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Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II

Sam Raimi (1987)

80min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This thrill-packed heaven for gore-hounds starts with an embellished recap of the original film before spinning off into another possession tale, with hopeless hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) again trying to repel a nasty demonic onslaught. Flashy special effects, hysterical scare tactics and Three Stooges-style farce combine with director Sam Raimi's trademark dizzying camera angles and manic wit for a breathless rollercoaster ride through twisted genre conventions. Campbell mugs shamelessly and clearly has a ball as scene outdoes scene in comic thrust and haphazard horror. The results are hilarious - Ash's scuttling severed hand held down by a copy of A Farewell to Arms, for example.

Summary

Hapless Ash takes his girlfriend to a remote cabin in the woods, only for her to be killed and possessed by evil spirits. As a motley group of strangers turns up, they too find themselves under attack from demonic entities, leaving Ash the task of fending off the forces of darkness with his trusty chainsaw. Sam Raimi's comic horror sequel, starring Bruce Campbell and Sarah Berry.

Cast & Crew

Ash Bruce Campbell
Annie Sarah Berry
Jake Danny Hicks
Bobby Joe Kassie Wesley
Possessed Henrietta Ted Raimi
Linda Denise Bixler
Ed Richard Domeier
Professor Raymond Knowby John Peaks
Henrietta Lou Hancock
Director Sam Raimi
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Palace Pictures Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

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