Evil Dead (1981)

by Brenda - Webmaster
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Sometimes, when you grow up, the cheesy things you loved as a kid end up being important. The horror movie Evil Dead is like that.

It's cheesy. It's bad.

It didn't win any Academy Awards.

But for decades, it remained as one of the scariest horror movies I had ever seen.

This film is important because it was an early work of both Director Sam Raimi (Spider Man, The Grudge, 30 Days of Night, Drag Me to Hell) and actor, Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness, Burn Notice). A blast to make, the crew used stop animation to create the horrific special effects in this film, including dismemberment using a chainsaw and a blunt, rusty axe.

When Ash (Bruce) and his friends decide to go to the cabin for the weekend, they aren't expecting to find that their cabin is remotely located amid a forest haunted by an evil spirit. While playing games and partying one night, they come across a tape recording from the cabin's previous owner as well as a large book covered in human skin.

This book contains spells that can raise the dead.

By listening to the tape and reading the book, the group unwittingly unleashes the evil spirit that lurks dormant around them.

One of the girls becomes possessed and throughout the night, the rest of the members of the group are possessed and killed.

Cackling, howling demon possession, creepy effects, shocking horror and very effective timing make this a horror classic that is not to be missed.

You've got to watch Evil Dead at least once in your life. It's one of those films that remain timelessly scary and horrific.

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