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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,…
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…
"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…
Great horror. Enjoyed it. In depth review: zoemoviereviews.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/zoemoviereviews-evil-dead.html
A total blast from start to finish. Kudos to the practical effects and makeup teams; both elements were used in the film splendidly.
Despite a few dated effects, The Evil Dead still manages to be a LOT scarier than most modern horror films. And a heck of a lot more fun, might I add.
There's also some really awesome, creepy camerawork. That came as an honest surprise, but some of the long, slow takes really pulled you into the atmosphere and sense of dread. You know, before everything goes to 💩 and the film begins to pursue it's OTHER agenda. So much blood... so much blood... 😉😋
31 days of horror // day 1 (i know i'm behind)
too much screaming and bad effects for 90 minutes
This is absolutely one of my favorite horror movies. It has a very odd, unnatural tone to it that gets me every time. I remember literally being on the edge of my seat when I first saw it (yet another movie with an awkward rape scene that I first watched with my parents).
The blu-ray Anchor Bay put out in 2010 is top notch, by the way. Easily the best the film has ever looked.
Despite all of it's production problems and small budget, Sam Raimi still managed to make one of the most tension filled and entertaining horror movies of all time. You can tell that this movie is just Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell fucking around with studio money, which actually makes this movie even more enjoyable.
Buen suspense y maravillosos planos poco convencinales en los momentos indicados de la película.
Great way to start October!
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…