Army of Darkness/Evil Dead II

Dare we call Army of Darkness the high-water mark among the collaborations of Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell? In their 1993 trilogy ender, Ash (Campbell) is transported back from his hardware-store present to the middle ages, where he gets caught up in medieval politics and warfare. And must also master the secret of the Necronomicon, which he foolishly opens to unleash the army of the dead. Embeth Davidtz (Junebug) plays the swain to Campbell’s hero. But if there was ever a wisecracking, shotgun- and chainsaw-wielding master of the B-list, it’s Campbell, the closest thing we got in the ’90s to Indiana Jones in the ’80s. The double-feature begins with Evil Dead II, weakest of the trilogy and basically a remake of The Evil Dead, but still enjoyable in its own right. (R) BRIAN MILLER

Oct. 9-15, 7 & 9 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 10, 3 & 5 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 11, 3 & 5 p.m., 2009

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