Five friends drive up to a cabin deep in the woods. While they are there they discover the book the “Necronomicon” a.k.a. “The Book of the Dead.” Once they read the words out of this aloud they release an evil from the woods that turns each one of these friends into a deadly zombie like creature. Now it is up to Ash, the last one left to survive the night and stay away from his friends as they come after him, and the only way to destroy these creatures is total bodily dismemberment.
This is a great film, I really wouldn’t consider it a zombie film, because the people in this film act like they are possessed. They fly and move a lot faster then any zombie in other films. This is one of the best films in the 80’s, which introduced us to a horror icon that fought the evil, instead of being evil. His name is Ash. This was a very low budget release, it was more of a film they made as college friends. Little did they know that they would make one of the scariest, goriest fright films ever. Never did they believe they would make a film that would become a classic. The first time I saw this film, I didn’t find anything special about it. I eventually rented part 2 at my local video store, and loved that one, so I thought I’d give this one a second chance, and once I did I fell in love with this one. I really don’t know what I was thinking when I first saw it, I guess I just didn’t know what to expect. But take my word for it, this is one of the best films ever. I give it a 10 out of 10.