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EVIL DEAD 2 - 4 Slimes
Rated R
Copyright 1987 Rosebud Releasing Corporation
Reviewed by Andrew Borntreger on 'a long time ago'

The Characters:  

  • Ash - Complete BADASS! Evil spirits beware when this man has a chainsaw or shotgun.
  • Annie - Daughter to professor Knowby, she is almost constantly screaming during this movie. Stabbed by the Hand.
  • Jake - Backwoods redneck with bad teeth. Turned into puree by the Henrietta Demon.
  • Bobby Jo - Jake's woman who is a little on the flighty side. Eaten by a tree.
  • Ed - Blonde dude who seems pretty normal until he's possessed.
  • Linda - Ash's woman and the first possessed. Demon form is decapitated with a spade.
  • The Henrietta Demon - Annie's possessed mother who was locked in the cellar. Chopped apart by Ash.
  • The Hand - Ash's possessed hand which he cuts off, it crawls around and causes mischief. Fate unknown.

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The Plot: 

Here is one of the great bad movies! A legendary artwork from the genius of Sam Raimi and beloved of myself. Terrific sight gags, a lean and mean Bruce Campbell as Ash, and soul swallowing demons! Ash and his woman Linda want some time alone so they shack up in a deserted cabin. Unfortunately it was being used by professor Knowby while he translated "The Book of the Dead" and when Ash plays the recording evil spirits are summoned. Having to chop up your girlfriend makes you a little loco and when demonic forces are screwing with you it just gets worse. About half the film chronicles Ash's struggle against insanity and the unholy terrors. When everyone else arrives they misunderstand the situation of course, heck - there's some maniac with a bloody chainsaw and shotgun in the Knowby's cabin. They learn soon enough Ash isn't perfectly sane but right on track with his assessment of the situation. Unfortunately the newcomers aren't the hardy breed though, and they fall one by one. In the end Annie is able to recite the passages to dispel the evil with her dying breaths but Ash is dragged through the time warp and into the medieval past. I really love this movie, the Hand is a riot! More movies should use the idea of the main character's hand becoming possessed and menacing them. Like... ..."Dirty Dancing!" Now what if Swayze's hand had become possessed and he was trying to deal with that while doing the Tango or something. Hey, what about "Forest Gump?" Hehehehe! (Say this in a Gump voice.) And mah hand was acting all funny like, it even tried to stab me. Momma never said nothin bout no hand trying to stab me so that jus didn't seem right. What it boils down to: If you have not seen this film you are missing out.

Things I Learned From This Movie: 

  • Sex isn't interesting enough to put down a book bound in human skin.
  • Tape recordings can summon evil spirits.
  • Evil spirits make sounds vaguely akin to a distorted motorcycle engine.
  • Watching your rotting, decapitated girlfriend perform erotic dance is NASTY.
  • Cutting off your possessed hand with a chainsaw is pretty messy. Plus then it's free to wander around, drop it in a garbage disposal or something.
  • Duck tape is underutilized for first aid.
  • Demonic hands have to look out for rat traps.
  • Evil spirits like to eat hair, explains a good deal about haunted castles in Europe huh?
  • The human body contains about twelve gallons of blood.
  • Cheap jewelery repels demons.
  • Never tell the man holding a double barrel shotgun, "I'll swallow your soul!"
  • When opening a space/time vortex you need to know beforehand how to close it.

Stuff To Watch For: 

  • 5 mins - Oh sure, something drags your girlfriend out a window and you go looking for her without a weapon.
  • 9 mins - Ash has got to have some serious prune toes.
  • 19 mins - Ash, that decapitated head has teeth, it's going to bite you. Told you so! Hit it or something, yes against the wall! With a book! How about the tool shed?
  • 20 mins - Chainsaw is missing, not good. Oh HECK!
  • 26 mins - Ash's hand is possessed. And it's kicking his ass!
  • 28 mins - Round two with the hand and it's still winning. Look out! It's going for the meat cleaver!
  • 33 mins - Isn't shooting your hand with a twelve gauge overkill?
  • 35 mins - Now this is a mad house.
  • 41 mins - The famous "Eyeball Popping Out and Flying in the Screaming Girl's Mouth" scene.
  • 65 mins - Yikes, better take the ax away from wigged out girl.
  • 66 mins - Attaching the chainsaw to the stump of his hand and sawing off the shotgun. Awwww yeah!

