The Evil Dead (1981)
Director: Sam Raimi
Main Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly
Storyline: A bunch friends go up to a cabin in the woods and raise a demonic spirit for fun!
Review(Spoils): This is one fun movie, if you have never watched this movie…do it NOW! This movie has great catch lines and it is a cult classic for a reason. The gore is all out in this one, yes cheesy at times that it looks like play dough but still it’s a great movie. As far as I’m concerned this is the best of The Evil Dead series and you have to love Ash (Bruce Campbell). The whole fun of the movie starts once Linda (Betsy Baker) gets spooked out and runs into the woods. This leads to the classic tree raping scene (yes I said tree raping!) and from there her possession leads to a demonic plague!
For the budget that this movie had of $375,000 they really rolled with it. We have a great scene of Linda floating and racing with the sharpest pencil ever, lots of smashed demonic hands (even though they look like gloves), lots of red gore and Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss)singing nursery rhymes while sitting like a little girl in the doorway. This movie has it all so “Join us…”
Rating: It has cheese, it has one liners, it has gore, it has Bruce Campbell and this is a must see for horror fans!