For a better experience on MUBI, update your browser.
7.4
/10
4,432 Ratings

The Evil Dead

Directed by Sam Raimi
United States, 1981
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

A group of college students find a mysterious book and tape recorded incantations from the Book of the Dead in the old wilderness cabin they’ve rented for the weekend. They unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
The Evil Dead Directed by Sam Raimi

Critics reviews

Horror cinema at its most corporeal and the definition of a “riot.”
December 14, 2018
Read full article
Less reliant upon camp than I was expecting, the film’s basically a sly exercise in style and the tweaking of narrative expectations. Once the allure of plot surprises is extinguished… Raimi’s left to spin formal tricks… Too goofy to really be deemed nihilist, the film has no pretensions, self-consciously treating death as little more than it often is in the slasher genre: an excuse to play around with narrative and visual strategies.
November 27, 2013
Read full article

What are people saying?

Related films