The Evil Dead Reviews

Jul 29, 2022
Raimi never goes for the easy scare... it is this originality in staging and story that makes one aware that we are seeing the first work of a major new talent.
Nov 12, 2021
It's low-budget filmmaking at its best because it utilizes the limited locale, the embracing of camp and the fearlessness that goes into giving in to every, gory, strange, impulse.
Oct 20, 2021
The Evil Dead expertly skews the line between horror and camp, thrumming with terrifying kills and quippy one-liners in equal measure.
Oct 8, 2020
[Raimi] and Philo were forced to improvise any number of rigs and off-the-cuff techniques to make a small movie seem big, and they succeeded with gory gusto.
Sep 6, 2020
For all the elements that don't work, there are more that do.
Sep 25, 2019
Even though the beginning of the movie repeats the vulgar premise of the abandoned house visited by some naive young people, the truth is that uneasiness immediately takes over viewers. [Full Review in Spanish]
Oct 29, 2018
It all started in that ramshackle cabin with a little horror movie that endures over 35 years later. That's pretty groovy.
Oct 26, 2018
The sheer passion, the ingenuity of them wanting to make this movie...a classic.
Oct 26, 2018
Has the energy of a fresh new film-maker really going for it.
Aug 11, 2016
...a striking debut from a filmmaker who would go on to much, much better things.
Oct 10, 2015
The movie plays like an entry point into the infectious minds of ambitious overachievers, who do exactly what they want and offer no apologies.
Oct 7, 2013
Director Sam Raimi burst onto the horror scene with this crude cult favourite that's short on story but long on excessive gore and innovative camerawork.
Apr 15, 2013
One of the shining lights of the horror genre.
Apr 14, 2013
A great, genuinely unnerving horror movie.
Mar 30, 2013
...certainly notable as the announcement of an eager talent, but I'd have a difficult time praising the picture as much more than that.
Jan 6, 2013
A cult classic of the highest order, Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead is the rare 80′s movie that actually feels worthy of its lofty reputation; relatively, anyway.
Oct 9, 2012
Sam Raimi's visceral debut remains a benchmark of modern horror.
May 27, 2011
It's Raimi's keen eye (and ear) for audiovisual intoxication that makes this creeper a home run.
Jan 9, 2011
Everyone tries to make a horror flick this way. Few succeed like Raimi did.
Jul 6, 2010
The films strength lies within Raimi's innovative filming techniques, especially in regards to his now patented manic camera angles, POV shots, and ferocious tracking shots.
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