Synopses & Reviews
In the dank cellar of the dilapadated cabin tucked away in the great forest, there is a book bound in human skin and filled with incantations writ in blood. To read the words therein is to release a hideously unspeakable force...
Rigorously made on an almost absent budget in the backwoods of Tennessee, the film was a phenomenal success--the true definition of "cult film"--launching the careers of its director, Sam Raimi; producer, Bob Tapert; and star, Bruce Campbell. It also spawned two deliriously different and wildly inventive sequels, The Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, and Army of Darkness, which have won over legions of fright fans around the globe.
At last, acclaimed film critic Bill Warren takes us on a no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the three films, including exclusive interviews with key cast and crew; rare and previously unpublished photographs, story-boards, and concept sketches; harrowing tales of hardship, discomfort, and practical jokes; and much more. Enough to keep any puss-oozing deadite drooling through the night.
"A wealth of new information...fascinating facts...who would have thought that three of the most joyfully gross and outlandish horror films could also form the basis of such an inspirational book?" --Fangoria
About the Author
Bill Warren is a freelance journalist and writer who has been published in American Film, Starlog, Fangoria, Cinefantastique, Amazing Stores, Science Fiction Digest, and Twilight Zone. He was a contributor for James Gunn's New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and The Overlook Encyclopedia of Horror and of Science Fiction. He is also one of the associate editors for Leonard Maltin's annual TV Movies and Video Guide. His book, Keep Watching the Skies, is considered the definitive guide to 50s sci fi movies.