Army of Dark­ness (1992)

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS LIFE -

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.

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