The Evil Dead (1981)

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Cast

  • Bruce Campbell
  • Ellen Sandweiss
  • Richard DeManincor
  • Betsy Baker
  • Theresa Tilly
  • Philip A. Gillis
  • Dorothy Tapert
  • Cheryl Guttridge
  • Barbara Carey
  • David Horton

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Metacritic

75

The extreme nature of the gore isn't beside the point - it is the point. Raimi goes so far over the top in presenting these displays that they take on a campy, almost humorous appearance. It's impossible to take all this blood seriously. So, instead of being sickened, we're strangely amused - and this is all intentional.

Metacritic review by James Berardinelli
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
50

Although idiotic, The Evil Dead at least is propelled by energy and enthusiasm. It's scarier than many a more pretentious effort, and not everything in it is borrowed. [8 Oct 1983, p.Arts1]

Metacritic review by Jay Carr
Jay Carr
Boston Globe