Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn
Starring Bruce Campbell
Directed by Sam Raimi
First released 1987
WHY Because it’s the funniest gore flick of all time. Or the goriest comedy. Take your choice, but don’t watch it after a full meal.
PEAK SHRIEK The moment when, as he battles the forces of hell, our supermarket-clerk hero (the brilliant Bruce Campbell) fights his own possessed hand – and suddenly comes through with an homage to the Three Stooges.
DVD EXTRAS The audio commentary track from Campbell and director Sam Raimi (among others) is legendary among DVD buffs for its off-the-wall humor.