The film that started it all for Raimi. Made on a extremely low budget, the film takes place in a deserted cabin, where five people have come to spend the night. From the moment they enter the cabin, strange things start to happen. One by one, each of them become possessed by a demon and start hacking each other up. There are plenty of scary scenes, but the major problem of the film is that it's hampered by a stupid first half and scenes with lighting so bad, that you can't tell what's going on half the time. Though the second half is full of suspenseful scenes and plenty of gross sights, Evil Dead is wildly overrated by cult fans of the film. The second one is much better and has more laughs. See the sequel. You'll have a better time.