“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.
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