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By James Whittington, Sunday 20th May 2018
Sam Raimi's horror masterpiece, The Evil Dead is rightly regarded as a true horror classic.
So, it's weird to think then that there are still some viewers have yet to enjoy this ultimate experience in gruelling Horror.
Here's 13 reasons why you need to see The Evil Dead when it's shown on Horror Saturday May 26th.
1: The film spawned a cult hero in star Bruce Campbell and gave the world Ash Williams. 2: The BBFC deemed it to be placed on the Video Nasties list in 1983 even in cut form and not released uncut until 2001. 3: Stephen King liked it saying in 1972 that it was "The most ferociously original horror film". 4: The cover art for the VHS was the first that Graham Humphreys would create heralding the start of his incredible career in producing stunning movie posters. 5: Fans of Sam Raimi movies will recognise the first appearance of 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 which has a role in all his movies. 6: At one time it had the title, "These Bitches are Witches" but its production title was "Book of the Dead". 7: The cast and crew had to live in the cabin they were filming in during production. 8: The many references to other horror movies (look out for a poster of The Hills Have Eyes). 9: The contact lenses worn by the cast were so uncomfortable they could only be worn 15 minutes at a time. 10: Joel Coen, who would later achieve Oscar glory was an assistant editor. 11: The crew got lost on the first day of location filming. 12: There's an official Evil Dead: The Musical. 13: The film is still banned or remains cut in several countries.
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