About Sex, But Not – ‘Evil Dead II’ (1987)

6 Nov

ON THE SURFACE – During a weekend break in the woods, a young man battles an evil spirit force and the undead.

SCRAPING THE BARREL – During a weekend break in the woods, a young man battles with his masturbation addiction. Lets face it, we’ve all been there. Sometimes there are periods of time when it doesn’t matter how many times in the day you’ve already done it, you’ve just got to masturbate again. That evil force in the woods? That’s Ash’s constant wanting to bash another out. His girlfriend’s reanimated corpse? His mind searching through his past sexual experiences to find a scenario to masturbate to, perfectly illustrated by her biting his (prefered masturbation) hand whilst saying ‘Hello lover!’ (beginning of a new fantasy). The hand becoming possessed? Well that’s simply your unconscious sexuality. Just think, how many times have you found that your hand has worked its way down to your pants and you didn’t realise? Poor Ash, he just wants another orgasm so he can carry on with the rest of his day (beat the undead so he can leave the woods) but sometimes, the more you’ve already done it, the harder and longer it can be to climax again (look at Annie struggling to read out the curse at the most crucial time in the film). Still, once it’s happened, its worth it. Those Medieval Knights at the end of the film could probably do with a wank or two. That would banish that sexual tension-filled deadite terrorising them…

Evil Dead II – Dead By Dawn was screened alongside Nightmare on Elm Street on Halloween as part of Nightmares & Deadites – The Dark Art of Graham Humphreys. Hosted by horror writer and filmmaker Paul Davis, the double bill was a celebration and exhibition of the work of Humphreys, a graphic designer and artist responsible for some of the most iconic horror film posters of the 1980s. Davis will be hosting a Christmas horror triple bill in December. Nightmares & Deadites completely sold out so booking tickets in advance for December is highly advised.

4 Responses to “About Sex, But Not – ‘Evil Dead II’ (1987)”

  1. John December 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    This is pretty funny Lydia. Your closing observation in particular made me laugh.

    Any chance you’ll be coming to any lectures next year?


    • lydiarghgrace December 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks! It was one of my favourite entries to do. As for lectures, not quite sure what you’re on about…?

  2. John January 4, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I meant as in uni lectures? Cinema History Class?

    • lydiarghgrace January 6, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      You never told me your surname so it’s taken me this long to work out who you are, I’m so sorry! I’ve actually deferred for the year, a lot of stuff happening this year and I want to focus on this baby. New Year’s resolution is to write more. Hope the rest of this year goes well for you though, and stay in touch! 🙂

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