The Evil Dead Reviews

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October 26, 2018
Has the energy of a fresh new film-maker really going for it.
September 24, 2007
Sam Raimi directed this 1983 horror feature fresh out of film school, and his anything-for-an-effect enthusiasm pays off in lots of formally inventive bits.
September 24, 2007
While injecting considerable black humor, neophyte Detroit-based writer-director Sam Raimi maintains suspense and a nightmarish mood in between the showy outbursts of special effects gore and graphic violence which are staples of modern horror pictures.
January 26, 2006
Short on characterisation and plot but strong on atmospheric horror and visual churns.
August 21, 2001
April 17, 2001
...what it lacks in narrative weight, it compensates for with a relentless pace, disturbing atmosphere, as well as some imaginative displays of dismemberment.
October 29, 2018
It all started in that ramshackle cabin with a little horror movie that endures over 35 years later. That's pretty groovy.
October 26, 2018
The sheer passion, the ingenuity of them wanting to make this movie...a classic.
August 11, 2016
...a striking debut from a filmmaker who would go on to much, much better things.
October 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.
October 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.
April 15, 2013
One of the shining lights of the horror genre.
April 14, 2013
A great, genuinely unnerving horror movie.
March 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.
January 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.
October 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.
January 9, 2011
Everyone tries to make a horror flick this way. Few succeed like Raimi did.
October 7, 2010
September 2, 2010
If you want to savor the gory goodness of "The Evil Dead" on home video, with every burst pustule and glob of blood as clear and sharp as the day it was filmed, then the Blu-ray disc is the way to go.
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