A group of friends visits a cabin in the woods, where research on The Necronomicon was recently done and has possessed the area.
I hate hate hate horror movies, but this kindof isn't one. This is absolutely mandatory viewing.
If you like this movie, definitely check out John Dies at the End - (2012 movie).
The Evil Dead is somehow both terrifying and funny. I'm told the comedy is unintentional.
Though this is a low-budget movie, and the special effects are "off", this is extremely good. It's as though the effects and experience are all in their own universe and it's not supposed to look "real" in our own.
This movie somehow skirts the B-movie label. I don't know how to put it. The plot, writing and acting are all great. The effects and camera work are all great. This is an oddball movie, the likes of which I've never seen before or since.
There have been other movies which are comedy-horror, but nothing can compare to The Evil Dead, which I consider to be the original.