Five friends go up to a cabin in the woods where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find the Necronomicon and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens are possessed. With only one remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle the evil dead. –IMDb
Samuel Marshall “Sam” Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American film director, producer, actor and writer. He is best known for directing cult horror films like the Evil Dead series and Drag Me To Hell, as well as the blockbuster Spider-Man films and the producer of the successful TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
Raimi became fascinated with making films when his father brought a movie camera home one day and he began to make Super 8 movies with childhood friend Bruce Campbell. In college, he teamed up with his brother’s roommate Robert Tapert and Campbell to shoot Within the Woods (1978), a 32-minute horror film which raised $350,000, as well as the short comedic film It’s Murder!. Through family, friends, and a network of investors Raimi was able to finance production of the highly successful horror film The Evil Dead (1981) which became a cult hit and effectively… read more
Double viewings eliciting revelations; the unlikely and unplanned pairing of The Gauntlet and The Evil Dead ushered riches. Essentially an epic purge, Bruce Campbell run through every apparatus of film school gimmicks, fake blood, and cheap gore. Everything that could be a flaw is instead a virtue; endless showy camera tricks congeal into something deeply elemental. Fun and exhausting in the best of ways. Fake blood wouldn't be this evocative again until Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning.
Un horror a bassissimo costo che risulta un capolavoro di originalità, diventato giustamente un cult. Raimi mostra tutto il suo talento, esaltando con una regia grandiosa una trama semplicissima,quasi nulla.Le inquadrature,il montaggio, gli stacchi e le zoommate vertiginose,i carrelli tra le porte:tutto crea una incredibile messa in scena che genera una suspence che dura fino alla fine.Carnale ed emozionante.4*