The Evil Dead (1981) Film Review

There’s a cabin in the woods in the middle of nowhere and five young people head there for a weekend away. Only, there is an evil entity that threatens them all.

If I’d seen this in a cinema in the early eighties (or actually, knowing me, even currently) this would have scared the pants off me. As it happens, watching with a group of mates with tasty snacks, it was more hilarious than scary. This is a low budget film from almost 40 years ago with magnificently dated special effects, and a questionable script – and it’s wonderful. I loved it so much, perhaps not in the spirit it was intended, but I still loved it.