[Podcast] Evil Dead II (1987) — Episode 92 — Decades of Horror 1980s

“We are the things that were and shall be again! Ahahahaha! Spirits of the book! We want what is yours! LIFE! Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!” – The Deadites are back to terrorize Ash Williams once again with Sam Raimi’s super sick sequel EVIL DEAD II. Groovy! Let the fun begin! Thomas Mariani, Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore tackle another gruesome  horror film from the 1980s.

Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 92 — Evil Dead II  (1987)

The first official selection in Decades of Horror 2016 October Selection, EVIL DEAD II is one of the fiercest, funniest classics of the age cementing director Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and the lead character Ash as horror icons. The film is full of practical effects lead by  Mark Shostrom and supported by the beginnings of KNB,  Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger. The effects are phenomenon, the direction is revolutionary and chaotic, and Bruce Campbell is brilliant as poor, abused Ash. The Eighties would not be the same with out this film.

Thomas Mariani is joined by Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore to take a look at  Christopher’s selection for this month’s special look at the top horror films of the decade. Christopher reveals what the film means to him and how it influenced his love for horror film and his directorial career. Doc shares catching the film when it was released and the reaction it garnered in its NC17 theatrical run. Thomas round out the affection for this film sharing how he caught the film at a young age. Evil Dead II is one of the most influential and magical horror films of the decade. “Then let’s head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.” – Ash Williams.

We want to hear from you – the coolest, most gruesome  fans:  leave us a message or leave a comment on the site or email the Decades of Horror 1980s podcast hosts at thomasmariani@decadesofhorror.com or docrotten@decadesofhorror.com. We also want to be sure to thank Neon Devils  for their killer track “Bone Chillin'” which we use for the intro and outro of this show.

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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.