Streaming Saturday: The Evil Dead (1981)


To commemorate the release of Evil Dead (2013), this week’s Streaming Saturday selection is Sam Raimi‘s original The Evil Dead from 1981.

This is kind of interesting because I just finished watching The Evil Dead for the first time about ten minutes ago. It has always been on my list and I figured this was as good a time as any to finally watch it.

The Evil Dead is a campy zombie-ish movie about a group of friends in a cabin who uncover an evil book that unleashes hell upon them. The movie is a little hard to get into at first, if you’re not prepared for a cheesy horror movie. Once the gore gets going it fuses itself with the crude filmmaking in a way that gives the movie a really unique charm. The third act is a little out there but the movie overall is a fun b-movie camp-fest of the horror genre.

You can currently stream it on Netflix.

Or you can buy it on Amazon here on Blu-Ray or here on DVD.

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One response to “Streaming Saturday: The Evil Dead (1981)

  1. Pingback: The Month in Movies: April 2013 | The Obsessive Viewer

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