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…
I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard at a horror movie and was still scared for what would happen next. A true horror masterpiece.
Un cacho de la historia del cine de terror. Buenísima.
The second film I saw today for the Wisconsin Film Festival was The Evil Dead. I’d already seen it, but I figured it would be fun to see it in a theater with a crowd. It was good old campy fun! It made me want to go and watch Dead Alive again! What I really enjoyed though were the trailers and other extras before the film started - they were all throwbacks to many other horror and grindhouse films - filled with tons of fake blood, cheesy effects, classic horror music, and that same grindhouse voice that Tarantino and Rodriguez like to use in their previews! LOVED IT!!
Pretty classic. Bruce Campwell acted so well.
Dvd at home 5 feb 2016 by myself
Not unlike its sequels, this was mostly a direct horror type movie which does not completely work for me as anybody could have died, well except maybe and definitely for Ash.
Lovely stuff. For the longest time, I thought this film was yet another example of an overhyped classic of the genre. Oh boy. How wrong I was. From the instant Cheryl turned deadite, I knew this was my kind of film.
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…