Evil Dead II

  • Directors: Sam Raimi
  • Producers: Robert Tapert, Alex De Benedetti, Irvin Shapiro, Bruce Campbell
  • Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
  • Actors: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry

The film opens with a very rough re-play of the important events of the first film. Ash Williams and his girlfriend Linda take a romantic vacation to a seemingly abandoned cabin in the woods. While in the cabin, Ash plays a tape of an archeology professor (the cabin’s previous inhabitant), reciting passages from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (or “Book of the Dead”), which had been discovered during an archaeological dig. The recorded incantation unleashes an evil force which soon takes possession of Linda. Ash is forced to kill and bury her. Something remains and continues to terrorize Ash.

It is here that the film picks up where its predecessor left off. The unseen evil spirit lifts Ash off the ground and tosses him into a tree where he is possessed by a demon. However, morning soon approaches and Ash reverts back to his normal self. Ash then tries to escape the woods in his car, but finds the entrance bridge to the area has been destroyed.

Suddenly, night falls and Ash senses that a demon is after him, so he gets back into his car and drives back to the cabin where he crashes and flies through the front window. Ash is then chased throughout the cabin, portrayed on-screen from the point of view of the demon. Eventually, Ash manages to hide from the demon.

The recreation of the final shot of The Evil Dead is the bridge into the new material.

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