"The Evil Dead"
Luke's Rating: 8 of 10 👍
Rotten Tomatoes: 95% 🍅
This is an absolutely fantastic showing for a legitimate debut feature film from Sam Raimi. Yes "It's Murder!" is technically his first film, but that didn't get a theatrical release. The Evil Dead on the other hand did, and did it deliver. A group of young adults are traveling to a cabin in the woods for a normal getaway, and are unsuspecting of what awaits them. Even though this is a common trope for horror flicks, the way Raimi presents it makes it seem like a new concept. The Evil Dead is so cleverly directed, it is crazy to think that Raimi didn't really get to direct a big film until Spider-Man, which was twenty years later. Evil Dead is so grotesque, that even though it is low budget will make your stomach churn, and divert your eyes, only to have you looking back seconds later. This is a cringe worthy movie, but in the best way possible. I don't know what it is, but it grabs you from the get go. Just a methodically put together film, that deserves acknowledgment from anyone who calls themselves a horror fan. #GuertlerGuarantee
#1981 #SamRaimi #BruceCampbell #EllenSandweiss #HalDelrich #BetsyBaker #SarahYork #NewLineCinema #Horror #Indie