THE EVIL DEAD

OUT 26 OC­TO­BER

Total Film - - Big Screen - Si­mon Kin­n­ear

Two se­quels, a re­make, a TV spin-off… Not bad for the one-time ‘video nasty’. Sure, this shocker re­mains dis­qui­et­ing (the ‘tree rape’ se­quence is rightly no­to­ri­ous) but the in­famy doesn’t con­vey Raimi’s un­hinged ex­u­ber­ance and in­ven­tion. With hurtling cam­er­a­work, shriek­ing sound de­sign and gross-out FX, the fun­house at­mos­phere borders on out­right, al­beit pitch-black, com­edy.

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