Doctor Strange 2 has finally introduced horror elements to the Marvel Universe and it’s thanks to the talent of director Saim Raimi. If you liked the new MCU movie, you’ll enjoy the director’s other works as well.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is the latest hit from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, once again winning over comic book fan audiences and earning millions at the box office. The film also already paves the way for Marvel’s next major Phase 4 arc, establish elements that could appear in the fifth Avengers movie.
A feature that stands out in the Multiverse of Madness and what caught the attention of MCU fans was the intense influence of horror cinema in several scenes, with scary jumps and bloody moments, probably Marvel’s Most Violent Movie To Date. This foray into the genre is due to the great director Sam Raimi, known for having directed some horror classics.
at some level, Raimi revolutionized horror movies and delivered several acclaimed works of the genre to the public. He therefore brought all his knowledge to all of Multiverse of Madness and gave his fans great references to his former work. In this spirit, the I like cinema has chosen three of his productions for those who wish to know a little more about the director’s filmography.
A CRAZY NIGHT
A crazy night, or The Evil Dead in the original, was Raimi’s first film with official theatrical distribution. The project was adapted from a short film by the director himself entitled Within The Woods. Once released in theaters, the production was already a huge hit with critics who praised Raimi’s creative choices.
On a shoestring budget, the director found many inventive ways to bring his film to life using practical effects and giving it a comedic tone full of sour humor. Raimi delivered a fun horror movie full of violent scenes.
At a time when slasher dominated movie theaters, A crazy night stood out for bringing back supernatural horror in a creative and yet unexplored way. Even with a simple premise in which five friends are attacked by a demonic force in the middle of the forest, Raimi was able to go down in history with his particular way of making films.
A crazy night it was so successful that it spawned two sequels, a remake and a TV series.
DRAG ME TO HELL
In the plot, young Christine (Alison Lohman) works in a bank and has to prove to his boss that he can make tough decisions. So she ends up refusing the extension of a lady’s mortgage and for that, she receives a terrible curse.
drag me to hell delivers all the typical Sam Raimi exaggeration to the audience, with grotesque scenes of hauntings and possessed animals. The film is a full plate for those who enjoy over-the-top, cartoonish horror productions.
In addition to being a box office success, drag me to hell It is considered by many to be one of the best horror films of the 2000s.
TWO VERY BAD HEROES
One of Sam Raimi’s lesser-known works, the film was directed by him and co-written by the brothers. Ethan and Joel Coen (known by far, Where the weak have no place and The great Lebowski). Basically an acid comedy with horror elements, the plot follows the Terminators Arthur and Faron who work all night as hired assassins.
After being hired for a job, the two end up causing many deaths in the process. But an innocent man is blamed for the crime. The film wasn’t a huge blockbuster at the time, but ultimately won fans over with Raimi’s unique sense of humor.