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Evil Dead II -- 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.
Evil Dead II -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Sam Raimi (written by) &
Scott Spiegel (written by)
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Release Date:
13 March 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
5 nominations See more »
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(331 articles)
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DIABOLICAL entertainment for the wicked! See more (511 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bruce Campbell ... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Sarah Berry ... Annie Knowby

Dan Hicks ... Jake

Kassie Wesley DePaiva ... Bobby Joe (as Kassie Wesley)

Ted Raimi ... Possessed Henrietta (as Theodore Raimi)
Denise Bixler ... Linda
Richard Domeier ... Ed Getley
John Peakes ... Professor Raymond Knowby
Lou Hancock ... Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters ... Dancer
Sol Abrams ... Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)
Josh Becker ... Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel ... Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd ... Fake Shemp
Mitch Cantor ... Fake Shemp
Jenny Griffith ... Fake Shemp
William Preston Robertson ... The Hand / The Dark Spirit / The Deer Head / The Enchanted Objects (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Elwood ... Luggage Monkey (uncredited)

Sam Raimi ... Medieval Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sam Raimi 
 
Writing credits
Sam Raimi (written by) &
Scott Spiegel (written by)

Produced by
Bruce Campbell .... co-producer
Alex De Benedetti .... executive producer
Irvin Shapiro .... executive producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph LoDuca  (as Joseph Lo Duca)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kaye Davis 
 
