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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.
What makes The Evil Dead a stand out in the history of horror cinema is the neverending energy that flows from every single frame. The movie is always busy doing something at every minute, always trying a different camera angle, or a creative special effect. The crude visuals are part of the charm, anyone thinking this needs a more "polished" approach is clearly missing the point. That includes, sadly, it's own director.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Classic. Must see for horror fans.
There are a lot of flaws in Evil dead, poor acting and continuity errors by the dozens but all of that is nothing compared to the kinetic energy that the movie possesses. If someone else than Sam Raimi had done this it would most likely have been forgotten by now, only remembered as a subpar goremovie only available on a old vhstape you could get cheap on ebay. But Raimi did direct this and it still stands tall. A classic.
The frenetic energy of the last fifteen minutes is inspired, and there are some visual gems throughout, but I felt as if the viewer is left to stumble through much of it. It doesn't really come together as a film, more like an assembly of set-pieces, some that work very well and some that don't.
Still fantastic. Saw it on the big screen this time, so even better than usual, actually.
The Evil Dead is a 1981 horror film starring Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly. It is written and directed by Sam Raimi. It is the story of five friends who travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
I love horror, I'm not a fake horror fan who thinks that Paranormal Activity, and remakes are good, I like GOOD horror films. This is a good movie, I mean yes, it does have its cheesy moments, but its good. This film was so scary in 1981 that it got an NC-17 rating and was only released in select theaters. Stephan King loves it! The king of horror, loves this movie! I've always been a fan of this series, and this is definitely the best one in my opinion.
Overall, if you respect horror, and respect film, you'll enjoy it.
I think I've seen this movie the most out of any I've seen. There's a discreet charm in this film, even through the camera tricks and shoestring budget. I understand the critics of this film, it is far from flawless. But it's certainly wonderful in its own little way. To those who disagree, I have but one thing to say.
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