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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.
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 fucking 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,…
Right now I'm lamenting the fact Letterboxd doesn't have Evil Dead: The Musical on here cause I just watched the whole thing.
Neat! Very, very neat. I loved the home-made feel of it, and how well it holds up.
I've seen this the first time around when I was 13, and it scared the living crap out of me. I slept bad for a week, and to this day the intro shot of the cabin in the woods still makes the hair in my neck stand up straight.
4/5 would watch again.
"We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep."
For every moment of laughter, the creatures come nearer. For every occasion of fun and despair, the atmosphere grows darker. Ladies & gentlemen, I present to you The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is both a ridiculous and disturbing horror classic, mainly because of Sam Raimi's masterful camerawork that combines with the strong editing and furious pacing to create entertainment from hell that sets the gruesome tone and the foggy atmosphere for the film. Starting with a basic story, The Evil Dead, although dated, is not afraid to do whatever it needs to accomplish in order to disturb and entertain…
Who would have thought that Bruce would still be playing the same character after all these years. I'm sure he didn't!
This is my least favorite of the trilogy, but its still pretty enjoyable and entertaining. Ash and a group of college friends travel up to a secluded cabin for a vacation where they'll soon find themselves being terrorized by an undead people known as the Deadites. Ash doesn't exactly become the main focus of the film until a little more than half way through, but when he does, his combat skills will be put to the test as he fights off the remaining deadites. Entertaining scenes, lots of blood, good humor, but Evil Dead 2 was just better done in my opinion.
I can feel the grit. Sam Raimi's camerawork is amazing. The makeup is horrifying. My favorite of the dead series.
One of the best scariest horror films of all time!!
Shape-shifting from exploitation to monster movie to balls-to-the-wall gore porn, the first film from one of horror's most iconic series lives up to its reputation to a scary level, remaining, to this day, something that seems absolutely impenetrable (no pun intended) to anyone who isn't that accustomed with the genre, and probably to a good share of its aficionados as well. With make-up and practical effects to make David Cronenberg seriously nauseated, the film snarkily indulges itself in absurdly over-the-top violence as it has the complete certainty the audience would eat it up no matter how far it all goes. Evidently, that is the result of spectacular craft that takes advantage of both the public's voyeuristic nature and general insensitivity towards the characters in horror stories.
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