Evil Dead II

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  • 2019
  • 1 hr 24 min

Evil Dead II is a horror-comedy film that was released in 1987. It was directed by Sam Raimi and starred Bruce Campbell as the main character, Ash Williams. The movie is a sequel to 1981's The Evil Dead and picks up where the first film left off. The story begins with Ash and his girlfriend Linda traveling to a cabin in the woods for a romantic weekend. Once they arrive, they discover a tape recorder and a book of the dead that was left behind by the cabin's previous occupants. The tape recorder plays an incantation that brings the deadites (evil spirits) back to life. Linda becomes possessed and Ash must kill her in order to survive.

When night falls, Ash is attacked by the deadite version of Linda and is forced to dismember her with an axe. The evil spirits then set their sights on Ash, who must fight for his life against the possessed trees, demons, and his own possessed hand. He also encounters a group of people who come to the cabin seeking the book of the dead.

Throughout the movie, Ash faces a series of challenges and obstacles as he tries to survive the night. He uses various weapons and implements to fight off the creatures, including a chainsaw that he attaches to the stump of his severed hand. The movie is filled with gross-out humor, over-the-top violence, and references to classic horror films.

One of the standout features of Evil Dead II is its use of practical effects. The movie was made before the widespread use of CGI, so the filmmakers had to rely on old-school techniques like prosthetics and stop-motion animation to create the monsters and gore effects. The result is a film that looks and feels like a throwback to the horror movies of the 1970s and 80s.

Another highlight of the movie is Bruce Campbell's performance as Ash. He delivers his lines with a deadpan wit that makes the ridiculous situations he finds himself in even funnier. His physical comedy skills are also on display, as he throws himself around the cabin and battles the creatures in a series of slapstick set pieces.

Overall, Evil Dead II is a must-see movie for horror fans and lovers of cult classics. It's a rare example of a sequel that improves on the original, taking the elements that worked in the first film and ramping them up to eleven. Its blend of horror and humor has influenced countless filmmakers in the years since its release, and it remains a beloved and enduring part of the horror canon.

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    1 hr 24 min