Watching THE EVIL DEAD is like watching a video tutorial about "How to Make a Great Low Budget Horror Movie Less than 120 Minutes". The first thing that really stole my attention is its cinematography. Some people may called it rough. But I found it very unique. Its cinematography is able to create a haunting atmosphere besides its frightening creatures. Director Sam Raimi has done an impressive directorial debut...
There's this scene early on where Cheryl waves away a bit of the massive walls of fog (everywhere!), proving them diegetic - I just think that's so great. I had my doubts but by the first possession the camp is just too fun.Hard not to smile in enjoyment of the whole thing afterwards.What a tone! v.good camera(and the claymation?!) When I was a kid we used to play modded HL2 maps and more inspired on this :) Classic.
The first one went for horror. The second one went for horror and humor. The third one was incredibly funny. The tentacle rape must have pleased the anime freaks, but the part that freaked me out was at the 35 minute mark, when they pan to the woman who has become a demon. Probably jumped out of my chair.
Blood splattered cinema fest that - just like a good wine - gets better with time, thanks to its groundbreaking make-up effects and perfect balance between cheese storytelling, horrifying atmosphere and manic attention to details. It can be appreciated as a trash cinema intended for fun of group viewings, as well as horror classic for private screenings, thus being few levels above the most exploitation classics.
The story of a sensitive young man and his spiritual growth. Ashley needs to step outside to familiar boundaries of action when he is confronted with problem that can’t be solved by regular means. And he truly crosses all boundaries, especially considering the ways you treat bodies possessed by sumerian spirits. Still amazing after all these years, mostly because of the creative camera use and freaky point of views.
Well the first 30 minutes still look like a film : you have the Carpenter first person POV shots, the De Palma 360, lots of borrowed and déjà vu ideas but it's all fine for me (after all Lynch picked the pocket of everybody and nobody feels offended). But the rest reveal quickly Raimi's true intentions. Crapest crap i've seen in years.