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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:

  • Ash: Oh You bastards! Why are you torturing me like this? WHY!?!?!
     
  • [Cheryl has become possessed]
    Cheryl: Why have you disturbed our sleep? Awakened us from our ancient slumber? YOU WILL DIE!!
     
  • Voice: Join us...
     
  • [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.
     

Trivia:

  • The cabin used for filming The Evil Dead was located in Morristown, TN. The cabin mysteriously burned down years later.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Ash's last name is never mentioned throughout the entire Evil Dead trilogy, though Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell did toy around with calling him "Ashley J Williams" and "Ash Holt," the latter revealing how Sam viewed the character...
     
  • 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.
     
  • Director Sam Raimi and star Bruce Campbell were friends from high-school, where they made many super-8 films together. They would often collaborate with Sam's brother Ted Raimi. Campbell became the "actor" of the group, as "he was the one that girls wanted to look at."
     

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