Directed by: Sam Raimi
Starring: Bruce Campbell (Bruce), Ellen Sandweiss (Ellen), Scott Spiegel (Scotty), Mary Valenti (Shelly)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Barely visible, so not worth slotting into categories
The short film made by Sam Raimi to raise a budget for Evil Dead. This is barely visible but also features Bruce Campbell and Ellen Sandweiss (who plays his girlfriend here). Similar premise – friends out in the woods. This time though, it’s an Indian burial ground that Bruce knows a lot about. He talks about the dangers of desecrating the place and then promptly goes and digs around, unleashing demonic forces.
There’s not much else similar apart from the opening shot, the pleas to Join Us, stabbing a hand trapped by a door and a ghoul severing its own hand.
There’s one scene here though of the humor that can be found in inadvertent cruelty to a friend while in panic – and you wonder why that went missing from Evil Dead.