Evil Dead II

Film, Horror
2 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
The 100 best horror films, horror movies, evil dead ii
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

84 mins

Cast and crew

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

Average User Rating

1.3 / 5

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I recently watched and loved the original Evil Dead movie.The only other of the trilogy i had previously seen but not much liked was this,that was nearly 20 yrs ago & i was a teenager so maybe i was wrong.Having ordered the dvd & re watched it,i was no more impressed than i had been all those yrs ago in my youth.The problem for me is this,the first film had a little of everything,it was scary,funny,inventive & very impressive having been made on such a small scale/budget.This is of course has a much bigger budget & production values but there`s no build up,it`s never scary & to me not very funny.It get`s 2 stars for being watchable,i know the film has a massive following but i`ll give the third film a miss.I do still recommend later Raimi films,especially those made before the Spiderman films.