Evil Dead 2 Poster

Release Date: 1987

R|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
The second of three films in the Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash's girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods.

Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Denise Bixler, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi, Richard Domeier, John Peakes

Director: Sam Raimi

Genres: Horror, Comedy

Production Co: De Laurentiis, Renaissance Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Evil Dead 2 is, pardon the expression, consistently lively--a ghoulish splatter comedy that uses wildly excessive gore to provoke the kind of shock that lies between a laugh and a scream. [10 Apr 1987, Friday, p.M]

  • Best scenes: Campbell pondering whether to squash her dismembered head in a vice, and a later quandary when he must shotgun his own dismembered hand. Moral: Pimples aren't the worst thing that can happen to your body. [11 Sept 1987, Life, p.3D]

  • The grubby, low-budget intensity of the film gives it a lovable quality that high-tech movies wouldn't have. show more

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