In the fall of 1979, Sam Raimi and his merry band headed into the woods of rural Tennessee to make a movie. They emerged with a roller coaster of a film packed with shocks, gore, and wild humor, a film that remains a benchmark for the genre. Ash (cult favorite Bruce Campbell) and four friends arrive at a backwoods cabin for a vacation, where they find a tape recorder containing incantations from an ancient book of the dead. When they play the tape, evil forces are unleashed, and one by one the friends are possessed. Wouldn't you know it, the only way to kill a "deadite" is by total bodily dismemberment, and soon the blood starts to fly. Raimi injects tremendous energy into this simple plot, using the claustrophobic set, disorienting camera angles, and even the graininess of the film stock itself to create an atmosphere of dread, punctuated by a relentless series of jump-out-of-your-seat shocks. The Evil Dead lacks the more highly developed sense of the absurd that distinguish later entries in the series--Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness--but it is still much more than a gore movie. It marks the appearance of one of the most original and visually exciting directors of his generation, and it stands as a monument to the triumph of imagination over budget. --Simon Leake --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
One of the most innovative, chilling horror films I have ever seen. I've seen this movie, but I haven't watched it again in a long time. Scary, terrifying. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason Hutton
Very good movie, excellent picture quality, and it includes both the original version, and the re-release widescreen edition. Only problem is the lack of other notable extras. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Brian Halloran
Fast shipping, Great Condition. Just wish there were pictures posted to show the item, if I wasn't desperate for this item I wouldn't have bought it without pictures, but overall... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Chuck
The Evil Dead is a classic. This Steel Book is must for any Evil Dead fan with great art work and a retro movie poster cover.Published 17 months ago by James