I also would recommend making Evil Dead a solo viewing on a rainy night. Granted, we've seen a lot more since it came out, but I do remember finding it incredibly creepy the first time I saw it (and I was in my late teens). I don't think I'd want to see this with audience participation, as it's really a serious horror movie. Evil Dead 2 though, now that's a different story. I did see that at a midnight showing, and the audience participation was a good part of the experience. But the thing with loud audiences is that it only works if everyone is in on the joke(s). No way would I make my first viewing of a movie, any movie, to be one with a lot of talking. And like many have said, there's a fine line with audience participation. It can go from immensely entertaining to incredibly annoying in a matter of seconds. I recently saw Pulp Fiction at a midnight screening, and it was a lot of fun when everyone was reciting Ezekial 25:17 along with Samuel L. Jackson. But then these two morons behind me were just having a regular conversation during that long (and quiet) sequence when Bruce Willis is trying to sneak back into his apartment. And it's really hard to tell people to be quiet when you yourself have been saying stuff to the screen too. Some people just have to know when the right time to shut up is, and most don't. One more aside on talking in a theater. I'm working a film festival right now, and last night after we started all the films, we put on Alice in Wonderland in one of the unused theaters. It was just 3-4 people, all from the staff. I needed to talk with one of them, so I went in and had a brief conversation. Halfway in I'm like "OK, this feels REALLY wrong to talk in a theater, even though it's just us in here". I'm conditioned to feel it's taboo to do that. Which is a good thing, I guess.