Hercules leads a rescue mission. It was time for Hera to rule the universe. The God's power was unleashed when Hera stole the Chronos Stone. Only the com...
TV
Young Hercules

Young Hercules

6
1998
Young Hercules was a spinoff of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. It was on Fox Kids from 1998 to 1999. Ryan Gosling played the title role in the 50 episodes.
A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan

4.78
1998
When over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust. Their simple plan ...

1997.

2 TV shows
TV
Spy Game

Spy Game

1997
During the spring and summer of 1997, the ABC network aired 13 episodes of Spy Game. Ivan Raimi, Sam Raimi, and John McNamara created the series.
TV
The Shining

The Shining

5.5
1997
Stephen King's novel of the same name is the basis for a three-part television series. The series was directed by Mick Garris.

1996.

1 Movie
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

Darkman III: Die Darkman Die

5.11
1996
The drug lord Peter Rooker had a crate of cash stolen by Darkman.

1995.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

6
1995
A woman comes to compete in a tournament in a town that has been taken over by a man.
TV
Xena: Warrior Princess

Xena: Warrior Princess

5.75
1995
Xena wants to redeem her past sins. Those who can't defend themselves are helped by the campy couple.
Galaxis

Galaxis

1995
The sacred crystal is said to have been created at the beginning of time. Kyla took the crystal after smashing the defenders on the Planet Sintaria. Ladera heads to another planet to get the same crys...
TV
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

5
1995
The legendary son of Zeus is fighting monsters and helping people.
TV
American Gothic

American Gothic

1995
Everything is not what it appears to be in Trinity. Lucas Buck is interested in the other person. Gail has feelings for Sheriff Buck. Merlyn warned him that Buck was an incarnation of evil and may not...
Darkman II: The Return of Durant

Darkman II: The Return of Durant

5
1995
They didn't like each other after Darkman came back. He wants to take over the drug trade. The person needs to be stopped.

1994.

4 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
M.A.N.T.I.S.

M.A.N.T.I.S.

1994
Sam Raimi produced and developed the pilot for M.A.N.T.I.S. Carl Lumbly is an actor. A superhero is depicted in the show.
M.A.N.T.I.S.

M.A.N.T.I.S.

1994
A brilliant, wheelchair-bound scientist invents a form of exo-skeleton called the Mechanically Augmented Neuro Transmitter Interception System (M.A.N.T.I.S.) that turns him into a superhero and gives ...
Timecop

Timecop

5.8
1994
An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel has to fight for his life against a shady politician who has a connection to his past.
The Flintstones

The Flintstones

5.5
1994
This live-action version of the classic cartoon features a Stone Age family. Barney is assisted in adopting a child by Fred. Slate Mining tests its employees to find a new executive and Barney sees an...
TV
The Stand

The Stand

5.2
1994
After a plague kills most of the world's population, survivors split into two groups, one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being, to face each other in a final battle between go...
The Hudsucker Proxy

The Hudsucker Proxy

5.81
1994
A business graduate is installed as the president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

1993.

3 Movies
Body Bags

Body Bags

6
1993
Three stories are more frightening than the last. A woman is being followed. A man pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. There is a vision of life through the eyes of a killer.
Indian Summer

Indian Summer

1993
A group of childhood friends are getting together. Only a few of the original campers show up, but they still have a good time reminiscing. The people grow at the camp. Unca Lou is closing the camp.
Hard Target

Hard Target

6
1993
A woman uses a local to help in her search for her father. The father died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunted homeless men as a form of recreation.

1992.

4 Movies
The Nutt House

The Nutt House

6
1992
Two identical twins, separated since infancy, meet after 30 years, causing a series of mistaken identity and crisis for all involved.
Innocent Blood

Innocent Blood

5.17
1992
A crime lord is turned into a vampire.
Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

5.72
1992
Ash is taken back to medieval times, where he is captured by Lord Arthur. Aided by the deadly chainsaw that has become his only friend, Ash is sent on a perilous mission to recover the Book of the Dea...
Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion

Flying Saucers Over Hollywood: The 'Plan 9' Companion

1992
A documentary detailing the making of the cult favorite movie "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and interviews with cast members and prominent filmmakers about the film and its creator, Edward D. Wood Jr. He ...

1990.

