Faces of Terror 2017

This book presents 64 types of antagonists. Short lists of horror or horror-adjacent movies featuring these antagonists are suggested. The movies are ranked in order of preference. The antagonists are divided in five categories: viscera, society, science, folklore and afterlife.

Each film description contains a synopsis and a star rating.

Evil Dead II

A man fights demons inhabiting a remote cottage from which he cannot escape.
Slapstick Gore
Horror for Beginners
United States
1987
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Deer
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Reflection
Giant: 
Colossus
Infected: 
Contagious
Cursed
Host
Plant: 
Tree
Root
Object: 
Book
Mirror
Franchise Sequel
Franchise Remake
8
Even more blood, sweat and tears than the original!
8
7.04
6
7.04
4
4
4
Effects
Performances
Plot
Evil Dead 2 both follows and remakes 1981’s The Evil Dead, which was inspired by a no-budget short. The Evil Dead was straight horror and this one invests in slapstick humor. The storyline is an expansion of the previous one, but the twists and turns are fresh. The costumes and make-up are refined and more camera-friendly. The practical effects have been enhanced, too.
Ash, the survivor guy and late bloomer from the original film is still played by Bruce Campbell. He is, more than ever, at the center of the story and into his character. Ash’s story arc is more intricate, yet hilarious. He is now both inexhaustible and pissed. This is his descent into madness. The script doesn't take intellectual detours and delivers well-paced terror, gore and fun.
Evil Dead 2 is the product of its initial creator, Sam Raimi, so character design, imaginative cinematography, dialogue, and pacing meet the highest standards. Evil Dead 2 is the quintessential supernatural horror movie and reinforces the “cabin in the woods” cliche that it popularized and arguably founded. It has everything the fan can possibly wish for, and then some!
Alternate Titles: 
Evil Dead 2
Evil Dead Part 2
Evil Dead Part II
Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn
Evil Dead: Dead by Dawn
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