Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning.Written by
The ragtime song that plays on the Victrolla in the cellar and at the opening of the closing credits is The Charleston. See more »
When Ash throws the Book Of The Dead into the fire and Cheryl freezes for a moment (right before she drops the poker) her image is reversed. The gunshot wound on her cheek and the bandage on her forehead are on the wrong side. See more »
Hey, Ash, where are we?
Well, we just crossed the Tennessee border...
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The Evil Dead, the ultimate experience in gruelling horror, was filmed in Morristown, Tennessee, and in Detroit, U.S.A. See more »
The 1999 US Elite DVD release is missing a brief shot of lightning hitting a tree that was removed at the behest of the director, as he thought it looked too fake to retain. However, the 2002 Anchor Bay DVD release restores the shot and has remained ever since. See more »
STILL THE BEST OF THE FRANCHISE!!! A HORROR CLASSIC
I grew up watching the BRILLIANT evil dead trilogy & love all 3 movies, my favourite was probably Army of Darkness but now i would say NOTHING beats the terrifying & gruesome 1981 original Horror MASTERPIECE!!!
The original is pure Horror & is a gritty low-budget gross demonic possession flick before it went all comical, Ash was more of a terrified coward here but he was more real & full of fear like anyone would be!!!
The setting is scary as hell & the atmosphere is full of dread & it's all very well made on that tiny budget.
A true scary old school Horror classic that used to terrifying me as a kid & still today it's scary as well as being crazy disgusting fun.
Evil Dead (1981) really is a true Horror movie with amazing monster fx done with a tiny budget so this really is a Horror CLASSIC & the brilliant director Sam Raimi's MASTERPIECE
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