Art Direction by
Randy Bennett 
Philip Duffin 
 
Set Decoration by
Elizabeth Moore 
 
Makeup Department
Wendy Bell .... makeup artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects unit crew
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects unit crew
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects unit crew (as Gregory Nicotero)
Shannon Shea .... special makeup effects unit crew
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup design and creation
Aaron Sims .... special makeup effects unit crew
Bryant Tausek .... special makeup effects unit crew
Mike Trcic .... special makeup effects unit crew
Tim Turner .... detail sculpting assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Joseph C. Stillman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
K. Siobhan Phelan .... second assistant director
Joseph Winogradoff .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Adams .... carpenter
Andy Boswell .... assistant to art director
Michael Burnett .... sculptor
Johnna Butler .... leadman
Reed Downy .... carpenter
Tony Elwood .... special props
Larry Fox .... construction coordinator
Tony Gardner .... sculpting
Wayne Gathins .... carpenter
William Hamilton .... set painter
Charles Lear .... carpenter
Wayne Leonard .... set dresser
Margaret Prentice .... painting (as Margaret Beserra)
Scott Shamis .... carpenter
Blanche Sindelar .... prop master
Steve Wang .... sculptor
Bobby Maness .... carpenter (uncredited)
Daniel Nalepka .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Voss Bonds Jr. .... sound effects editor (as John V. Bonds Jr.)
Thomas Bush .... assistant sound editor
Mike Dickeson .... foley artist
Kevin Hill .... sound effects editor
Thomas Morrison .... sound mixer (as Tom Morrison)
Drew Neumann .... additional synthesized sound effects (as Drew Newmann)
Yvonne Preble .... assistant sound editor
Chris Rabideau .... dialogue editor
Cindy Rabideau .... sound effects editor
Andrew Schatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Sheranian .... sound effects editor
Julie Spears .... foley artist
John W. Walter .... boom operator (as John Walter)
Brian E. Wedewer .... sound effects editor (as Brian Wedewer)
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer (as David West)
David John West .... supervising sound editor (as David West)
David Lewis Yewdall .... additional sound effects (as David Yewdall)
Ron Ayers .... post production sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vern Hyde .... special effects foreman
Dale Johnson .... special effects assistant
Margaret Prentice .... detail and painting (as Margaret Beserra)
Dave Thiry .... special effects assistant
Tom Barkstedt .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Douglas Evan Hersh .... special effects gaffer (uncredited)
Gary Jones .... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Moenkhaus .... special effects (uncredited)
Greg Nicotero .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Daniel S. Noga .... special effects cinematographer (uncredited)
Brian Joseph Ochab .... stop motion animation assistant (uncredited)
Larry Odien .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
Mike Tristano .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... effects photography supervisor
James Belohovek .... miniature supervisor (as James Belohobek)
Doug Beswick .... stop motion animation
Yancy Calzada .... stop motion armature
Robert Dyke .... miniatures (as Bob Dyke)
Tom Hitchcock .... miniatures
Bob Kayganich .... matte painter
Rocky Mohoney .... optical line-up
Joseph Wallikas .... optical camera operator (as Joe Wallikas)
Larry Arpin .... optical effects (uncredited)
Vicki L. Engel .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Bart Pierce .... additional photography: special visual effects (uncredited)
Joseph Thomas .... animation cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Casino .... stunts
Sandra Lee Gimpel .... stunts (as Sandy Gimpel)
Gary Jensen .... stunt coordinator
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts (as Debbie Lynn Ross)
Blanche Sindelar .... stunts
Ben Jensen .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brigette Alexander .... second assistant camera
Bob Brown .... crane operator
Brendan Creadle .... additional assistant camera
Mike Ditz .... still photographer
Robert Duffin .... gaffer
Chris English .... electrician
Roy Gittens .... grip
Tim Philo .... director of photography: second unit
Billy Pierce .... grip
Maribel Rodriguez .... electrician
Ruben Rodriguez .... best boy (as Rubin Rodriguez)
Hamid Shams .... first assistant camera
Eugene D. Shlugleit .... director of photography: night exterior photography (as Eugene Shlugleit)
Josh Steinberg .... grip
Larry Steinberg .... key grip
Sarah Berry .... clapper girl (uncredited)
Michael Gulbin .... rig constructor (uncredited)
Paul Harris .... additional still photographer (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Rick Catizone .... henrietta transformation and hand animation
Katherine Kean .... animator: main titles (as Kathy Kean)
Larry Larson .... animation photographer
Bill Notaro .... mechanical designer
Tom Sullivan .... animator
David Moenkhaus .... animator (uncredited)
Brian Rae .... assistant animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brian Penikas .... molds and casting
Samuel Warren .... additional casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vicki Graef .... wardrobe
Randall Ouzts .... assistant wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Rob Anderson .... apprentice editor
Paul Harris .... assistant editor
Michael Jonascu .... assistant editor
Dorothy Tapert .... apprentice editor
Daniel Frisch .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sheldon Newmann .... music technical consultant
Chris Rabideau .... music editor
Dennis J. Tini .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
David Goodman .... transportation
 
Other crew
Pam Billingsley .... provider: horse and riders
Ricky Billingsley .... provider: horse and riders
Andrea Brown .... dance choreography
Teresa Burkept .... foam fabricator: tree branch and rotten apple head
Michael Burnett .... sculpting and detail
Cathy Carpentar .... assistant accountant
Mary Ann Creamer .... production assistant
Diane Dankwardt .... production accountant
Elaine Dysinger .... production coordinator
Tony Gardner .... sculpting and detail
Pryor Gibson .... location contact
David Goodman .... studio manager
Ruth Jessup .... production secretary
David Kindlon .... mechanicals
Susan Labatt .... dance choreography
Larry Odean .... cosmetic contact lenses
Linda Ohman .... caterer
Paul Ohman .... caterer
Karalyn Parsons .... production assistant
Davi Trotti .... production assistant
Tam G. Warner .... animated dance choreographer
Mark Bryan Wilson .... foam fabricator: tree branch and rotten apple head (as Mark Wilson)
Russell Herschler .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael D. McAllister .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
B.V. Hedrick .... special thanks
Betty Huntley .... special thanks
Harry Huntley .... special thanks
 
