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In The Evil Dead series of Sam Raimi movies, the two sequels are meant to be funny. But was that the intent of the original movie?

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YES, it was supposed to have comedy elements. –  user4558 Apr 9 '13 at 17:15
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Yes and no.

Raimi and co wanted to make a film, but felt that going for a comedy wasn't a great idea - and after doing their research at the local drive-in, knew that horror was the way to go. They made a short horror promo, Within the Woods, and the positive reaction they got from this propelled the development and shooting of Evil Dead.

Even though they were going for a full-on gross out movie, Raimi's camera techniques and love of The Stooges tinged the film - and created a horror hybrid that has influenced generations of filmmakers since.

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NO, well i am not surprised by your question, it sure looks like a comedy when you watch it today but it was supposed to be a horror movie and it really was at the time. Horror movies were not as realistic in 1981 as they are now. Today horror movies do not show ghost's face directly they just create an ambiance where you would get sucked into the movie and get scared. Coming back to your question, Evil Dead 1981 was a horror movie it was the first horror movie i watched as a kid in mid 90's when i was like 5-6 (had trouble sleeping for months). The IMDB mentions only one genere for this movie and that is "Horror". http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083907/

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