Cerebral Cinema - Evil Dead
Die hard cinephiles, academic film enthusiasts, and casual movie goers looking to expand their movie going experience welcome. Cerebral Cinema is a group geared towards getting together to watch a variety of a eclectic cinema ranging from highbrow indie fare to genre blockbusters. Following each theatrical outing, our group will congregate to discuss the film over food or drinks in a casual laid-back environment. Discussion topics will center around the film's plot and themes, the past filmography of the cast and crew, and the film at hand's cultural relevance. Let's get acquainted and talk cinema.
Dubbed "the ultimate experience in grueling terror" and praised upon its release by both Stephen King and Fangoria magazine, the original Evil Dead is inarguably a cinematic cornerstone within the lexicon of 80s cult horror. Subversive, satirical and gruesomely uninhibited, The Evil Dead's take on terror paved the way for films like Basket Case, Brain Damage and Re-Animator among others. In this long awaited remake released by Ghost House Pictures (30 Days of Night, Drag Me to Hell) and franchise founder Sam Raimi, five friends take a trip to a remote cabin in the woods when vacation plans are cut short by the discovery of an ancient volume of Sumarian burial practices and funerary incantations; a grimoire on death. When the guests of the cabin systematically die and return as mutilated shadows of their former selves hellbent on destruction and carnage those left alive must utilize the tools at their disposal (an axe, a shotgun, the good ol' trusty chainsaw) to survive. We'll meet at the theater to get acquainted and purchase tickets prior to the screening. Drinks and discussion will follow after the film. Discussion topics will center around horror cinema of the 1980s, whether we as proud skeptics can still find fear in the supernatural, and exploitation film history. With regard to the latter, are there boundaries in cinema that shouldn't be crossed (i.e. the infamous "tree rape" scene depicted in the original 1981 rendition of The Evil Dead)?
Evil Dead is directed by Fede Alvarez and stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. This feature is rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.
Meet Mike outside the theater 15 minutes before showtime.
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