10 Best Horror Movies Set In The Past

9. Army Of Darkness

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Taking a trip all the way to the other end of the historical spectrum now, let's examine the third film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series.

Released in 1992, the threequel picks up right where the action of Evil Dead II left off - Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) is trapped in the Middle Ages with no way of getting home.

It's not clear what the exact year is in Army of Darkness, but seeing as how Ash mixes it up with King Arthur (who was believed to have lived in the late 5th/early 6th century), let's just assume it was 501AD.

No idea why it's that number, but just go with it.

The movie is not only about Ash's quest to get back to a time of hot dogs and indoor plumbing, but also his battle against those pesky deadites, which are as much of a problem in this time as in his own.

Also there's a weird mirror version of Ash too, because of course there is.

Bloody, violent, and a whole heap of fun, Army of Darkness isn't the most historically accurate film in the world, but who cares?

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