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#705. The Evil Dead

  • Year: 1982
  • Country: USA
  • Production: Renaissance, New Line, 85m
  • Director: Sam Raimi
  • Producer: Robert Tapert
  • Screenplay: Sam Raimi
  • Photography: Tim Philo
  • Music: Joseph LoDuca
  • Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York

Abridged Book Description

This "ultimate experience in grueling [sic] horror," as it immodestly bills itself in the end credits, changed the history of the genre. Sam Raimi took the gore of Italian horror movies and mixed it with a proudly juvenile sense of humor - making its teenage heroes so vapidly wholesome that we cannot wait, once they are holed up in a remote country shack, for them to die or be zombified. Such self-consciousness would subsequently come to dominate screen horror.