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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 07:20:20 AM »

I first saw Evil Dead 2 in the theater. I was in college, and the town had a two-plex theater (it was a smallish town, and multiplexes hadn't really caught on yet). I went to see Light of Day, an awful "rock and roll" movie with Joan Jett and Michael J. Fox. It was so boring I actually got up in the middle of it to go to the lobby and make a phone call. ED2 was playing in the other theater, and I heard huge amounts of screaming. It piqued my curiosity, so I went to see it the next night. That audience (and I) laughed our heads off at Ash's antics, and I, who had not been a huge horror-movie fan up until then, started renting every horror movie on the video store shelves. So for me, too, ED2 was something of a life changer.

It also put Bruce Campbell up there as one of the few stars I would seek out in other movies.
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 08:41:48 AM »

I feel this should be on the top ten of any list of greatest horror films of all time.  I liked it better than the first and way better than AOD.  Despite the fact the film makes no sense at all.  Great fun.

The first time I saw it, it made no sense. This time, it made plenty of sense. Odd.
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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 01:54:19 AM »

The special effects to me look faker and campier in Evil Dead 2 then they do in the orignal despite the larger budget.
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 03:55:36 AM »

The special effects to me look faker and campier in Evil Dead 2 then they do in the orignal despite the larger budget.
Maybe that is intentional considering Evil Dead 2 is supposed to be more comedic than the original.
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:14 AM »

Not sure I will see the remake... part of the fun of the originals is the fun, and that seems to be missing. 
-Ed

that may be true.  But part of the money of the remakes is the money.
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« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 04:51:04 PM »

Without a doubt, one of my favorite movies of all time!  I have a huge fondness for all three (often doing the three movie marathon), but, for me, Evil Dead 2 absolutely nails the balance of horror and comedy.

I saw the new sequel/remake/reimaging - it wasn't too bad for a modern horror movie, but it certainly lacked even a small amount of levity to break up the horror.  I'm not sorry I spent money to see it, but probably won't need to see it again...
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 05:04:39 PM »

I love the Evil Dead films and agree that you must see them. I too am not a big fan of re-makes, long over due sequels/prequels, but as I have said before I need to see it to judge it and from what I have heard from other fans, it sounds pretty good. Bruce even condones it.

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I'm quite disappointed that the rumour of Nicholas Brendon (Xander from Buffy) to pllay the lead did not happen though.


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