Army of Darkness (Evil Dead III) Saturday, 21 September 2019

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)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    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.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    None.

  • LANGUAGE:

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

  • THEMES:

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    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.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

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

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Trades shocks for schlocks.

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