"Evil Dead II" is the best type of sequel: one that continues the spirit of the original, but also builds upon it. The great cinematography, horror elements, and effects are all here, but a heavy dose of comedy is added to the mix, and it works extremely well. Furthermore, the character of Ash becomes even cooler, thanks to a great performance from Bruce Campbell. This is where he became a star, and it is easy to see why. I also adore the ending. It is one of the best cliffhangers ever, in my opinion. Is it better than the first movie? It's hard to say, as it really depends on what mood I am in. Regardless, it is one of the best sequels ever and one of my favorite films.