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Evil Dead-Necronomicon

Evil Dead-Necronomicon

Starz / Anchor Bay (1981)
Action | Horror | Thriller
USA | English | Color | 01:25
Limited Special Edition
DVD
R (Restricted)
013131190496
| 1 disc
Region 1
Custom Case

Five friends travel to an isolated cabin in the woods on vacation, not knowing the horror in store for them. In the cabin they discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which is in an ancient language and bound in human skin. And there just happens to be a tape recorder belonging to a professor who had been studying the book. So, of course, the kids play back the tape, which unlocks an unspeakable evil. The book has the power to turn people into deadites, which are zombies. Ash (Bruce Campbell) must fight the deadites to survive this vacation of terror, while everyone around him is killed.


Cast View all

Bruce Campbell Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Ellen Sandweiss Cheryl
Hal Delrich Scott
Betsy Baker Linda
Theresa Tilly Shelly
Philip A. Gillis Fake Shemp
Dorothy Tapert Fake Shemp
Cheryl Guttridge Fake Shemp
Barbara Carey Fake Shemp
David Horton Fake Shemp
Wendall Thomas Fake Shemp
Don Long Fake Shemp
Stu Smith Fake Shemp
Kurt Rauf Fake Shemp
Ted Raimi Fake Shemp
Ivan Raimi Fake Shemp
Bill Vincent Fake Shemp
Mary Beth Tapert Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel Fake Shemp
John Cameron Fake Shemp
Joanne Kruse Fake Shemp
Gwen Cochanski Fake Shemp
Debie Jarczewski Fake Shemp
Josh Becker Car Shemp
Bob Dorian Person on Recorder

Personal

Location Movie Tower
Purchased for $ 49.98
Quantity 1
Seen it at lots of places
Added Jul 06, 2017 01:32:47
Modified Oct 20, 2018 22:13:00

Edition details

Screen ratios Widescreen (1.85:1)
Audio tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [French] | Dolby Digital 5.1 EX [English] | Dolby Digital Stereo | Dolby Digital Stereo [English] | Dolby Digital Stereo [French] | DTS [English] | DTS 5.1 [English] | DTS 6.1 ES [English]
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned) | French
Distributor Anchor Bay
Layers Single side, Dual layer
Edition release date Mar 05, 2002

Notes

My quick rating - 9,5/10. As near to pefect as it could possibly be. Every use of camera, sound, and gore is absolutely captivating. Made on a show string budget, the flick delivers on the scares as it truly pioneered the horror movie genre and developed the idea of a cabin in the woods. Five friends travel to an isolated cabin in the woods on vacation, not knowing the horror in store for them. In the cabin they discover the Necronomicon, the Book of the Dead, which is in an ancient language and bound in human skin. And there just happens to be a tape recorder belonging to a professor who had been studying the book. So, of course, the kids play back the tape, which unlocks an unspeakable evil. The book has the power to turn people into deadites, which are zombies. Ash (Bruce Campbell) must fight the deadites to survive this vacation of terror, while everyone around him is killed. I let the plot tell the tale, and all I can add is this movie, even with the budget manages to amaze with its stop motion camera and claymation effects mixed in with buckets of blood and creative use of sound to accentuate everything on screen. I really could go on and on about this flick (I think I have broken this down quite a bit more before) but I'll just leave it as MSUT SEE.