Rent The Evil Dead (1981)

3.8 of 5 from 172 ratings
1h 25min
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Synopsis:
Ever-present, ever-listening, the Evil Dead lie in wait for the one ancient incantation that will give them license to possess the living. Watch in horror as five vacationing college students unwittingly resurrect these slumbering demons, and are forced into battle with the supernatural forces that occupy the forests and dark bowers of man's domain. The innocent must suffer. The guilty must be punished. One-by-one, the students are possessed by these demons whose thirst for revenge is insatiable. As the night wanes, only one man remains... Ash. He must now defend himself while trying to uncover the horrible secret of The Evil Dead.
Actors:
, , , , , Philip A. Gillis, Dorothy Tapert, Cheryl Guttridge, , , Wendall Thomas, Don Long, , , , , , Mary Beth Tapert, ,
Directors:
Producers:
Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Bruce Campbell
Voiced By:
Bob Dorian
Writers:
Sam Raimi
Studio:
Anchor Bay
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
BBFC:
Release Date:
01/10/2000
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio commentary with writer / director Sam Raimi and producer Robert Tapert
  • Commentary with star Bruce Campbell
  • Theatrical trailer
  • TV spots
  • Fan analysis
  • Discovering Evil dead – Featurette
  • Outtakes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Photo and still gallery containing 137 stills
  • 2 Easter eggs
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/10/2010
Run Time:
85 minutes
Languages:
English, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Hindi, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Today's Top Horror Filmmakers Discus the Undying Legacy of 'The Evil Dead'
  • All-New Commentary by Writer/Director Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and Rob Taperr
  • The Untold Saga of 'The Evil Dead', an in-depth documentary
  • Treasures from the Cutting Room Floor
  • And Much More!

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Reviews (2) of The Evil Dead

Better than the 2013 remake ? - The Evil Dead review by RP

Spoiler Alert
19/11/2013

I've recently seen the super-gory 2013 remake so I thought watching the original was in order.

It's a low budget film (IMDB estimates $375,000) directed by Sam Raimi who went on to greater things with further 'Evil Dead' films and the 'Spider-Man' trilogy as well as scriptwriting and producing.

Five friends go off to a cabin in the woods where they find a mysterious book, an incantation from which causes demonic possession. The friends turn into zombie-like killers and there is assorted violence, mayhem and slaughter. Err, that's it.

Way back in 1981 there was no CGI or digital effects, so the effects in the film are somewhat clumsy by today's standards. But it's a classic of the genre and set the scene for many (all?) of the horror films made over the last 30 years.

Great stuff - and in many ways better than the 2013 remake, so I'll give it one more star just for that. 4/5 stars - but that is over-generous.

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