Play Dates

June 26 (35mm)        Austin, TX        PARAMOUNT THEATRE

Evil Dead 2 Play Dates


USA, 1987
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Rob Tapert
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks
Screenwriter: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel
Cinematography: Peter Deming
Music: Joseph LoDuca
Genre: Horror
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English
Running Time: 84 minutes

After playing a recording of the Book of the Dead found in a seemingly abandoned cabin in the woods and unleashing an evil force that possesses his girlfriend, Ash (Bruce Campbell) is forced into a macabre battle for his life. When four strangers appear in the midst of his mad scramble for survival, more and more possessions and gory deaths pile up.

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A ghoulish splatter comedy that uses wildly excessive gore to provoke the kind of shock that lies between a laugh
and a scream."
— Dave Kehr

"Just when things start getting too grisly, Raimi rushes in with a hilarious, sendup joke to remind us that all this blood and guts is meant in spooky
Grand Guignol fun."
— Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"A flashy good-natured display of special effects and scare tactics so extreme they can only be taken for laughs."

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