Army of Darkness (1992)
Conceived as Evil Dead 3, this $8-million studio-produced conclusion to the trilogy sees Ash doing battle with demons and sundry “Deadites.” He’s on a personal mission to get back to his own time, but along the way, he grows a spine and helps the beleaguered “primitive screwheads” take on the army of the undead with modern technology.
This is an unabashedly comic horror film, which, at one point, sees Ash doing battle with tiny versions of himself, and with skeletons, with whom Campbell pulls off Three Stooges-style slapstick. Raimi finally got a chance to express his comic sensibilities, and the result is a one-of-a-kind comedy-horror gem with the emphasis on the former.
At last, it was an Evil Dead movie one could comfortably watch with the kids.