Half-sequel, half-remake, and all sorts of hardcore insanity, Evil Dead 2 is about one poor schnook who gets terrorized by Sumerian demons while hiding out in an isolated wood cabin. A few other folks do manage to stop by, but they're just a bunch of meatbags built for punishment. What follows is a non-stop thrill-ride of perpetual possessions, severed extremities, and wild chainsaw shenanigans. The flick is darkly spooky, bizarrely silly, memorably freaky, and it moves like a goop-drenched bullet train.
Either way, me rambling on and on about the ultra-slick directorial stylings, the joyously freaky jolts, the ever-flowing streams of blood, gore, and goo, and the amazingly enjoyable performance of lead lunatic Bruce Campbell is just kinda pointless. Evil Dead 2 is a grade-A masterpiece of horror. Find me a horror geek who doesn't agree and I'll take a chainsaw to a body part of your choice.
So the transfer, the case, and one more new goodie for the fans: A 17-minute behind-the-scenes featurette entitled Behind the Screams that focuses mainly on Tom Sullivan's outrageously wild special effects techniques.
Ported over from the previous DVD are:
The 30-minute The Gore the Merrier, which also focuses mostly on the effects work, a seriously fantastic audio commentary (with director Sam Raimi, screenwriter Scott Spiegel, FX guru Greg Nicotero, and B-movie superstar Bruce Campbell), the original theatrical trailer, a stills gallery, and some Cast & Crew Bios.