The Evil Dead series really does represent some kind of minimalist genius. Sam Raimi who has moved onto other triumphs brings both a good horrir sensibility and humour to a "scary house in the woods" genre movie. Though most of the characters in all three films are forgettable witless twits who walk into their fate, Bruce Campbell steals and carries the show. His performance as Ash is, for the context, rather complex. He can surf the funny, act possessed, be the hero and scared crapless all at the same time. I am not typically a horror fan but this is a wonderful and imaginative trilogy and Evil Dead 2 is the best episode. Highly recommended for laughs and chills on a Saturday Night.