Army of Darkness
Friday, November 3 - Saturday, November 4, 2023
TRAPPED IN TIME. SURROUNDED BY EVIL. LOW ON GAS.
“Sam Raimi’s lively third installment (1993) in his Evil Dead series begins with the hero, Ash (Bruce Campbell), crash-landing in the year 1300 along with his car, his chain saw, and his 12-gauge shotgun, then battling skeletons and engaging in other forms of sword and sorcery to get back to the present. Mercifully clocking in at 81 minutes, this enjoyably campy hokum combines A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Three Stooges slapstick, and frenetic comic-book pacing with special effects that seem like hand-me-downs from Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts; it’s calculated for ten-year-old boys of all ages and persuasions, whose howls of glee are programmed into the mock-macho material at regular intervals. Written by the director and Ivan Raimi, and costarring Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, and Richard Grove.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum
Screening as part of our series Thrice as Nice: The Threequel, celebrating films that are third of a kind.
- Country USA
- Year 1992
- Running Time 81 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor Universal
- Director Sam Raimi
- Cast Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie, Richard Grove
- Accessibility T-Coil, Assistive Listening
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