Aside from the lore surrounding Raimi and his films, there is the simple fact that continuity errors are one of the avid moviegoers’ favorite pastimes. Of course, there is a dark side to noticing mistakes – in addition to the filmmakers potentially being ashamed of them, there can be an arrogance towards those who eagerly point out mistakes, and people pretend to be better than the filmmakers. This road leads straight to CinemaSins, folks, and no one wants that.
Instead, spotting idiots is very similar to what Raimi describes: they’re “part of the experience and the beauty of that thing.” Fools will always show upNo matter how many Script Supervisors are hired to watch them, they can often add to the fun rather than distract from the movie. In some cases, such mistakes reinforce the strength of craft and technique as a director, such as the moment in “Aliens” when actor Lance Henriksen can be seen through a hole in the floor. James Cameron points out in his commentary for “Aliens”: The mistake is forgiven because the audience looks where they should “look”.
While stupidity and other flaws remain “fixed” in the latest 4K Ultra HD and streaming versions of “The Evil Dead”, perhaps Raimi’s comments could mean that he’s changed his mind about making such corrections in the future, and even reinstates it. blunders in a future version of “The Evil Dead”. Fools are dead; long live idiots!