The Evil Dead

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Sam Raimi
Production: New Line Cinema
  3 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

Hey Ash, where are we?

Well, we just crossed the Tennessee Border.

Which would put us...


Which would put us...

Right... Here.

What the hell was that? Are you trying to kill us?

Hey! Don't blame me! It's your steering wheel! Damn thing jerked

right out of my hands.

I don't understand it. I had this thing in for a tune-up yesterday

and they said they'd go over everything.

Yeah! Well you better take it back because the damn thing don't

work. The one thing that does work is this lousy horn.

Ah! Go to hell! I'm not honking at you!

Jesus Christ.

Hey Scotty! What's this place like anyway?

Well, the guy that's renting it says it's an old place. Little run

down, but it's right up in the mountains. Yeah, and the best part

is that we get it so cheap.

Yeah, why are we getting it so cheap?

Well, I don't know. Might be in real bad shape.

You mean, nobody's seen this place yet?

Well, not yet.

Well, it might not be that bad.


Actually, it might be kind of nice.


It's probably a real pit.

Ya, I think this is where we get off.

This is the bridge we're going to cross?

Jesus Christ! The whole thing's falling apart on us!

Don't let the noise fool you girls, this thing is solid as a rock.

It's supposed to be one of these on here.

Will you stop it?

I would very much like to make a toast for all this evening.

"Ah, as a great friend of mine once said, he said, ""I..."" Oh Ok Ok"

"""??This miss tu tarine??""."

Which means?

Party down! Ya!

What is this?

Whatever it is, it's still down there.

I don't like cellars. Let's just close it up. It's probably just

some animal.

An animal? An animal? That is the stupidest thing I

ever heard of. Jesus Christ.

There's something down there.

Maybe it is just some animal.

Yeah, you're probably right. Probably just some animal. Here

Cheryl, why don't you go down 'n check, make sure?

Scotty! I'm not going down there!

Ok, Ok you cowards, I'll go.

Be careful.

Back in a minute.

Hey Scotty! You find anything? Scotty. Scotty! Scott!

He's just kidding around... Isn't he?

Scotty!! Scott! Linda, get me a flashlight.

That's the only one we brought up.

Then get the lantern.

Boo!! Hahahahahah Hey, come here, I wanna show you

something. Look at all this stuff. I bet this still shoots.

Probably does.

Oh God. Look at this.

Look at this. This kind of looks like your

old girlfriend. C'mon, let's take this stuff upstairs.

I'll grab the recorder and you get everything else now...

Ok, shhhh... Listen to this. This is the tape I found downstairs.

(On tape) It has been a number of years since I began excavating

the ruins of Candar with a group of my colleges. Now my wife and

I have retreated to a small cabin in the solitude of these mountains.

Here I continued my research undisturbed by the myriad distractions

of modern civilization and far from the groves of academe. I believe

I have made a significant find in the Candarian Ruins. A volume of

Ancient Sumarian burial practices and funerary incantations. It is

"entitled ""Morturom Demonto""- roughly translated, ""Book of the Dead""."

The book is bound in human flesh and inked in human blood. It deals

with demons and demon resurrection and those forces which roam the

forest and dark bowers of man's domain. The first few pages warn

that these enduring creatures may lie dormant but are never truly

dead. They may be recalled to active life through the incantations

presented in this book. It is through recitation of these passages

that the demons are given license to possess the living.

Hey! What did you do that for? It was just getting good!

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Sam Raimi

Samuel M "Sam" Raimi is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, famous for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy and the 1990 superhero film Darkman. more…

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