The Evil Dead

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Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981) has been celebrated as a rollercoaster ride of terror and a classic horror hit, a defining example of the tongue-in-cheek, excessively gory horror films of the 1980s. It is also the film that introduced the now-iconic character of Ash (played by Bruce Campbell). This study considers the factors that have contributed to the film's evolving cult reputation. It recounts its grueling production, its journey from Cannes to video and DVD, its playful recasting of the genre, and its ...

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Overview

Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (1981) has been celebrated as a rollercoaster ride of terror and a classic horror hit, a defining example of the tongue-in-cheek, excessively gory horror films of the 1980s. It is also the film that introduced the now-iconic character of Ash (played by Bruce Campbell). This study considers the factors that have contributed to the film's evolving cult reputation. It recounts its grueling production, its journey from Cannes to video and DVD, its playful recasting of the genre, and its status, for fans and critics alike, as one of the grungiest, gutsiest, and most inventive horror films in movie history.

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Rip It Up Magazine
Dead-set fun for drooling purists.

— Dave Bradley

Rip It Up Magazine - Dave Bradley

Dead-set fun for drooling purists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906660345
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Series: Cultographies Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Egan

Kate Egan is lecturer in film studies at Aberystwyth University and author of Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties.

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Evil Dead and Me1. How to Be 'Ferociously Original': Production, Promotion, Initial Reception2. Personality, Authenticity and Illicitness: The Afterlife of The Evil Dead3. 'The Ultimate Experience in Gruelling Terror': Analysing The Evil Dead4. The Evil Dead's Status as a Cult FilmNotesBibliographyIndex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Is it scary?

    How scary is it? Im fourteen but love these hooror books. Is it good for me?

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    Posted July 27, 2013

    Amazing. Thrilling. Suspension!!

    I enjoyed reading every page of this book, suspension had me flipping every page!! Thrilling, amazing, awesome adventure!!

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    Posted January 5, 2013

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    As far as i read, it's just a british chick explaining why she is afraid of scary movies. Pretty lame book. Almost ruined my favorite movie.

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