Evil Dead II

March 13th, 1987


Evil Dead II

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The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Release Year: 1987

Rating: 7.8/10 (57,501 voted)

Critic's Score: 69/100

Director: Sam Raimi

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks

A young man, named Ash, takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin in the woods where he plays back a professor's tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor's daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel

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 - Professor Raymond Knowby
Lou Hancock - Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters - Dancer
Sid Abrams - Fake Shemp
Josh Becker - Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel - Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd - Fake Shemp
Mitch Cantor - Fake Shemp

Taglines: The Sequel To The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror


Official Website: Deadites Online - Official Fan site |

Release Date: 13 March 1987

Filming Locations: De Laurentiis Studios, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $3,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $807,260 (USA) (15 March 1987) (310 Screens)

Gross: $5,923,044 (USA) (1987)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Sweden: (video version)

Did You Know?

Director Trademark: [Sam Raimi] [chainsaw] Ash's weapon of choice is a chainsaw throughout the movie.

Revealing mistakes: When Ash shoots bobby Jo, she holds her upper arm and there is no blood on her jacket or a bullet hole, yet when she takes her jacket off the bullet wound is on her collarbone

Henrietta: I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul!
Ash: [Aims shotgun at Henrietta's face] Swallow this.

User Review

An electrifying roller coaster ride of a movie!

Rating: 10/10

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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