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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…
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,…
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…
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…
Tja nun! Ekelhaft! Aber ganz feines Splatterhororrokino.
Todo un clásico del cine de terror de bajo presupuesto que supuso la inspiración para cientos de cineastas amateurs.
A día de hoy por supuesto sus fallos son incluso más llamativos que en la época, pero su encanto como cinta del género, gracias a todos sus tópicos, su interesante realización y su maquillaje (a veces horrendo y a veces magnífico).
Toda una película de culto que es de obligado visionado para todos los fans del terror.
The Evil Dead is slow, tense, and gory. Its not all as scary as its meant to be, more funny than anything, but most of the time it's genuinely intense. It's that kind of movie, and it's good at it. With great yet cheesy makeup, excessive gore, and great cinematography, Evil Dead is just plain great.
Auch hier hat der Zahn der Zeit fest zugebissen, was die Horror-Wirkung angeht. Dies gilt jedoch nicht für die latent selbstironische Grundstimmung, die den Film heute noch zu etwas besonderen macht.
Das Remake gefällt mir jedoch etwas besser (!)
#Filmreview The Evil Dead ★★★★★ The original defines cabin in the woods #splatter #horror, still amazed by inventive camera/film work #Raimi
Rewatching Sam "Spiderman" Raimi's first full length movie which i had not seen since 2006 did not change my opinion much..i would rather calling "The Barfing Dead"...Gory,disgusting and funny lol....it's all there..lustful trees,actresses looking like dolls in puke worthy make up,blood flowing like there's no end...Teenagers should never visit the woods alone lol.
The original is the scariest out of them all where as the franchise is best known for its gore and humour the first film excels as it's scary too
couldn't stop laughing
The legend. The big one. The ultimate movie about kids who go into a cabin in the woods and don't come out. The movie that has more blood than The Poseidon Adventure has water. The movie that holds up even after you've seen it nineteen times. The one with the eye-gouging scene, the girl cutting off her own hand scene, and the demon girlfriend dismemberment scene. The one where a girl gets raped by a possessed tree. The movie that makes you unable to write anything but sentence fragments after you've seen it. You know what it is. It's Evil Dead. The must-see of the 80s.
It's almost hard to believe (or maybe not, since this is so well-made) that director Sam Raimi went on twenty years later to be a Hollywood big shot making Spider-Man Nintendo game movies, but this will remain his signature film.
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