The ultimate experience in grueling terror! Welcome to Episode 44 of “Reel Chat” – a podcast that guarantees week in, week out – the “Reel world as we know it.”
On this episode of our “Vintage Vault” retrospective series, host Adam Stolfo is joined by co-host Brose Avard, horror expert Matthew O’Neill and eighties love-child Michael Hadjion to dissect 1981’s low-budget cult horror classic – “The Evil Dead” – the satisfying first chapter in the awesomely gruesome (and equally hilarious) Evil Dead saga that’s currently being re-explored and expanded upon in the all-new 2015 television series “Ash VS Evil Dead.”
Not only did this original installment go on to spawn a number of popular comedic sequels, it was also the project that launched the careers of both director Sam Raimi and B-Movie legend (and star) Bruce Campbell. One of the scariest, goriest, and (oddly enough) funniest horror movies of it’s time, The Evil Dead is every bit deserving of it’s tag as a cult genre classic.
Join the Reel Chat boys as we explore the film’s origins, it’s impact on the genre, it’s most famous and controversial scene, it’s original (and probably more appropriate) title, the passion and drive of it’s young filmmakers, it’s cast, it’s music, it’s endless DVD and Blu-ray releases, it’s full-screen and widescreen versions, as well as the answer to the all encompassing question – what the hell is a Fake Shemp!?
THE TEAM’S REVIEW SCORES
Adam 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Brose 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Andrew 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Matthew 4 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Stuart 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND
Michael 3 out of 5 – RECOMMEND