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Sam Raimi (writer)
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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
Rob Tapert .... executive producer (as Rip Tapert)
Rob Tapert .... producer (as Rip Tapert)
Cinematography by
Tim Philo 
Film Editing by
Sam Raimi 
Special Effects by
Tom Sullivan .... special effects
Other crew
Tim Hunter .... crew
Ted Raimi .... crew
Doug Sills .... crew

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32 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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The film was publicly released once, shortly after it was made, and featured before late night performances of the The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) in a Detroit theater. Due to not having rights to the music, Raimi and Campbell donated the film's entire gross of less than $20 to the American Cancer Society.See more »
Bruce:[possessed by evil] You have violated the ancient ways, and so must die.See more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Even on an 8 millimeter, young Sam Raimi is awesome!, 6 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

A short film by director Sam Raimi, he made it in his college days in hopes of raising money to be able to make his masterful horror film The Evil Dead (1981).

Two couples staying at a country house are terrorized when one of them becomes murderously possessed by evil spirits.

Even with its grainy, home-made quality, Within the Woods is perhaps the greatest horror short ever made! There's plenty of effectively eerie and dark atmosphere, well-timed shocks, and some bloody-good makeup FX. It's a gripping little horror picture! Raimi would later spoof scenes from this short in both The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987).

Young Bruce Campbell heads the small cast. Campbell does a good show as a likable teenager turned horrid monster by an evil spirit. Ellen Sandweiss (who would go on to star in The Evil Dead) appears as the films heroine.

A bit of a rare find, but a must-see for Raimi's fans!

*** 1/2 out of ****

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