Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II ★★★★

I commented in my review of The Evil Dead that the first movie's tone is a little all over the map. By the time Raimi made Evil Dead II it's clear he knew what type of film he wanted to make and dove in head first.

To me that made this one a big step forward over the original. I like that Raimi wasn't afraid to retcon the first film. This isn't a series that needs perfect continuity. The recap/remake of the first five minutes lets perfectly set the tone for what he wants to do the rest of the way. From there, he gives us 80 minutes of gross, hilarious, scary Ash vs deadite action