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 (as John Peaks)
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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Taglines:

"The Comedy/Horror of the Decayed" [Pun: "Decade"] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The actors were completely blind when they had to wear opaque contact lenses when they were playing possessed versions of their characters. The only way they knew how and where to move was through rigorous rehearsals. See more »

Goofs

When Annie is trying to pull Jake out of the cellar door, she is sprayed with blood and her shirt and shorts are soaked in the front. When she turns around, she's almost completely clean.

In the TV edit, you can see the amount of blood on her shirt matches the one in the release version; it was never used in the film version, but for TV broadcast in an attempt to tone down the violence. See more »

Quotes

[Ash grabs a chainsaw]
Ash: That's right... who's laughing now... who's laughing *now*?
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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

Referenced in Evil Aliens (2005) See more »

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A supremely imaginative horror-comedy..! MUST SEE for fans of the genre.
5 January 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 8/10

Sam Raimi's 'Evil Dead II' is the definition of horror-comedy done well. Part II in the Evil Dead trilogy and carries the story forward brilliantly. Masterful camera work and stop-motion. Hilarious, entertaining stuff.

If you like this movie, also check out the lesser-known and highly underrated Peter Jackson's 'Dead Alive'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead II See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA See more »

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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:

$5,923,798
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Renaissance Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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