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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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Pleasure.....please See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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R | See all certifications »

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13 March 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn  »

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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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Violent, gruesome, over the top, a GREAT movie!
1 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Nonstop fun as a group of people are trapped overnight in a remote cabin and tormented by the evil dead.

Not really a sequel to "The Evil Dead"--more of a remake. Director Sam Raimi expected this to be R rated and figured most people never saw the unrated (meaning it was X) first one. So, he decided to just redo the movie--just quicker, less gorier and with STRONG doses of comedy (the first one was dead serious). He did it, cut some gore but it was STILL unrated. So it was released (with the gore never put back in) and, like the first, didn't do too well. And, like the first, it quickly acquired a following and is now considered a great movie!

Basically once the movie gets going it never stops. It's more a comedy than a horror movie--a very SICK comedy! Hands are cut off, eyeballs go flying, BUCKETS of blood are thrown around, knives and axes are used, etc. If you go expecting a horror film, you'll be disappointed. If you approach it as a sick comedy you'll love it! I recommend this highly but only if you have a strong stomach!

The sequence with Ash (Bruce Campbell) and his possessed hand is a horrific and comedic highlight. Cool ending too.


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