Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead
They got up on the wrong side of the grave.
"We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep." A creepy reminder to Ash(Bruce Campbell), that he doesn't stand a chance against the forces of evil. The movie begins with five friends going out to a cabin in the middle of nowhere to have a relaxing weekend. Everything is going fine until they discover an ancient looking book and a tape recorder. They get curious and decide to play the recorder which is man's voice who was previously at the cabin. He begins to say a spell that was inside the book which releases the evil in the book. The recording goes on and the man talks about his wife becoming possessed and that according to the book, the only way to stop her is bodily dismemberment. The evil then of course possesses one of the friends and slowly starts to kill or possess the other members of the party. The whole time the rest of the friends are trying to figure out a way to stop this terrible evil. They slowly begin to learn what they have to do, but they are all friends and will they be able to do these terrible acts to the ones that they love. This adds to the complexity and the horror of the whole film.
This movie has the perfect balance of horror and humor. The lines and the voices are all extremely creepy, but the effects and some of the acting can't help but make you  laugh. Definitely a cult classic of the 80s, but it's something that can definitely be enjoyed throughout the different generations. If you happen to watch this movie, you will most certainly fall in love with Bruce Campbell and you will then want to watch The Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.

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