Saturday, 24 December 2016

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 10: Tue Jan 10

Evil Dead II (Raimi, 1987): Picturehouse Central, 7pm

To celebrate the release of Paterson, Culture Shock presents a special season curated by acclaimed filmmaker Jim Jarmusch (details here) at Picturehouse Central. This is the final screening.

Time Out review: 
Not so much a sequel, more a self-parodic reprise, like some black comic nightmare in the damaged brain of sole survivor Ash (Bruce Campbell). This time though, tired of cowering in the corner, Ash gets tooled up with a shotgun and a chainsaw, and lets the monsters suck on some abuse. Meanwhile, four other victims - none of whom has ever seen a horror movie - arrive at the shack and start settling in, unaware that they'll be dead by dawn. The dialogue has been pared to the bone, the on-screen gore toned down, and the maniacal laughter cranked up to full volume. Using the same breathless pacing, rushing camera movements and nerve-jangling sound effects as before, Sam Raimi drags us screaming into his cinematic funhouse. Delirious, demented and diabolically funny.
Nigel Floyd

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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