group of pesky kids go to stay in a run down shack in the woods...
Yep, folks, Scooby Doo, again but without the dog.
heroes stumble upon a recording which reads from The Book Of The
Dead, a book 'bound in human flesh and inked in human blood'...
Despite cries to stop playing it, our alpha male heroes can't resist,
and in so doing they seem to have set off strange things out there
in thar woods... ya ha ha haaaaaarrggghh....
our panel of critics thought...
of low flying camera work, an innovation in this movie, and thankfully
it doesn't go straight for the goolies every time. Bravisimo!"
original 'video nasty' which was banned for a time in the UK after
topping the charts in the early 80's. Very violent, but not as scary
as I remember, although I kept checking behind me when I watched
scariest camera in movie history."
nicely scary movie, and then it goes hideously over the top. You
will not be able to not think of this movie next time you go into
the woods... or stay in a crusty old motel in the woods... Boo!"
tell me the ending or plot overview if necessary
haired alpha male (Ash - Bruce Campbell) survives, but let's face
it, his prospects don't look good, although on the plus side all
of his friends do seem to have conveniently decomposed.
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
movie is a pivotal entry in the history of blood and giblets flinging
across the big screen. Its release also coincided with a new technology
of its day - the video cassette recorder. For the first time we
could be scared witless in the privacy of our own homes, and boy
how we jumped.
movie inspired a whole generation of horror movie makers and it
is impossible to watch movies like Friday the Thirteenth or Nightmare
on Elm Street without thinking of this movie.
this movie is extremely impressive with innovative camera work and
special effects throughout.
whole enterprise has the feeling of a live action cartoon at times
and when the axing of limbs starts your only hope may be to go and
make a nice cup of tea.
by one we will take you."
is it? It's still down there."
animal? That's the stupidest thing I ever heard of."
is one of the most important slash and slash again then bash with
an axe, thump with a hammer, splice with a pickaxe, puncture with
a rifle shot, flatten with a fridge falling on top of you, horror
movies of its time. This really is a superb example of its type.
Filled with extreme cartoon-type violence, and it is truly scary.
reviewer last saw this movie when it was originally released (uncut)
on video in the early 1980's (it topped the charts in the UK for
years before being banned) and I was amazed that I genuinely felt
a form of dread that I would have to go through this movie again
for this review.
horror movies after this one were never the same again. Don't miss
it. The camerawork is technically superb and the whole movie cost
around $350,000 which probably wasn't that much back in 1980.
Other movies we have reviewed like this one
Chainsaw Massacre, Blair Witch
Project, The Hitcher, American
Werewolf in London, Assault
on Precinct 13.