Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Reviews

March 4, 2019
Remains one the most truly joyful horror films ever made
February 19, 2019
Takes all of the scares, gore, humour and insanity of 1981's The Evil Dead and amps it all up to 11.
January 29, 2019
Evil Dead II is one of the strangest, funniest movies ever made-a Donald Duck cartoon set in a haunted cabin.
November 8, 2017
The film succeeds in finding the dark, twisted humor within the horror genre, and shows the audience how ridiculous some of these kills and attacks can be.
October 26, 2016
Enjoyment is the greatest of lost sensations at scary movies, and Evil Dead II endures as an obstinate token of those simpler times.
August 11, 2016
...lives up to its place as a memorably gruesome (and often very funny) splatfest.
August 30, 2014
The sequel that "The Evil Dead" needed, and in the end it manages to extend its storyline, without ruining the premise from the first film.
October 7, 2013
Campbell mugs shamelessly and clearly has a ball as scene outdoes scene in comic thrust and haphazard horror.
October 1, 2013
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.
October 1, 2013
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.
October 1, 2013
Evil Dead 2's rampant inventiveness and manic energy have ensured that it will endure as a cult classic.
April 28, 2013
The best horror-comedy ever made.
April 25, 2013
Everything a sequel should be in terms of better but distractingly a reboot that means its predecessor should be wiped away. Two versions of the same thing by the same people is too many.
October 9, 2012
Where the first was dark and unpleasant, part two is gut-hurtingly funny.
January 29, 2012
A masterpiece of B-movie horror-comedy mayhem fueled by Sam Raimi's fast-paced slapstick sensibilities and brought to life by Bruce Campbell's incredible performance.
July 6, 2010
Evil Dead II exceptionally blends comedy, thrills, and gore, while also solidifying Sam Raimi as a gifted and innovative director.
March 29, 2010
First and foremost, [Raimi's] gonzo aesthetics are interested in high-wire kicks, of which there are plenty throughout.
October 28, 2007
The Evil Dead remains the stronger film... but this sequel/remake is something of a masterpiece unto itself.
September 21, 2007
The gaudily gory, virtuoso, hyper-kinetic horror sequel/remake uses every trick in the cinematic book, and confirms that Bruce Campbell and Raimi are gods.
September 21, 2007
The best in the series and one of the top horror movies of the 1980s.