The Evil Dead

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10

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Critic Reviews

  1. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Rick Lyman
    Feb 8, 2013
    25
    Too bad it's hog-tied by a ridiculously familiar plot, uneven direction and characters of such dizzying simplicity that you wish the demons would get to them just to smack some sense into their heads. [26 Sept 1983, p.D3]
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 160 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Jun 16, 2014
    10
    This extremely low-budget ($90,000–400,000) movie is undoubtedly a classic work in horror genre, with Bruce Campbell's performance being soThis extremely low-budget ($90,000–400,000) movie is undoubtedly a classic work in horror genre, with Bruce Campbell's performance being so scary and haunting that he is probably the first chainsaw psychopath in the long history of horror flicks. Sam Raimi did a marvelous job that with few characters, and but a small, going-to-the-dogs house, audiences witness what true fear is like, with everything around those young men turning to live demons and trying to make them one of theirs. Compared to many modern stupid, horror-free movies which happened to be considered horror films, The Evil Dead is like Godfather part 1 in horror genre Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    10
    Evil Dead is a movie that truly makes you afraid of the woods. This movie has awesome scares, gore, and effects, though I don't see theEvil Dead is a movie that truly makes you afraid of the woods. This movie has awesome scares, gore, and effects, though I don't see the laughs... Full Review Coming Soon. Full Review »
  3. Jul 1, 2016
    6
    The movie was interesting and entertaining for the most part.The acting was not that bad and the practical effects were well made.Even thoughThe movie was interesting and entertaining for the most part.The acting was not that bad and the practical effects were well made.Even though it is highly overrated and I didn't find the movie very funny, it's not a bad movie. Full Review »