The Evil Dead Reviews

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 15, 1981
To say that the Evil Dead movies are not for everyone is an understatement. A strong stomach is required.