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

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Cast

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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 ...
Lou Hancock ...
Snowy Winters ...
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Sol Abrams ...
Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)
Josh Becker ...
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Storyline

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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Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,923,044 (USA)
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Trivia

Sam Raimi credits Stephen King for making the sequel (as well as the popularity of the original) possible. Raimi couldn't acquire enough money to fund the film so Stephen King made a few calls (since he was a huge fan of the original) and convinced financiers to give Raimi the money he needed for the sequel. See more »

Goofs

When the "spirit" chases Ash through the house, you can see the rigging of the set where the roof should be. See more »

Quotes

Linda: Even now we have your darling Linda's soul, as she suffers in torment!
Ash: You're going DOWN!
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The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror See more »

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Referenced in Duke Nukem 3D (1996) See more »

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User Reviews

 
The Best Movie Ever Made...
15 July 2005 | by (United States) – 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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