All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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,…
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…
Review In A Nutshell:
Horror has not been my most accessible genre as I tend to pick up the stupidities in its characters and their decisions or the style or tone that the film might be trying to capture, does not resonate well with me. Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead succeeds in bypassing both of those, with a plot that relies on the unknown superstition of evil to keep its audiences from demanding and searching for cracks in its logic.
The first word or emotion that came on my mind when watching this was "Shocking". Sam Raimi has left me in a feeling of shock almost all the way through, with gruesome scenes and unpredictably surprising me with jump scares…
Somehow without ever really trying consciously I've seen the Evil Dead movies more than any other movies in my life. And of the three, it's the original I've seen the most. And every time I watch it I love it more. I've definitely watched it and then watched it again immediately afterwards more than once. I never really thought about it, but it struck me today. They were some of the first horror films I ever owned as a kid. They're quite close to my heart.
Finally seeing it on Blu was something of a revelation. I don't know if it was a video quality issue or if maybe they just cleaned it up for the…
A real landmark movie that has grown old, but still is fast and fun. Poorly made effects are blended with some really nice camera work and a story so simple it just couldn’t make sense. For real hard core fans only.
Have I seen it before? Maybe. No idea to be honest. Fairly certain I've only seen the third one though a couple of bits in this seemed familiar, presumably from a load of random horror clips or historical TV run downs of the 'SCARIEST MOMENTS IN FILM EVER', etc. Basic plot follow five teens as they venture into a cabin in the woods but oh balls, they've only gone and put a curse on themselves. Step forward a pre-Bruce Campbell Bruce Campbell (if that makes sense?) to save the day.
Humour, horror, a bizarre plot that somehow works and some iconic moments make for a breezy Sunday evening low-budget film.
I first saw this film 33 years ago and it is still an incredible piece of horror cinema. One of the very best.
Re-watched in anticipation of seeing the new TV show. Just perfect. The psychedelic bodily meltdown at the end is still glorious even after seeing it umpteen times over the years.
At first seems like it's going to be a Re-Animator-esque gross-out because of the "tree scene", but after that settles into a fantastic groove all the more notable for its purity: this is the archetypal "cabin the woods" movie, and the humor that was front-and-center in the sequel here is so subtle you might not even notice it. I prefer this one, personally, because I like to be scared during horror films, even funny ones, and Evil Dead II, for all its cleverness, just didn't accomplish that. Ascends to a new height of greatness when Ash enters the basement and for a brief, blessed while the film becomes almost Dario Argento-ish, with the walls themselves leaking blood (courtesy of being projected by an aging film camera) and it seems like the house itself is a living thing. Also: for how miniscule the budget was, the effects are amazing. How did they do those transformation scenes near the end?
I always had mixed feelings about this movie. Maybe it’s because I watched this entire trilogy backwards the first time. I first encountered Army of Darkness, which immediately became one of my favorite movies. After that I watched Evil Dead II, simply because it was the only one that was available in my country, and I liked that one a lot too.
See, Switzerland doesn’t have a ratings board and we don’t really get individual releases specifically for Switzerland. They get localized for Germany and Austria and since a lot of businesses where you can buy movies from are German businesses, these Swiss subsidiaries also usually abide by the rules of their parent companies with regards to what stuff they…
It's one of those movies where you HAVE to show it to every friend. It's just SOOO good!!
Still one of my favorite horror films of all time. A classic!! Leaps and bounds better than the recent remake. Now watching Ash vs the Evil Dead and loving it as well!!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…