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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 #33. Posted on March 28, 2004, 05:33:26 PM by Ashleigh
One of my favorite films of all time, Evil Dead. Ash is more of a p***y in this film than in any of the others. The whole series is gory, hilarious, scary, and frigging sweet! How can anyone not like this movie?!
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Reply #34. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by J M
Great movie. If you're a Bruce Campbell fan, it's worth reading his autobiography, "If Chins Could Talk: Confessions of a B Movie Actor."  It's got a whole lot about Bruce Campbells first real movie, a movie that became a cult hit.  A true inspiration for anyone who has wanted to make films.  
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Reply #35. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by cindy
Je trouve que ce film est un des plus beau  que je trouves effrayant par exemple le passage du crayon directement dans le pied de linda c'est un passage tres sensible,aussi quand ash est souleve par scott le zombie et pour se degager lui enfonce ses deux pouces dans chaque oeil et le sang sort des yeux c'est un passage egalement tres sensible, et la musique et l'ambiance est gore,en fait il a tout ce q'il faut pour un bon film,c'est mon prefere dans les trois et le plus horrible car la premiere fois que je l'ai vu il m'a fait tres peur, en tout cas pour le premier film de sam raimi je le trouve super, je lui mets 10/10. C'est un film a voir et a revoir sans s'enlasser...
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Reply #36. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM by Evil Dead Man
"Evil Dead" is a superb film, especially for the budget it had. "Evil Dead II" was a good horror/action comedy, and "Army of Darkness" was simply superb, with wonderful blends of humor and horror action.
Vive the Evil Dead series!
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Reply #37. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Skun
Like somebody else already said, I can't believe this movie would ever be bunched with truly bad movies. This movie scared the hell out of me! It's one of the few I've seen, before or since, that actually made me jump and feel the same sense Ash had of being trapped alone in a scary situation.

This one is just plain classic, not classically bad.
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Reply #38. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM by Soraya
The shelves keep on coming down on Ash!I think at least 2 shelves fall onto his head!
The film is great for a low-budget..Loved it!
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Reply #39. Posted on November 18, 2004, 03:59:55 PM by Tanner
I only saw this movie once and it was creepy. I could tell it was a low-budget film,but it had enough gore to make up for the plot.
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Reply #40. Posted on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM by Paco
Sam Raimi or whoever wrote the script has NO IDEA what the Tibetan Book of the Dead is about. I read it myself, anyone can find it in a good library and it is the most wonderful piece of work I have ever read. Not designed to wake up the dead or to create zombies. Only to help a recent dead person to find its way to Eternity. It helps him not to be affaraid of it's own Yi-Dam, horrifying creatures that come to him and which represents parts of one's very self. The dead must recognize them as part of himself to have access to the path that will take him to the light and, if he's well guided by the monks who must read the book next to his body, he may as well become Buddha, that means achieve absolute enlightment. One thing is to make a funny movie, the other is to mock one of the wisest culture which humanity ever had.

Would have it been another book, I would perhaps have enjoyed the movie.
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