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THE EVIL DEAD - 2 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1982 Renaissance Pictures.
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Ash - Our hero, a little more on the chubby and pansy side than I'd like.
  • Linda - Ash's girlfriend, possessed by the evil spirits and damn annoying with that laugh.
  • Scott - Your standard blonde leader guy, he gets shrubbed to death trying to escape.
  • Shelly - Scott's woman who gets possessed of course. He chops her up with an ax.
  • Cheryl - Artsy-fartsy girl, she gets raped by a tree. I did not think it up, do not yell at me...
  • The Evil Dead - Demons summoned using the Book of the Dead.

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The Plot: 

Overall okay. That's my assessment. Overall okay. Well, you're going to find it a little slow at times but there are a couple of really amusing parts. Especially Scott chopping up his possessed girlfriend as she screams, "No! No! You love her!" How do we arrive at such debauchery you may ask? Heart of the matter is that these kids rent a cabin where some professor had been translating the Book of the Dead. When they play the tape recording of his work it summons the evil spirits, who immediately begin causing havoc. Not only do trees (yes, trees) rape Cheryl, but Linda turns into this giggling pasty face thing. Ash burns the book to dispel the demons, and everything seems fine, we last see him screaming as something rushes out of the forest. Personally I think he was royally screwed. Though you might find this film tepid at best there is solace in the two sequals: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn and Army of Darkness.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Before renting a cabin in the middle of nowhere you should look it over.
  • If cellar doors just pop open one should lock them and forget anything happened.
  • Ancient demonic texts written in human blood look alot like ballpoint.
  • Trees can rape women.
  • Evil spirit movies always have some strange dagger hanging around.
  • It's not difficult to chop up the woman you love.
  • Don't smack the dying guy.
  • Possessed people are just full of body fluids - blood, vomit, etc...

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 6 mins - None of you idiots are worried that porch swing is banging against the house when there is no wind?
  • 15 mins - Shit! Scotty, I am going to kick your ass!
  • 24 mins - Man, that moon is huge! It's going to crash into the Earth! Run! Run!
  • 27 mins - Cheryl getting violated by a tree?
  • 38 mins - Pencil through the ankle, ouch!
  • 55 mins - Just shoot the possessed thing.
  • 62 mins - Yes! Chop her up! No, don't get all mushy about it...
  • 76 mins - This scene has gone on long enough, something grab him through the door. We know it's coming.

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note evildead1.wav Professor's recording: "It is entitled Naturan Demanto (I dunno, sue me on the spelling), roughly translated: Book of the Dead."
Green Music Note evildead2.wav Ash: "Cheryl what's the matter with you, did something in the woods do this to you?"
Cheryl: "No, it was the woods themselves!"
Green Music Note evildead3.wav Scott: "I don't care what happens to her! She's you girlfriend, you take care of her. I'm getting the hell out of here, right now."
Green Music Note evildead4.wav Ash: "Oh, you bastards! Why are you torturing me like this? Why?"

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Scott chops up Shelly, at least the body her soul used to inhabit before things got out of hand. Just oogle as he dismembers his girlfriend with a very dull axe, it is amazing what you can make up for in sharpness with weight. I wonder if Raimi had some issues with an old girlfriend by this name?

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Reply #17. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Trash
Ahh, Evil Dead. What else to say about it that hasn't been said already? An awesome movie, with lots of gore, a few slow parts, creepy monsters, the ultimate hero (Ash), and of course, the tree rapists. I still havn't seen the other two movies (will rectify that soon), but if the other comments are any clue, I expect a good movie. And two slimes? Damn, it needs at least one more slime to do the movie justice.
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Reply #18. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Gerard
This film scared me rigid when I first saw it as an impressionable teenager, and I'm pleased to say it still delivers shivers in abundance today. One black mark is the rape scene. It is crass, and forcefully demonstrates the director's misogyny.
The Evil Dead
Reply #19. Posted on May 28, 2001, 01:23:01 AM by Paul
I vividly remember seeing this movie as an impressionable kid. I was alone in a huge old theatre, and it scared the hell outa me!!
The Evil Dead
Reply #20. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Justin
When i first saw Evil Dead i was taken back for several reasons. For starters the film is awesome and very unique. I couldn't believe how groundbreaking the film for its time. No film that was made in the late seventies or early eighties can compete with The Evil Dead. Second, i couldn't believe that with a budget of $375,000 two stars were born. Sam Raimi has gone on to direct several criticly acclaimed films that include A Simple Plan and Spider-man. Bruce Campbell has gone on to star in several films and his own television series. Bottom line, a great movie like this only comes around in a long while and has such a strong impact on the movie industry.
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Reply #21. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by ÷ (aka Troglo)
Evil Dead - The Mother matter of what!
It's a really great movie (it's Raimi's "Masterpiece", like "Bad Taste" is Jackson's), i luv it.
Of course the masks of the possessed people look like stolen from the garbage of Jim Henson, and most of the actors aren't much better than any C-Porno-Star, but the atmosphere and the style of narrating the story is really great...if ya don't take it as a "serious" horrormovie.

The Evil Dead Trilogy - a great experience in entertainment!

...Oh yeah: The voice of the german Linda is great "Wir kriegen Dich, wir holen Dich wir werden Dich bekommen...Du ganz uns nicht entkommen"
The Evil Dead
Reply #22. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by lostmissy
I think the best thing about this movie was the atmosphere that pulled me into the movie. the creepy dark murky feeling that things aren't quite right and probably bad things are going to happen. 2 and army just didn't match up to that edgy tension in my opinion. Ash in this one wasn't a "hero" yet just a scared guy trying hard to survive. and the in the woods rape/sex/seduction scene is still a amazing and impressive piece of work!
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Reply #23. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by lisa
I think this movie is great. I just seen it recently and it is so fake and outrageous that it is hilarious. My sides were aching all through it and I can't wait to see the sequals.
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Reply #24. Posted on December 03, 2001, 11:13:43 PM by Briansan
This is the movie that introduced Bruce Campbell to the world. Yes, it is true that the remake was a bit more polished, but for a true horror fan, this was a low budget classic. I think your rating was kind of harsh...
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