Friday, September 9, 2011

Evil Dead II (1987)

Director: Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks. 84 min. Horror/Comedy.

And I thought Drag Me to Hell was the peak; while Sam Raimi had already perfected the horror-comedy subgenre he himself devised, by this sequel to the hilarious original Evil Dead (which is also the prequel to Army of Darkness). The insane gore, the cerebral bloody jokes, the "flying eyeball" point-of-views, and the ghoulish enitities who have no business in the world other than just being ... ghoulish, just don't get any better. Prepare yourself to laugh throughout (and strangely, not know even why), and for a very "gotcha" ending.

Best gag: The hero cuts off his own "possessed" hand, and to prevent it from getting away, stacks some books on top of it, most prominently "A Farewell to Arms".

PS: And thanks again, Toast! Kudos all around!

Mo says:
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  1. I watched it again the other night after reading your review and I must say it has lost none of it's charm. I might add that the commentary is most amusing too and would be a great boon to low budget film makers.

  2. I'm sure this is a movie I'll revisit someday. Planning to watch "Army of Darkness" soon.

  3. I liked Army of Darkness, it was just too ambitious. Needed a real budget but didn't get one. I suppose Raimi could raise the bucks no problem now though.