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Evil Dead Movie Review

raimi sam

If you're ever trapped in a cabin with your friends and find the Sumerian Book of the Dead, do not open it, skim its incantations, or say even one of them out loud. If you do, you will wind up in pieces. That's what happens to the cast of 1983's The Evil Dead. Guys love this blood-and-guts fest, and even think it's funny. But the violence never (ever!) let's up, and we know next to nothing about any of the characters being sliced and diced ad nauseum. Director Sam Raimi's beloved 1973 Oldsmobile makes its movie debut here. The Evil Dead, filmed entirely in Michigan and Tennessee, was followed up by a 1987 sequel, The Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, as well as a jump to the Middle Ages, with Army of Darkness. Three bones for fans, but for me, just

1983 (NC-17) 85m/C Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich, Sarah York, Theodore (Ted) Raimi; D: Sam Raimi; W: Sam Raimi; C: Tim Philo; M: Joseph LoDuca. VHS, LV, DVD

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