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The Evil Dead - Evil Dead Horror Movies Tribute Site Was Evil Dead the last great American cult horror film? Who knows? It and its sequels have sure developed a legion of die-hard fans, an Army of Darkness if you will, over the years. It sure doesn't seem like 20 years have passed since it spewed forth. Evil Dead came out during (slightly after some might say) that booming period of slasher films in the early 80's, offering something far different for fans than what they'd grown accustomed to those prior years. The results put forth by a guerilla film making crew and a cast of no name but talented actors and actresses certainly dropped the jaws of horror fans not knowing what to expect from this low budget film.

Dead benefited from its video release more than anything else, as the theatrical run wasn't huge. Hell, I can't remember a theater showing it anywhere close to my neck of the woods, that's for sure. Video brought this film home to scare the shit out of everyone that could get their hands on it from that good ole' Mom & Pop store down the road. I still think that and word of mouth more than anything else helped get people behind this movie. As soon as you saw it once and got over the shock, you had to watch it again... and again. Evil Dead is about as relentless a horror movie as you'll ever see...

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn made for a great sequel, adding more humor to make it feel a bit different than the 1st, but it still had some great moments and was filled with non-stop fun. It only helped the legendary status of Evil Dead grow larger. Two gave a one-armed man a fighting chance against the forces of evil, okay; well he did have a chainsaw replacement hand to help. The comedy elements for me lessen the film compared to the original, but not much. It's a worthy continuation.

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