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Plot: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they’ve rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
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Decent watch at best, probably won’t watch again, and can’t recommend unless you just love classic gore practical effects.
I’m honestly confused why this was such a bit hit at the time. Maybe it was just part of the trends, maybe the 1980s was just when people wanted to see horrific gore, and there was a lack of options.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s bad. I don’t feel like we get a proper explanation of what the hell is happening, so no expectations is really built to be subverted, but I certainly wouldn’t want this movie to explain anymore than it did.
I’m honestly not sure exactly what to say about it: it’s a “don’t mess with dark forces you can’t possibly understand” trope with a bunch of blood, gore, and weirdly designed possession.
Part of what I enjoy about (even paranormal) survival situations like this is the idea that their is / was a way out of it, if the characters can figure it out. This is more of just someone blew up a dam, and now we’re going to die from a flood.
I just feel like this movie could have been a lot more, and I’m not going to remember this, but I had a good enough time watching it.
RELEASED IN 1981 (but not until April, 1983, in the USA) and written & directed by Sam Raimi, “The Evil Dead” chronicles events when five Michigan State students travel to a remote cabin in western Tennessee for spring break wherein they discover a copy of the Book of the Dead and an audiotape whose incantations resurrect demons in the woods. Havoc ensues.
This is a cult classic movie and the famous director’s first full-length feature. It only cost $350,000 to make and was shot in 1979, as well as the first weeks of 1980. Bruce Campbell makes for a quality protagonist and there’s a good trio of girl-next-door types (Ellen Sandweiss, Theresa Tilly and Betsy Baker), but Raimi only really takes advantage of these feminine resources with Sandweiss as Cheryl.
The first half of the movie is great, which involves the five students’ arrival to the cabin and the initial possession/attack sequences. It’s atmospheric, well executed and compelling. The second half, however, is redundant. While each new attack ups the ante it’s basically more of the same in the same setting (the cabin). Don’t get me wrong, the second half is effective chaotic & chilling horror with loads of cartoony gore, but it’s too one-dimensional with no meaty subtext to chew on. It’s just people being attacked by hideous creatures, one after the other.
This simplistic approach CAN work, as witnessed by 1972’s “Gargoyles,” but in that movie the initial gargoyle attacks led to a captivating confrontation in their hellish cave complex in the last act. The latter half of “The Evil Dead,” by contrast, is just one attack after another in the same general setting. But the latter half of “The Evil Dead” is just one attack after another in the same general setting. This might work for 11-14 year-olds who are wowed by cartoonish gore and constant diabolic thrills, but it doesn’t work for more mature people who require some element of mindfood or, at least, variation to keep interested. Another negative is the final gory sequence which is decidedly low-budget and cartoony, albeit creatively and expertly done on a film student level.
THE FILM RUNS 1 hour & 25 minutes and was shot in Morristown, Tennessee, with additional work done in Michigan.
This Film Will Scare You
The Evil Dead is a film that scared me. In fact, everyone I spoke to has been scared of this film.
It really is a horrible film. You feel sorry for the characters in it. They are trapped in a cabin in the woods with some evil looking demons. The forest itself is alive and there is no way out. When I first watched this film I wanted the good guys to die because I felt sorry for them.
This film is one of the great horrors like The Omen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street. There are some truly creepy scenes in the film. The scariest scenes are where the girls are possessed by the demons. The other really scary scene is where the demon is in the cellar-I couldn’t stop thinking about that scene.
The best horror films are the ones where the characters are in hopeless situations with no easy way out. The Evil Dead is one of those films. It really is creepy. Make sure you watch this film during daylight hours. Those with a nervous disposition should avoid.
Scary back then, unnerving today
‘The Evil Dead’ has a reputation for being a cult classic but, like many older horror films, it certainly doesn’t have the same impact today as it would have done at the time of release. Sure, there are some moments that make you jump, but the general horror elements are really quite tame compared to the modern horror.
That said, the film does have its moments. There are a few scenes that are successfully unnerving, even with such dated special effects. The absence of any real story probably works to the film’s advantage, with the focus being on unleashing as much terror on the innocent group as possible.
‘The Evil Dead’ isn’t as effective today as it probably was in the 80s but is still as successfully unnerving horror film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min), 1 hr 10 min (70 min) (FSK 16) (Germany)
Director Sam Raimi
Writer Sam Raimi
Actors Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Renaissance Pictures
Sound Mix Mono, DTS (re-mastered version), Dolby (5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (original ratio), 1.85 : 1 (director specified)
Camera Arriflex 16 BL, Arriflex 16 S
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 2,340.26 m
Negative Format 16 mm (Eastman 100T 7247), 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)