This sequel is better, funnier, scarier and superior to the first indie gore-fest. Never before has there been such an originally funny and unique horror film that never for a moment takes itself seriously. Lots of fun!
Critic Reviews for Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
- "Just when things start getting too grisly, Raimi rushes in with a hilarious, sendup joke to remind us that all this blood and guts is meant in spooky Grand Guignol fun. "- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
- “Evil Dead 2 is, pardon the expression, consistently lively – a ghoulish splatter comedy that uses wildly excessive gore to provoke the kind of shock that lies between a laugh and a scream.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
- "Evil Dead 2's rampant inventiveness and manic energy have ensured that it will endure as a cult classic. " – Joshua Klein, AV Club
- "Good acting would not have served the material well, since it would have diluted the comedy quotient and made the campy elements seem cheap and cheesy. "- James Berardinelli, ReelViews