Late-night film screening of Sam Raimi’s cult horror-comedy: the gleefully gruesome quasi-sequel to ‘Evil Dead’, loved by film fans for its sublime supernatural effects, its mix of the hilarious with the grotesque, and Ash/Bruce Campbell’s inimitable reactions to the mad cascade of horrors overwhelming him… “groovy!”
After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the ‘Book of the Dead’, Ash's girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash finds himself once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods.
Grab someone’s hand and come dressed in your most gruesome outfit in tribute to the Evil Dead trilogy to be in with the chance of winning free Hippodrome tickets (you can check your chainsaw in at the Box Office on your way in). The café / bar will be serving a macabre menu of refreshments and our projectionist has a few surprises in store to enhance the ultimate Hippodrome horror experience.
Our screening of Evil Dead 2 will be preceded by Special Delivery directed by acclaimed local filmmaker John McPhail (Anna and the Apocalypse) (dir. John McPhail / Scotland / 2020 / N/C 15+ / 3 min. While out on a food delivery job, a driver is given a strange box and a simple command. DO. NOT. OPEN.
Presented as part of Glasgow Short Film Festival’s ‘Shorts in Support’ scheme, funded by Film Hub Scotland
Dir. Sam Raimi/ USA / 1987 / 1h 24m
With: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Denise Bixler
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