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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.
My original thoughts on "The Evil Dead" were lukewarm at best when I first viewed it about a year ago for the Halloween season. Most of my major problems stemmed from the simple fact I didn't find it scary and found some of it to be fairly dated.
Revisiting it, those two issues are still there, yet what has changed is my prospective entering it. See, when I first watched it, I was expecting to be scared out of my mind to the point where I wouldn't be able to sleep at night due to how many have claimed it of doing that especially in comparison to it's two sequels that came after it.
With that mind set, I kept…
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…
You will believe a girl can be raped by a tree.
The Evil Dead is super gross!!
Sam Raimi knows exactly what he wants to do here. He creates quite a raw, gross-out horror flick with the sole intention of startling you with grotesque scenes. This is a very fast-paced movie about five teenagers who take a vacation in a cabin in the woods and are soon, one by one, possessed by demons after one of them plays a recording of ancient incantations. It’s not scary by today’s standards, but it’s quite an entertaining horror.
The movie gets its engine revved up from the get-go, unsettling you with the ominous demonic presence in the first scene. Raimi employs a range of horror film techniques to shock the audience. From the effective…
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,…
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There's something about this movie that actually wiped my smug, pretentious mindset of a horror viewer out of my ass. I was expecting to be scared out of my mind. Instead, I was served with the feeling of disgust. In the most disturbing way. I'm so glad I didn't pass this up. Idk why it took me this long to see this. the score was SO awesome too (dem winds).
You basterds why are you torturing me like this why!?- Ash Williams
Classic low budge horror film
I'm guessing this is the originator of the cabin in the woods genre?? Or one of them I was gonna mention Friday the 13th with it but this is way better then Friday the 13th
The films story is really simple a group of friends travel to a cabin in the woods where some strange things happen encounter the book of the dead were the freakiest shit happens. Demonic spirits possessing people trees raping women. I always forget about the tree raping scene it's awkward. An amazing amount of gore. The effects still look pretty good. The POV shots in the woods are awesome
Gave birth to one of the best Heroes in horror Ash Williams and establish Sam Ramini.
Moderately eery but overall really dumb. One of the most overhyped horrors of all time.
A girl gets raped by a tree and Bruce Campbell goes full batshit crazy.
I would say these are the perfect films to watch during Halloween. They have that dirty sense to them but they also shine bright with campiness and pure B-Horror. Sam Raimis directing is also shown out at his earliest. I love the entire feel of this and it sets up the PERFECT atmosphere.
Evil Dead II is by far the superior film but that doesn't mean this one isn't good. It's actually great. For being independent it's pretty phenomenal.
Sam Raimi is a fully-formed genius right out of the gate.
"Ashy Slashy!" I've been catching up on Season 2 of "Ash vs Evil Dead" and I picked up this cheap blu-ray the other day, so it was a perfect time to revisit this classic. I love the sequels but this is still my favorite of the bunch. Grim and gritty- it's not as comedic as the later films but you still get an earnest yet campy performance from the king Bruce Campbell. Plus I dig on that low budget 70's vibe- you can almost smell the karo syrup.
Those shitty moon shots tho.
Gotta love shoestring budgets
So charming and inventive.
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