In 1981 Sami Rami and Bruce Campbell scrapped together some money to make their first film the Evil Dead. Six years later they returned with an even better release Evil Dead II.
Campbell was back as Ash Williams who takes his girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) to another secluded cabin just like in the first film. There they find that someone had left behind a tape recording documenting a researchers work into the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, the book of the dead, just like in the first film. The recording releases an evil spirit which kidnaps Linda. The story than centers upon Ash fighting evil.
With more money Rami and Campbell were able to do a lot more. At the start there was the moving camera sweeping in as the evil spirit which was used in the first film. Added to that was claymation such as Linda’s evil spirit dancing around. Linda’s animated head which terrorizes Ash. They also re-created some of the scenes from the first film, such as a woman being attacked by branches. Stop motion was used for Ash’s possessed, severed hand.
The first Evil Dead was a low budget romp. Evil Dead 2 was way better with the effects and overall story.
When you’re done with the film go to the commentary and watch it again with Rami, Campbell and writer Scott Spiegel. It’s a blast. C