#100: ASH'S HAND
THE CRAWLING EYE, to the talking severed head in
REANIMATOR, body parts have played a vital role in horror
films. Though there's something special about hands. Who can
forget THING from THE ADDAMS FAMILY, for example,
easily one of the more popular (albeit well mannered) hands of all
can strangle, gouge, and poke. But in the case of Ash's hand in
EVIL DEAD 2, they can beat the crap out of you, and smash you
with dishes and other dangerous objects to the point where you're
compelled to go to the tool shed, put it in a vice, and cut it off
with a goddamn chainsaw!
that'd put an end to most hands, but not when it's possessed by
spirits from NECRONOMICON. Ash's hand lives on and continues
to torment him, having the nerve to even flip him off in defiance!
It's one of the most hilarious fight scenes caught on film.
sums it up best when he writes, "I think the greatest monster had to
be Ash's Hand...I wish I had a chainsaw for an arm. I would carve up
the neighborhood dogs...BOOYA!" Don't we all, Al...don't we
lucky enough to interview Bruce Campbell, and you can
READ IT HERE!
Ash covers up his hand with a bucket, the book he puts on top of it
is A FAREWELL TO ARMS.
chops his hand off at the wrist, yet later it is seen to have a fair
amount of forearm attached to it.
Ash goes into the basement to get the pages of the NECRONOMICON
he picks up one page with the hand where his chainsaw should be.
When Ash's possessed hand is smashing plates on his head and
punching him, his mouth isn't moving at all, yet he's groaning.