 Audio clips in wav formatSOUNDSStarving actors speak out 

Green Music Note evildeadii1.wav Prof Knowby: "It is through the recitation of the book's passages that this dark spirit is given license to possess the living."
Green Music Note evildeadii2.wav Linda Demon: "Even now we have your darling Linda's soul, she suffers in torment!"
Ash: "You're going down!"
Green Music Note evildeadii3.wav Ash's reflection: "We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw."
Green Music Note evildeadii4.wav Henrietta Demon: "Someone's in my fruit cellar."
Ash: (Screams)
Henrietta Demon: "Someone with a fresh soul."

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Video Clipevildeadii1.mpg - 2.4m
Here is the legendary eyeball popping out scene. I still find it to be one of the funniest things I have ever witnessed, even if it is just latex.

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Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #9. Posted on February 28, 2000, 07:47:57 AM by
The Evil Dead Triology was talior made for Bruce
Cambpell. If Iam ever tonted by demons I'll be sure to call Ash (not ghostbusters). I'll never forget the "ace of spades" in the original Evil Dead, the first posession if I recall. Scared the crap outa me. This movie has always been the heart of my collection. Long live Ash and the Evil Dead. Ash is, well, groovy...he's goody little two shoes, goody little two shoes. I know though, "good, bad...I'm the guy with the Gun!!!"
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #10. Posted on March 07, 2000, 11:29:49 AM by Chris K.
This is really not Sam Rami's best. THE EVIL DEAD (1979) is still the best horror film, but EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN is a silly horror film that only brings hillarity and very little gore (not only that but it was released to theaters with an Unrated, but on video with a pathetic 'R' rating!). Some bad continuity follows too (where the hell are the other three characters that came with Ash in THE EVIL DEAD not in this film since the beginning is rehasing the first film?). Stick to THE EVIL DEAD and ARMY OF DARKNESS, EVIL DEAD 2 is a pass.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #11. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Bakchoi
GREATEST horror/comedy movie i've ever seen.  How can't you not love Ash.  What more is there to say.  The movie was a true work of art of Sam Raimi.  My friends think im crazy for liking this movie, but I think they are the crazy ones.  And, as a notice to the site, the movie is not rated R, but not rated at all.  This all due to the wonder X rating it originally recieved.  Anyways, if you haven't, get the movie, and you'll be thanking me.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #12. Posted on August 26, 2000, 06:27:30 PM by dustin(horror fan,you know who i am by now)
I bought this movie not to long ago and i expected it to be better,i mean 5 slimes?this movie deserves about 2 but dont get me wrong this movie does have its moments and does have a twisted ending just to make you like this film but there is alot of fake effects i mean this movie is 1987 they could of done better,but for classic movie fans you will simply adore this!and damnet!i want to see army of darkness and the 1st evildead film!thats all i have to say about this horror classic.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #13. Posted on October 17, 2000, 05:44:30 AM by Rip Vanwinkle
No one has mentioned on this site yet, that in the beginning of the movie Ash and girlfriend are driving the same exact car from the first Evil Dead Movie, and said car shows up later at the Airport where the next victims load it up to head to the cabin..
Also left out is the mention of how thruout the movie its daylight outside, no night, no now day, wait its night again.. okay day again.. etc..
Think my favorite part of the movie tho, is where he looks at the cabin, the skull becomes superimposed over the image and it sez, JOIN US.
As far as horror movies go.. this is how all should be made, campy in the purest sense, yet still spooky and plenty of gore, (which i think the first scream movie was going for) also anyone notice that its the same chain with eyeglass thing from the first movie, and in both movies, when he goes to pick it up near the end(of both), its been put into the shape of a skull.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #14. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Ryan
This movie kicks total a**. i watched all 3 in the right order in the same night. best way to watch it im getting the game. for all u people it for playstation and its called "evil dead hail to the king" whats great about it is bruce does the voice himself its gonna be great!!!!
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #15. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Stupid Jacob
Gone With The Wind? Feh. Citizen Cane? Whatever. Evil Dead 2 is the greastest movie ever made. I love thgis movie. But what was the deal with that Annie chicks's screwy eyes? Freaky.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Reply #16. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Justin
Awesome. My favorite movie from the trilogy. The slapstick comedy mixed in with horror gives the movie a overall feeling of greatness. The best part of the movie, seeing Bruce Campbell saw off his hand. Although the movie wasn't really scary, there were some parts that were freaky. Linda coming back from the dead and dancing around. Linda's headless body coming into the toolshed with the chainsaw. Overall i loved the movie and Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn stands up and protects it crown as the best horror movie of all-time.
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