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Evil Dead II (1987) Poster

(1987)

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Follows 

The Evil Dead (1981)

Followed by 

Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) (Video Game)
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003) (Video Game)
Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005) (Video Game)

Remade as 

Claycat's Evil Dead II (2012) (Short)
Claymation version of the film

Spin-off 

Ghosthouse (1988)
Evil Dead: Hail to the King (2000) (Video Game)
Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick (2003) (Video Game)
Evil Dead: Regeneration (2005) (Video Game)

References 

Psycho (1960)
Professor Knowby's dead wife is said to be in the "fruit cellar."
The Haunting (1963)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Title reference in film's subtitle of "Dead by Dawn."
The Hand (1981)
Attack of the Helping Hand! (1981) (Short)
Elements of Ash's fights with his hand are identical to those featured in this Sam Raimi short.
Going Back (1984)
Blood Simple. (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A ripped-up poster for ANOES is in the cabin. This was part of a running gag between Wes Craven and Sam Raimi who made a point to reference each other in the movies frequently at this time.
Ren xia gui (1984)
Stryker's War (1985)

Referenced in 

Hiding Out (1987)
Movie theater Patrick and his date go to are playing Evil Dead II
Opera (1987)
Video Violence 2 (1987) (Video)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Intruder (1989)
Blood covers the light, casting a red glow over the room.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
long, animated necks elonging from body scene
Darkman (1990)
Darkman says the line: "They took my hand!" In a very similar way that Ash says: "Give me back my hand!" It is possible that Bruce Campbell actually supplied the voice for Darkman at this point in the film.
Kamillions (1990)
Child's Play 2 (1990)
Both Chucky & Ash replace thier hands (after it's been cut off) with a weapon
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
It is mentioned on the cover of an issue of Gorezone magazine.
Kingdom of the Vampire (1991)
Movie poster seen in bedroom.
The Addams Family (1991)
The vines of the house wrap around Ms. Craven like the tree branches in Evil Dead 2.
Die lila Weihnachtsgeschichte (1991) (TV Movie)
a movie poster can be seen in a cinema
El mariachi (1992)
Azul whistles to Maurico's goons, like Ash does to Marietta
Humanoids from Atlantis (1992)
Main character wears an Evil Dead II hat throughout the movie
Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf in 'Video Review'
Ultimate Doom (1993) (Video Game)
Clerks. (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 12 to the Moon (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Lemon Sisters II: Dead by Dawn"
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Hudsucker Proxy was an "evil incantation" in the script of ED2 that never made it to the final film.
Vampires and Other Stereotypes (1994) (Video)
several severed hand gags lifted directly
Doom II: Hell on Earth (1994) (Video Game)
Wendigo (1995)
Poster on wall
Evil Ed (1995)
When Evil Ed chases on of the robbers, the scene recreates the chase in Evil Dead 2
Duke Nukem 3D (1996) (Video Game)
Duke references Ash with the line "Groovy!"
Happy Gilmore (1996)
American Gothic: To Hell and Back (1996) (TV Episode)
Children discuss Evil Dead II plot points
ReBoot: To Mend and Defend (1997) (TV Episode)
"I'm dead before dawn! I'm dead before dawn!" - The User
Blood (1997) (Video Game)
One of the enemies is a dismembered hand that runs around chanting "I'll swallow your soul!"
The Quest for _____ (1998) (Short)
Blade (1998)
Blade fighting with his own hand. Also Blade says "I promise you, you'll be dead by dawn." Which is the subtitle to this film and also a repeated line.
Charmed: I've Got You Under My Skin (1998) (TV Episode)
Inspector Darryl Morris (Dorian Gregory) asks Inspector Andy Trudeau (T.W. King) if his favorite movie is Ghostbusters. Trudeau says that it is Evil Dead II.
No Code of Conduct (1998)
Charlie Sheen jokes "I'll swallow your soul!", which is a quote from Evil Dead 2, to his little girl.
The Mummy (1999)
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
Poster on the living room wall.
Spaced: Battles (1999) (TV Episode)
The movie poster can be seen, Tim immitates the stance of the woman on it. Additionally, when Mike finishes constructing his paintball gun, he says "Groovy" in a manner similar to Ash.
Spaced: Ends (1999) (TV Episode)
The movie's poster can be seen on the wall.
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
The Men Behind the Army (1999) (Video)
Bruce Campbell says they worked with the special effects people on Evil Dead II and decided to use them again for this film.
The Dead Hate the Living! (2000) (Video)
High Fidelity (2000)
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Photograph is shown.
Spaced: Change (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster on the wall of the flat.
Spaced: Help (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in flat.
Spaced: Gone (2001) (TV Episode)
Poster seen in flat.
Spaced: Leaves (2001) (TV Episode)
A poster for the film can be seen on the wall of the flat.
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies (2001)
The 'Blues Campbell Right Arm' chainsaw (not really a reference to Evil Dead part 1, but part 2)
Plaga zombie: Zona mutante (2001) (Video)
When Bill sits on the toilet, he reads a comic with the movie poster of Evil Dead II as the back cover.
Fanalysis (2002)
Contains discussion of entire Evil Dead series
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Copy of 'shaky cam' effect running through the woods. Also, one of the squad is named Bruce Campbell.
Spider-Man (2002)
poster in petter room
Cinemania (2002)
Harvey shows the soundtrack album to Jack.
Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) (Video)
Orion's Cloud (2002) (Short)
Much of the storyline with the mobsters trapped in the cabin being chased by zombies parallels Evil Dead & Evil Dead 2. Raimi's trademark POV shots are used distinctly in this segment as well.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Elizabeth's father fights a severed hand just like Ash in Evil Dead II.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
one shot recreated, similar plot device involving chainsaw as weapon
Saw (2004)
When Lawrence saws his foots off, it is a direct reference to when Ash saws his hand off in Evil Dead II
Cabin Fever: Beneath the Skin (2004) (Video)
mentionned once
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (2004) (Video)
briefly mentioned
ER: Forgive and Forget (2004) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Dead Scared (2004)
a signed Bruce Campbell photo says "Not 'groovy' "
Pizza Man vs. the Dude (2004)
homage
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The fat woman arriving in the truck, looks almost exactly like the "mother-zombie" from Evil Dead 2; including the destroyed right eye.
Dead & Breakfast (2004)
poster on the wall near the kitchen
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The shot looking down into The Winchester's cellar is identical to a shot looking down into the fruit cellar in Evil Dead 2.
Freddy vs Ghostbusters (2004) (Short)
In Neil's last nightmare, a ghost says to him "I'll swallow your soul!"
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
