Ash: Oh You bastards! Why are you torturing me like this? WHY!?!?!
[Cheryl has been hacked into several pieces] Ash: We can't bury Cheryl. She's our friend.
Linda: [singing] We're going to get you, we're going to get you, not another peep, now we go to sleep.
[Cheryl has become possessed] Cheryl: Why have you disturbed our sleep? Awakened us from our ancient slumber? YOU WILL DIE!!
Sam Raimi originally wanted to title this film "Book of the Dead," but producer Irvin Shapiro changed the
title to "The Evil Dead" for fear that kids would be turned off seeing a movie with a literary reference.
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.
Some of the book translates as "Sam and Rob are the hitchhikers on the road", a reference to Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert playing
the two men on the side of the road at the beginning of the film.
On the tape, in which the daemon resurrection passages are read aloud. The words are in a form of Arabic, which actually
mean Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are the men on the side of the road".
After completing principal photography in the winter of 1979-1980, most of the actors left the production.
However, there was still much of the film to be completed. Most of the second half of the film features Bruce Campbell and
various stand-ins (or "shemps") to replace the actors who left.
DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)
Edition: Book of the Dead Limited Edition
Description: 2 eggs
a) Go to "Extras", once in that screen hit the LEFT arrow and highlight the sketch on the left side of the screen to see a special effects test.
b) Continue to next page of bonus features and move left until the skull is highlighted and you will get to see a panel discussion of a 2001 halloween night screening of Evil Dead.
Edition: Elite Entertainment
Description: Demonic Voice
From the disc's main menu, go to the 'Bonus Materials' and view the 'Bits And Pieces' all the way to the end. Now, go back to the main menu and play the movie itself by selecting the 'Begin Terror' menu entry. Beore the movie starts, a demonic voice will now yell at you 'You Will Die!'