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The Evil Dead

Lloyd Haynes

Abstract

THE EVIL DEAD is one of the most inventive and energetic of all horror movies. Sam Raimi’s debut feature transcends its small budget and limited resources to deliver a phantasmagoric roller-coaster ride, a wildly absurd and surreal assault on the senses. The first two chapters detail the unique circumstances of the film’s origin - it began life as a short film which was used to encourage financial backing from a variety of investors – and it’s production history which was fraught with problems. Chapter Three examines the concept of the Bad Place (the cabin in the woods) and how the film struct ... More

Keywords: THE EVIL DEAD, The Bad Place, Phantasmagoric, Video Nasty, Possession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781800859340
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781800859340.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lloyd Haynes, author