Evil Dead II

Film, Horror
2 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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The 100 best horror films, horror movies, evil dead ii
Not so much a sequel, more a self-parodic reprise, like some black comic nightmare in the damaged brain of sole survivor Ash (Campbell). This time though, tired of cowering in the corner, Ash gets tooled up with a shotgun and a chainsaw, and lets the monsters suck on some abuse. Meanwhile, four other victims - none of whom has ever seen a horror movie - arrive at the shack and start settling in, unaware that they'll be dead by dawn. The dialogue has been pared to the bone, the on-screen gore toned down, and the maniacal laughter cranked up to full volume. Using the same breathless pacing, rushing camera movements and nerve-jangling sound effects as before, Raimi drags us screaming into his cinematic funhouse. Delirious, demented and diabolically funny.

Release details

Duration:
84 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sam Raimi
Screenwriter:
SamRaimi, Scott Spiegel
Cast:
Bruce Campbell
Sarah Berry
Dan Hicks
Kassie Wesley
Theodore Raimi
Denise Bixler