Evil Dead II

Still of Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead IIEvil Dead IIStill of Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead IIStill of Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead IIStill of Sam Raimi in Evil Dead IIStill of Bruce Campbell in Evil Dead II


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

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


Kassie Wesley DePaiva

Bobby Joe

(as Kassie Wesley)

Ted Raimi

Possessed Henrietta

(as Theodore Raimi)

Denise Bixler


Richard Domeier

Ed Getley

John Peakes

Professor Raymond Knowby

Lou Hancock

Henrietta Knowby

Snowy Winters


Sid Abrams

Fake Shemp

Josh Becker

Fake Shemp

Scott Spiegel

Fake Shemp

Thomas Kidd

Fake Shemp

Mitch Cantor

Fake Shemp

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


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

Gross: $5,923,044

Technical Specs


(video version)

Did You Know?


Director Trademark:
[Sam Raimi]
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


I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul!

[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
a lead actor who gives an exceptional performance. Campbell plays "Ash",
everyday, supermarket attendant who suddenly finds himself thrown into the
unusual situation of having to defend himself against, zombies, evil
and even his own possessed hand, just in order to survive the
I laughed, I gasped, and I gripped the arm of my chair
If you like your comedies, black and hilarious, and your horror, gory and
sensational, then look no further. Raimi has created the definitive
horror! Fantastic!