Evil Dead 2 is one of the greatest horror films I've ever seen, and definitely the greatest horror-comedy I know of (yes, even better than Shawn of the Dead, which was fantastic). This remake/sequel retells the first one briefly, with some changes: Ash and his girlfriend (instead of his four friends) find the cabin, accidentally awaken the evil of the Book of the Dead, and Ash ends up single and burying his now-headless demon-possessed girlfriend. After that, Ash goes through a great ordeal of horrific (but funny) events that quickly drive him insane, like a possessed hand that beats him to a pulp, or a laugh-o-thon with the furniture, or a memorable chase scene through the cabin that rivals the chariot race in Ben-Hur (No, not really). After that, more people show up, and things only get more hectic for poor, groovy Ash.
All in all, this was fun to watch back-to-back with The Evil Dead, which both arrived on the same day, and in perfect condition. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, and I highly recommend this (and the entire trilogy for that matter) to any horror fan.
Just watch out for possessed cameras.
****1/2 out of *****