Army of Darkness

release year: 1991
genre: horror/comedy
viewing setting: home DVD 1/28/13 and home laserdisc 1/19/98

synopsis: Fresh from his tribulations in Evil Dead 2, Ash plops into the 13th century - where his quest to get home ends up being a fight against an army of living dead.

impressions: This is funny horror at its best, as only Sam Raimi can deliver it. We've got skeletons cracking one-liners, zombies making fun of themselves as they rot, Three Stooges tributes, and so forth. There's not a minute of this movie that's not got something funny or neat to see, and it's one of those you really have to pay attention to if you want to catch all the fun bits. Near the end, there's one of the biggest epic battles ever to feature undead, and it's well-done in all ways.

something this movie has that no other movie has: xxxx

acting: Bruce Campbell cemented his status as B-horror-movie icon with this role, in which he mixes corny action and humor.

final word: Hilarious and spooky, just not both at once.

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