The Evil Dead

  • Film
  • Horror films
Raimi's first feature, a sensationally bad-taste effort which narrates the rapid decline into demonic mental and physical possession of a clean-cut, all-American holiday party holed up in a mountain Tennessee retreat. The woods come alive, devils possess the living, and Tom Sullivan's amazing make-up effects climax with a final fiery exorcism which makes George Romero look like Playschool. Short on characterisation and plot but strong on atmospheric horror and visual churns, this movie blends comic fantasy (EC Tales) with recent genre gems like Carrie and Texas Chain Saw Massacre to impressive effect.

Release details

Rated: 18
Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriter: SamRaimi
Cast: Ellen Sandweiss
Sarah York
Bruce Campbell
Betsy Baker
Hal Delrich
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