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Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

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Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
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Cheryl
Richard DeManincor ...
Scott (as Hal Delrich)
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Linda
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Shelly (as Sarah York)
Philip A. Gillis ...
Fake Shemp (as Phil Gillis)
Dorothy Tapert ...
Fake Shemp
Cheryl Guttridge ...
Fake Shemp
Barbara Carey ...
Fake Shemp
David Horton ...
Fake Shemp
Wendall Thomas ...
Fake Shemp
Don Long ...
Fake Shemp
Stu Smith ...
Fake Shemp
Kurt Rauf ...
Fake Shemp
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Fake Shemp
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Fake Shemp
Bill Vincent ...
Fake Shemp
Mary Beth Tapert ...
Fake Shemp
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Fake Shemp
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Fake Shemp
Joanne Kruse ...
Fake Shemp
Gwen Cochanski ...
Fake Shemp
Debie Jarczewski ...
Fake Shemp
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Car Shemp (uncredited)
Bob Dorian ...
Person on Recorder (uncredited) (voice)
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Hitchhiking Fisherman / Evil Force (uncredited)
Tom Sullivan ...
Demon Hands (uncredited)
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Local Yokel (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sam Raimi

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Sam Raimi ... (written by)

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Bruce Campbell ... executive producer
Gary Holt ... assistant producer
Sam Raimi ... executive producer
Rob Tapert ... executive producer (as Robert Tapert) / producer (as Robert Tapert)
Irvin Shapiro ... producer (uncredited)

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Joseph LoDuca ... (as Joe Loduca)

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Tim Philo ... (photography)

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Edna Ruth Paul

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Joel Coen ... assistant film editor
Chris Innis ... 16mm original negative restoration and conformation
Bob Murawski ... 16mm original negative restoration and conformation

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Tom Sullivan ... special makeup effects
Bruce Campbell ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Steve Frankel ... construction supervisor

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Josh Becker ... sound: second unit
Dolores Elliott ... assistant sound editor
Jerrell Frederick ... dialogue re-recordist (as Jerry Frederick)
Lou Kleinman ... dialogue editor
Joe Masefield ... supervising sound editor
John Mason ... location sound recordist
Mel Zelniker ... sound mixer

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Bart Pierce ... special effects (uncredited)
Sam Raimi ... special effects (uncredited)
Kurt Rauf ... special effects technician (uncredited)

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Bart Pierce ... photographic special effects
Alastor Arnold ... digital intermediate remastering colorist (uncredited)

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Josh Becker ... lighting: second unit
Mike Ditz ... still photographer
Tim Philo ... lighting

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Joseph LoDuca ... conductor (as Joe Loduca)
Ed Wolfrum ... music engineer

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David Goodman ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Don Campbell ... production assistant
Bridget Hoffman ... photographic model (uncredited)

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John A. Gallagher ... special thanks
Simon Nuchtern ... with special thanks to
Sheila Roberts ... with special thanks to
Carol Valenti ... with special thanks to
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Plot Summary

Five college students take time off to spend a peaceful vacation in a remote cabin. A book and audio tape is discovered, and its evil is found to be powerful once the incantations are read out loud. The friends find themselves helpless to stop the evil as it takes them one by one, with only one survivor left with the evil dead and desperately tries to fight to live until morning. Written by Miss Murder

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Taglines They got up on the wrong side of the grave. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead (United States)
  • The Evil Dead, the Ultimate Experience in Grueling Horror (United States)
  • Into the Woods (United States)
  • Book of the Dead (United States)
  • Evil Dead (United States)
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  • 85 min
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Budget $350,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $29,400,000, 31 Dec 2008

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Trivia At the end of principal shooting in Tennessee, the crew put together a little time capsule package and buried it inside the fire place of the cabin as a memento of the production to whoever found it. The cabin has since been destroyed, but the time capsule was found by a couple of ardent Evil Dead fans who discovered that the fireplace of the cabin was still intact. See more »
Goofs Characters' hairstyles, as well as the amount of blood on them, change drastically from shot to shot - a result of shooting the film sporadically over several years. Note that seconds after Ash is completely covered in Linda's blood, he is clean again. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bhayam (2007). See more »
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Crazy Credits The swing music from the old Victrola in the cabin's cellar plays during the closing credits, only to wind down and grind to a stop leaving the sound of the wind to accompany the rest of the credits. The final sound heard as the closing credits end is the fly buzzing - the first sound heard in the opening of the film. See more »
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Voice of Evil Force: Join us...
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