Posts Tagged ‘sam raimi’

Evil Dead, Reviewed

According to legend, Sam Raimi’s original Evil Dead used so many gallons of fake blood that the crew had to cart a corn syrup-drenched Bruce Campbell home from the set each day in the back of a pickup truck. It's that kind of absurdity, coupled with Raimi's understanding of horror's underpinnings, that helped his scrappy 1981 film—along [...]

From an Era When Going Viral Took Some Real Effort

Pat Carroll couldn’t find Dupont Circle on Tuesday. I’d asked the members of the Travesty Films comedy group, which released a series of cult-favorite short films in the 1970s and 1980s, to grab a drink ahead of the 30th-anniversary screening of their 1981 piece Hyattsville Holiday tonight at the AFI Silver Theatre.
Though it was short [...]