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Written by Graham Reed  
Monday, 05 July 2004
Chainsaws, Zombies and One Liners. Hail to the King Baby!


The Evil Dead trilogy cut themselves out as trendsetters, and Evil Dead II is the big bad granddaddy of cheesy Horror-comedies. It's a seminal, cult classic. Now on picture sharp DVD, its essentially a remake of the first film with a bigger budget, better effects, more
blood (or is it ketchup?), and enough jokes to fill a

Our hero is Ash, a man with a chainsaw, a manic grin and a one-liner for every occasion, taking on the attacks of the undead,zombies, trees, possessed cars and his later ego all while holed up in a remote cabin somewhere in America. Filled with nightmarish imagery and coming from Sam Raimi, the inventor of much imitated `shakycam' with this film , Evil Dead II is more than just
an excellent movie : It's a laugh a minute gore-a-thon. It's not for the churchgoing among you, but best enjoyed in the company of a lot of friends , an irreverent attitude and a sense of humour. If you call yourself a horror fan If you haven't seen this movie, you haven't lived.

The DVD naturally comes with a commentary by Bruce Campbell, who plays Ash - why isnt this guy a stand up comedian? - and that justifies the price of the disc alone. factor in a 27 minute making of called "The Gore the Merrier".

Brilliant. Now, get the director a Spider Man movie!


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