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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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Sam Raimi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Campbell ... Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Sarah Berry ... Annie Knowby
Dan Hicks ... Jake
Kassie Wesley DePaiva ... Bobby Joe (as Kassie Wesley)
Ted Raimi ... Possessed Henrietta (as Theodore Raimi)
Denise Bixler ... Linda
Richard Domeier ... Ed Getley
John Peakes John Peakes ... Professor Raymond Knowby
Lou Hancock ... Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters Snowy Winters ... Dancer
Sol Abrams Sol Abrams ... Fake Shemp (as Sid Abrams)
Josh Becker Josh Becker ... Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel ... Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd 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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Trivia

Shot in the small North Carolina town of Wadesboro which had seen a much larger film unit two years earlier when Steven Spielberg shot The Color Purple (1985) there. See more »

Goofs

When Ash crashes through the front windshield of his Olds, a wire can be seen attached to his body. See more »

Quotes

Ash: [to his freshly sawn-off possessed hand] Here's your new home.
[Ash places a bucket and a bunch of books on it to trap the hand, the top book reads "A Farewell to Arms"]
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Crazy Credits

The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror See more »

Alternate Versions

In an attempt to attain an R rating for the film (the first The Evil Dead was released unrated), fluid spit out by the Possessed Henrietta was variously black and green instead of blood red. An alternate take of the "blood flood" (when Ash is deluged by blood from a hole in the wall) used different colors as well (as shown in the special features on the DVD). Ultimately, the film was not given an R rating and was released unrated. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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"Come to sweet Henrietta!"
21 September 2001 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn is the sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling terror. Evil Dead II is the definitive cult flick and perhaps my favorite horror film (top five at least). Bruce Campbell takes on the role of Ash once again in this hilariously horrific sequel to a legendary movie. Few sequels live up to the original and fewer still surpass it. This is one of those rare instances. This movie is out of this world. Sam Raimi is a genius with a camera and has gone on to create some damn fine films. He deserves every amount of success he has gained. The script is inventive, highly original, and funny as all hell. It's a mix of horror, laughs, and gore; or splatstick as Campbell calls it. Once again, Campbell's facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission. If that doesn't get you the laughing deer head will. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn is a true horror masterpiece. A completely original concept, some screwy camera angles, and one Bruce Campbell make for an entertaining combination. If you don't like it, "I'll swallow your soul, I'll swallow your soul."


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$807,260, 15 March 1987

Gross USA:

$5,923,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,923,044
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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| (video) | (TV) | (workprint)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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