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The Evil Dead

Year: 1981
Production Country: USA
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Featuring: Bruce Campbell / Ellen Sandweiss / Betsy Baker
Running time: 85min
Certificate: 18

Five friends staying in a cabin in the woods accidentally release gruesome demons in Sam Raimi's notorious horror. Read more


Spider-Man director Sam Raimi describes his legendary first feature as ‘The Three Stooges with blood and guts for custard pies’. Cut for both cinema and video release, the film nevertheless became a cause célèbre during the so-called ‘video nasties’ witchhunt. In the wake of several successful prosecutions (and despite a couple of high-profile acquittals) The Evil Dead was effectively outlawed on video for years. This screening presents the original version in all its uncut, limb-lopping gory glory.


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