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Summary Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods where tape recorded incantations from the Book of the Dead unleash relentless demons that can only be killed by total body dismemberment.

Directed By: Sam Raimi

Written By: Sam Raimi

The Evil Dead
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 11 Critic Reviews
71
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 342 User Ratings
8.1
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Summary Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods where tape recorded incantations from the Book of the Dead unleash relentless demons that can only be killed by total body dismemberment.

Directed By: Sam Raimi

Written By: Sam Raimi

Where to Watch

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 11 Critic Reviews
71
73% Positive
8 Reviews
18% Mixed
2 Reviews
9% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 11 Critic Reviews
71
73% Positive
8 Reviews
18% Mixed
2 Reviews
9% Negative
1 Review

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 342 User Ratings
8.1
83% Positive
285 Ratings
11% Mixed
36 Ratings
6% Negative
21 Ratings

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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 342 User Ratings
8.1
83% Positive
285 Ratings
11% Mixed
36 Ratings
6% Negative
21 Ratings

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Production Company Renaissance Pictures
Release Date Apr 24, 1983
Duration 1 h 25 m
Rating TV-14
Genres
Tagline They got up on the wrong side of the grave.
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
• 2 Wins & 2 Nominations
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Online Film & Television Association
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination