Decades of Horror 1980s Episode 130â€“ The Evil Dead (1981)The Evil DeadÂ is sort of a black sheep in the franchise from a modern perspective. WhileÂ Evil Dead IIÂ andÂ Army of DarknessÂ resemble more of what fans love about the franchise,Â The Evil DeadÂ is a straight-up horror film with little comedy to be found. Basically, the foundation from which the surreal comedy would spring forth.Â That doesn’t mean it’s without merit. By no means. Sam Raimi even this early has so many dynamic camera moves that would later revolutionize blockbusters come Spider-Man. Helps that Bruce Campbell gets the crap beat out of him. To talk all thingsÂ The Evil Dead, Christopher G. Moore, Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani are joined by Adam Thomas. Thomas discusses the evolution of the franchise. Christopher elaborates on how big an influence Sam Raimi had on his young filmmaker mind. Doc talks about how much it created the cabin in the woods genre. Adam winces while describing how brutal Campbell’s painful moments are. Listen to find out all the details!
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Night of the Creeps (1986)