lot of times, people have a hard time trying to choose their favorite
things. What's my favorite color, what's my favorite food, what's my
favorite pair of underoos (Spiderman, definitely!!) Decisions and
choices, but in this case, there’s no question for me. Above and beyond
any movie ever made, "Evil Dead"
is, and probably will always be my all-time favorite movie. What does
favorite mean to me? Well, it means a lot. Things that are my favorite
are those things I can do over and over again, and in this case, a movie
I can watch over and over again. "Evil
Dead 2: Dead by Dawn" runs
a close second on my list, but Army of Darkness doesn't even crack my
top ten. It will be examined, however, because of its merits in this
I can still remember the
day as if it was only yesterday. A buddy of mine who was a dishwasher in the
restaurant I working at told me about this super-scary film he had just
watched called Evil Dead. It sounds right up my alley, but I think the shit
video store I belong doesn't carry it. He said no problem; he'd make me a
copy. I was amazed! Not about getting a copy, but that he actually owned two
VCRs. You see VCRs back in those days cost like $700. So he made me a copy
and my life as I knew it was forever changed. I was hooked.
I remember watching ED1 &
2 in college almost every weekend with my friend. Nothing better than a
little fright when you have a good buzz going. I have matured a lot since
then and now appreciate the series for it cinematic beauty. Yeah right!
There's nothing better than a good scare and a little laugh. If you’re an ED
virgin and are reading about these movies for the first time, quickly turn
off your computer and head to your nearest video store or else I will
swallow your soul.
So you may be asking yourself, " why put up
such a negative review of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"? Sure I could have
posted a positive review, but it wouldn't help to demonstrate the power of
this film. Koch's review so exquisitely illustrates the evident foundations
of this film (i.e. cannibalism, sadists, etc). He saw the film "THE
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE" without actually seeing the film. The title flashed
up on the screen and his mind went blank. The next thing he remembered was
leaving the theater with a mess in his pants. Koch went in with blinders for
this film and they lead him down the misguided path of this review.
King called Evil Dead ..."the most ferociously original horror film...."
story is a simple one. Five college students venture into the wooded
mountains of Tennessee to spend a weekend of fun in an isolated cabin. Is
this your standard weekend of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll? No....
unfortunately, our heroes find the "Book of the Dead", play a tape recording
of demonic incantations, and open a portal to the netherworld.
of the Dead" (189kb), bound in human flesh and inked in human blood,
contains the ancient rituals that causes the spirits of evil to awaken and
take control, one by one, of the poor innocent students . As the survivors
see their friends and love ones turned into hideous, murdering demons, they
learn that the only way to kill the possessed is to dismember their bodies.
Who will be the next to be possessed by the evil dead? Will anyone survive
this night of terror? I won't tell. Rent this movie, you won't regret
- "Within the Woods" was a
30-minute short used by Raimi to gain financial support for "Evil Dead".
- Watch the clock in the movie, it serves as the gauge
for evil. When evil is in control, the clock stops and begins to moves
backwards. That's why the night seems to last forever.
- "Evil Dead" originally was to be finished in 7 weeks,
but was stretched to 11.
- Cheryl, the girl in the cellar, was Ash's sister.
- If you are an "Evil Dead" completist, checkout a movie
A young Sam Raimi must watched have this movie a few times before sitting
down and writing "Evil Dead".
- Look for "The Hills Have Eyes"
poster in the cellar scene when the college students discover the tape
recorder and the "Book of the Dead".
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