Ash (our hero from the first film, played once again by Bruce Campbell) has a new girlfriend (Lynda, which by strange coincidence is the same name as his girlfrind from the first film) and decides, in all his wisdom, to take her away for a romantic weekend at the old cabin in the hills, where the events of the first film took place.
Of course this proves to be not such a good idea as the forces of darkness re-emerge once more, Lynda is killed (again) and Ash is forced to spend another night in the cabin, fighting off demonic creatures all over again.
The film is perhaps less of a sequel and more of a remake, comprising of re-filmed sequences and rehashed footage from part 1. But with the comic ante upped considerably. It seems that as the first film was too ridiculous to be taken seriously. Riami and Tapert decided to make this second effort a total farce.
There are some genuinely funny scenes, particularly where Ash's hand becomes possessed and he has to cut it off with a chainsaw, only to spend the rest of the film chasing s it round the house with his shotgun. Not to mention the scene where he slams one of the ghouls heads in the cellar door and its eye pops out and flies across the room!
Can Ash defeat the Evil Dead a second time around, and why didn't he just take Lynda to Centre Parks instead? This is a really fun film, different from the first, but equally enjoyable. I've found it best viewed extremely late on a Friday or Saturday night after consuming a vast amount of alchohol!