#744 Halloween 2017: The Evil Dead (1981)

The movie that kick-started Sam Raimi’s career, Evil Dead first became a cult classic that gained so much fame in the following years that it’s concerned a genre classic these days.

The Evil Dead is a ludicrously gory show with the amount of blood, ooze and excretion taken to cartoony levels. The movie cannot be taken too seriously, but it isn’t listed as a comedy either, and it’s void of the slapsticky elements seen in its sequel. I actually much prefer it this way.

Considering the otherwise no name cast, Raimi found a perfect companionship in Bruce Campbell, whose distinctive over the edge face acting become synonymous with the series. Although the movie now has been widely accepted as a central part of the movie scene and has lost some of its shocking factor, Evil Dead is by no means a movie for everyone. But, it’s a movie every true horror fan should watch at least once in their lifetime.

80s-o-meter: 76%

Total: 75%