Now games of movies and even vice-a-versa movies made of games are commonplace now. However back in the early 1980s this was a rare cross-over event. One of the ones that stands out the most of the few, is the game tie-in of the Sam Raimi movie The Evil Dead from 1981. The controversial horror splatter movie was cut for UK release, and was infamously added to the BBFC list of videos known as Video Nasties.
In 1984 the game maker Palace Virgin Gold released the tie-in game of the movie. Initially released on the Commodore C64, and then later on the ZX Spectrum packaged with the 1985 game Cauldron. Rumour is the Spectrum version was slipped in under the radar, due to the controversy over the movie. The cover image on cassette for the C64 was brilliant, and the whole package offered so much promise. Unfortunately the game didn't deliver. It featured a top-down view (always a loser in any computer game), of the cabin in the woods. You play Ash, and must deal with your possessed friends.
That's about it. Five to ten minutes into the game and you can feel an evil presence descend into the room, and take-over your soul. As you reach for the cassette tape, an uncontrollable desire to snap it in two. However, your good geek spirit breaks through, and you realise that this stupid game will hold some twisted cultural value in about 30 years.