Evil Dead 2

Evil Dead 2

Sam Raimi

  • 1987
  • USA
  • Horror comedy
  • 1h24mn
  • Original version with French subtitles
  • Color
New 4K master
Once was not enough. In a cabin haunted by spirits, Ash and his friends will once again fall under the spell of the cursed Necronomicon. Liberate the forces of evil !
As The Monty Python would say: “And now for something completely different!”. Sam Raimi’s brilliant idea was to conceive the sequel to his masterpiece, not as a continuity but with a radical change: bye bye fear and hello comedy! By breaking his toy, he equals his previous opus: Edgar Poe’s decomposed bodies crash into Tex Avery’s gags. This now classic film shows how much Raimi’s cinema was revolutionary and devastating. Evil Dead 2 adds true poetic madness and the beauty of graveyards under the moon, to its rebellious triviality.

Gareth Evans

My love for this film is probably best represented by the copious amount of times I’ve bought it - The Evil Dead trilogy must be the most re-released film of all time surely - and for those fans of us who crave just a little more juice, to learn just a little more about how they were capable of making such an audacious, influential film for so little - we’re there every time to buy it “just one more time”.

Few films encapsulate the swing for the fences, DIY Indie spirit as Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead franchise. There’s not a filmmaker born in the 80s that hasn’t spent their formative years analyzing the frenetic energy and ingenious camera tricks Raimi employs to such incredible effect as he did in Evil Dead 2.

Energy is a key word to describe this film. As is chaos. A pure unfiltered adrenaline fuelled descent into madness, this is a fever dream of an experience where Raimi (alongside the wonderful Bruce Campbell) strikes a perfect balance between gore gags and anarchic slapstick straight out of a Three Stooges flick. The battle of Ash vs his possessed hand deserves to be immortalized in the annals of film history.

The cinematography is particularly inspired - the POV of the Kandarian Demon growling and snarling as it pursues Ash featuring a ram cam gag that travels through both back and front windscreens would be enough of a highlight for any film, but for it to then continue smashing down doors and charging through the crawl spaces of the cabin in the woods is just sublime filmmaking and the announcement of a fearless talent who would go on to change everything for all of us.

Watch. Study. Learn. Laugh. And don’t forget to scream.


09/09 • 14h30 • Screen 500
Screening presented by Gareth Evans



  • With : Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi
  • Screenplay : Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel
  • Photography : Peter Deming
  • Editing : Kaye Davis
  • Production : Rob Tapert