This movie starts out with Ash (Bruce Campbell) taking his girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) to an abandoned cabin in the woods. There they find the Book Of The Dead and recordings left by the previous tenant. Sound familiar? For some reason the makers of this film did not have the rights to use clips from the first The Evil Dead, so they had to re-shoot the happenings from that movie, and did so in a way that was different from the first, in the same cabin that is not the same cabin. Confused yet?
Based on this, a lot of people believe this to be a remake of the original—it is not. Once we get past the summary of the first and “start” the sequel we see that Ash is going crazy and is himself at times possessed by the spirits. The previous tenants’ daughter, her boyfriend and two country people who lead them there soon visits Ash. The haunted woods soon begin the carnage. I personally prefer the first one when it comes to the effects and the demons but this one is much funnier than the first, as it focuses pretty much on Ash throughout, allowing Campbell to shine. The ending is terrific and nicely sets up the finale of the series. It's over the top, outrageous and loads of fun--I absolutely love this series and have to recommend it.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 9