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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II (1987)

March. 13,1987
| Fantasy Horror Comedy

Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda find a log cabin in the woods with a voice recording from an archeologist who had recorded himself reciting ancient chants from "The Book of the Dead." As they play the recording an evil power is unleashed taking over Linda's body.


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The continuation of the story comes with a bigger budget and a quite big tonal shift. It's still horror, but with a heavy dose of added comedy that ranges from dark and disturbing to almost slapstick. Also with bigger and better effects it's much more of an action movie than the first. Bruce Campbell steals the show and makes the character of Ash legendary. Many memorable lines, moments and an overall superb action/horror/comedy that has everything you could want. Groovy!!


Evil Dead II is one of the instances where the second film is even better than the first. The insanity is turned up to 11. Bruce Campbell is once again the best character, and actually develops even more in this film (he even cuts off his own hand, later replacing it with a chainsaw). In the end, if you loved the first one, you should definitely watch this one.


Director Sam Raimi's over-the-top recap of his early low-budget horror flick "The Evil Dead" from 1981 is an improvement over its grainy, ghastly predecessor, a demon barf-fest which was made for about $400,000 and sparked a cult-following on home video with slacker teenagers. Raimi's budget on this one was a little over $3,000,000 and it shows. Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash, a university student taking his girlfriend to a cabin in the Tennessee mountains while the owners, a professor and his wife, are away. Things are just starting to get cozy when Ash comes across an ancient book in the professor's study, the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis--or, the Book of the Dead--along with the professor's taped thesis on the archaeological find in which he unwisely recites the incantation to resurrect a demonic spirit (it works). Raimi shows off a wickedly imaginative sense of gruesome glee (not apparent in the first film), as well as a film scholar's eye for classic movie references, visual jokes and an audacious talent for breathlessly-paced mayhem. Buckets of red, green and black guck get sprayed all over the screen, with prime recipient Campbell taking the brunt of it (he's a good sport rather than an actor). While Raimi has since proved in his mainstream films that he is more than adept at a solid narrative flow as well as a kinetic visual style and a keen sense of editing that sets the pace for his pictures, these techniques remain out of reach for him here (as well as a talent for handling actors). All types of cinematic tricks are brought out of the toy-box (everything that three million dollars could buy in 1987), but the picture is merely made up of episodes. It's a showoff piece for the filmmaker; he's in the process of developing his craft--and having a grand old time--but the set-ups have no follow-through, and the whole doesn't equal the parts. Followed by "Army of Darkness" in 1992. *1/2 from ****