Tennessee is a state located in the continental United States. Major cities include Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. The Evil Dead film series takes place in the woods of Tennessee. The Knowby cabin, which featured prominently in The Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn is located in Tennessee. This is where Professor Raymond Knowby unwittingly read aloud passages from the Necronomicon, which summoned forth evil spirits from the Dark Ones. Hard-luck hero Ash Williams had his first encounter with these possessing Kandarian spirits (known as Deadites), and has been fighting the good fight against them ever since.
Knoxville is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Tennessee, behind Memphis and Nashville, and is the county seat of Knox County. It is also the largest city in East Tennessee, and the second-largest city within the region of Appalachia. True Blood actress Dale Dickey was born here. Dark Shadows actress Lara Parker was born here. Film director Quentin Tarantino was born here.
Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers. Some scenes from Silence of the Lambs take place here.
Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee as well as its most populous city. Nashville is largely considered the home of Country & Western music. The weekly stage concert, the Grand Ole Opry, is held in Nashville. Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash cover artist Eric Powell was born in Nashville.