The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead ★★½

Overrated. I still don't understand the love for this movie. To me, it's dated badly, the acting is uniformly terrible, the plot virtually non-existent. Horror comedy? I didn't laugh once - OK, maybe chuckled a few times at the ridiculous practical effects, but that's it. I was actually pretty bored through most of it. The possession scenes just go on and on and it's really hard to buy into them as it's so clearly just people in bad make up. The one thing I will give the film props for is the cinematography - really inventive shot choices and the use of spot lighting and fog effects accentuate the creepy atmosphere of the cabin and the woods.

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