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Evil Dead II

Directed by Sam Raimi
United States, 1987
Horror, Comedy, Cult


Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda travel to a cabin in the woods for a romantic trip. Soon an evil power takes over Linda’s body and Ash finds himself trapped in a cabin with a group of strangers, while human-possessing demons attack them.

Our take

Only Sam Raimi could manifest this remarkable mix of terrifying horror and uproarious slapstick to singular, ingenious effect. Both a sequel and a potent re-imagining of the original _Evil Dead _, it arguably upgrades the original as a masterclass in camp, courtesy of an effervescent Bruce Campbell.

Evil Dead II Directed by Sam Raimi

Critics reviews

EVIL DEAD II: DEAD BY DAWN finds Raimi operating in a much more complicated mode [than the first film], melding the horror of the first film with an increasing interest in slapstick and gross-out comedy. Neither evincing the relentless stream of malevolence that is the first EVIL DEAD film nor the good-natured silliness of ARMY OF DARKNESS, for many viewers, this second entry in the series is the best, finding the perfect balance between stupid and startling, between eerie and icky.
October 13, 2017
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