The Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
release year:1987 genre:horror viewing setting:home laserdisc, 1/22/97 what I expected:wasn't sure what I got:intentionally corny horror movie
synopsis:Four young people go to a remote cabin in some remote woods, find the Book of the Dead, open it, and unleash terrible evil forces.
impressions:Very tongue-in-cheek, with some genuine spooky moments. This was a larger-budget remake of Sam Raimi's original Evil Dead; both are essentially above-average beginners' horror films. The monsters (basically undead who move really fast) proved pretty tough to kill. There wa also a lot of 3 Stooges-type humor, which gave the whole thing a weird funny/scary overtone.
body count:3, plus assorted monsters and monster parts
the good:Some nifty scares and humor.
the bad:Corniness may bother some serious horror fans.
final word:Worth seeing once at least - and don't miss the sequel
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