EVIL DEAD

Renee

bitchy@netzro.net

RE: The Evil Dead

I first saw this movie at a friend's house when I was in the 9th grade. I was totally freaked out and, when we ordered a pizza that night for dinner, I remember thinking the pizza looked like the bloody, ripped flesh of the demons. Naturally, I couldn't eat.

No othe film has touched the dark side of me in such a way. It is creepy, disgusting, and innovative. The tree/ rape scene is truly unique. Ashley is a true hero-- hacking up his friends and girlfriend. The demons (unlike today's films) are SCARY. Movies like "Night of Demons" are good-- but they merely seek to copy Evil Dead's awesome film making.

Why doesn't Blockbuster carry this film?? Why don't they make them like this anymore?? On a HUGE budget, dumb and insulting movies like "Halloween H2O" are a f*&%ing joke!! Evil Dead terrified us all on a tiny budget!! Hollywood needs to pay closer attention to the script and less to the budget/ special effects.

One more thing-- is it true that the director was a student when he filmed this movie.

Let the Evil Reign,

Renee

 

Ben

BenRad@cfopub.com

RE: The anticipation of Evil Dead

5th grade, locker room, "you've got to see this Evil Dead movie, it's so freaky, I can't even tell you." Friday night sleep over party that same week, the kid pops Evil Dead in the VCR (his parents were out of town). Never before have a been so effected by a film (to this day). The style of it. The grainy visuals, muddy sound all add to the effect of this spectacular film. I still hide under the blankets when I see Ash's sister pop up from the cellar and I'm 24 years old! It's unfortunate that a film like this could never be made again. It's a true classic. I'm going to get my reissued copy today.

Ben

 

Bastien

BastienL@aol.com

RE: The Evil Dead on the Podium of Cult Movies

This page is killer! Definitely, "The Evil Dead" is a masterpiece of Gore Movies. I'm a Great Fan. As a matter of fact, I managed to organize some Evil Dead Parties with some friends. A bit like The Rocky Horror Picture Show but without the disguise. I have a Little Camp in the Woods which reminds me of the lethal cabin and we go there to spend the night every year just to watch the Trilogy.

We always bring some new people and scare them to death in a creepy but fun atmosphere.

That's why Gore is for, isn't it?

Bastien

 

Jeremy Long

chomp@negia.net

RE: Evil Dead

I first saw Evil Dead when I was 12 years old me and my best friend rented 7 horror movies and bought a case of Jolt and stayed up all night.It was one of those awesome nights you never forget. Well the first six were pretty good I think they ranged from "the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" to "Make them Die Slowly" .But by 6 AM my friend had passed out and me, having a lower tolerance for caffeine, stuck in Evil Dead 1. Little did I know that this little movie with the shitty cover would literally, and I am not just saying this for dramatic effect, change they whole way I felt about life. From that moment on I wanted to make horror movies and here I am today trying to do the same thing Sam Raimi did ten years ago. But thankfully he did it. Evil Dead is more then just a movie it is a mind warping experience I have never seen a movie as spine chilling as it and I doubt I ever had. Evil Dead 2 was good as the best horror/comedy ever made and Armies is pure comedic laugh riot but the original has a atmosphere all it's own. The thing in the woods, the tree rape scene, that ever present cellar door all of these have a brooding quality that completely wraps you up in its twisted vision of the ultimate nightmare. Hitchcock would be proud of the suspense and Dario Argento would be envious of the gore...but when that light bulb fills up with blood and that big band song starts blasting through that dark, damp basement you know you are in the hands of a true cinematic genius. Sam Raimi I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jeremy Long

 

Sandy Starr

alexander.starr@mansfield.ox.ac.uk

RE: Merits of the Evil Dead

Firstly, this is a great page. Congratulations.

Secondly, I have always loved 'The Evil Dead'. I watched it obsessively as a teenager, and even now as a student at Oxford I persist in watching it at least once a week on video (sadly, I have only seen it on the big screen twice). I adore the first 'Evil Dead' with a quasi-religious reverence, and am saddened by the increasingly ridiculous cinematic immaturity of the sequels. I am having an article published to this effect in the British arts paper Caffeine, entitled 'Horror Films Have Lost Their Guts' (e-mail me for details).

Everything about 'The Evil Dead' is perfect. The atmosphere. The music. Bruce Campbell as a true geek (and not some muscle-bound pseudo-hero), in a film where people feel REAL PAIN when they have pencils stabbed in their ankles and hot pokers branded on their backs. When I sleep at night, I dream of staying forever in the 'dark bowers of man's domain'. Thank you Sam Raimi. May ED4 be a real horror movie, as you promised it would be in Fangoria #150, and not just more Tom And Jerry.

Sandy Starr

 

Tristan

BkofToth@AOL.com

RE: Evil Dead I

Yes I agree with you about Evil dead I. It was one of the scariest movies Ive seen in along time ,and I'm not one to be scared by movies, but this movie had me on the edge of my seat, from the moment with the cards, demonicly saying them in correct order to when Ash turns in the end and finds it is not over. I was truly freaked out. Yet the truly amazing fact about this movie was that it was not cheesy like other horror films I have seen. This movie is genuine horror at its best. I thank you for having this web-site

Tristan

 

HUBERT RAGSDALE

chokehold@webtv.net

RE: The Evil Dead

I came across your Page and saw how you were into The Evil Dead, and I must admit, I totally agree with you. I saw the film quite awhile back, and it has always stuck with me. I was awed by how the gore and yet dark humor combined to make one amazingly entertaining movie. Considering the low budget Director Sam Raimi had to work with, he did a very substantial job. I loved how the crew were not afraid to get covered in blood, and get it all in their mouths and stuff. The follow up Evil Dead 2 , was an even better movie in my opinion. Even if it was the same plot, the subtle changes and bigger budget shined through brilliantly. I love both films, and have them both on vhs. I Have to say the Evil Dead Trilogy is my all time favorite horror movies.

HUBERT RAGSDALE

 

Mike Mandeville

MikeFBI@concentric.net

RE: The Evil Dead

I first saw The Evil Dead on the Sci-fi channel, and while it was edited for television it still scared the hell outta me like no movie has ever done. I imagined myself being in that cabin, alone with the zombies sitting there smiling at me, and was so terrified I didn't know if I could finish it. I did of course, and am now anxiously awaiting the Anchor Bay re-release. And if they don't make a VHS movie, I guess I'll have to buy a laserdisc player! Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn was cool too, but in my opinion, not as good as the original. When I watch it now, I appreciate the comedy, but when I first saw it I loathed the comedy because I thought it was a disappointment given the utter horror created by the first film. The Evil Dead is neck and neck with Dawn of the Dead for the position of my favorite horror of all time, who will win, we'll just have to see.

Mike Mandeville

 

Andrew Lipson

andyl@csrlink.net

RE: The Evil Dead

I first watched the Evil Dead with my friend just recently. We turned it on around 2 in the morning. Let me tell you that was quite an experience. I absolutely loved it. The first half-an-hour was just great. I loved all the scary different camera angles Sam Raimi used and the way he suggested that there was a supernatural force in the woods. The setting for the movie is excellent. It is extremely scary. After the first half-hour, the real action kicks in. I was in shock from all the violence and gore from the movie. And when the woman gets raped by trees, man, that's a scene I will never forget. The movie is so effective and great at being scary. It's probably the scariest movie I've ever seen, except for the Exorcist. It is truly amazing and definitely a must-see.

Andrew Lipson

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