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Army of Darkness (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  19 February 1993 (USA)
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A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

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Ash
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Marcus Gilbert ...
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Timothy Patrick Quill ...
Blacksmith
Michael Earl Reid ...
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Possessed Witch
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Cowardly Warrior / Second Supportive Villager / S-Mart Clerk (as Theodore Raimi)
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Sara Shearer ...
Old Woman
Shiva Gordon ...
Pit Deadite #1
Billy Bryan ...
Pit Bitch
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Storyline

In this sequel to the Evil Dead films, a discount-store employee ("Name's Ash. Housewares.") is time-warped to a medieval castle beset by monstrous forces. Initially mistaken for an enemy, he is soon revealed as the prophecised savior who can quest for the Necronomicon, a book which can dispel the evil. Unfortunately, he screws up the magic words while collecting the tome, and releases an army of skeletons, led by his own Deadite counterpart. What follows is a thrilling, yet tongue-in-cheek battle between Ash's 20th Century tactics and the minions of darkness. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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In an age of darkness. At a time of evil. When the world needed a hero. What it got was him. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for violence and horror | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Army of Darkness: The Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,501,093 (USA)
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Trivia

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During the first sword fight between Ash and Evil Ash, Ash's sword is the same length as Evil Ash's. Afterwards, when Evil Ash yells, "Back-stabber!" and pulls out Ash's sword from his body, the sword is small like a dagger. See more »

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[first lines]
[opening monologue]
Ash: My name is Ash and I am a slave. Close as I can figure, the year is thirteen hundred A.D and I'm being dragged to my death. It wasn't always like this, I had a real life, once. A job.
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Ash: [back to monologue] I had a wonderful girlfriend Linda. Together we drove to a small cabin in the mountains. It seems an archeologist had come to this remote place to translate and study his latest find...
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This has to be one of the funniest movies of all time.
13 May 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Well, at least I found it to be hilarious. I really did get into the Evil Dead series, it was so silly how it even started. I just happened to have a Blockbuster gift card and bought a pre-viewed "Evil Dead" and my mom had watched it with me. Strange, right? Well, because of her, I got to see one of the best movie trilogies of all time. Not to mention I couldn't believe the fan base these movies have. So it's good to know that I'm not alone.

Army of Darkness starts where Evil Dead 2 left off. Ashley has now gone back in time to the mid-evil times where he has to find a way back to his time. But the people he has met through this time think that he is the one who will save them all from the evil dead. They promise to help him find a way back if he saves them. Along that journey, he meets a beautiful peasant girl, Sheila, and they have a romantic affair. Along his journey to save the people, he must retrieve the "Book of the Dead", but when he slurs the words and does a half assed job of it, the book rises an evil twin of Ash's and leads his Army of Darkness to destroy the village Ash has promised to save.

This movie has great laughs and is a great end to this terrific trilogy. You won't regret seeing it, trust me.

10/10


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