The Evil Dead series is one of those where if you haven’t seen it, chances are good that you’ll be chastised for your lack of knowledge about the films, feel left out when your group of friends begin quoting the films, and begin to feel ashamed for calling yourself a film buff. If I sound like I speak from experience, I am. Up until about two years ago, I was one of those people who had to hear “Oh my God…you haven’t seen The Evil Dead?!?!?!?” on more than one occasion. The only saving grace I had, was that I saw Army of Darkness in the theater, but didn’t like it at all. In my defense, I had no idea it was the third in a series. But I digress. The point is that I finally watched, and wrote about, all three films and afterwards, had two thoughts: What a great series and I can’t believe I had missed out for so long. Live and learn I suppose.
Well, I have completed my Evil Dead quest and can honestly say that I’ve now watched all three films. I wrapped up the journey this past weekend by watching Army of Darkness. Now, this is the one that I did happen to see when it was in the theater. I mentioned back in my first post, that I hated it. I also didn’t know it was part of a trilogy at the time.
Continuing on with The Evil Dead trilogy, this past weekend I embarked on part two. Not knowing what to expect aside from Ash fighting more demons, I continued my journey into the land of Raimi. What better way to spend Easter right? Watching a movie concerning the Book of the Dead? Nice right? Happy Easter!
Every now and then I go through a phase where I try to catch up on films that rate as must-watch films for any film fanatic. I hate having to admit to not having seen a film if I know everyone and their mother has already seen it. Most of the time when I do this, I pick a film that I will never watch again. Like what you ask? Deliverance for one. Apocalypse Now for another. I watched both of those because “as a film fan” I should have already seen them. Both were one and done for me. With some spare time this past weekend, I figured I’d knock another one off the list.