Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn Saturday, 04 April 2020

Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact horror violence.

  • The pitch:

    Evil deader.

  • Starring:

    Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Ted Raimi

  • Directed by:

    Sam Raimi

  • Running time:

    84 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 15 (UK), X (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People/spirits are shot (shotgun), punched, kicked, bitten, hacked, slashed, choked, stabbed, tackled, tied up, dragged, dismembered, decapitated, buried, thrown through the air, terrorised by unseen entities. Hair is pulled, torn, eaten. Smashed windows, glass, objects. Demonic laughter. A man hits his head on tree branches. A man cuts off his own hand. A man is seen face-down in a pool of water. Humans experience severe facial disfigurement, transform into underworld creatures. Dangerous driving. Animatism. Screaming, hysteria, ghoulish roaring, self-harm. Hand caught in mousetrap. Wraith attacks knights armed with lances, longswords, halberds. A man is sucked into an other-worldly vortex. Giant demon-face with big sharp teeth (can you imagine the halitosis?). Blood/gore: Blood seas, gushing blood, bloody scratches, gashes, wounds. Blood smears on furniture, clothing; blood splatter (red and green), red mist, exploding flesh. Bloodbath. Skeletons, corpses. Disfigured/rotting flesh. Blood poisoning; veins turn people as infection rapidly spreads. Spitting. Airborne limbs, eyeball. Ghostly apparitions.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Flirting, kissing. Decaying nude corpse.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-word, s-word, sonofab*tch, bastard. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Cultural, gender and genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Evil, death, possession, isolation, fear, parody, revenge, demons, recitations, Book of the Dead, resurrection, horror, comedy, hallucination, illusion, parody, darkness, the supernatural.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Isolated woodland setting. Deceased parents. Levitation. Rats, maggots. Mounted taxidermy (elk). Bright flashes of light, explosion.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Hellish, stylish, relentless, absurd, manic, inspired.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Repetitive.

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