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The Yellow Delta 88 is the same car used in the Evil Dead films.
Alison Lohman did almost all of her own stunts.
When Clay Dalton mentions traveling to his parents' cabin that has trees and is private, this is a direct reference to the cabin used in The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987).
The script was written after Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi completed Army of Darkness (1992), but Sam pursued other projects before returning to this.
Clay (Justin Long) can be seen using various products by Apple Inc. In real life, Long is a spokesperson for Apple's "I'm a Mac" advertising campaign.
The license plate of Sylvia Ganush's car is 99951. When it is turned upside-down, it reads IS666.
When Sylvia Ganush attacks Christine in her car, Sylvia curses in Hungarian, "Az ördög szálljon beléd!" ("Shall the devil fly into you!") She also uses the Hungarian word "szajha" two times (the word means "bitch" or "whore" in English).
Ellen Page was cast as Christine, but dropped out to star in Whip It (2009).
On the way to the cemetery, Christine says "I'm going to get some" which is a reference to Ash's line "Come get some" in The Evil Dead (1981) series.
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The movie begins with the 1980s Universal logo, which refers to when director Sam Raimi got started in the horror genre with the first two "Evil Dead" movies. After the credits, there is also the title card that says to take a tour of Universal Studios. This was also used in the 1980s in other Universal movies, such as An American Werewolf in London (1981).
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Sam Raimi's friend Bruce Campbell, who appeared in some fashion in every other film Raimi directed, turned down a role because he was busy with his TV show Burn Notice (2007).
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In Christine's house is a picture of a boat that resembles Anchor Bay's corporate logo. This company released many special editions of The Evil Dead (1981) trilogy by Sam Raimi.
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In the movie, Shaun San Dena (Adriana Barraza) mentions her late husband Sander, a reference to both Sam Raimi's older sibling, Sander Raimi, who died in a swimming accident at age fifteen while on a trip to Israel, and his oldest nephew, Sander Rubin.
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The Greek letters surrounding the walls of the Great Room (where they hold the séance) are taken from the Book of Revelation, Chapter 12. Translated they read: "And they conquered by the blood of the Lamb; wherefore rejoice heavens, woe to earth and sea; for the devil has come down to you having great wrath, knowing his time is short." San Dena paraphrases this passage in Spanish when she drives the demon from Milos. For instance, "Lo venceremos por la sangre del Cordero" means "We will defeat him by the blood of the Lamb".
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Milos is apparently San Dena's nephew. He twice addresses her as "tetichko" which means "auntie" in Serbian or Czech.
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The sequence with Christine Brown stuck in Mrs. Ganush's grave during the raging thunder storm was filmed at the end of production.
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A puppet goat was used in the dialogue scenes for the séance sequence.
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Lalo Schifrin's "The Exorcist Symphony" was never used (except for one trailer for The Exorcist (1973)), but it is heard over the film's end credits.
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Sam Raimi named David Paymer's character after his long time friend producer James Jacks.
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Filming began in Tarzana, California in a vacant former bank which stood in for the Wilshire Pacific Bank.
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The Ganush family are Hungarian gypsies. Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi have Hungarian Jews among their ancestors.
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Dileep Rao came up with the titles for various books that his character Rham Jas has written.
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When Sylvia Ganush attacks Christine in her car, Sylvia uses the Hungarian word "szajha" two times. The word means bitch or whore in English. She says it for the first time after her face has been stapled, the second time she says it right after she breaks Christine's car's window with a brick. When Christine first sees Sylvia in her car, Sylvia says in English: "You shamed me." Grabs Christine's hair, pulls her back and tells her this time in Hungarian: "Te szégyentelen", literal translation would be: "You shameless".
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The name of the medium in the film, Rham Jas, is similar to Ram Dass, the name adopted by Harvard psychologist Richard Alpert when he became a new-age spiritual guru.
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Cameo 

Sam Raimi:  The director makes a cameo as a spirit during the exorcism scene.
Ted Raimi:  Sam's brother makes an off-screen cameo as a doctor. Their brother Ivan (also the co-screenwriter of this and several other Sam Raimi-directed films) really is a practicing doctor of osteopathic medicine.
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Scott Spiegel:  Writer of Evil Dead II (1987) Scott Spiegel appears as a mourner at the death feast.
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Christopher Young:  The composer of the musical score can be briefly seen eating a cupcake outside the bakery Christine looks into on her way to her work at the beginning of the film.
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Director Trademark 

Sam Raimi:  [Oldsmobile]  Raimi's 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88, also known as the Classic, appears in the movie as Sylvia Ganush's car.
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