The Evil Dead
1983
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Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich

Five kids spend a weekend in a mountain cottage where they unknowingly unleash a deadly evil spirit. Sam Raimi’s early horror film has become a cult favourite, but it’s a clumsy piece of work and responsible for about half of the clichés in its genre. Followed by Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness.