Movies that are slightly off.
The Evil Dead
The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror
When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
You will believe a girl can be raped by a tree.
Five friends go up to a cabin in the woods, where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find a tome called the "Naturan Demanto", Book of the Dead, and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens are possessed. With only one remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle the evil dead.
If you haven't seen this film and you'd read that synopsis, you probably wouldn't think it is one of the greatest entries in the horror genre ever made. You'd probably rank it among the avalanche of other horror films released in the early eighties. The fact that it…
I watched Evil Dead for the first time in my early teens and I remember being both scared and in awe. It wasn't like anything I had ever seen before and I'm overcome with that same awe every time I watch it. While I enjoy Evil Dead 2 it doesn't have the same effect on me (and I find Army of Darkness a little annoying). This is by far THE movie to watch in the trilogy.
Most of you have seen this so I won't feel bad for including some spoilers (if you haven't seen it, stop reading now). I love that there's a "final guy" as opposed to the typical "final girl" but I've always wondered how Ash avoided…
Rudimentary, unpolished, and near-brilliant, Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead" is an over-the-top, low budget horror symphony. Raimi combines a cabin in the woods, demonic spirits, incantations, a book bound in human flesh, buckets of gore, and a group of twenty-somethings to highest possible effect in a film that is both seminal and potentially audience-splitting.
While the film is gruesome, gory, and violent, it is imbued with a light, slightly silly tone. The film has a sense of humor, slyly sending up conventions of the horror genre and keeping the violence from becoming oppressive. While this may be offputting to some genre fans, it does help establish "The Evil Dead" as something unique.
Raimi uses the film as a stylistic canvas,…
Unanimously a horror masterpiece and one of the great works of surrealism, The Evil Dead is a film of shocking gore and unabashed macabre beauty. Filmed on a meager budget around $350,000; Sam Raimi and company set out to make a simple film about a terrifying night set in a cabin in the woods. Both remarkably scary and ferociously paced, The Evil Dead is 85 minutes of splatter, foggy atmosphere, solid acting, and tremendous visual storytelling. While not as comedic or batshit insane as Evil Dead 2, It's arguably just as glorious. The raw film-making does show its age, but it isn't a huge determent on the film as a whole.
Bruce Campbell plays it straight in this one, as…
The Evil Dead is Sam Raimi's cinematic résumé, a film made right out of film school at age twenty two with the obvious intention of showcasing his talent. It feels packed, perhaps a bit overly so, with every trick he could conceive with the camera, constantly utilizing off-kilter framing or momentous pacing to liven what is an otherwise barebones narrative with caricature characters.
But there's more to this film than that. Cult films are curious things, as they seem to transcend the traditional critical method because of some aspect that sets itself apart. The Evil Dead, while not a good film, is absolutely enthralling. It's surreal visuals, remedied through Raimi's visceral camerawork and haunting tracking movements are hallucinatory, constantly breaking…
This is the definition of a cult horror film. Fun, gore and terryfing. Everything at the saem time. San Raimi please come back.
I love how low budget horror movies don't really give a shit about being secretive, the scares aren't in the unknown or suprise. You know whats going to happen before the movie starts, without a synopsis and it's still great. The title of the film is sort of the plot, 'The Evil Dead': they're dead, and they're evil. That's it. Simple and effective.
A darkly humorous and creepy classic featuring amazing camera work and practical effects.
Ye sorry I didn't like it
I am so passionate about this film.
I really respect it and what it accomplished (especially at the time) and how influential it was... but I really don't *like* it.
The schlockiest schlock that ever schlocked.
Absolutely glorious in its excess and wackiness.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…