In the Evil Dead, Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) must face off against his loved ones as they’re possessed by evil souls of the dead called deadites. To defeat them, he arms himself, quite literally, with a chainsaw and a sawed off shotty.
After running afoul of a local mobster, Dr. Peyton Westlake (Liam Neeson) is burned and disfigured. As luck would have it, his research is on synthetic skin for burn victims. Only drawback? It disintegrates when subject to light. He sensibly seeks his revenge in the dark, going by the name Darkman.