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Screen/Society--"The Evil Dead" (Sam Raimi, 1981)

Film screening:

"The Evil Dead"
(Sam Raimi, 1981, 85 min, USA, DCP)

In the first installment of Sam Raimi's famed original THE EVIL DEAD trilogy, Ash (Bruce Campbell), his girlfriend Linda (Betsy Baker), his sister Cheryl (Ellen Sandweiss), and couple Scotty (Hal Delrich) and Shelly (Sarah York), drive to a remote cabin in the woods for a fun getaway. While there, they find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, aka "The Book of the Dead", an ancient tome whose text reawakens the dead when read out loud. After unintentionally releasing a flood of evil, the five friends must fight for their lives or become possessed.

"[T]his unrelenting parade of funhouse terrors and creative low budget effects is one of the most entertaining American horror films of its time." -- Sean Axmaker

Contact: Hank Okazaki