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|The Evil Dead|
|Title:||The Evil Dead|
|Directed by:||Sam Raimi|
|Written by:||Sam Raimi|
|Produced by:||Sam Raimi; Robert G. Tapert; Bruce Campbell; Irvin Shapiro|
|Music by:||Joe Loduca|
|Edited by:||Edna Ruth Paul|
|Distributed by:||Renaissance Pictures; New Line Cinema|
|Released:||April 15th, 1981|
|Running time:||85 min.|
|Previous:||Within the Woods|
|Next:||Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn|
The Evil Dead is an independent American feature film of the horror genre, dealing with themes of possession and the undead. It was written and directed by Sam Raimi and released through Raimi's production company Renaissance Pictures. The film opened to limited theatrical release at the Redford Theater in Detroit, Michigan on October 15th, 1981. It circulated through the film festival market for the next two years before receiving a wider U.S. release on April 15th, 1983. The Evil Dead stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, Ellen Sandweiss as Cheryl Williams, Hal Delrich as Scott, Betsy Baker as Linda and Sarah York as Shelly. The premise of the film involves five college students who take a Spring Break vacation at a cabin in the woods of Tennessee. They discover a recording from the previous tenant, which includes an incantation that releases an ancient Kandarian demon. Malevolent forces overtake the group and one by one by they are killed and their bodies become possessed as one the "Evil Dead".
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Uncredited cast Edit
|Bob Dorian||Voice on recorder|
|Sam Raimi||Hitchhiking fisherman|
|Robert G. Tapert||Local|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The tagline for this film is "The ultimate experience in grueling terror".
- Production on The Evil Dead began on November 14th, 1979. Principal photography concluded on January 26th, 1980.
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