The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead

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by Kate Egan
     
 

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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

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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 status, for fans and critics alike, as one of the grungiest, gutsiest, and most inventive horror films in movie history.

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Dead-set fun for drooling purists.

— Dave Bradley

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Dead-set fun for drooling purists.

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)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

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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The Evil Dead 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How scary is it? Im fourteen but love these hooror books. Is it good for me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading every page of this book, suspension had me flipping every page!! Thrilling, amazing, awesome adventure!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really freaked out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.