The ultimate experience in grueling podcasting! Wow, I'm pretty confident that no one has ever thought to use that before. It's episode 72. Evil Dead 2 just had its 35th anniversary. So why not celebrate Bruce Campbell, Nicole's love for Ted Raimi, and Craig's love of bodily dismemberment?
We begin with the ultimate experience in creative, low budget horror filmmaking. Okay, so maybe the premise of five young people going to a cabin, and demonic possession isn't the most original idea ever. But The Evil Dead (1981) is easily the most straight horror entry of the series. And what the filmmakers lack in cash, is certainly more than compensated for in style.
In the sequel, Bruce Campbell's Ash finds himself in a cabin in the woods with his girlfriend, Linda. Wait. Again? Some other characters do show up, but it's the periods of manic solo performance by Bruce Campbell, that make Evil Dead II (1987), one of the most entertaining horror comedies of all time!
And then from there, we somehow end up in the year 1300 A.D., where Ash finds himself fulfilling a prophecy, as a would-be hero. But how long can he maintain his cocky facade, when faced with an evil duplicate of himself, leading the Army of Darkness (1992)?