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Evil Dead II (1987)

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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Berry ...
Bobby Joe (as Kassie Wesley)
Possessed Henrietta (as Theodore Raimi)
Denise Bixler ...
Richard Domeier ...
John Peakes ...
Lou Hancock ...
Snowy Winters ...
Sol Abrams ...
Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)
Josh Becker ...
Scott Spiegel ...
Thomas Kidd ...
Mitch Cantor ...


A young man, named Ash, takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin in the woods where he plays back a professor's tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor's daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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2 Terrifying. 2 Frightening. 2 Much! See more »


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Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn  »

Box Office


$3,600,000 (estimated)


$5,923,044 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sam Raimi's original idea for the sequel was to toss the character of Ash through a time portal to the Middle Ages. This ultimately became the plot to Army of Darkness (1992), the third Evil Dead film. See more »


When someone's head rolls toward the camera after it has been chopped off, you can see the crew member who threw the head toward the camera in the background as he tries to hide from the camera behind a log See more »


Ash: [as his evil sawn-off hand gives him the finger] Son of a...!
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Violent, gruesome, over the top, a GREAT movie!
1 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nonstop fun as a group of people are trapped overnight in a remote cabin and tormented by the evil dead.

Not really a sequel to "The Evil Dead"--more of a remake. Director Sam Raimi expected this to be R rated and figured most people never saw the unrated (meaning it was X) first one. So, he decided to just redo the movie--just quicker, less gorier and with STRONG doses of comedy (the first one was dead serious). He did it, cut some gore but it was STILL unrated. So it was released (with the gore never put back in) and, like the first, didn't do too well. And, like the first, it quickly acquired a following and is now considered a great movie!

Basically once the movie gets going it never stops. It's more a comedy than a horror movie--a very SICK comedy! Hands are cut off, eyeballs go flying, BUCKETS of blood are thrown around, knives and axes are used, etc. If you go expecting a horror film, you'll be disappointed. If you approach it as a sick comedy you'll love it! I recommend this highly but only if you have a strong stomach!

The sequence with Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his possessed hand is a horrific and comedic highlight. Cool ending too.

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