Army of Darkness

Synopsis: Ash is transported with his car to 1,300 A.D., where he is captured by Lord Arthur and turned slave with Duke Henry the Red and a couple of his men. When Ash is thrown into a pit, he defeats two monsters and wins respect of Arthur's army and vassals. The Wiseman points Ash as The Chosen One that will retrieve the Necronomicon but Ash is only interested in returning home. When he learns that the only way to return to his time is using the Necronomicon, Ash decides to travel to the unholy land of the Deadites. The Wiseman advises that he must say the words "Klaatu Barada Nikto" to safely get the evil book. However, Ash forgets the last word and an army of the dead resurrects to attack Arthur fortress and recover the Necronomicon. The battle between the living and the dead is about to start and the support of Henry the Red is the only way to help Ash and Arthur to defeat the army of darkness.
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Director(s): Sam Raimi
Production: Universal Pictures
  10 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

My name is Ash,

and I am a sIave.



CIose as I can figure it,

the year is 1300 A.D.,

and I'm being dragged

to my death.

It wasn't aIways Iike this.

I had a reaI Iife once.

A job.


Ash to price check four.

Hardware, aisle 12.

Shop smart. Shop S-mart.

I had a wonderfuI

girIfriend, Linda.

Together, we drove to a smaII

cabin in the mountains.

It seems an archaeoIogist

had come to this remote pIace

to transIate and study

his Iatest find,

Necronomicon Ex Mortis,

The Book of the Dead.

Bound in human fIesh

and inked in bIood,

this ancient Sumerian text

contained bizarre

buriaI rites,

funerary incantations and

demon resurrection passages.

It was never meant

for the worId of the Iiving.

The book awoke something dark

in the woods.

It took Linda.

And then it came for me.


It got into my hand

and it went bad.

So I Iopped it off

at the wrist.


But that didn't stop it.

It came back.

Big time.

My God!

How do you stop it?





Surround the stranger!



All right, you men, fall in!

All o' ya, keep apace!

Where in the hell...



Stand fast, hellhound!

No, no. Easy now, chief.

I don't know how I got here,

and I'm not looking

for any trouble.


What a piece of armor this is!

Wise man!

Fall back! Come on,

all you men. Back on

your horses. Come on!

My lord, I believe he

is the one written of

in the Necronomicon.

He who's prophesied to fall

from the heavens

and deliver us from

the terrors of the Deadites.

What, that buffoon?


he's one of Henry's men!

Kneel, rapscallions!

I say to the pit with him!

You shall soon learn

the horrors of the pit.

To the pit!

You miserable bast...


Get him!

Get off of me!

Let me go!

Chain him!

You're gonna have

a little bit of wee fun, mate.

To the castle!

Pick up your feet!

Stop draggin' your feet!

Come on! Move along!

Come on, now.

Come on, pick it up.

Have a taste of this!



You men got something

to look forward to,

when you get back

to the castle.


Lord Arthur approaches!

Raise the portcullis!

Lord Arthur!

Lord Arthur approaches!

That's lovely,

isn't it? Move it in.

Move it, you worthless...

Get on!


Move it up, boys.

MAN 2:
God save the king!

God save the king.

We love him!

MAN 3:
Arthur! He's back!

Lord Arthur,

where is my brother?

Did he not ride with you?

Aye, and fought valiantly.

But last night he fell

in battle to Duke Henry's men.

I'm sorry, Sheila.

Come on.

You cretin!

Stop it, you bastard!


You barbarian!


Oh, no! Stop it! Stop it!

Get outta here,

you little brat!

Foul thing!

A pox on you, brute!

Thou art a murderer!

A black murderer!


My brother's death

shall be avenged!

Company, halt!


Get that yoke off 'im!

Kill them!

Put them into the pit!

You, sir, are not one

of my vassals.

Who are you?

Who wants to know?

I am Henry the Red,

Duke of Shael,

Lord of the Northlands

and leader of its peoples.

Well, hello, Mr. Fancy Pants.

I got news for you, pal.

You ain't leadin'

but two things right now,

Jack and shit,

and Jack left town.


Shut your bleedin' hole!


Gentlemen, Lord Arthur!

There is an evil

awakened in this land,

and while my people fight

for their very souls

against it,

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Sam Raimi

Samuel M "Sam" Raimi is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, famous for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy and the 1990 superhero film Darkman. more…

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