“A promising spoof of the vast chasm between Europe's art film past and the ‘corruption of cinema’ as practiced by splatter pic specialists Sam Raimi and John Carpenter.”
Part of cinema’s “moviemaking” meta-horror lineage alongside BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO and WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE, EVIL ED is gross and shocking in all the right places. Film editor Eddie is transferred by his boss to their studio's “Splatter and Gore” department. There, Eddie is to cut the more offensive scenes out of the company's LOOSE LIMBS horror series so that they can be marketed to foreign countries. At first, Eddie goes about his task as he would any other assignment. But viewing all the blood-spattered footage begins to take its toll. He hallucinates that food he's cutting up is dismembered body parts, and he starts seeing demons living in his refrigerator. A rare splatter-piece from Sweden, EVIL ED rises from the VHS ashes in a beautiful restoration.