Ash vs. Evil Dead premiered on StarZ just in time for Halloween, and since its premiere, it has turned out to be an incredibly fun, gory, gross, over-the-top thrill ride that has brought the very best aspects of the original film series to the forefront, and added a handful of interesting new twists as well. Now halfway through the first season (and already renewed for a second), the show is quickly winning over both critics and fans - sitting at 98% and 96% with each, respectively, at Rotten Tomatoes. Once again anchored by B-movie icon Bruce Campbell, and produced by Sam Raimi, Evil Dead is - arguably - the best show full of guts, gore, and absolute grotesqueness today. And yes, that includes AMC's venerable The Walking Dead, which is starting to look just a little worse for wear after six seasons of Walker (don't call them zombies) hijinks. How could the revered Walking Dead possibly be compared to such a nonsensical, farcical, B-movie romp like Ash vs. Evil Dead? Well don't worry, because the proof is in the very gory pudding. And not one of these reasons will include "because Ash has a chainsaw hand!" - but that's a pretty good reason in its own right. Now grab your boom stick and bear witness to nine reasons Ash vs. Evil Dead is better than the shambling, rotting competition.