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Army of Darkness

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Perched cleverly (if incoherently) between Monty Python, EC horror comics, and MTV, director Sam Raimi’s final installment in the Evil Dead trilogy time-warps its department-store-clerk hero (Campbell) into the Middle Ages, where he has to fight off skeletal platoons, punch-happy zombies, and tiny li’l ticked-off versions of himself. With its manic lowbrow humor and hokey special effects (they look lousy even on the small screen), Army of Darkness suggests a Ray Harryhausen highlights tape edited by the Three Stooges. B-

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