Now, this is one cool ride.Evil Dead... a classic horror. Cheap, funny, gory, badly acted.
When its a sucess and more money gets flung at you to make a sequal. What do you do? Well in Sam Raimi's case he did something unexpected. Make the same film again, taken the same situation of Ash (Bruce Campbell) going to the shed in the woods, raising the dead and getting the shit kicked out of him. But this time he updated it, added bits in , took pieces away and came up with a less shocking but much better film.
Basically it is all tounge in cheek. Played for laughs, excessivly gory, hammily acted, and fucking top! This film is SO GROOVY!
The acting is so funny to watch, the direction is amazing (Raimi's use of his invention ShakeyCam is spectacular) the effects are cool (though some are a tad dated now)
And if you can get the Laserdisc and see the documentary at the end. Very insightful..SO SEE IT! It isn't scary, it bloody funny