The Evil Dead (1981)
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Bloody great B+ horror classic, plus you have to give cred to Bruce Cambell, great performance.
the most gory movie of that time, with the possible exception of dead alive. the card scene is my favourite. the first time i saw this movie, i was nine, and my older cousin decided scare the bejesus out of me by making me watch it. i thought it was nothing special until the card part (i couldent understand the idea of tree rape).
The low budget and cabin setting provide for some great atmosphere. Very scary picture, yet there are some visual trademarks of what Raimi would be doing throughout his career. Some bits of very dark humor appear throughout, and Evil Dead is most promising for Raimi's first outing as a director.
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This movie ranks #14 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
This movie ranks #30 in BFI's 100 American Independent Films
This movie ranks #62 in Tim Dirks's 100+ Most Controversial Films of All-Time
This movie ranks #62 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #282 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #299 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #677 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die