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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 ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Sequel To The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror 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

Gross USA:

$5,923,044

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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 shoots Bobby Jo, she holds her upper arm as if it's injured, and there is no blood on her jacket or a bullet hole. When she takes her jacket off, the bullet wound is on her collarbone See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Legend has it it was written by the dark ones. Necronomicon Ex Mortis. Roughly translated - Book of the dead. The book served as a passageway to the evil worlds beyond. It was written long ago, when the seas ran red of blood. It was this blood that was used to ink the book. In the year 1300 AD, the book dissapeared.
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The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror See more »

Alternate Versions

The Greek rental tape is the uncut US unrated version See more »

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User Reviews

 
Raimi and Campbell are back for a bigger and juicier sequel!
13 June 2004 | by Captain_CouthSee 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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