Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Just when things start getting too grisly, Raimi rushes in with a hilarious, sendup joke to remind us that all this blood and guts is meant in spooky Grand Guignol fun.
Evil Dead 2 is, pardon the expression, consistently lively -- a ghoulish splatter comedy that uses wildly excessive gore to provoke the kind of shock that lies between a laugh and a scream.
Evil Dead 2's rampant inventiveness and manic energy have ensured that it will endure as a cult classic.
Good acting would not have served the material well, since it would have diluted the comedy quotient and made the campy elements seem cheap and cheesy.
A flashy good-natured display of special effects and scare tactics so extreme they can only be taken for laughs.
Audience Reviews for Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Not really a sequel but more a different remake of the first one with superior special effects and camera work, and it is definitely a lot funnier, with a more bizarre physical humor that includes a squealing possessed hand and a hysterical Bruce Campbell stealing the scene.
There are no words for how much I hate these stupid, ugly looking movies.
Pretty amazing how universally loved this film seems to be. Upon further inspection from today's point of view it's way too silly to be scary and way too gory to be taken seriously. Of course that's all intentionally so. Still, the film did not age well. It still works as a set-up for the awesome third part, but if you really measure this for coherence, character development or dialogs, there is nothing rewarding here. Instead of get a lot of plastic demons and fake blood. Entertaining, but stupid.
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Quotes
|Ash Ashley J. Williams:||Groovy!|
|Knight:||He has fallen from the sky to save us from the deadites, he's a hero! (all knights shouting hero)|
|Knight:||He has fallen from the sky to save us from the deadites, he's a hero!|
|Ash Ashley J. Williams:||No.No. NO!|
|Ash Ashley J. Williams:||No. No. No!|
|Ed Getley:||We are the things that were and shall be again! Aha ha ha! Spirits of the book! We want what is your; LIFE! Dead by dawn. Dead by dawn!|
|Possessed Henrietta:||Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!|
|Ed Getley:||Dead by dawn!|
|Possessed Henrietta:||Dead by dawn!|
|Ash Ashley J. Williams:||You bastards! Give me back my hand!|
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