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Evil Dead, The (1981)

Rating:R (for substantial graphic horror violence and gore)
Genre:Horror, SciFi/Fantasy
Release Date:October 15, 1981
Running time:85 minutes
Cast:Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly
Director:Sam Raimi
Producer:Robert Tapert
Writer:Sam Raimi
Distributor:New Line Cinema

Description: Five 20-something friends are holed up in a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist's tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization. Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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