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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 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 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 ... Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel ... Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd Thomas Kidd ... Fake Shemp
Mitch Cantor 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:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn See more »

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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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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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Trivia

Many scenes were deleted from the movie and according to official reports, all of them and original version of the movie are lost. Some of these scenes are:
  • Henrietta is in her rocking chair, while the professor reads the incantations - her demonic eyes are unveiled in the cabin's light.
  • Linda's severed head throwing up black bile on Ash when trapped in the vice (which is why black slime suddenly appears around her mouth in the final scene).
  • Linda's severed head extending its long snake-like tongue into Ash's mouth, while in the rocking chair.
  • An extended take of the "blood flood" with green and yellow blood
  • An extended sequence of the "half-headed" Ed; running after the characters and eventually is chopped to pieces with its body parts flopping on the floor.
  • A possessed Ash eating a squirrel as he runs after Annie.
  • Ash's demonic face morphing back to normal, after taking his dead girlfriend's necklace.


Fans of the movie did manage to find a very rare 36-minute workprint of the film, which only has very early versions of opening and ending scenes and a few extra shots, including an old rare TV version of the movie (with many alternate and extended scenes), but unfortunately doesn't include all the famous deleted scenes. See more »

Goofs

After Ash comes out of the water, you can see a person behind him dressed in black running in the woods. See more »

Quotes

Ash: [as his evil sawn-off hand gives him the finger] Son of a...!
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User Reviews

 
An electrifying roller coaster ride of a movie!
9 January 2001 | by gmhutchins7See all my reviews

This film, is without a shadow of a doubt, one of finest, most imaginative comedy horror films ever made. Raimi, has put all the aspects of the film together in masterful fashion. The camera work and sound effects are pulsating, and the timing is perfection. And in Bruce Campbell, the film as a lead actor who gives an exceptional performance. Campbell plays "Ash", an everyday, supermarket attendant who suddenly finds himself thrown into the unusual situation of having to defend himself against, zombies, evil spirits and even his own possessed hand, just in order to survive the night. I laughed, I gasped, and I gripped the arm of my chair throughout! If you like your comedies, black and hilarious, and your horror, gory and sensational, then look no further. Raimi has created the definitive comedy horror! Fantastic!


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