begins with our hero, Ash (Bruce
Campbell), having survived his hellish
night of battling the evil dead. Ah, morning's here, time to
escape. Wrong! Just as Ash is preparing to leave, the last
remaining demonic spirits rocket him through the woods in a
very comical scene. Crashing into a tree, Ash regains
consciousness only to be possessed by the evil dead, but
eventually the morning light chases these spirits away,
sparing our hero.
falls unconscious, only to awake as dusk is setting in. . . .
ROUND 2. During the ensuing night, Ash battles his dead
girlfriend, his own hand (which he lops off with a chainsaw),
and more evil dead than you can shake a shotgun at. They are
looking for fresh souls. Who can stop these little bastards? I
won't tell—but as you can see, there is a sequel.
sequel, or both? I would definitely say sequel.
There are two
reasons why Raimi filmed the flashback sequence the way he
did. First, to bring those unfortunate fools who didn't see
“Evil Dead” up to speed, and second, because he couldn't get
the footage from New Line.
Francesco continues his fight, he is visited by death himself,
who warns him to stop killing the dead and to start killing
the living. Confused our caretaker beings to contemplate
his calling in life. At the same time mysterious women begin
to appear in his life that look a lot like she and Francesco
continues to try and send her back to the grave permanently.
Sometimes promises are a bitch to break. Soavi's vision is spectacular if not overwhelming at time. He tries
to say a lot in the film and succeeds on most levels. I really dug the
surrealistic ending. One of the most original horror films of the years and
definitely one that warrants it position in the
Check it out.