Written by Scotty
It is has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword, but is that really the case? It is hard to imagine that a writing instrument can carry as much power as a large piece of steel, but in the right hands it just might be. The written word in many cases can hold power over many, while the sword with all of its might is only large enough to only hold power over a few. As time has passed, there are many texts that hold great power, even over the warriors of the day and it just might go to prove that writing may be more powerful than battle, but writing never killed anybody, at least intentionally.
Ash has been transported back to 1300 A.D. and is now being held as a slave with Henry the Red’s men. Needing to prove his innocence to Lord Arthur before being thrown into the pit, Ash tries everything in his power to make it known that he is not part of the band of criminals, but it does not matter, the pit, and the Deadite horrors within it, are for everyone. While trying to fight his way out of the pit, the Wiseman throws Ash his chainsaw and the killer of the Deadites is able to go to work. Escaping the pit with his life, Ash makes his way back above ground and challenges anyone that dares stand in his way with his Boomstick. With no takers, Ash frees Henry the Red and his men and is treated like a hero in Lord Arthur’s court.
Being commissioned to find the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis by Arthur and his court, Ash will only do it if they promise to send him back home. With Ash not wanting to stay for the upcoming battle against evil, townswoman Sheila comes to try to convince him to stay. After a night of sugar, Ash is on his way to the sacred ground where the book lives, Ash has a familiar foe follow him and he is chased into an abandoned windmill. Gathering his wits, he is faced with a battle against himself, well, several mini selves. Being larger is not a factor when trying to get rid of the mini Ash's and before he knows it, one has found its way inside of his body. Trying his hardest to kill the little one inside of his body, he fails and starts to spout another Ash. Bad Ash is now unleashed on the world, but Ash does not want the competition and puts his evil twin into the ground.
Being able to locate the resting place of the book, Ash needs to remember the words that the Wiseman told him to recite before taking it. Klaatu, Barada, Nikto. Not being able to remember the final word, Ash mumbles it and takes the book, but sees that he has awakened the ancient evil once again. Fighting his way back to Arthur’s castle, Ash is ready to be sent home for his deed, but the villagers need the help of someone to fight off the Deadites that will be making their way to the castle sooner than later. With Bad Ash being resurrected by the book, he assumes command of the Deadite army and is ready to unleash hell on the living to get his book back. But knowing plenty out Ash may not be enough for Bad Ash to defeat him, as Ash has some secrets hidden in the trunk of his car. Bringing the 21st century into the fight might shatter some bones of the Deadite army, but will it be enough to defeat them and keep the Necronomicon out of the hands of evil?
With this being the final installment of the Evil Dead trilogy, I must say that it went out with a ton of boom. Do not go safely into the night, go out on top and if you are not going to do that, then you need to go down swinging for the fences. This is just a horror movie watchers dream come true and if you had any questions about Ash from the first two movies, you should not anymore. He is a coward when it comes to life, but when he is facing the Deadites, he is the man that you need on his side. Every time he is on the screen, you do not know which Ash you are going to see and that is what makes it a downright good time. This is the Ash I expect to see in Ash vs. Evil Dead on Halloween, but who knows what the minds behind it are really going for. Will Ash be a reluctant hero, or will he be the lovable loser we have all fallen for since the early nineties? I guess we will find out…gimme some sugar baby. Stay Scared.