Join Sam Raimi Within The Woods


In 1978, and for around $2000 ( big money for a couple kids from Michigan), Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell shot this 30 minute "proof of concept" film for what would become The Evil Dead. In Campbell's autobiography, he talks about taking this film and showing it to rooms full of dentists and their wives, trying to get funding to shoot the full length film (he recommends dentists, as they always have money to spend).

Filmed on Super 8mm, it is the lowest of the low budget, but is also an excellent counter balance to Raimi' recent Oz, the Great and Powerful, which while sharing the occasional stylistic flare, is as far from these humble beginnings as you can get.

All things being equal, I prefer this.

Via /Film.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.

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