Army of Darkness (1992) Movie Review

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Army of Darkness (1992)

1992 | R | Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
81 minutes / 1h 21min

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Army of Darkness Plot Synopsis:

Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness.

Army of Darkness (1992) Review

Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness (1992) is the final entry in the Evil Dead trilogy. The Evil Dead trilogy is another of my all time favorites even though they had an extremely tight budget with each horror movie. This masterpiece from the director of the Spider-Man franchise Sam Raimi and B-movie king Bruce Campbell plays Ash, the great zombie killing/bashing hero.

This one took the cake. I loved Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness’ horror mixed with a gothic Castlevania setting. The Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness is great to watch anytime especially excellent when you’re bored. Army of Darkness is my favorite of the Evil Dead franchise.

Bruce Campbell plays Ash Williams who is an S-Mart employee that gets transported back in time to medieval England. The Necronomicon is the key back but once retrieved raises the army of the dead (zombies) in which Evil Ash becomes the leader and leads the war of the undead. The zombie hordes are pushed back by Ash in an incredibly funny way. Not a scary movie but very enjoyable.

Best zombie kill scene: Ash kills massive amounts of zombies by mounting propeller blades on the front of his Oldsmobile while spinning around in the castle courtyard.

  • Army of Darkness Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 9
  • Overall Score: 7.59
  • IMDB: 7.6
  • MetaCritic: 5.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.2

About Army of Darkness 1992

Title: Army of Darkness
Year: 1992
Runtime: 81 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Comedy
Score: 4.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.8/5 stars from 147,246 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 147,246
MPAA Rating: R
Army of Darkness Cast Starring: Bill Moseley, Ted Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Ian Abercrombie, Sam Raimi, Bridget Hoffman, Patricia Tallman, Billy Bryan, Josh Becker, Timothy Patrick Quill, Bridget Fonda, Deke Anderson, Ivan Raimi, Bruce Thomas, Bill Vincent, Eric Clarke, Sol Abrams, Bernard Rose, Courtney Pakiz, Don Campbell, Jerry Rector, Harley Cokeliss, Lisa Michelle Axelrod, Michael Earl Reid, Ken Jepson, Sara Shearer, Shiva Gordon, Angela Featherstone, Nadine Grycan
Army of Darkness Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
Army of Darkness Director: Sam Raimi
Production: Universal Pictures
Language: English
Country: USA