Army of Darkness (Evil Dead III) Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Army of Darkness (Evil Dead III)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Low level violence; coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Come get some.

  • Starring:

    Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ted Raimi, Ian Abercrombie, Jane Fonda, Timothy Patrick Quill, Richard Grove, Michael Earl Reid

  • Directed by:

    Sam Raimi

  • Running time:

    81 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    Chain gang tied by ankle shackles and prangers. Whipcracks. A book bound in flesh and inked in human blood contains demonic incantations, drawings and symbols. A man cuts off his hand with a chainsaw (off-camera). A man is sucked into an other-worldly vortex. A man and a car fall out of the sky, crash to the ground. People/evil spirits are punched, kicked, bitten, slashed, hacked, decapitated, buried, burned, scalded, whipped, shot (shotgun, arrows), thrown through the air, pelted with rocks, prodded, shoved, wrestled, chainsawed, bum-forked, nailed, bound, crushed. Pit of death, spiked walls, battering ram, burning arrows. Dismembered limbs. Screaming. Headstones fly up from graves. Skeletons, monsters winged wraiths, hag. Vehicle rollover. Blood/gore: Purplish veins carry poison beneath skin. Fountain spray of blood, scratches, gashes. Severely burned/scarred/disfigured flesh. Skeletal hands reach out of graves. Bloody clothing, corpses, skulls. A man forges and fits a robotic hand. A man sticks his fingers down his throat, gags. A man swallows boiling water. Eyeball grows on a man's shoulder.






    F-words, s-words, a-words, derogatory terms for females, bastard. Name-calling and mocking insults. Gender, cultural, genre stereotyping. Religious references and exclamations.


    Evil, resurrection, parody, comic horror, skeletons, spirits, possession, slavery, Book of the Dead, Sumerian folklore, superstition, prophecy, incantations, funerary rites, witchcraft, victory, unlikely heroes.


    Strobe light. Horses. Cemetery setting. Explosions, welding sparks. A leg of roast meat is eaten. Witch, levitation, broken mirror, full moon, thunder, lightning, lightning strike. Human cloning.


    Fun, quirky, intense, chaotic, cheesy, genuinely funny, ultra-violent, gory.


    Trades shocks for schlocks.

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