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

Evil Dead II Poster

MPAA Rating:

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


Bruce Campbell
Ashley J. Williams
Sarah Berry
Annie Knowby
Dan Hicks
Kassie DePaiva
Bobbie Joe
Ted Raimi
Possessed Henrietta
Denise Bixler
Richard Domeier
Ed Getley
Lou Hancock
Henrietta Knowby
Snowy Winters
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
Sam Raimi
Medieval Soldier (uncredited)


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
Tony Gardner
sculpting and detail
Roy Gittens
Vicki Graef
Paul Harris
assistant editor
Michael Jonascu
assistant editor
Katherine Kean
main title animator
David Kindlon
Joseph LoDuca
David Moenkhaus
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
Larry Steinberg
key grip
Tom Sullivan
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:

Henrietta transformation/hand animation
Anson County Board of Commissioners
special thanks
Anson County Board of Education
special thanks
optical house
Bon Bon
payroll services
Costume Armor, Inc.
Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
animated dance sequence/tree branch/rotten apple head
Grace & Wild Studios Inc.
special thanks
Great Northern Brokerage Corporation
Harley-Davidson, Inc.
special thanks
Henry Little and Company
special thanks
Investors of Evil Dead I
special thanks
JDC America
camera systems
Lu Lu's Lingerie
special thanks
Magic Lantern Inc.
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
special thanks
West Productions Inc.
sound re-recording

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


Tech Info:

$3,000,000 (USA)
Arriflex S
Mitchell Cameras
Color Info:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Production Dates:


  • Demon: I'll swallow your soul!! I'll swallow your soul!!
    [Ash points his shotgun at the Demon's head]
    Ash: Swallow this!
  • Annie: The first passage will allow the demon to manifest itself in the flesh.
    Ash: Why the hell would we want to do that?
  • [Upon gaining the chain saw in place of his lost right hand]
    Ash: Groovy.
  • Ash: You're goin' down. Chainsaw.
  • Henrietta: Someone's in my fruit cellar! Someone with a fresh soooul!


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Credits Fun:

  • The sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror

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