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Evil Dead II (1987)

X  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  13 March 1987 (USA)
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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 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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's original idea for the film's plot had Ash held captive in the cabin by a group of escaped convicts searching for buried treasure. Bobby Joe's death was originally planned for a man and would have been much more violent with him being split in half by a tree. See more »


The lighting rig is often clearly visible above the cottage interior set. See more »


Ash: [after his hand is cut off] You bastards... you dirty bastards!
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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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