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The Evil Dead -- Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.
The Evil Dead -- Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

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Director:
Writer:
Sam Raimi (written by)
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Release Date:
15 April 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They got up on the wrong side of the grave. See more »
Plot:
Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
This Film Will Scare You See more (753 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sam Raimi 
 
Writing credits
Sam Raimi (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... executive producer
Gary Holt .... assistant producer
Sam Raimi .... executive producer
Rob Tapert .... executive producer (as Robert Tapert)
Rob Tapert .... producer (as Robert Tapert)
Irvin Shapiro .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca  (as Joe Loduca)
 
Cinematography by
Tim Philo (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edna Ruth Paul 
 
Makeup Department
Tom Sullivan .... special makeup effects
Bruce Campbell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Steve Frankel .... construction supervisor
 
Sound Department
Josh Becker .... sound: second unit
Dolores Elliott .... assistant sound editor
Jerrell Frederick .... dialogue re-recordist (as Jerry Frederick)
Lou Kleinman .... dialogue editor
Joe Masefield .... supervising sound editor
John Mason .... location sound recordist
Mel Zelniker .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Bart Pierce .... special effects (uncredited)
Sam Raimi .... special effects (uncredited)
Kurt Rauf .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Bart Pierce .... photographic special effects
Alastor Arnold .... digital intermediate remastering colorist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Josh Becker .... lighting: second unit
Mike Ditz .... still photographer
Tim Philo .... lighting
 
Editorial Department
Joel Coen .... assistant film editor
Chris Innis .... 16mm original negative restoration and conformation (2010 re-release)
Bob Murawski .... 16mm original negative restoration and conformation (2010 re-release)
 
Music Department
Joseph LoDuca .... conductor (as Joe Loduca)
Ed Wolfrum .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
David Goodman .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Don Campbell .... production assistant
Bridget Hoffman .... photographic model (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John A. Gallagher .... special thanks
Simon Nuchtern .... with special thanks to
Sheila Roberts .... with special thanks to
Carol Valenti .... with special thanks to
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Book of the Dead" - USA (première title)
"Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead" - USA (complete title)
"The Evil Dead, the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror" - USA (closing credits title)
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MPAA:
Rated NC-17 for substantial graphic horror violence and gore
Runtime:
85 min | Germany:70 min (FSK 16 version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | DTS (re-mastered version)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (Re-rated 2008) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Canada:14A (rated 2006) | Chile:14 (2006 DVD Rating) | Chile:(Banned) (1981-2006) | Colombia:18 | Finland:K-18 | Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1990) | France:12 | Germany:16 (heavily cut) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2017) (uncut) | Germany:18 (re-rating) (1995) (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:(Banned) (original rating) | Ireland:18 (re-rating) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 (DVD rating) (2004) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/16 (DVD rating) | Portugal:M/18 (original rating) | Singapore:(Banned) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (1997) | Sweden:15 (1988) (heavily cut) | UK:X (original rating: 1982) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1990) (cut) (re-rating) (2001) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1990) | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) | USA:NC-17 (certificate #33365) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:Not Rated (1984) (uncut) (SPIO/JK)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Scotty is named after Raimi's long-time friend Scott Spiegel, and the character of Cheryl is named after Cheryl Guttridge, the star of Raimi's short film Clockwork (1978).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Scotty is shown being scratched by the demon on the right side of his face, however, later the scratches appear on his left side.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Scotty:Hey, Ash, where are we?
Ash:Well we just crossed the Tennessee border...
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Movie Connections:
Edited into Bhayam (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
CharlestonSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncut Version?
Was Evil Dead Sam Raimi's first film?
Where does the Evil Dead musical fit in with all of this?
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92 out of 144 people found the following review useful.
This Film Will Scare You, 17 May 2002
Author: Big Movie Fan from England

The Evil Dead is a film that scared me. In fact, everyone I spoke to has been scared of this film.

It really is a horrible film. You feel sorry for the characters in it. They are trapped in a cabin in the woods with some evil looking demons. The forest itself is alive and there is no way out. When I first watched this film I wanted the good guys to die because I felt sorry for them.

This film is one of the great horrors like The Omen, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Nightmare on Elm Street. There are some truly creepy scenes in the film. The scariest scenes are where the girls are possessed by the demons. The other really scary scene is where the demon is in the cellar-I couldn't stop thinking about that scene.

The best horror films are the ones where the characters are in hopeless situations with no easy way out. The Evil Dead is one of those films. It really is creepy. Make sure you watch this film during daylight hours. Those with a nervous disposition should avoid.

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