Day 4 - The Evil Dead

Friday, October 04, 2013 JCWEITZEL 0 Comments

Tonight's movie was a real classic one that almost everyone has seen before at some point. It is "The Evil Dead" which is where Bruce Campbell really got started. It is hard to think about zombies at all without him coming to mind and this movie is the reason why.

If you don't know the plot, wait a second, I don't think anyone doesn't know the plot. Even if you haven't seen this movie, you have definitely seen another movie who ripped off the story. The story is the basic, group of teenagers visit a cabin, find someone strange, and everyone starts to die. In this movie, the thing they find is an old book whose cover is made of flesh. That book is of course the Necronomicon and it summons forth a dark presence that slowly turns the group into demon/zombies who try to kill their friends.

It might have some cheesy effects, but I still think it does everything right. There is plenty of suspense and you never know who is going to die next. The fact that Ash (Bruce) makes it until the end makes it even better since he just looks like a shy loser during most of the movie. Once he starts cutting his friends up, one by one, he takes on a much different persona. Movies like this one are what has helped make zombies and horror movies in general what they are too.

Enough of taking about how great the movie was. It is time to get to the zombie review! The zombies are the magical type which are closer to being demons, but I won't hold it against them. One of the unique things about the zombies is that they can only be killed with complete dismemberment. Headshots just won't cut it! This makes them very resilient and makes for a great movie. Make sure to watch it if you have not see it yet!

Zombie Summary:
  • Creation: Summoned by Necronomicon
  • Infection type: Magic
  • Speed of Zombie: Slow
  • Destruction: Complete dismemberment is required
  • Causes end of the world: Nope
That one definitely made up for yesterday. Check back tomorrow for more #undeadOctober!