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Evil Dead II
Kiss Your Nerves Good-Bye!
( Action / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror )


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MPAA Rating:
R

US Runtime: 85 min

Premiere Date:
Mar 13, 1987   [USA]
 
Director: Sam Raimi
 
Writers: Sam Raimi
Scott Spiegel
 
Producers: Bruce Campbell   [Co-Producer]
Alex De Benedetti   [Executive Producer]
Irvin Shapiro   [Executive Producer]
Robert G. Tapert   [Producer]
 
Music by Joseph LoDuca
 
Cinematography: Peter Deming
 
Production Company: Renaissance Pictures
 


Cast:

Bruce Campbell
Ashley J. Williams
Sarah Berry
Annie Knowby
Dan Hicks
Jake
Kassie DePaiva
Bobbie Joe
Ted Raimi
Possessed Henrietta
Denise Bixler
Linda
Richard Domeier
Ed Getley
Lou Hancock
Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters
Dancer
 
Sid Abrams
Fake Shemp
Josh Becker
Fake Shemp
Scott Spiegel
Fake Shemp
Thomas Kidd
Fake Shemp
Mitch Cantor
Fake Shemp
Jenny Griffith
Fake Shemp
William Preston Robertson
Voices
Sam Raimi
Medieval Soldier (uncredited)
 

Crew:

Jim Aupperle
effects photography supervisor
Sarah Berry
clapper girl
Doug Beswick
stop motion animation
Michael Burnett
sculpting and detail
Yancy Calzada
stop motion armature
Mary Ann Creamer
production assistant
Robert Duffin
gaffer
Tony Gardner
sculpting and detail
Roy Gittens
grip
Vicki Graef
wardrober
Paul Harris
assistant editor
Michael Jonascu
assistant editor
Katherine Kean
main title animator
David Kindlon
mechanicals
 
Joseph LoDuca
conductor
David Moenkhaus
animator
Daniel S. Noga
special effects cinemtographer
Brian Penikas
molds and casting
Brian Rae
assistant animator
Rubin Rodrigues
best boy
Eugene D. Shlugleit
director of photography: night exterior photography
Josh Steinberg
grip
Larry Steinberg
key grip
Tom Sullivan
animator
Dorothy Tapert
apprentice editor
Joseph Wallikas
camera operator
Mark Bryan Wilson
foam fabricator: tree branch/rotten apple head
 

Special Effects:

Acme Effects
 
Spectacular Effects International
special effects
 
 

Miscellaneous Companies:

Anivision
Henrietta transformation/hand animation
Anson County Board of Commissioners
special thanks
Anson County Board of Education
special thanks
BIGIL Post
optical house
Bon Bon
payroll services
Costume Armor, Inc.
armor
Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
animated dance sequence/tree branch/rotten apple head
Grace & Wild Studios Inc.
special thanks
Great Northern Brokerage Corporation
insurance
Harley-Davidson, Inc.
special thanks
Henry Little and Company
special thanks
Illuminations
miniatures
Investors of Evil Dead I
special thanks
 
JDC America
camera systems
Lu Lu's Lingerie
special thanks
Magic Lantern Inc.
miniatures
North Carolina National Guard
special thanks
Pepsi-Cola Company
special thanks
Reel People Inc.
negative cutting
Residents of Anson County
special thanks
Rippy Oldsmobile
special thanks
The Completion Bond Company Inc.
completion bond
Travel Gallery
special thanks
Vernors
special thanks
West Productions Inc.
sound re-recording
 

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

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Arriflex S
Mitchell Cameras
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Laboratory:
Technicolor
Sound Mix:
Mono
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1

Quotes:

  • Henrietta: Someone's in my fruit cellar! Someone with a fresh soooul!
     
  • Ash: Then let's head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.
     
  • Ash: [talking to mirror] I'm fine... I'm fine...
    [Mirror Ash jumps out of the mirror and grabs Ash.]
    Mirror Ash: I don't think so. We just cut up our girlfriend with a chainsaw. Does that sound "fine"?
     
  • Demon: I'll swallow your soul!! I'll swallow your soul!!
    [Ash points his shotgun at the Demon's head]
    Ash: Swallow this!
     
  • Ash: You're goin' down. Chainsaw.
     

Trivia:

  • Often considered to be a remake of the first Evil Dead, however this is not accurate. The rights to show scenes from the original could not be obtained to re-cap what happened, so they recreated the beginning to explain how Ash got to the cabin, a headless Linda, etc.
     
  • A glove belonging to A Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Krueger can be seen hanging near the steps in one of the cellar scenes. This was in response to the use of The Evil Dead on a television screen in A Nightmare on Elm Street.
     
  • One of the books on the can that traps Ash's possessed hand is "A Farewell to Arms."
     
  • Professor Knowby's dead wife is said to be in the "fruit cellar," a reference to Psycho.
     
  • Ash's chainsaw appears to switch hands in one scene. This is because Sam Raimi decided Ash should walk the opposite way across the room in that scene, so he flipped the negative.
     

Credits Fun:

  • The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror
     


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