Thursday, February 9, 2012

25. Army of Darkness (1992)

“This is my boomstick!” Army of Darkness is a delectable witches’ brew of stop motion horror and quotable slapstick mayhem. Make no mistake, Army of Darkness is lowbrow entertainment of the lowest order, and that’s what makes it great. The little story that exists in the movie basically shows Ash, the hero of the last two films, being sucked back into the past (1300 AD to be precise). There, Ash becomes the savior of the townsfolk, launching on a mission to destroy the evil Deadites. As fitting for a black comedy, he screws up. Ash is just hilarious, and his awesome one-liners could fill The Necronomicon. Also, if you love old traditional effects like Ray Harryhausen’s Clash of the Titans, you’ll fall head over heels for Army of Darkness’ creatures. Just remember, “Shop smart, shop S-Mart.”

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