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The Evil Dead

Earning the memorable Stephen King eulogy of being 'the most ferociously original horror film of the year', Sam Raimi's low budget gore-fest is an exhilarating rollercoaster debut. The plot - five college kids terrorised by demons in a remote log cabin - is perfunctory, but the dizzying 'shaky-cam' shots representing the demons raging through the woods and the cartoonish, grand guignol possession scenes stay forever etched into the memory.

Year: 1981
Genre: Horror Movies, Cult Films / After Dark, Best of the 1980s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: USA
Director: Sam Raimi
Starring: Betsy Baker, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Sarah York, Hal Delrich
Duration: 86 Minutes
Rating: R16
7.5/10
Location in store: Horror

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