EVIL DEAD 2

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
APRIL 1, 2013

“Evil Dead 2” loses me. I respect the first film from a horror standpoint, but this sequel is too repetitive, too nonsensical, and too trippy for me to stay invested. Several long, point-of-view shots follow Ash (Bruce Campbell) from room to room, breaking down doors, and showing a real sense of choreography. It’s just too bad the entire film could not be as inspiring.

Besides Bruce Campbell, no one in the film is watchable, and besides the epic moment when Ash attaches a chainsaw to his hand, none of the rest of the film ever really entices. From Sam Raimi’s perspective, I can see that he was building a niche in this genre, but from a bystander’s point of view, it felt like a cheap knockoff of the original and an affordable way to toss blood and guts at the characters as much as possible.

Copyright HAG ?2008

RELEASE DATE
March 13, 1987

DIRECTOR
Sam Raimi

WRITTEN BY
Sam Raimi
Scott Spiegel

STUDIO
Renaissance Pictures

R

COMEDY
HORROR

84 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Peter Deming

COMPOSER
Joseph LoDuca

EDITOR
Kaye Davis

CAST
Bruce Campbell
Sarah Berry
Dan Hicks
Kassie Wesley
Richard Domeier

PRODUCED BY
Robert Tapert

BUDGET
$3.5 million

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