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Army of Darkness

A calculated tilt at the cross-over mainstream audience, this second sequel eschews the hardcore horror of The Evil Dead and the splatter comedy of Evil Dead II, in favour of a swashbuckling comedy. Catapulted back in time, chainsaw-wielding hero Ash (Campbell) joins forces with the inhabitants of a besieged castle - and damsel in distress Sheila (Davidtz) - in their battle against an army of skeleton Deadites. With its stop-motion effects and knockabout humour, this plays more like a Ray Harryhausen version of El Cid than a horror movie, with plenty of slapstick but very little gore.

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Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriter: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
Cast: Bruce Campbell
Embeth Davidtz
Marcus Gilbert
Ian Abercrombie
Bridget Fonda