Evil Dead (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
- R 40
Low-budget horror about a group of American teenagers on holiday in a remote cabin in the Tennessee mountains. They discover an old book which, once they have read it, summons up all kinds of horrors: the trees come alive and so do the dead, who take over the bodies of the living...
- Movies & TV
- 5 May 2014
- Region 2
- Sony Pictures Home Ent.
- 79 min
- Age Restriction
- Supply Source
- Evil Dead
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 85 min
- Alternate Title
- Book of the Dead
- Horror/Suspense / Black Comedy / Cult Film / Demonic Possession / Disturbing / Essential Cinema / Horror Classic / Monsters / Recommended / Theatrical Release
- Director Sam Raimi's first film has achieved legendary status since its 1982 release, and for good reason. Though perhaps not as widely seen as its two sequels, EVIL DEAD 2 and ARMY OF DARKNESS, THE EVIL DEAD is arguably the best of the three. It is the story of five college-age friends who travel to a cabin in rural Tennessee where the stumble upon the Book of the Dead, an ancient tome bound in human flesh and inked in blood. After unwittingly awakening the unspeakable terror told of in the book, each of the friends is transformed into the evil dead, one by one, except for Ash (Bruce Campbell). So, Ash is left with no other way to survive than to dismember the living corpses of his sister, girlfriend, and two of his friends. Shot on a shoestring budget, the film boasts some impressive camera work and extremely over-the-top gore effects as well as a sense of humor much more subtle than the tongue-in-cheek aesthetic of the two sequels.
- Theatrical Release: October 15, 1981.
Director Sam Raimi's first feature film.
Joel Coen served as assistant editor.
- Cast & Crew
- Movie Critics
- "Sam Raimi's masterpiece that's still as shocking and entertaining today as it was in 1981."— (31 Aug 2010, )
- Sight and Sound
- "...[A] tongue-in-cheek cult favourite..."— Ben Walters (1 May 2002, p.59)
- "...Raimi maintains suspense and a nightmarish mood..."— Lor. (9 Feb 1983, )