Army of Darkness
1 Man, 1 Million dead, The odds are just about even.
( Action / Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy / Horror )

Army of Darkness Poster

MPAA Rating:
[violence and horror]

US Runtime: 81 min

Premiere Date:
Feb 19, 1993   [USA]
Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Sam Raimi   [written by]
Ivan Raimi   [written by]
Producers: Bruce Campbell   [Co-Producer]
Dino De Laurentiis   [Executive Producer]
Robert G. Tapert   [Producer]
Music by Joseph LoDuca
Danny Elfman   [theme "March of the Dead"]
Cinematography: Bill Pope
Edited by: Bob Murawski
Sam Raimi
Production Companys: Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Introvision International
Renaissance Pictures
Universal Pictures


Bruce Campbell
Ashley J. Williams/Evil Ash/Mini-Ash
Embeth Davidtz
Marcus Gilbert
Lord Arthur
Ian Abercrombie
Richard Grove
Duke Henry the Red
Timothy Patrick Quill
Michael Earl Reid
Gold Tooth
Bridget Fonda
Patricia Tallman
Possessed Witch
Ted Raimi
Cowardly Warrior/2nd Villager/S-Mart Clerk
Deke Anderson
Mini-Ash #2
Bruce Thomas
Mini-Ash #3
Sara Shearer
Old Woman
Shiva Gordon
Pit Deadite #1
Billy Bryan
Pit Deadite #2
Nadine Grycan
Winged Deadite
Bill Moseley
Deadite Captain
Micheal Kenney
Henry's Man
Andy Bale
Lieutenant #1
Robert Brent Lappin
Lieutenant #2
Rad Milo
Tower Guard
Brad Bradbury
Chief Archer
Sol Abrams
Fake Shemp
Lorraine Axeman
Fake Shemp
Josh Becker
Fake Shemp
Sheri Burke
Fake Shemp
Don Campbell
Fake Shemp
Charlie Campbell
Fake Shemp
Harley Cokeliss
Fake Shemp
Ken Jepson
Fake Shemp
William Lustig
Fake Shemp
David Pollison
Fake Shemp
Ivan Raimi
Fake Shemp
Bernard Rose
Fake Shemp
Bill Vincent
Fake Shemp
Chris Webster
Fake Shemp
Ron Zwang
Fake Shemp
Sam Raimi
Knights (uncredited)
Angela Featherstone
Girl in S-Mart (uncredited)


Gary F. Bentley
Jennifer Grey Berkowitz
title designer
Danny Cangemi
Dante Cardone
gaffer: second unit
Bundy Chanock
set medic
Michael Deak
Deanna Esmaeel
animal trainer
Dana Fredsti
James J. Gilson
Phil Hetos
color timer
Vern Hyde
mechanical effects supervisor
Larry Kenton
additional orchestrator
Tony Mazzucchi
key grip
Michael McDuffee
transportation coordinator
William Mesa
photographer: second unit
Antonio Molina
Melissa Moseley
still photographer
Gregg Nestor
music preparation
David Parmenter
negative cutter
Tony Patterson
set production assistant
David Pollison
assistant: Sam Raimi
Vaughn Roberts
Burton Sharp
adr group coordinator
Tim Simonec
Tim Simonec
Dan Speaker
sword master
David Speaker
Bill Sturgeon
Michael Tolochko
electrician: second unit
Robert Townson
soundtrack producer
Karyn Wagner
costume supervisor

Special Effects:

24 Hour Post
optical compositing
Alterian Inc.
makeup effects: Ash & Sheila
Introvision International
visual effects
K.N.B. Effects Group
special makeup effects
Perpetual Motion Pictures
title animation & montage compositing

Miscellaneous Companies:

Summersalt Equi-Service Ltd.
horse wrangling

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


Tech Info:

$30,000,000 (USA)
Clairmont Cameras
Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Sound Mix:
the double-d symbol Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm
Production Dates:


    See this? This is my boom stick! The 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

    It's a trick. Get an axe.

    Yo, she-bitch! Let's go!

    Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand things with alloys and compositions and things with ... molecular structures.

    Gimme some sugar, baby.


  • As various missiles such as catapult loads and arrows fly through the air, we see their targets from the missile's viewpoint, a type of shot that director Sam Raimi uses quite a bit.
  • An issue of the magazine "Fangoria" can be seen in the car's trunk.
  • Director Sam Raimi shot two different endings. One ending has Ash battling a she-demon in a department store in the present. The alternative ending has Ash imbibing a secret potion that would make him sleep one century for each drop of the potion he drinks. He then goes to a cave to sleep. However, he drank one drop too many and wakes up to find a barren post-apocalyptic landscape. The final shot is Ash screaming in rage at a red sky. The Great Britain video version shows the "potion" ending, and the version shown in U.S. theaters showed the "she-demon" ending.
  • Movie was originally given a NC-17 rating.
  • Ted Raimi plays the S-Mart store clerk at the end of the movie.

Credits Fun:

  • In the opening credits, Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness instead of "in".

DVD Easter Eggs: (Hidden So You Don't See Anything You Don't Want To See)

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