Retro/Flashback Review #4
The Evil Dead (1982)
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker & Sarah York
Running Time: 85mins
Ash, his girlfriend and two other pals hike into the woods to a cabin for a fun night away. There they find an old book, the Necronomicon, whose text reawakens the dead when it's read aloud. The friends inadvertently release a flood of evil and must fight for their lives or become one of the evil dead. Ash watches his friends become possessed, and must make a difficult decision before daybreak to save his own life.
I grew up already knowing the story and I had seen Army Of Darkness n the special features from my Evil Dead DVD so going into this wasn't gonna leave me with to many surprise's.
GOD I was wrong I jumped off my seat at all the small things, However I loved the story and very original I was okay with the every now and then scare. The make up is awesome and really shows the labour of love and deadacation that was put into making this "Collage" movie and the fact it become so popular just gives young filmakers like myself hope.
Bruce as always is a clown but since its his iconic role you can let the clown slip. However his a real loser in this film all his friends have more guts then him (Not for long lol) but he is still the main hero!! Odd. The one scene I still get confused about is the tree rape, is so odd but deff on the wasn't expected list.
To me this is a real classic and a film that every horror fan should watch and enjoy and own in there collection. Its a great horror movie well worth watching and if you find the time track down "Within The Woods" its a short film that was made to get Evil Dead off its feet n into production plus we see Bruce as a zombie!
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