Army of Darkness

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

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.


Release details

109 mins

Cast and crew

Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
Bruce Campbell
Embeth Davidtz
Marcus Gilbert
Ian Abercrombie
Bridget Fonda