sam raimi
I’m sure there are a few Spiderman fans out there, but I love Raimi for the horror. His first several films were genre films and some pretty damn impressive selections at that. He directed three horror shorts before he completed his first feature length film ‘Evil Dead’ in 1981 starring Bruce Campbell. The film was made on the cheap and was hugely successful. He followed that up with the 1985 horror-comedy ‘Crimewave’. In 1987 he directed the sequel that was really a remake, ‘Evil Dead 2’. With a bigger budget he was able to add better effects and upped the ante on the humour. In 1990 he released ‘Dark Man’ starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand. In 1992 he completed the Evil Dead Trilogy with the brilliant ‘Army of Darkness’. After some time away from the blood-stained lights of horror he directed the star-studded ‘The Gift’ in 2000 featuring Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves and Hilary Swank among others. This year Raimi released ‘Drag Me to Hell’, an amusing and entertaining bit of celluloid starring Justin Long and Alison Lohman. Click here to read my review. I have watched the Evil Dead Trilogy countless times over the years and it never fails to entertain me. A most formidable horror resume Mr. Raimi! Happy Birthday from the Dungeon!
drag me to hell

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