The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead (1981) Synopsis:

Five friends travel to a cabin where they accidentally awake some evil spirits that live in the wood.

The Evil Dead (1981) Rating:

  • Dylan = 10 / 10;
  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9 / 10;
  • Ronan = 8.5 / 10
  • Simina = 10 / 10

The Evil Dead Deep Dark thoughts:

A 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 trilogy.

I can still remember the day as if it was only yesterday. A buddy of mine who was a dishwasher in the restaurant that I work 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 its cinematic beauty. Yeah right! There’s nothing better than a good scare and a little laugh. If you are 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.

Evil Dead Story:

Stephen King called Evil Dead …” the most ferociously original horror film….”

The 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.

The “Book of the Dead” (189kb), bound in human flesh and inked in human blood, contains the ancient rituals that cause 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 survives this night of terror? I won’t tell. Rent this movie, you won’t regret it!!!!! The Greatest Horror Movie of All Time!!!!! 

The Evil Dead (1981) Review:

Evil Dead is one of these 10 cult horror movies that everyone should watch at least once in their life. The scenario is very basic (people awake spirits = spirit attack), but this is not the point of the film and somehow this simple plot fits just perfectly to this movie. Evil Dead is a beautiful piece of horror that will keep you entertained at all-time thanks to its very special 80’s fun but tense atmosphere. The special effects and the fore are surprisingly great for the time, and the make-up really disgusting. There are also lots of surprise and fun scenes in this film, and also a great audio track. Watching this movie, some people will laugh, others will get scared, but most will enjoy it.

Evil Dead Frightful Facts:

  • “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 backward. 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, check out a movie called “Equinox“. A young Sam Raimi must have 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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