What needs to be said about this cult classic film other than amazing? Well to start off this movie has the now classic plot of a bunch of people spending a weekend in a cabin. The special effects are right out of the eighties and I think that’s what makes this movie great. There are so many great scenes in this movie that will scare you, disturb you, or make you laugh you’ll wish this movie never ended (that’s why there are sequels). I love watching this movie and will do so multiple times a year. If you need another reason to watch it Bruce Campbell is the star of this movie. If you want to hold your weight in a horror movie discussion you had better know this movie. The cause of the ‘evil dead’ is great and I love the reference to The Mummy movie style curse. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
The idea that someone says a curse and the dead are brought back to life isn’t exactly a new tale. However, Evil Dead does make it fresh, one of my favorite scenes is when they trap one of their friends who has gotten the curse. The idea that the “demon” is possessing their friend and is trying to escape by playing tricks on the friends is a great idea.