In the operating theatre, Doctor Octopus' tentacle races towards one of the doctors in an identical shot to the infamous "flying eyeball" sequence.
Angry and Moist: An Undead Chronicle (2004) (Short)
Recreates the shot of Ash burying Linda and plunging a cross into the ground
Nightmares in Foam Rubber (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
Meet Bob Shaye (2004) (Video)
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
in the mansion level cutscene the "deerhunter" (while it is still wall mounted) mimics the motions of the mounted deerhead in the evil dead 2
Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)
Bruce Campbell fighting with his own hand.
Evil Aliens (2005)
Chainsaw on the wall and flying eyeballs.
Killers by Nature (2005) (Video)
Poster seen on wall.
School of the Dead (2005) (Short)
Homage
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy and Mandy Save Christmas (2005) (TV Episode)
"I'll swallow your soul!" -Santa
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
Video case, posters and t-shirts are shown.
The Damned (2006) (Video)
cover seen
Simon Says (2006)
on cover of Fangoria magazine
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Automaton Transfusion (2006)
(grabs chainsaw when fighting zombies) "Ash would be so proud."
My Name Is Bruce (2007)
The village people give Bruce a sawn off shotgun and a chainsaw after mistaking him for Ash from this movie. In Evil Dead II, Ash used a sawn off shotgun and a chainsaw as his weapons.
Numbered with the Dead (2007) (Video)
Movie poster in background, referenced in commentary
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
In the scene when the house is swallowed by the sink-hole, the chiming clock is a nod to Evil Dead II.
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
Alice whistles to the zombies, like Ash does to Marietta
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)
Shiki's hand is possessed by a demonic entity, Shiki chops her hand like Ash did
Trick 'r Treat (2007)
The crawling, severed hand.
Finnischer Tango (2008)
one scene reacted on stage
The Hurt Locker (2008)
a boy is selling this DVD
Banshee!!! (2008)
line reference "dead by dawn"
Dead Snow (2009)
Characters discussing it. Character uses chainsaw to amputate infected arm remarkably similarly to Ash cutting off his possessed hand.
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) (TV Movie)
It is referenced in a comic magazine.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Eyeball flying in someones mouth
The Nostalgia Chick: Spooning with Spoony (2009) (TV Episode)
Spoony wonders why it's called a sequel
Bandslam (2009)
Referenced after the first kiss with Sa5m
Saw VI (2009)
Simone sawing off her arm it is a direct reference to when Ash saws his hand off in Evil Dead II
The Supermarket (2009)
Discusses fighting zombies w/ shotgun & chainsaw
Legion (2010)
Blood covers the light, casting a red glow over the room.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)
The shots of Dale gearing up resembles that of Ash attaching the chainsaw to his arm.
Khroniki volchiego perioda: Migratsia (2010) (Short)
Chainsaw inspiration.
Alan Wake (2010) (Video Game)
In Hartman's Cauldron Lake Lodge, there's a stuffed deer head possessed by Dark Presence.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Eli Roth (2010) (TV Episode)
Eli Roth mentions this movie during interview
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 15: Drag Me to hell (2010) (TV Episode)
in overview on Sam Raimi's career
28 Hours Later: The Zombie Movie (2010)
The gearing up montage is an homage to Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. It's even punctuated with Bruce Campbell's "Groovy."
They Walk (2010)
A group of punk rockers become infected, resorting to cutting off their hands with a chainsaw and creating a weaponized arm out of said chainsaw and various gauges of shotguns.
The Puppet Monster Massacre (2010) (Video)
A character quotes the "Groovy" line
Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
The scene where Abby is in the pawn shop getting supplies is a reference to the scene where Ash gets supplies from the shed. The shots and cutting method are almost identical.
An Evening with My Comatose Mother (2011) (Short)
snap zooms are direct homage to the Evil Dead series
The Cinema Snob: Pink Flamingos (2011) (TV Episode)
"... is causing the house to go all Evil Dead II and shit?"
One Day (2011)
Emma says that she hasn't seen it when talking about Army of Darkness (1992).
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I Will Never Do (2011) (TV Episode)
Doug compares Killer Klowns & Killer Tomatoes to Evil Dead 2.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Woman seen wearing a Lego version of Chainsaw welding Ash.
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Brows Held High: Andy Warhol's Frankenstein (2011) (TV Episode)
Oancitizen balks at the notion that this got a Criterion release
Bullied (2011) (Short)
Moving shot from bully's P.O.V.
High School Shooting: The Musical (2011) (Video)
Adam acts like the unseen force in the woods
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Marty mistakes the wolf's head on the wall for a moose. In the cabin of the films "Evil Dead" there is a moose head on the wall.
[REC]³ Genesis (2012)
Person fights demonic creatures using a chainsaw.
Hot in Cleveland: Hot & Heavy (2012) (TV Episode)
Joy and Chuck talk about it
Being Human: Dream Reaper (2012) (TV Episode)
"Miss Dead by Dawn swallow your soul"
La casa nel vento dei morti (2012)
Attilio takes a kick in the head when he passed out as Ash in Evil Dead 2
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Gores Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
Nicotero states that Evil Dead 2 was when the founders of KNB first decided they could run a shop together, and a still of Nicotero puppeteering Henrietta on the set of Evil Dead 2 is shown briefly.
The Born Defecation (2012) (Short)
A character of Split Second was visually inspired by deadites.
Evil Dead (2013)
Ash's dismembered hand giving the middle finger can be seen illustrated in the Naturom Demonto.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case and DVD are shown.
Face Off: Mummy Mayhem (2013) (TV Episode)
poster seen
Poker Night 2 (2013) (Video Game)
Brock asked Ash how he lost his hand.
Special Collector's Edition: El Ejercito de las Tinieblas (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned/poster shown
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Land of the Dead (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Greg Nicotero's previous works in special effects.
Reptiloid (2013) (Short)
The scene where the camera is traveling across the forest at high speed, around a thread that is attached to dozens of trees.
Revolution: Happy Endings (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rachel
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD on Carl's shelf. Also, The demonic rendition of the "Mockingbird" song is a reference to this film.
Astronauter og filmstjerner (2014)
"Ripped off" by film-within-film "Utmark"
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
Zombie Falcon tells Ant Man he'll "Swallow his soul" and then Ant Man retaliates by going down Falcon's throat and growing larger, tearing him apart. Ant Man then adds "Who's laughing now?" Both lines borrowed from Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2.
Burn in Hell
Montage

