I first saw this movie in college. I was in a dorm that had suites shared by eight guys (or girls). We had four bedrooms, a bathroom with a couple showers and several stalls, and a lounge area with a couch and chairs. The guys from a suite one floor down invited us over for movie night. They had appropriated a couple extra couches (we did not ask questions, but let's just say it was always wise to keep your suite doors closed) and had set them up in their lounge in rows, theater style.
"It's all action," Chris told me when I asked what we would be watching. He wouldn't say anything else. We settled in and prepared for the movie. Chris was right, it is non-stop action, and highly entertaining. It being college, we were all on a lot more than fresh air at the time, and I'm sure the atmosphere amped the movie up a notch or two, but seriously, this is campy, gorey, scary fun that is so over-the-top you just have to go with it.
The movie is kind of a sequel, but also kind of a re-make of The Evil Dead, a story about a group of friends who go to a cabin in the woods and find a book in the basement...a book that summons the dead. To go into further plot details would do no justice, for this movie is purely a visual spectacle, with such campy, goofy horror you can't help but laugh. My favorite scene is when Ash's (Bruce Campbell's) hand becomes possessed and starts attacking him. There is only one thing he can do: Cut it off with a chainsaw. Later, he attaches the chainsaw to his arm as a prosthetic.
I also loved how the cabin, which looks to be a small, single-room structure from the outside, has numerous rooms and labyrinthine corridors inside, leading to some wonderfully confusing chase scenes. And then there's the reanimated decapitated girlfriend, who does a macabre sexy dance for her boyfriend and then tries to kill him.
Like I said, pure fun.