It was labeled the ultimate experience in grueling horror, or as horror writing godfather Stephen King put it, ‘The most ferociously original horror movie of the year’. It’s a film with over the top gore and plenty of scares, a real grungy punk rock feel, but with plentiful artistic flair. So, here are my thoughts on revisiting one of the best 80s cult horror films: The Evil Dead.
If we’re friends, (and if you’re reading this, we may very well be!) you probably know about my penchant for movies about demonic possession. You may even be familiar with the “Where’s Satan?” trilogy I made in my final year of film school, in which each short film centered around something or someone being possessed by Satan! And I was making those films long before M. Night even thought about Devil, so don’t even start. Anyhow, if Satanic possession is my favorite thing, my second favorite thing is possession by a Dybbuk. The Dybbuk is an evil spirit from Jewish mythology, said to be the malicious misplaced soul of a deceased person. They like to pop up and make trouble in the body of someone living. And there’s another Dybbuk movie coming out!!!