For anyone with a passing interest in Sam Raimi's films this is a must have. The depth of information presented here is usually reserved for the biggest names in the business, so an analysis of a director such as Raimi is most welcome and just as important. It covers all his films from his earliest teenage films and Evil Dead through to Spiderman and Spiderman 2 pre-production, with detailed production notes, amusing anecdotes from cast and crew and a short but incisive critical analysis of every film. Muir also follows the director's developing style, from the visually frenetic early films to the more mature, restrained style of Raimi's most recent efforts. Muir's writing style is not in any way pretentious or technical and simply reads like a enthusiastic, though extremely well-informed, fan of the director.