3 Movies
Maniac Cop 2

Maniac Cop 2

5.53
1990
A cop and a serial killer are working together.
Darkman

Darkman

5.24
1990
Dr. A breakthrough in synthetic skin is on the verge of being realized when his laboratory is destroyed by mobsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medica...
Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

5.95
1990
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor fall in love with the same woman.

1989.

3 Movies
Easy Wheels

Easy Wheels

1989
A group of leather-clad bikers are on the trail of the female bikers who are stealing babies all over the state and selling them on the black market.
This Is Horror

This Is Horror

1989
Stephen King's World of Horror and the 1988 VHS release of the same name were both distributed by Front Row Entertainment. There were four 60 minute segments. Interviews and behind-the-scenes footage ...
Intruder

Intruder

1989
The overnight stock crew of a local supermarket are being followed and slashed by a maniac.

1988.

1 Movie
Maniac Cop

Maniac Cop

5.16
1988
There are deaths in New York. The murderer was wearing a cop's uniform. Jack Forrest is a suspect in his wife's murder. They are trying to prove his innocence.

1987.

1 Movie
Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

5.93
1987
Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they pl...

1985.

5 Movies
Sam Raimi Early Shorts

Sam Raimi Early Shorts

1985
The shorts are from Sam Raimi.
Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except

1985
Vietnam, 1969 It's war and it's Hell. Hell is just the beginning for Marine Sergeant Jack Stryker. A man takes two bullets to the leg outside a village. He finds out his ex-girlfriend has been kidnapp...
Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us

6.03
1985
Two government employees think they are in the U.S. They discovered that they are decoys for nuclear war.
Crimewave

Crimewave

1985
Ernest Trend decided to get rid of his business partner. When things go wrong, the race is on to frame an innocent man.
The Sappy Sap

The Sappy Sap

1985
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

1982.

1 Movie
Cleveland Smith, Bounty Hunter

Cleveland Smith, Bounty Hunter

1982
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

1981.

1 Movie
The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

5.95
1981
When a group of college students find a book and a recording in an old wilderness cabin, they unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

1980.

2 Movies
Stryker's War

Stryker's War

1980
A wounded Vietnam Vet and his friend save a small town from a cult leader and his killers.
The Blind Waiter

The Blind Waiter

1980
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

1979.

1 Movie
Attack of the Helping Hand!

Attack of the Helping Hand!

1979
Helping Hand or Lefty, a four-fingered, left-hand white glove, which appears on the product's packaging, comes to life in a woman's kitchen and tries to kill her.

1978.

4 Movies
Holding It

Holding It

1978
Josh Becker wrote a suspense novel.
Clockwork

Clockwork

1978
A serial killer is following a wealthy woman.
Within the Woods

Within the Woods

1978
The Evil Dead films were influenced by the Bruce Campbell film.
Acting and Reacting

Acting and Reacting

1978
Bruce Campbell had appearances by Ted Raimi and Sam Raimi.

1977.

2 Movies
It's Murder!

It's Murder!

1977
The film tells the story of a family. Sam Raimi will get everything. The uncle was murdered while the detective was trying to find out who did it.
Six Months to Live

Six Months to Live

1977
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

Unknown Year.

9 Movies
Every House Is Haunted

Every House Is Haunted

An insurance investigator tries to debunk claims that a couple's death was caused by a haunted house, but his doubts are challenged by a psychic and the mysterious occurrences he witnesses with his ow...
Umma

Umma

When the remains of her mother arrive from Korea,Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother, even though she and her daughter are living a quiet life on an American farm.
Darkman

Darkman

A television movie pilot is based on Sam Raimi's 1990 movie Darkman.
Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes

A law student who volunteers to receive anonymous video calls from blind people through an App to help them “see” and do simple tasks. One night, she is pulled into a race against time when she gets a...
Untitled Sam Raimi Movie

Untitled Sam Raimi Movie

Untitled Sam Raimi film.
Evil Dead Rise

Evil Dead Rise

The reunion of two estranged sisters is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a battle for survival as they face the most terrifying version of family imaginable.
AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #5: HAUNTED LIVES

AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #5: HAUNTED LIVES

A new anthology called AGFA MySTERY MIXTAPE 5: Hunting Lives has been released. This latest tape has a lot of behind-the-scenes horror. I would like to thank you for your support. Don't touch the dial...
Scarface

Scarface

The United States has a criminal Underworld.
Fanboy

Fanboy

A video store employee in South Carolina learns that his favorite director is auditioning for his next movie.
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