Evil Dead II

  • 18
  • Sam Raimi (1987)
  • US
  • 80 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Horror comedy starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, whose romantic break in a remote cabin goes terrifyingly wrong when he accidentally unleashes an evil force that possesses his girlfriend.

Cast and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Sam Raimi

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Palace Pictures
Guidance: 
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Comedy
Drama