The Evil Dead (1981) is directed by Sam Raimi as his first horror film and has become a cult classic since its 1981 release. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell has an extremely small budget (about $90K) for the horror film but they sure delivered a scary horror movie. This horror film deserves to be watched on a dark and stormy night to really set off the creepy factor. There is absolutely no comedy in The Evil Dead, they set out to make a scary horror movie and they did.
The acting is pretty good by most of the cast and the gore factor is really good. The story of the Necronomicon bringing demons to possess Ash’s (Bruce Campbell) girlfriend and friends is great. The scene where the demon is locked in the cellar but peeps her gruesome head out enough to see the demonic appearance is very scary and bound to bring disturbing images to the mind from time to time.
I have to say that I really like this horror movie because of the scares and it is so different from many horror movies but I like the second film more, The Evil Dead 2 (1987). Definitely worth watching and a must see for everyone that truly sets Ash’s character up for the sequels.
About The Evil Dead (1981)
Starring: Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Scott Spiegel, Sam Raimi, Josh Becker, Kurt Rauf, Philip A. Gillis, Ivan Raimi, John Cameron, Bill Vincent, Robert G. Tapert, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Stu Smith, Mary Beth Tapert, Joanne Kruse, Gwen Cochanski, Richard DeManincor, Debie Jarczewski, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Tom Sullivan, Dorothy Tapert, Cheryl Guttridge, Barbara Carey, David Horton, Wendall Thomas, Don Long
Director: Sam Raimi
MPAA Rating: NC-17
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