I may be the only one who has not watched the Evil Dead movies. Not having read up on the series other than watching a promo and thinking it would be great, I watched the pilot and it was well acted and seems like it has a healthy budget because the production quality was good. That being said although I am not as hyped as others who have been long time fans of the films, if I were, I would be happy with how high quality this pilot was. This is an example of how to successfully transition a film to a TV series. I'll stop watching for now until I watch the films, you don't need to have watched the films, but I'd prefer to.