Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (USA, 1987)
Directed by Sam Raimi
Starring Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Danny Hicks, Kassie Wesley
Much of Sam Raimi's early work is tied up in his relationship to the Coen Brothers. After Joel Coen served as editor on The Evil Dead, the Coens utilised Raimi's techniques of creating short films to get money for their directorial debut, Blood Simple. Where Raimi had made Within the Woods, a 32-minute short which became The Evil Dead, the Coens created a fictional trailer for Blood Simple and played it in theatres. The trio collaborated again on Crimewave, a live-action comic-book romp which flopped due to studio interference.
Alien with only Ripley on the Nostromo, or The Haunting with only Nell in the house.
Verdict: The ultimate horror crowdpleaser