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Right off the bat, I'm going to commit two serious sins of horror fandom. First of all, I think The Evil Dead is a vastly superior film to Evil Dead 2. In fact, Evil Dead 2 kind of annoys me. Also, I have to admit that when I first saw the original Evil Dead, I thought it was complete shit.
Before you grab your pitchforks and torches, let me defend myself! Obviously, I don't continue to consider The Evil Dead as shit. It is, without a doubt, one of the best, one of the most shocking (for its time), and one of the most original American horror films ever released. It is an endearing classic of both horror and indie film making that continues to make audiences scream and wail in disgust. With all that being said, I hated The Evil Dead the first time I saw it.
|This is where they put horror fans who don't like The Evil Dead|
|All dolled up with nowhere to go.|
|The VERY bad touch.|
That's the way to watch The Evil Dead, in a theatre full of fans! And that's why SHOCK STOCK is hosting a screening of THE EVIL DEAD @ Rainbow Cinemas tomorrow at 9:30PM. Presented by Grindhouse Releasing, Vagrancy Films, and Grimbrothers, this screening of the new uncut print of THE EVIL DEAD will also be followed by a very special Q and A with the cast of Evil Dead: Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, and Hal Delrich. Unfortunately, advance tickets are sold out, but a limited number of tickets will still be for sale at the Vagrancy Booth TODAY ONLY (Friday, Apr 29th).
Much has already been said by others about The Evil Dead, yet I've barely scratched the surface of what I feel makes the film so special. I feel a feature article is probably long-overdue. Regardless, take my word for it. If you are a latecomer to The Evil Dead, like me, you need to put away whatever modern horror remake tripe you have in your hand or are browsing on Netflix. Then run -- don't walk -- to get a copy of The Evil Dead. Strap in and experience a horror film that I guarantee will be scarier and more entertaining than almost anything produced in the last five years.