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
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
Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
Kassie Wesley DePaiva
(as Kassie Wesley)
(as Theodore Raimi)
Professor Raymond Knowby
The Sequel To The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror
Deadites Online – Official Fan site |
Release Date: 13 March 1987
Filming Locations: De Laurentiis Studios, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $807,260
(15 March 1987)
Did You Know?
Ash's weapon of choice is a chainsaw throughout the movie.
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]
An electrifying roller coaster ride of a movie!
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