Following an ever-growing epidemic of zombies that have risen from the dead, two Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team members, a traffic reporter, and his television executive girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall.
There is panic throughout the nation as the dead suddenly come back to life. The film follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from these bloodthirsty, flesh-eating monsters.
Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.
The wire connected to Henrietta's eye after it has popped out is visible while it flies through the air. This is corrected in the Blu-ray release. See more »
[Ash is trapped in the cellar with Henrietta walking towards him]
Open the door. There's something down here!
Open it. Quickly!
It's a trick!
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Some European TV versions of the movie have many additional scenes: 1.Opening credits are longer with narration over names of the actors. 2.Ash and Linda kissing scene is longer,plus it contains some cheesy music. 3.After Linda has been taken by Evil,there is extended scene of Ash searching and calling for her. 4.Additional scene is added after Ash kills Linda.In this scene,he comes back into the cabin and he finds Book Of The Dead.After he throws the book into the fire,Evil goes away from the cabin,while he finds necklace he gave to Linda,and then starts to cry "Oh God!" He then walks out of the cabin. 5.Scene where Ash is carried acoss the woods by Evil is few seconds longer. 6.While driving away from the cabin,Ash is eating some cereals,but he stops when he starts to choke and almost swallows small toy from the box. 7.Scene where Ash is sleeping is extended with few more seconds of Evil moving towards the cabin. 8.Scene with Ash and furniture in cabin laughing their butts off is extended for about 20 or 30 seconds. 9.After Ash and rest of the group manage to defend themselves against cellar witch,scene is extended with few extra seconds where Bobby Joe is trying to spit the eyeball out while tape recorder is working on its own. 10.Scene when Ed turns into demon is couple seconds longer with Bobby Joe falling on the floor and Jake getting angry before he attacks Ed. 11.Scene where everyone enters into room where ghost appears is longer with lousy filmed part where camera goes aound the room. 12.Bobby Joe's death scene is longer,but it doesn't have any extra gore. 13.Extended scene when Jake argues with Ash who is telling him to go searching for Bobby Joe alone,but Jake refuses. 14.Extended scene with demon Ash throwing Jake into tree. 15.Small extra scene where demon Ash is eating a squirell and screming "Annnieeee!" 16.Extended scene of Ash trying to get into cabin. 17.Alternate version of Jake's death scene with no blood flowing out of the cellar. 18.Small scene with demon Ash remembering Linda when he finds her necklace. 19.Extended cellar scene with camera moving around creating tension before Ash picks up pages of book,plus small part where Annie calls for him. 20.Extended,bizarre vortex scene is also added with pictures of newspaper articles about first Evil Dead movie. See more »
Horror Movie Played For Laughs; Extremely Entertaining
This is one of the few horror movies I truly enjoyed, because the film offers a great combination of horror and comedy. It adds up to a very entertaining 85 minutes.
There's a lot to like in this kinda-goofy movie: nice visuals; good humor to counteract the scariness and gore of a horror story; a small amount of ridiculous theology compare to what usually is offered in this genre, and some totally outrageous scenes. They include a woman's head loose and then biting a man's hand with the rest of her body running around with a chainsaw; a hand with a mind of it's own, monster-type grandma and grandpa in the cellar, chase scenes through a forest with trees coming to life and attacking people, on and on....wild, wild stuff.
My main complaint is not enough lulls. There is too much action, and it's so intense it's almost too much to watch in one continuous sitting even with its fairly short length. One needs a break once in a while!
There is no credibility in here, but that's okay since I think most of this is played for laughs more than horror. Bruce Campell suffers physical damage that would have killed a person many times but within seconds, he's back to normal. Campell, by the way, must have set the all-time record for making rubber-faced wild faces in a movie, more than Jim Carrey. However, this movie certainly isn't one to be scrutinized for realism. You have to look at it, with all the gory scenes and shocking violence as not much more than just tongue-in-cheek satire on horror movies. It's great fun.
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