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Sam Raimi (writer)
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12 October 2003 (Argentina) See more »
A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Great little horror film by a pre-Evil Dead Sam Raimi. See more (29 total) »


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Directed by
Sam Raimi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sam Raimi  writer

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... executive producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (as Rip Tapert)
Robert G. Tapert .... producer (as Rip Tapert)
Cinematography by
Tim Philo 
Special Effects by
Tom Sullivan .... special effects
Other crew
Tim Hunter .... crew
Ted Raimi .... crew
Doug Sills .... crew

Additional Details

32 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Was slated to be released in April of 2002 as a special feature on Anchor Bay's "Book of the Dead" DVD release of The Evil Dead (1981), but it was withheld at the last minute due to problems with royalties for the music used in the short. This problem has prevented it from being given a release in any format.See more »
Bruce:You're only cursed by the evil spirits if you violate the graves of the dead. We're just gonna be eating hotdogs.See more »


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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great little horror film by a pre-Evil Dead Sam Raimi., 12 April 2002
Author: dogg01

Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss go out for a picnic while Scott Spiegel and Mary Valenti play Monopoly. Ellen is told by Bruce about the whole place being an indian burial ground, before falling asleep. She wakes up to find Bruce missing, and then there's a whole lot of running, stabbing, and POV shots. Sam Raimi made this film for $1,600 on Super-8 over one weekend. This film is a real treat for Evil Dead fans, because, despite lacking Campbell's Ashness (where he was a wimp in Evil Dead, and progressed into an asshole in Army of Darkness), it contains many scenes that would later be seen in Evil Deads 1 and 2, and Sam Raimi's Evil POV shots. It is also atmospheric and quite scary, something that seems almost impossible given the budget. Evil Dead fans will love this, and it is worth searching the net for bootleg copies of the film (as Anchor bay were unable to provide the film on the new Limited Edition Evil Dead DVD), for anyone else, this film would only appeal to aspiring filmakers.

6/10 Anyone with a casual interest in film

8/10 Evil Dead fans like myself

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