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The Evil Dead
Evil Dead, The
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
Cinematography: Tim Philo
Edited by: Edna Ruth Paul
Distributed by: Renaissance Pictures; New Line Cinema
Released: April 15th, 1981
Rating: R
Running time: 85 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $350,000 [1]
Gross: $2,400,000 [1]
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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  • The tagline for this film is "The ultimate experience in grueling terror".

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  1. 1.0 1.1 IMDB; The Evil Dead (1981); Box office & business.

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