JWM SPOOKATHON 2018: The Evil Dead (1981)


Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. (IMDb)
Fittingly rough around the edges; the bumpy tracking shots and ramshackle editing is the perfect wrapping paper for the campy acting and over-the-top gore and jump scares that emerge from the classic dumb-young-adults-on-a-pleasure-trip premise (the only thing that didn’t fit was the unpleasantly dark tree rape scene). The wild third act and its ridiculous gore (bountiful buckets of blood and other unidentified fluids spilling and spewing and oozing out of everywhere) is truly amazing to behold.
7/10 (Good)
CREEPY QUOTE: “Kill her if you can, loverboy.” – Cheryl

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