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Evil Dead II (1987)

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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holes up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Sarah Berry ... Annie Knowby
... Jake
... Bobby Joe (as Kassie Wesley)
... Possessed Henrietta (as Theodore Raimi)
Denise Bixler ... Linda
Richard Domeier ... Ed Getley
John Peakes ... Professor Raymond Knowby
... Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters ... Dancer
Sol Abrams ... Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)
... Fake Shemp
... Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd ... Fake Shemp
Mitch Cantor ... Fake Shemp
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Storyline

Ashley Williams travels to a secluded cabin in the woods with his girlfriend Linda where they find a tape recording of a professor and a book of evil. This unleashes a bunch of evil spirits that constantly terrorize Ash. Meanwhile a journalist comes to the area to study the book of evil. Ash and her end up having to survive this swarm of evil until morning comes.

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2 Terrifying. 2 Frightening. 2 Much! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$807,260, 15 March 1987, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,923,044
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's original idea for the film's plot had Ash held captive in the cabin by a group of escaped convicts searching for buried treasure. Bobby Joe's death was originally planned for a man and would have been much more violent with him being split in half by a tree. See more »

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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. See more »

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[Ash grabs a chainsaw]
Ash: That's right... who's laughing now... who's laughing *now*?
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Raimi and Campbell are back for a bigger and juicier sequel!
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Evil Dead II (1987) After the huge success of the first film, Sam Raimi and

Bruce Campbell reunite for this Quasi-Remake/Sequel. Ash and his lady

are off on a nice trip through the woods. They stop off and rest inside an

old cabin. Does Ash realize that he's been here before, or hasn't he? Raimi and company (armed with a bigger budget and over the top special effects) bring us the second installment of the Evil Dead series. This film focuses

more on black humor and camp instead of shock and horror. Technically

this film is far superior to the one that was release a few years back and in many ways it's a better film.

What a better way to spend the night? Watch Evil Dead II with some of

your friends and let the party begin! Leave all logic at the door.

Remember, this is a movie, and a fun one at that.

Highly recommended!

A++


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