Kiss Your Nerves Goodbye.
"...a comedy disguised as a blood-soaked shock-a-rama...a fairly sophisticated satire. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
|Ash (Bruce Campbell), the sole survivor of The Evil Dead, returns to the same isolated cabin deep in the woods with and again unleashes the forces of the dead. With his girlfriend possessed by demons and his body parts running amok, Ash is forced to single-handedly battle the legions of the damned as the most lethal - and groovy - hero in horror movie history!|
"Gory, tongue-in-cheek sequel... VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
In this sequel-remake of the original EVIL DEAD, a group of people are trapped in a cabin while ancient evil lurks outside and threatens a fate worse than death. Can brawny wiseguy Ash save the day, or will his dead girlfriend come back to cause more trouble? An influential comic horror movie from director Raimi.
Cast & Crew
|"The first passage will allow the demon to manifest itself in the flesh."----Annie (Sarah Berry)|"Why the hell would we want to do that?"----Ash (Bruce Campbell)
|"You're goin' down."----Ash to a demon
|"I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul!"----Demon|"Swallow this!"----Ash, as his puts a shotgun to its head
New York Times
"...EVIL DEAD 2 is one of the goofiest, goriest movies this side of the grave....Genuine, if bizarre, proof of Sam Raimi's talent and developing skill..."
"...A flashy good-natured display of special effects and scare tactics..."
Los Angeles Times
"...There are images of satanic grace that actually recall Bosch, thanks to the darkly mischievous power of Raimi's bizarre imagination....Raimi is a dynamo who knows how to make a movie as cinematic as possible....DEAD BY DAWN is a terrific trip..."
"...Gore just doesn't get any giddier than Raimi's sequel-slash-remake..."
"...EVIL DEAD 2 delivers the goods nonstop..."
New York Times
"The effects -- a combination of puppetry and stop-motion animation -- are both inventive and obvious enough to lift the grotesque humor safely into the realm of high stylization."
ReelViews 8 of 10
"Long before Scream came along to simultaneously parody the horror genre while participating in it, there was Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy (the third entry into the series, Army of Darkness, was released in 1993). Equal parts suspense, camp, comedy, and over-the-top gore, the first two Evil Dead movies didn't take long to attain the status of cult classics. Today, while relatively few mainstream movie viewers have heard of these movies (not to mention having seen them), they have garnered a small but loyal gathering of fans who can recite every one liner delivered by the ultra-cool hero, Ash...Neither The Evil Dead nor Evil Dead II will win any acting awards. Aside from Bruce Campbell, who has forged a nice career in offbeat productions, the films are populated by a cast of unknowns, many of whom list their respective Evil Dead movie as the only acting job on their resumes...For those with a taste for outrageousness and an appetite for horror, there's no jucier meal than the Evil Dead movies."
- James Berardinelli