Movie of the Month/LAMBcast #99: The Evil Dead

by Dylan · January 14, 2012 · LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 6 Comments

The setup here is extremely simple, so let’s get it out of the way quickly – the IMDb summary, for those unfamiliar:

“Five friends go up to a cabin in the woods, where they find unspeakable evil lurking in the forest. They find a tome called the Necronomicon and the taped translation of the text. Once the tape is played, the evil is released. One by one, the teens are possessed. With only one remaining, it is up to him to survive the night and battle the evil dead. “

Sam Raimi’s first feature (Bruce Campbell’s, too) was made for a modest (even 30 years ago) budget of $375,000 and went on to gross close to $30 million, a take not even matched by either of its two sequels, each made for a bigger budget than the last. Aside from spawning those, it’s gone on to inspire video games, a remake (coming to a theater near you soon), even a musical! All this from five teenagers and loads and loads of practical, gory effects. Let’s see what your fellow LAMBs have had to say about it…

Thanks to all of the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM (great turnout this month!).

* 1001Plus
* Bargain Bin Review
* Bonjour Tristesse
* Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews
* Forced Viewing
* From the Depths of DVD Hell
* Goregirl’s Dungeon
* Invasion of the B Movies
* The Stop Button

It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. There are 8/10 choices from last month, so not a lot of newness this time around. I’ve remedied that by having the new ones be out of left field. 🙂 You have one week to vote. If you have suggestions for next month’s poll, let me have ’em.

As we do every month, the LAMBcast is tied in with the MOTM. A comparatively crew consisting of host Dylan, co-host Nick, and MOTM stalwart Steve got together to dig into Raimi’s first feature, though we seemed to talk just as much about the entire trilogy as we did just this initial installment.

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website – thanks to Kevin for providing this service. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too; if you’d like your feedback read on the show, leave a note in the comments sections here. We’re on Facebook as well. Finally, we’re on iTunes, and would love a review, even if it’s a bad one.

Thanks for listening!

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