Featured in 

Mule Skinner Blues (2001)
"Evil Dead II" is shown behind the main subject as he speaks about his love for horror movies. Credited in end credits as well.
Taboo: Voodoo (2002) (TV Episode)
clips
Masters of Horror (2002) (TV Movie)
clips from this movie are shown
Best! Movies! Ever!: Fights (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best movie fight scenes
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Evil Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips of the movie were shown.
TCM Underground: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (2009) (TV Episode)
This film is featured in this episode.
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Blood Pack #1 (2009) (TV Episode)
clip shown
High School (2010)
It is playing on the TV in Psycho Ed's living room.
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) (Video)
Robert Englund alludes to it. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Transformers #4-5 (2010) (TV Episode)
"For all I know, it's the Evil Dead that's hunting them."
The Nostalgia Critic: The Pebble and the Penguin (2010) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
The Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Darkheart sounds like the Evil Dead demons"
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Robot in the Family (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips of a man mutilating himself are played against the robot's antics
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Evil Dead II (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nostalgia Critic: Has CGI Gone Too Far? (2013) (TV Episode)
clip shown

Spoofs 

Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Psycho (1960)
Bullitt (1968)
The Exorcist (1973)
Deep Red (1975)
Taxi Driver (1976)
The Shining (1980)
Poltergeist (1982)
Aliens (1986)

Spoofed in 

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV Movie)
Toy Story (1995)
Liar Liar (1997)
Idle Hands (1999)
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
The agressive zoom in on a grandfather clock.
Spaced: Battles (1999) (TV Episode)
Daisy sees ghostly faces which are made to look exactly like the ghostly face that appears in this film, they also act the same, speak the same and serve a similar purpose.
Hulk (2003)
Man with the Screaming Brain (2005)
Bruce Campbell fights his own hand.
A Little Bit Zombie (2012)
Steve grabs weapons, says "groovy" like Ash and whacks himself in the head
Evil Head (2012)
Pornographic parody.
Pine Bros. Presents: Cinema Insomnia Haunted House Special (2013) (TV Movie)
Dr. Goodwill is a parody of Dr. Knowby and is played on a reel to reel as the "booklet of the dead" is opened

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