The Evil Dead


1h 26m 1983

Brief Synopsis

Five twentysomething friends are holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up d

Film Details

Also Known As
Evil Dead
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1983
Distribution Company
Anchor Bay Entertainment; New Line Cinema; Palace Pictures
Location
Tennessee, USA; Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Five twentysomething friends are holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Film Details

Also Known As
Evil Dead
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1983
Distribution Company
Anchor Bay Entertainment; New Line Cinema; Palace Pictures
Location
Tennessee, USA; Michigan, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1983

Re-released in United States on Video September 1998

Released in United States 1983

Based on the short film "Within The Woods" (1978) directed by Sam Raimi and starring Bruce Campbell.

Completed shooting in 1980.

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1983

Re-released in United States on Video September 1998

Released in United States 1983 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (World Survey - Contemporary Cinema) April 13 - May 1, 1983.)