Before directing the blockbuster SPIDER-MAN franchise, Sam Raimi cut his teeth on the splatter-fest EVIL DEAD movies. Less a sequel to the original than a bigger-budget remake, EVIL DEAD II takes the premise of Raimi's original zombie film to such outlandish extremes that it was threatened with an X rating. Even toned down to R level, the slapstick gore — THE THREE STOOGES by way of George Romero and Herschell Gordon Lewis — delivers a wallop that justifies its well-earned cult reputation. DIR/SCR Sam Raimi; SCR Scott Spiegel; PROD Robert G. Tapert. US, 1987, color, 85 min. RATED R

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Sam Raimi
85 Minutes
Horror comedy

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