WARNING: This is NOT a zombie film. But don’t you worry, there is blood and gore.
The Evil Dead (1982) is about five college students that go vacation in the woods. Of course, I don’t want to give away too many details, but there is demonic possession, so you really can’t go wrong.
The Evil Dead really launched Sami Raimi’s, its director, career. After this film, he went on to direct and produce some very well-known films and TV series such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Legend of the Seeker, and Spartacus just to name a few. He also wrote the script for The Evil Dead remake and was otherwise heavily involved in its production.
In early 2013, a remake of The Evil Dead came out. The main story line is the same; five college students to a cabin for the weekend. There are demons just like the original, but the details are much different.
For a preview of the 1982 film The Evil Dead, take a look at the trailer below.
I’m also including a trailer to the 2013 remake below.