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The Evil Dead
The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror
( Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller )


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MPAA Rating:
NC-17
[substantial graphic horror violence and gore]

US Runtime: 85 min

Premiere Date:
Oct 15, 1981   [USA]
 
Director: Sam Raimi
 
Writer: Sam Raimi   [written by]
 
Producers: Bruce Campbell   [Executive Producer]
Gary Holt   [Assistant Producer]
Sam Raimi   [Executive Producer]
Robert G. Tapert   [Executive Producer]
Robert G. Tapert   [Producer]
 
Music by Joseph LoDuca
 
Production Company: Renaissance Pictures
 


Cast:

Bruce Campbell
Ashley J. Williams
Ellen Sandweiss
Cheryl
Betsy Baker
Linda
Sarah York
Shelly
Philip A. Gillis
Fake Shemp
Dorothy Tapert
Fake Shemp
Cheryl Guttridge
Fake Shemp
Barbara Carey
Fake Shemp
David Horton
Fake Shemp
Wendall Thomas
Fake Shemp
Don Long
Fake Shemp
Stu Smith
Fake Shemp
Kurt Rauf
Fake Shemp
 
Ted Raimi
Fake Shemp
Ivan Raimi
Fake Shemp
Bill Vincent
Fake Shemp
Mary Beth Tapert
Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel
Fake Shemp
John Cameron
Fake Shemp
Joanne Kruse
Fake Shemp
Gwen Cochanski
Fake Shemp
Debie Jarczewski
Fake Shemp
Bob Dorian
Voice on Recorder (uncredited)
Sam Raimi
Fisherman/Voice of Evil Spirit (uncredited)
Robert G. Tapert
Local Yokel (uncredited)
 

Crew:

Don Campbell
production assistant
Joel Coen
assistant film editor
 
Joseph LoDuca
conductor
Carol Valenti
special thanks
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Arriflex 16 BL
Arriflex 16 S
Color Info:
Color
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Sound Mix:
Mono
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1
Film Negative Format:
16 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Quotes:

  • [Cheryl has been hacked into several pieces]
    Ash: We can't bury Cheryl. She's our friend.
     
  • [Cheryl has become possessed]
    Cheryl: Why have you disturbed our sleep? Awakened us from our ancient slumber? YOU WILL DIE!!
     
  • Voice: Join us...
     
  • Linda: [singing] We're going to get you, we're going to get you, not another peep, now we go to sleep.
     
  • Ash: Oh You bastards! Why are you torturing me like this? WHY!?!?!
     

Trivia:

  • The voice of the professor on the tape recording is that of American Movie Classics host Bob Dorian.
     
  • There is a ripped poster of The Hills Have Eyes visible.
     
  • The scream of Bruce Campbell at the end of the movie is genuine. Sam Raimi actually crashed into Bruce with the bike he used to create the "Evil Camera" effect.
     
  • The first opening sequence of the evil moving over the pond, is actually Bruce Campbell pushing Sam Raimi in a dingy whilst he films the shot.
     
  • The cabin used for filming The Evil Dead was located in Morristown, TN. The cabin mysteriously burned down years later.
     

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