Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II ★★★★

Part of the 31 Days of Horror

Evil Dead 2 is really more of a remake than a sequel to the original Evil Dead. Sam Raimi seems to be working on the assumption that everyone already knows the story of the original Evil Dead and as such wastes no time with the typical horror movie setup. I imagine that this might result in a little bit of confusion from anyone who has never seen the original, or just an awareness of how rushed it feels. But that's ok. Evil Dead 2 really isn't really a traditional narrative-based film. I see it more as a montage of anything that is cool, funny or scary. As such, it is not as frightening as the original Evil Dead, nor as funny as Army of Darkness, but it is a very enjoyable experience for its 80 minute run time.

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