Rating 9 out of 10
Director - Sam Raimi
Bruce campbell - Ash
Denise Bixler - Linda
Sarah Berry - Annie Knowby
Dan Hicks - Jake
Kassie Wesley - Bobbie Joe
Hey there all you Gargantuan Ghouls of Gore !! Axemasters back in the dungeon (boy it's creepy in here !) tonight with another Blast from the Past ! (shot gun Blast maybe !!) Evil Dead 2 !! This is one over the top flick and is , in my humble opinion , one of the best horror comedies of all time !! Yes thats right , Horror comedy ! Oh I see ! You were expecting another fright flick as the sequel to the original ? Guess again . Masters Raimi and campbell serve this one up with the laughs (and the gore !!) in mind ! Here's the story line in a nut shell ................
|"This hangnail is killing me !!"|
|"So Think you're pretty Handy eh !?"|
Yup , the chainsaw !! He lops off his own hand (in a strangely unnerving scene ) but the battle continues ! (you can't keep a good hand down !!)
Now , there is another part of the story going on as Ash is battling away in the woods . Young Annie Knowby and her boyfriend are heading to the cabin , because she is the daughter of the professor who left the tape deck and , well all the fricken demons behind !
|"I said Cheeto's dam it CHEETOS !!"|
The four arrive at the cabin , and Ash , in the midst of battle , almost kills them with a shotgun blast !! They disarm him and Annie assumes he's a psycho that has killed her parents ! So they lock him in the fruit cellar ! As they try to make sense of the
crazy scene they have arrived to (the cabin drenched in blood and gore and pretty much wrecked ) Jake presses
|"Dam !I Knew I should have packed my shower cap !!"|
|"Twister anyone !??"|
we thought was going to be the kick ass scary sequel to the kick ass scary original ! Well , needless to say ...... we screamed , not with terror , but with laughter !
I laughed so hard at the gore and at the scene where Ash takes off his own hand , that it was right then and there , that I realized how desensitized I had become !
Evil dead 2 is arguably Bruce Campbells greatest performance . He is over the top for most of this film . Pushed to the brink , no doubt , by his old pal Mr. Raimi , who rumor has it , loves to punish campbell and whip him like a dog any time he works with him !! Lets hope they do it again soon , as there seems to definitely be a whole lot of magic when the two get together near a movie camera !
So , once again Horror Hounds , I dare you to be scared , or in this case , get some laughs , with some eeriness thrown in ! Evil Dead 2 is a must see . A true classic , so don't miss it !
And remember ............ If you're gonna have a ......
......... Work Shed............
Keep the Chainsaw well oiled !!!!