Friday, October 7, 2011

The Month of Horror Day 7: Evil Dead 2

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! And how does he follow up his thoughts on The Evil Dead? Why, by reviewing Evil Dead 2 of course. Duh!
 
First horror sequel of the month, and what a sequel it is! Now, whether it's more of a remake of the first movie as opposed to an actual sequel has been debated, I think it's a little from column A and a little from column B. Bruce Campbell stars front and centre this go around and it was definitely this movie that made people notice him, it's not so much a great horror performance as it is a perfect slapstick performance that The Three Stooges would have been proud of! So it's a comedy? Kind of. It's a horror? In a way. It's a brilliant hybrid of the two genres is what it really is and the stylish, madcap direction by Sam Raimi is something to behold, 'Evil Dead II' is about as good as it gets.

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