Friday, June 3, 2011
Army Of Darkness (1992)
Splatter Flicks of the 80's seemed to be a passed trend as well. Evil Dead (1981) was a campy gore flick and still managed to be creepy at the same time. Evil Dead 2 (Dead By Dawn) (1987) exploited the camp of the first film to the max and gave us an all out horror,comedy, splatter-fest. This time around the movie becomes so overly silly that it can hardly even be considered a horror flick. However the same year as Army Of Darkness another Splatter pioneer,(Peter Jackson) came out with Dead Alive a.k.a. Brain Dead and unlike Raimi, Jackson gave the Evil Dead fans what they really deserved. The two films can't even be compared other then the fact that they both were released in 1992 and their both more silly than a shit filled hat. Dead Alive is one of the goriest movies ever made and still manages to be funny (even funnier then Army Of Darkness) while the final film in the Evil Dead trilogy really only appeals to kids and those of us who grew up with it.
Either way now Mr. Raimi and Mr. Jackson are both in the same boat, making shitty Hollywood movies and fist over dollar. Lord Of The Rings might appeal to some but I miss the Bad Taste days.