Dedicated Deadite eradicator Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) roars back to the centre of the action when 'Ash vs. Evil Dead' returns for a second season of bone-crunching, monster-hunting, chainsaw-wielding fun. Summoned back to his hometown, Ash, along with Pablo (Ray Santiago) and Kelly (Dana DeLorenzo), forms an unlikely alliance with Ruby (Lucy Lawless) in order to face off against sinister forces. But the homecoming is anything but comfy as Ash winds up in an asylum, Pablo goes missing and the Necronomicon presents more evil possibilities than ever.
Decent, but tails off at the end
- Ash vs. Evil Dead: Series 2 review by LC
This 2nd seasion has some good moments, with probably the most audacious , amusing and outright gross moment of gore action in the entire franchise when Ash gets into a fight with someone's lower intestine at the morgue, plus Ash meeting his father, the return of Ash's sister from the original 'Evil Dead' film, Ash's car getting possessed and a mental breakdown leading to the introduction of an Ash 'muppet'.
Where it struggles a bit is in the overall storyline - the main characters and their aims aren't always that well-defined or interesting (especially to carry a near five-hour narrative), and the climax ends up being one of the weaker moments - as fun as it always is to revisit the original cabin in the woods, returning yet again this time feels like running out of ideas. The gore, humour and Ash are enough to keep this series ticking over, but it feels a little empty beneath the surface spectacle.