Lunchtime Movie Review

The Evil Dead (1981)

Episode #113

Renaissance Pictures released The Evil Dead on April 15, 1981. Sam Raimi directed the film which starred Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, and Richard DeManincor.

The Evil Dead (1981) Movie Summary

They are young,  good looking, and ready for a weekend of good old fashioned underage boozing and unprotected teenage sex in an abandoned cabin in the woods. No, not THAT cabin in the woods. This was long before Chris Hemsworth’s cabin. This was well before SAW. Even before that horrible Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake. Freddy Krueger hadn’t even sharpened his nails before this movie came out. We’re talking about the granddaddy of all gore-fests!

Driving an old beater of a car that barely survives the drive up the highway, but ends up surviving two additional sequels and a trip to the 14th century, these five fun-loving teens race through Deliverance to their five-star resort destination in rural Tennessee. Driving across the bridge Indiana Jones chopped in half in Temple of Doom, they have arrived JUST as the sun is setting. Suspecting the place may have a sinister past, the kids unpack the booze and nightgowns and get straight to partying!

They find a creepy trap door in the middle of the living room with a chain on it. Instead of locking the chain permanently, and getting the hell outta Dodge, they let the biggest male prankster take the only flashlight and disappear down into the darkness. Of course, Ash “the chin” Campbell has to go down by himself to find the missing lad.

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