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Evil Dead II (1987) Poster

(1987)

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Continuity 

When Annie is trying to pull Jake out of the cellar door, she is sprayed with blood and her shirt and shorts soaked in the front. When she turns around, she's almost completely clean.
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Annie's clothes change in the middle of the film for no apparent reason.
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The green slime on the wall and on the others disappears.
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When Ash is reloading his shotgun during the battle scene with his severed hand, the hand gets its thumb caught in a mousetrap. In the next shot, the mousetrap is on the index finger.
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After Ash finds that the bridge has fallen and tries to speed off in reverse, away from the spirits, the spirit point of view moves over a fully intact bridge.
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When Linda comes back to life, her severed head has straight blonde hair in some shots, even though she has wavy brown hair.
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Early in the film, as Ash is fleeing from the cabin, he encounters the utterly-destroyed bridge, and he howls in despair. As the sun rapidly sets, the Evil Fog emerges on the far side of the bridge and crosses the bridge in pursuit of Ash. The bridge planks are entirely intact.
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Ash's face is covered in blood from severing his own hand. Suddenly it is relatively clean.
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When Ash chops off his hand, blood sprays all over his face. In the very next shot, the blood is gone.
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When Ash's hand gets bitten by the Evil Head, it is bitten on the flap of skin between index finger and thumb. Later, when the hand itself becomes possessed, and drags Ash along the floor towards the meat cleaver, the bite wound is revealed to be on the back of the hand.
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In the beginning of the movie Ash's shirt is un-tucked when he walks over to the table with the tape recorder, then after listening to it when he walks into the room to find Linda his shirt is tucked into his pants.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In several outdoor nighttime scenes, the lighting equipment used to create the eerie glows in the woods hanging from trees is visible.
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After Ash comes out of the water, you can see a person behind him dressed in black running in the woods.
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When Ash and Annie are hugging just before the kitchen shelves fall, a crew member can clearly be seen in the background to the left of Annie. He moves a couple of times, trying to stay out of shot.
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When Ed is possessed and starts flying in front of the window, the wires holding him are clearly visible.
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When someone's head rolls toward the camera after it has been chopped off, you can see the crew member who threw the head toward the camera in the background as he tries to hide from the camera behind a log
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The wires holding the flying eyeball and the wires that move the roots of the tree are visible.
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Set lighting can be seen on top of the corners of the porch awning in several exterior shots of the cabin.
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The lighting rig is often clearly visible above the cottage interior set.
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The wire connected to Henrietta's eye after it has popped out is visible while it flies through the air.
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When the evil force is chasing Ash in the beginning of the movie, after Ash flies through his windshield, before you see the evil force go through the rear window of his vehicle, the evil force advances towards the car and part of the equipment used to shatter the window can be seen near the right side of the screen as the evil force advances.
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Obvious doll's head used for the stop-motion animation when Linda comes back to life and dances outside the cabin.
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Miscellaneous 

The introductory credits translate Book of the Dead as "Necronomicon Ex Mortis." Professor Knowby, however, gives a completely different Latin translation on the recording.
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Revealing mistakes 

While Ash is wrapping his "Stump" in the white cloth and duct taping it, his fingers are clearly visible underneath the cloth.
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As Annie shakes and slams an unconscious Ash against the floor, he appears to instinctively grab her arms and try to protect himself.
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While Ash is fighting with his hand in the kitchen, you can see daylight through the windows above the sink. However, this scene supposedly takes place at night.
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Various of the weapons used, including the chainsaw, the poker and a knife bend and wobble as though made of rubber or plastic.
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When Ash crashes through the front windshield of his Olds, a wire can be seen attached to his body.
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When the "spirit" chases Ash through the house, you can see the rigging of the set where the roof should be.
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When the possessed Henrietta is spinning over Annie, there is a large tear in the crotch of the "Henrietta" suit.
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A white liquid dribbles out of Henrietta's ear. This is Ted Raimi's sweat mixed with the white powder in the costume.
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The rig that suspends Evil Ed in midair can be seen from the side; the overhead track that Henrietta swings from can be seen from the bottom view; when the severed hand is choking Ash, its foam thumb bends backwards.
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When Henrietta is attacking Ash as he is dragged out of the cellar by Jake, her right 'arm' only covers Ted Raimi's arm up to the elbow, where his rolled up sleeve is visible below the very tattered end of the fake arm. The left arm is full of tears, and neither is fitted well to the hands.
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Ash chops his hand off at the wrist, yet later it is seen to have a fair amount of forearm attached to it.
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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 collarbone
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Ash kills Linda in the workshed blood splatters the light bulb but when he returns to make the chainsaw hand the light bulb is clean.
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Continuity 

When Ash finds pages of the Necronomicon in the basement, he picks the pages out from a puddle of water. When he looks at the pages, the paper is dry.
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Continuity 

When Ash is about to be sucked into the vortex and is hanging from the board, there's no shotgun in his holster, but after the board breaks and he is tumbling into the vortex the shotgun is back.
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Continuity 

When Ash returns with the axe to kill Evil Ed, we see he chops off part of his head (via shadow). The next time we see Evil Ed, his head is intact.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The harness, rope and pulley that drag Ash through time at the end are all clearly visible.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Ash arrives in the Middle Ages you can clearly see padding when he falls from the sky.
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Revealing mistakes 

Ash retrieves some Necronomicon pages in the cellar with his right hand--the hand that had been removed earlier in the film. The negatives were most likely flipped in these shots.
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Revealing mistakes 

The demon version of Ash has a hand while he is fighting Annie.
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