"The Evil Dead," was directed in 1981 and it starred, Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker, and Theresa Tilly. "The Evil Dead," is a pretty creepy and gory flick. Still cheesy but more serious than the other two. Anyway, you have five friends who go to this cabin and like any cabin there is a Necronomicon and a tape recording that just so happens to release demonic forces that possess them one by one. The film has some pretty intense scenes especially with trees!
Interestingly enough at Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films "The Evil Dead" won for Best Low-Budget Film. It's a cult hit that still is a popular movie and series. It also donned a remake. The film and series made Bruce Campbell a star and Ash Williams, an iconic figure in cinema.
So since it's the director's birthday, "The Evil Dead," is today's pick for 31 days of 80s horror. If you haven't seen this or any of the series, do it during this year's Halloween.