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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 #25. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Hyperion X
Personally, this wasn't my favorite in the Evil Dead Series, but it was very cool. I cringe everytime Cheryl jams that pencil into Linda's ankle. God! That must hurt!
Anyway, I found that the funniest thing in the entire movie is when Ash says, "Oh, you bastards. Why are you torturing me like this?" I laughed because he sounds like the little twelve year old that just had his lunch money stolen from him. Well, in short, I liked this movie, but not very much. However, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness are freakin' AWESOME!
The Evil Dead
Reply #26. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by PROJECTORTECH
My girlfriend said that horror movies don't scare her anymore. I put on Evil Dead. I fell asleep during the movie. She hasn't forgiven me yet. She refuses to watch any horror movie again. I can't even make jokes about going camping to her.
The Evil Dead
Reply #27. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Bluebird
Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are my heroes!!!!!! This is one of the best B-Horror movies I have ever seen! See it once and watch it again with the comentary, it's just way too funny!
God bless the Evil Dead series!
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Reply #28. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Chris.P.Fish****
Evil Dead was the first actual Gore fest I ever saw, so the first time I saw it I freaked out. It gave me a wierd nightmare all my freinds agreed that it was really freaky but after the 3rd time I saw it I realized it had quite a lot of humor and cheesy acting however it's still pretty freaky and Bruce Campbell did a great job. I give this film a 5 out of 5 even though most people will say ED2 was the pimp daddy of the trilogy (witch who can argue) I'd suggest anyone who hasn't seen it watch it alone first just before dawn for an ultimate scare. Best wishes "Crispy Fish"!
The Evil Dead
Reply #29. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Rktikfox
I didn't think the movie was THAT bad. It was low budget, what dyu expect? Acrylic paint and fruit punch sort of look like blood. haha. Anyway it wasn't really a zombie knock off movie as lots of people deem it. The only flesh eating was evil Scotty biting Ash's leg. I wanted it to have zombies, beleive me. It was, in fact, Scotty chopping his girlfriend into little peices that made me watch the rest. The tree rape was random and vile. I thought it was kind of funny how Ash was squashed under a shelf 2 different times. But i felt sorry for Scott getting mauled by trees and Ash trying to make him drink what looked like watered down liquid soap.
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Reply #30. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Gus
Read Bruce Campbell's book "If Chins Could Kill." I had a lot more respect for this film after I read the chapter he wrote about it.  Making this movie was quite an ordeal for everyone involved. This book might also give anyone second thoughts as to whether they would want to enter movie making.
The Evil Dead
Reply #31. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by
Pretty much crap except for the Camera angles and gore. There is no need to see it. If anything see Evil Dead 2(Also see my reveiw, it's the one that ends with "And in the words of Ash:"GROOVY") And Army of Darkness. This movie ain't that great. Most likely two stars or less. Although Raimi does improve his skill in his sequels.
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Reply #32. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Do
Hm, yes, Evil Dead is an incredible piece. Without Ash, the movie is nothing. Ash is the character who gives a sens to the movie. This is a great gore movie with a funy feeling that we want to see Ash chop everyone so he can have some silence time with his idle hand. I'm starting to think that these low budget movies are better than the unrealistic CG monster movies that are never original.
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