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The Evil Dead
Can they be stopped?
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.
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,…
"Thank you. I don't know what I would have done if I had remained on those hot coals, burning my pretty flesh." - Possessed Shelly
It's about as subtle as having your head caved in with a baseball bat and having your mutilated remains chopped up with an axe, but The Evil Dead is one of the most unashamedly proud films I've ever seen. It's proud of its identity, its guts, its brashness, its sheer and utter want to disgust you. And that's what makes it so likeable.
While it's hardly an original plot, there's a genuine sense of creeping unease and dread maintained from the hovering, swooping opening shot. There's an almost constant low roar from the demons in…
10 MORE DAYS! 10 MORE DAYS! 10 MORE DAYS!
"WE'RE GONNA GET YOU" IN 10 DAAAAAYS...sorry I seriously can't wait for Evil Dead. So I might possibly watch this every night until April 5th.
Sam Raimi, you are incredible for making such a classic horror film that is both comedic and horrifying. And to have brought something to the world that no one has ever seen before; horny trees, and I LIKED IT. The usage of sound in this film is also incredible, from the piercing giggles, the screams, the music and how the creatures open their mouths either to eat you or to speak is seriously sick!
An extremely gory, yet cheesy horror flick, that everyone MUST SEE BEFORE…
I've seen this countless times and yet I'm puzzled how I let myself go along with the common misconception that this isn't a comedy. Watching it for the first time on the big screen was a hilarious experience. Probably a good 10 laughs in the first 40 minutes, about triple that in the remaining 45. Yes this is the most brutal and unforgiving entry to this franchise but Raimi's love of slapstick (here transformed into splatstick) is very much front and centre. This is pitch black comedy, make no mistake.
I didn't laugh at the tree rape. That would be wrong.
Having only seen Army of Darkness, I have to say that Ash was a fucking pussy in this.
The film itself is too serious for me to watch it as a comedy, yet too goofy for me to take it seriously as a horror movie. Having only seen Army of Darkness, I thought this was going to be a comedy. The differences in the tones of these two movies is night and day.
I'm going to watch Evil Dead 2 now. Apparently that one's more comedic, and hopefully that one will be a better movie than this one.
After seeing a piece on Fangoria's website about watching The Innkeepers in B&W, I thought I'd give this a try, as the make up isn't great, so thought it would help it look a little more realistic. And it did. The outside shots looked moodier, and the off kilter close ups of Bruce looked great. It just seemed to suit the low budget, low quality production - give it a try!
I don't think I'll watch this in colour ever again...
Watched in celebration of Ash Wednesday. Hail to the King, baby.
This one gets better and better for me. For years I preferred EVIL DEAD II, and still might.... probably. Maybe. It's better-made all around, of course, and of course is practically a more-accomplished remake of this one, adding some excellent slapstick humor. ARMY OF DARKNESS maybe leans a bit too much on the humor part of the horror/humor line, but I still love that one, too.
But the more I watch this first one, the more its growing relentlessness appeals to me. The first time I saw it, it was after seeing EVIL DEAD II, so at the start it seemed surprisingly inept and I stopped watching before any…
The Evil Dead was released in 1981 and was the first film in the Evil Dead series. The movie was a big inspiration for horror fans and film fans in general, showing us that you don't need the biggest budget in the world to be a good movie. The film uses practical effects and benefits because of it. The Evil Dead is one of the greatest horror movies of all time.
Sam Raimi really knew what he was doing when he made The Evil Dead. His direction is wonderful, and his style fits the movie perfectly. The screenplay is wacky and awesome, and the gore is crazy and over-the-top. Bruce Campbell is one of the most memorable characters in horror…
REWAAATCH!!! La primera vez que vi Evil Dead fue en una de esos screenings que hacia el teatro Mérida, y no me gusto, creo que no fui con la actitud o estaba de snob o un mamon, pero es divertida, y Raimi y Campbell se están divirtiendo. Es una gran burla a las películas con tema de exorcismo.
It's a unique phenomenon when a by all means bad movie is praised for the thing no one involved intended for it to be praised for. What's also unique is the film's unmatched vigor, rawness, and blood-soaked, limb-slicing charisma which just happened to click.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The ultimate cabin in the wood movie. In this one things are more serious. There is some dark humor, but its not as goofy as the later movies. If you want a horror movie that is not afraid to show you some really wrong type of horror.
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