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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 »
NewsDesk:
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A rerun it may be but it is still an unsettling, funny and enjoyable rerun thanks again to Raimi and Campbell See more (512 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)
David Goodman ... Airport Worker (uncredited)

Gary Jones ... The Hand (uncredited)

Greg Nicotero ... The Hand / Evil Ed's Hand / Henrietta's Long Neck Pee-Wee Head (uncredited)

Sam Raimi ... Medieval Soldier / Possessed Rocking Chair (uncredited)
Robert G. Tapert ... Airport Worker (uncredited)
John W. Walter ... The Hand / Evil Ed's Hand (uncredited)

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)
 
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
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
84 min | Sweden:70 min (video version)
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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:
Often considered to be a remake of The Evil Dead (1981); however, this is not accurate. The rights to show scenes from the original could not be obtained to re-cap what happened, so the beginning was remade to explain how Ash got to the cabin, etc.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: A white liquid dribbles out of Henrietta's ear. This is Ted Raimi's sweat mixed with the white powder in the costume.See more »
Quotes:
Ash:[having just gotten hit in the face with a gusher of blood that turns to black goo] Old double-barrel here, blow your guts to Kingdom Come!
[staggers backward, voice drops]
Ash:See if we don't!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Burn in Hell (????)See more »

FAQ

Is this film a remake or a sequel?
Does an Extended Cut exist?
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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A rerun it may be but it is still an unsettling, funny and enjoyable rerun thanks again to Raimi and Campbell, 13 February 2005
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Having lost his girlfriend to the undead, Ash is forced to face the possessed corpse of his former lover Linda and cut her up with a chainsaw to stop him becoming her victim. However the demons in the cabin are not that easy to stop and soon his hand has become possessed as well. While he battles to stop his hand killing him, a group of four young people are heading to the cabin in seek of shelter for the night, only to find themselves trapped in the same fight as Ash as barely managed to survive thus far.

Despite that fact that Sam Raimi is now a "proper" director making summer blockbusters like his life depended on it, it is still heartening to see that his frenzied style is still present in his work, albeit it not dealing with such extreme material as that which made his name famous decades ago. While Evil Dead II may be a complete repeat of Evil Dead in terms of the basic narrative and content, it is still worth seeing because of Raimi's skill as director and writer of the film. In the UK Evil Dead earned notoriety for being one of the "video nasties" that the BBFC took such objection to and, in doing so, probably greatly boosted its cult appeal here, and to rerun this film is not a major problem because it does have enough energy and good qualities going for it to be worth a watch if you're into your horror.

However horror fans may find it a little tame by modern standards although I still found it to be pretty scary and gory – certainly considering it was made almost 20 years ago with a budget that would barely buy you an A-listed movie star these days. The film is also pretty funny and is full of dark humour and comic moments that make it more entertaining than a gory b-movie has any right being. But here's the thing, the success of this film and indeed the whole trilogy, is mainly due to two people – Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. Raimi drives everything with his unique direction that places the action somewhere between a horror and a cartoon. It has great camera work, frantic shots and a real flair for the unreal; it is very hard to describe but it can be seen it many of his films.

Campbell's ongoing cult status has only been helped recently by Bubba Ho-tep but this is where it basically began and part II only sees his continue his good work as Ash becomes more of a hero than he was in the first film. He still has the cowardly quality that I loved in Ash but now has weapons and kiss-off lines to compliment his new status. As before his performance perfectly matches Raimi's direction and I can totally understand why the two have kept their close relationship decades later – they really seem to "get" each other here. Support from Berry, Hicks, DePaiva, Domeier and Bixler is just about passable for this type of b-movie stuff but really the cast is dominated by Campbell playing his best character to date.

Overall this is a gory, cheap horror movie that won't appeal to everybody but to those that get it, it will be a hugely enjoyable, gory film with a great sense of humour. Director Raimi and actor Campbell truly make the film work better than the material would suggest it should and, on the basis of any of the three films, it is no wonder that this is such a timeless cult horror.

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