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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

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

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.

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

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Comedy | Horror

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Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$807,260, 15 March 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,923,044
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| (video) | (TV) | (workprint)

Sound Mix:

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many scenes were deleted from the movie and according to official reports, all of them and original version of the movie are lost. Some of these scenes are;
  • Henrietta is in her rocking chair while the professor reads the incantations when she rocks into the light revealing her demonic eyes
  • Linda's severed head throws up black bile on Ash when it's trapped in the vice (which is why black slime suddenly appears around her mouth in the final scene)
  • Linda's severed head puts its long snake-like tongue into Ash's mouth when he's sitting in the rocking chair
  • alternate longer take of the "blood flood" with green and yellow blood
  • after hitting the possessed Ed with the ax the scene continues as a "half-headed" Ed runs after them and eventually is chopped to pieces and body parts flop on the floor
  • possessed Ash eating a squirrel as he runs after Annie
  • Ash's demonic face morphing into normal after he takes his dead girlfriend's necklace...
Fans of the movie did manage to find very rare 36 minutes long workprint which only has very early versions of opening and ending scenes with only few extra shots, and old rare TV version of the movie with many alternate and extended scenes but unfortunately even this version doesn't includes all the famous deleted scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie Ash's shirt is un-tucked when he walks over to the table with the tape recorder, then after listening to it when he walks into the room to find Linda his shirt is tucked into his pants. See more »

Quotes

Bobbie Joe: You're holding my hand too tight.
Jake: Baby, I ain't holding your hand!
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The Best Movie Ever Made...
15 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

... in the evil dead series. From the very beginning I couldn't stop smiling... every time I saw Bruce Campbell i laughed and every time there was a fight I chuckled. It is an extremely fun movie with a no mercy attitude. Sam Raimi perfects his shaky cam shots and first persons and makes for the most enjoyable experience in a long time. The plot is sturdy (identical to Evil Dead) and the technology is painful (purposefully). The movie moves leisurely from event to event. The supporting cast are stupid and bring more trouble to the film (a much needed element) and the best part is, the carnage starts 5 minutes into the movie. A no-think great movie, possibly the best movie the horror genre has turned out in the last 20 years.


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