The Evil Dead details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich, Sarah York|
|Genres:||Comedy - Bollywood, Drama, Musical, Romantic, Horror - Zombies|
|Collections:||80s Comedy, All Time Classics, American Indie, Back to the 80s, Bad Taste, Cockneys and Zombies, Cool 80s Comedy, Cult Classics|
The Evil Dead
|1hr 25 mins||18|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Kill her if you can, loverboy.By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 30 Aug 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]'The Evil Dead' is about a group of young adults who travel to a cabin in the woods and discover a 'book of the dead'. No prizes for guessing what happens rest of the film.
Is it a great film? Of course not. Once the movie hits the 20-minute mark, the notion of plot completely disappears. I didn't expect the gore to be so elaborate. There's plenty of gore (some say that to today's standards, the gore would be considered tame, but I say it's still quite extreme), and it doesn't look too cheesy. The blood looks real, the make-up effects are great. 'The Evil Dead' contains a few scares and the gore effects are often fun to watch (this was before the invention of CGI and I felt impressed knowing that not one effect was computer generated), but I still wish it could've had more plot. After all, we're basically watching one character after another get killed and come back alive again, and all that changes within the repetition of this pattern is the way they get killed. The quality of the acting leaves very little to be desired, but is on par with films of its time.
There are lots of movies out there that put this in the shade, but there are also a lot, lot worse. Worth a watch, just dont expect too much. Good for its age.
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A classic will always be a classic!By Gerrian (4 reviews) , 12 May 2013This was the first horror film I saw many years ago and it is still a really enjoyable, classic horror. Great film, got some silly yet amusing parts. Not a film for scares as such, more for laughs and to see lots of gore!
Groovy ...By a customer , 08 May 2013If you ever find yourself trapped in a beaten up old shack in the middle of the forest and one by on your friends are turning into god damn demons... Just remember... Shop smart, shop S-mart!
It's already been said.By JesusBOrsom (5 reviews) , 02 May 2013What can you say about this movie that hasn't already been said? This - If you've not got this film in your DVD collection you are loosing in life.
Jaded people -.-By elloaye (1 review) , 26 Apr 2013the guy on top is so damn jaded, don't bother with it, this movie is very good, i always enjoy a re-watch when i feel like it.
One of my favourites.By a customer , 13 Apr 2013This is probably quite a biased review as I'm a big fan of Sam Raimi's classic franchise but nevertheless, this is a great flick. I recommend it to anyone who is into horror, or comedy, or just classics in general. Obviously it has aged a bit, and the special effects and the story aren't really of the standard you would expect from a horror film in this current day and age, but this film still stands as one of my favourite films - probably because I'm into classic horrors and I enjoy seeing an unrealistically brutal and excessive amount of blood and gore that has no real purpose other than to be excessively bloody and gory. I challenge you to give this film a go; see if you enjoy it as much as I did when I first saw it - which really wasn't too long ago - and be prepared to laugh (in a good way). Give it a go.
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