Army of Darkness

Army of Darkness

Sam Raimi (1993)

15 Certificate


Our Score
As a loose remake of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court filmed in the style of the Three Stooges, director Sam Raimi's hopelessly juvenile effort just about scrapes by as a humdrum knockabout parody. As the second sequel to his classic Evil Dead, however, it's a vapid exercise in watered-down horror kitsch that betrays the whole ethos of the sublime original. After a recap of the first two movies, Bruce Campbell battles with pit monsters, sword-wielding skeletons and his evil clone to find the sacred "Book of the Dead" that will help him escape the Dark Ages and return to the present. This cardboard comic book fantasy has plenty of in-jokes for the discerning horror buff but little actual horror, while the second half of the movie is nothing more than an endless battle full of interminable head-banging and skull-smashing. The only unexpected shock here is how dull and ordinary it all is.


Zombie-battling hero Ash is transported back in time to the medieval era. In an attempt to find a way back to his own time, he accidentally summons up a horde of living skeletons led by his own evil double and must fight to send them back to the grave. Comedy fantasy adventure sequel to The Evil Dead, starring Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz.

Cast & Crew

Ash / Evil Ash Bruce Campbell
Sheila / Evil Sheila Embeth Davidtz
Arthur Marcus Gilbert
Wiseman Ian Abercrombie
Duke Henry Richard Grove
Gold Tooth Michael Earl Reid
Blacksmith Timothy Patrick Quill
Linda Bridget Fonda
Possessed witch Patricia Tallman
Cowardly warrior Ted Raimi
Fake Shemp Ivan Raimi
Director Sam Raimi
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama