In this sequel-remake of the original EVIL DEAD, a group of people are trapped in a cabin while ancient evil lurks outside and threatens a fate worse than death. Can brawny wiseguy Ash save the day, or will his dead girlfriend come back to cause more trouble? An influential comic horror movie from director Raimi.
"...EVIL DEAD 2 is one of the goofiest, goriest movies this side of the grave....Genuine, if bizarre, proof of Sam Raimi's talent and developing skill..." (New York Times)
"...A flashy good-natured display of special effects and scare tactics..." (Variety)
"...There are images of satanic grace that actually recall Bosch, thanks to the darkly mischievous power of Raimi's bizarre imagination....Raimi is a dynamo who knows how to make a movie as cinematic as possible....DEAD BY DAWN is a terrific trip..." (Los Angeles Times)
"...Gore just doesn't get any giddier than Raimi's sequel-slash-remake..." (Entertainment Weekly)
"...EVIL DEAD 2 delivers the goods nonstop..." (Total Film)
"The effects -- a combination of puppetry and stop-motion animation -- are both inventive and obvious enough to lift the grotesque humor safely into the realm of high stylization." (New York Times)