Thursday, November 16, 2006

Evil Dead II

So if you're wise, you took my advice and saw the face melting brilliance that is Sam Raimi's "The Evil Dead". If you havn't taken a moment to readjust all the furniture that has no doubt been thrown around the room in an orgy of cinematic awsomeness, then do so now because Ash is coming back at you in his equally brilliant sequal, "Dead by Dawn".

The story picks up where the last one left off--well--almost where it left off. You see, the five minutes that Raimi takes at the beginning of the film to explain what happened isn't exactly accurate. But that tends not matter because Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell do what they want and no one will tell them otherwise! After the brief moments of lies and deceit, Ashley J. Williams (played by the aforementioned Campbell) proceeds to chop off his hand, shoot it, get drenched in a tidal wave of blood, attach a chainsaw to his bloody stump, and finally get sent back in time.

I would venture to say that this is the best film in the trilogy. It has a good balance of horror and comedy which lays the groundwork for the dry, one-liner sense of humor that Ash developes in the third installement entitled "Army of Darkness". Also, a corpse ballet in the pale moonlight! Does it get any better? I think not. See it or suffer the consequences!

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