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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Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel

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21 September 2001 | Backlash007
10
| "Come to sweet Henrietta!"
Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn is the sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling terror. Evil Dead II is the definitive cult flick and perhaps my favorite horror film (top five at least). Bruce Campbell takes on the role of Ash once again in this hilariously horrific sequel to a legendary movie. Few sequels live up to the original and fewer still surpass it. This is one of those rare instances. This movie is out of this world. Sam Raimi is a genius with a camera and has gone on to create some damn fine films. He deserves every amount of success he has gained. The script is inventive, highly original, and funny as all hell. It's a mix of horror, laughs, and gore; or splatstick as Campbell calls it. Once again, Campbell's facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission. If that doesn't get you the laughing deer head will. Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn is a true horror masterpiece. A completely original concept, some screwy camera angles, and one Bruce Campbell make for an entertaining combination. If you don't like it, "I'll swallow your soul, I'll swallow your soul."

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The eyeball swallowing shot was actually filmed in reverse.


Quotes

Linda: Yes! Your love was a lie! And now she burns in hell!


Goofs

After Ash finds that the bridge has fallen and tries to speed off in reverse, away from the spirits, the spirit point of view moves over a fully intact bridge.


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The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror


Alternate Versions

Mexican TV version of the movie have many additional scenes: 1.Opening credits are longer with narration over names of the actors. 2.Ash and Linda kissing scene is longer, plus it contains some cheesy music. 3.After Linda has been taken by the evil force, there is extended scene of Ash searching and calling for her. 4.Additional scene is added after Ash kills Linda. In this scene, he comes back into the cabin and he finds the Book of the dead. After he throws the book into the fire, the evil force goes away from the cabin, while he finds necklace he gave to Linda, and then starts to cry "Oh God!" He then walks out of the cabin. 5.Scene where Ash is carried across the woods by the evil force is few seconds longer. 6.While driving away from the cabin, Ash is eating some cereals, but he stops when he starts to choke and almost swallows small toy from the box. 7.Scene where Ash is sleeping is extended with few more seconds of the evil force moving towards the cabin. 8.Scene with Ash and furniture in cabin laughing their butts off is extended for about 20 or 30 seconds. 9.After Ash and rest of the group manage to defend themselves against cellar witch, scene is extended with few extra seconds where Bobby Joe is trying to spit the eyeball out while tape recorder is working on its own. 10.Scene when Ed turns into demon is couple seconds longer with Bobby Joe falling on the floor and Jake getting angry before he attacks Ed. 11.Scene where everyone enters into room where ghost appears is longer with lousy filmed part where camera goes around the room. 12.Bobby Joe's death scene is longer, but it doesn't have any extra gore. 13.Extended scene when Jake argues with Ash who is telling him to go searching for Bobby Joe alone, but Jake refuses. 14.Extended scene with demon Ash throwing Jake into a tree. 15.Small extra scene where demon Ash is eating a squirell and screaming "Annnieeee!" 16.Extended scene of Ash trying to get into cabin. 17.Alternate version of Jake's death scene with no blood flowing out of the cellar. 18.Small scene with demon Ash remembering Linda when he finds her necklace. 19.Extended cellar scene with camera moving around creating tension before Ash picks up pages of book, plus small part where Annie calls for him. 20.Extended, bizarre vortex scene is also added with pictures of newspaper articles about the first Evil Dead movie.

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Comedy | Horror

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