Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II ★★★★

Slightly disappointed primarily because I had set some high expectations because of its rep, but overall I really enjoyed this. It’s so unapologetic and over-the-top in its gore that it’s genuinely kinda charming. Bruce Campbell is great as the lead just like the first one and I gotta give props to Sam Raimi as well. Something I’ve noticed when it comes to his films, is that he’s really good at managing the tones. He knows when to be goofy and funny, sincere, and he definitely knows when to be gory and over-the-top. There are some scenes, where in a lesser horror movie, they would be played completely straight and forgettable, but in this, Raimi plays around with it and makes it more enjoyable than it’d be otherwise. So overall, I liked this quite a bit. Worth watching if you haven’t yet.

Sidenote: between these two movies, Ash Williams has been soaked and drenched in blood at least 10 times and his clothes always seem to end up being fine. What kind of detergent does this guy have? I know this isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of the movie I just think it’s kinda funny.

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