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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.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Sam Raimi (written by) &
Scott Spiegel (written by)
Contact:
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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 »
User Reviews:
Horror Movie Played For Laughs; Extremely Entertaining See more (504 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
Sid Abrams ... Fake Shemp
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)
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 S. 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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Additional Details

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Runtime:
84 min | Sweden:70 min (video version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
One of the books on the can that traps Ash's possessed hand is Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the "spirit" chases Ash through the house, you can see the rigging of the set where the roof should be.See more »
Quotes:
Ash:Got you, didn't I, you little sucker!See more »
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FAQ

When the group first reaches the cabin, how do they manage to rush Ash without being seen?
What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 releases and the Uncut Version?
What's with the grinning skull with eyes on the poster? There's nothing like that in the film.
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34 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Horror Movie Played For Laughs; Extremely Entertaining, 31 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is one of the few horror movies I truly enjoyed, because the film offers a great combination of horror and comedy. It adds up to a very entertaining 85 minutes.

There's a lot to like in this kinda-goofy movie: nice visuals; good humor to counteract the scariness and gore of a horror story; a small amount of ridiculous theology compare to what usually is offered in this genre, and some totally outrageous scenes. They include a woman's head loose and then biting a man's hand with the rest of her body running around with a chainsaw; a hand with a mind of it's own, monster-type grandma and grandpa in the cellar, chase scenes through a forest with trees coming to life and attacking people, on and on....wild, wild stuff.

My main complaint is not enough lulls. There is too much action, and it's so intense it's almost too much to watch in one continuous sitting even with its fairly short length. One needs a break once in a while!

There is no credibility in here, but that's okay since I think most of this is played for laughs more than horror. Bruce Campell suffers physical damage that would have killed a person many times but within seconds, he's back to normal. Campell, by the way, must have set the all-time record for making rubber-faced wild faces in a movie, more than Jim Carrey. However, this movie certainly isn't one to be scrutinized for realism. You have to look at it, with all the gory scenes and shocking violence as not much more than just tongue-in-cheek satire on horror movies. It's great fun.

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