It takes what was already excessive in the part 1 and brings it on a new level - where borders between trash horror and comedy are blurred in a colorful mashup that mirrors varied use of prosthetics and švankmajerasque stop-motion. Unlike its predecessor, it relies a lot more on action and less on atmosphere, which robs the movie of the horror that original brought, but what a fun robbery that turned out to be.
Total mayhem, take two. Overtly gory psychedelia that feels like Disney on a really bad acid trip. Hilarious, tongue in cheek splatter, occasionally quite gruesome and disturbing. One of those rare movies - like it’s predecessor - which despite not having any sense is a masterpiece. It’s almost dada. And I love the way it refers to the first movie - the chainsaw! - without actually being a sequel.
9 - Part perfect sequel, part perfect remake, part perfect parody. While the first film took its time, stewing in its own atmosphere to produce a pure horror experience, "Evil Dead II" takes a chainsaw to all the original's fat and gives us a leaner, meaner and cheesier ride that happily forfeits some of its creepiness for a shiny comedic edge and bucketfuls upon bucketfuls of raw, manic energy. Groovy.