Evil Dead, The (1981)

Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest."

Overall Ranking: 1617 (Rank from 1981: # 8)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 30.77%
Regular 38.46%
Half-Popped 30.77%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Darren of Movie Reviews 10193(full review)
Tim The Film Guy87(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Colin Flanagan83.6 - Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" does the right trick, even if moments are unintentionally humorous.
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Jay of Life Vs Film80(full review)
Thomas Pollock80
Bryan Lienesch78 - Some parts are brilliant. Others are eye-rollingly tacky.
Mark Chapman70
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews61(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Bruce Campbell (Ashley Ash J. Williams)
  • Ellen Sandweiss (Cheryl)
  • Richard DeManincor (Scott)
  • Betsy Baker (Linda)
  • Theresa Tilly (Shelly)
  • Sam Raimi (Hitchhiking Fisherman)
  • Philip A. Gillis (Fake Shemp)
  • Dorothy Tapert (Fake Shemp)
  • Cheryl Guttridge (Fake Shemp)
  • Barbara Carey (Fake Shemp)
  • Sam Raimi (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Evil Dead II
  • Army of Darkness