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Runtime:
84 min | Sweden:70 min (video version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Brazil:16 | Brazil:14 (DVD rating) | Canada:R | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Re-rated 2007) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Denmark:15 (DVD rating) | Finland:K-18 (2002) | France:-12 | Germany:18 (SPIO/JK) (re-rating) | Germany:16 (cut DVD version) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:(Banned) | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video) (2002) | Norway:(Banned) (original rating) (1986-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:18 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2008) | USA:Unrated | USA:R (edited UMD version) | USA:R (edited for re-rating) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (video rating) (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Trademark: [Sam Raimi] [chainsaw]Ash's weapon of choice is a chainsaw throughout the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: After Ash shoots Bobby Jo, she holds her upper arm as if it's injured, and there is no blood on her jacket or a bullet hole. When she takes her jacket off, the bullet wound is on her collarboneSee more »
Quotes:
Ash:[to his freshly sawn-off possessed hand] Here's your new home.
[Ash places a bucket and a bunch of books on it to trap the hand, the top book reads "A Farewell to Arms"]
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FAQ

Does an Extended Cut exist?
What's with the grinning skull with eyes on the poster? There's nothing like that in the film.
If this is a sequel, why is the Necronomicon in this film when it was destroyed in the first movie?
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64 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
DIABOLICAL entertainment for the wicked!, 30 August 2005
Author: insomniac_rod from Noctropolis

"The Exorcist" made you feel respect and fear to the Devil. Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead II" makes fun of the Devil and demon possession. Although there are some really scary scenes, there are some really twisted funny situations that would leave you wondering "what the f*** just happened?!". The movie is funny for the wrong reasons. I eventually don't laugh about when a man is breaking himself dishes on the head. I don't think it's funny when a man is repeatedly beaten up by grotesque characters. I would never imagine a man getting eaten by a demon locked under a cellar and throwing gallons of blood! "Evil Dead II" makes it look hilarious in a wicked kind of way. For example, when Linda's head tells Ash that "she is being tormented, and suffering in hell; you can feel a little scared but the next scene has a corpse without a head holding a chainsaw. There's no time for logic here, just sit and enjoy!

It also has the ability to make you feel tense and I must say, scared. The combination of demon possessed people, EVIL sounds (I love the weird noise in the movie), wicked laughs and chanting ("dead by dawn!"), and intrepid camera angles are the perfect ingredients to make a sui generis Horror-Comedy movie. Watch out for the "A Farewell to Arms" joke, the whole situation with the evil hand, and the eye that gets in a woman's mouth!.

Sam Raimi went too far for the good reasons. He created an unbelievable and unforgettable work that has served as inspiration for many movies in recent years. The movie is easily one of the most visually stunning Horror movies of all time, for sure. Die hard fans of gore get an eye candy for an hour and a half. Raimi created a cult movie in all the sense of the world. "Groovy!". "Dead by Dawn" will never bore you because in every scene there's a feeling of uncertainty and that makes it even more interesting. There are no rules here.

The plot is as scary as you can imagine but it's held in such a way that it isn't taken very seriously. I mean, demon possession caused by the Necronomicon is something that happens in the real world. Not exactly with that book but it can happen via satanic books and rituals. Raimi takes it to a different level of humor mixed with gore.

Bruce Campbell deserves a special mention. He delivers a wicked, solid, and totally believable performance. Something you haven't seen before mainly because of the strange situations he goes through. His performance could be described as a "solo". Easily, one of the best performances of any actor in a Horror movie. Also, one of the characters that suffers the most in any movie! Ash is beaten up by demons, humans, objects, etc. Even possessed creatures make fun of him.

The gore here is great, glorious. You get decaps, mutilated bodies, a hand cut off, bleeding demons, etc. Blood spread all over the cabin is the common denominator. One of the goriest movies of all time.

Watch "Evil Dead II" to witness one of the most creative, brave, and goriest movies of all time. It delivers something for everyone. It has action, gore, spectacular camera angles, and some action! Check out Ash V.S. possessed Henrietta. * After it, phrases like "join us!", "swallow this!", and specially "groovy!" will be part of your daily vocabulary.

Recommended for every Horror fan in the world. This movie is an obligation to watch.

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