Top 15 Evil Dead Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Evil Dead facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Evil Dead film message.

In the Evil Dead 2, after Ash cuts off his hand and is forced to fight it, a clock can be seen in the background with its minute "hand" bleeding mirroring Ash's predicament
In the Evil Dead 2, after Ash cuts off his hand and is forced to fight it, a clock can be seen in the background with its minute "hand" bleeding mirroring Ash's predicament

In 'Evil Dead 2,' one of the books on the can that traps Ash's possessed hand is Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms".

Evil Dead Trivia

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  1. He helped fund the sequel, Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn (1987), by dining with producer Dino De Laurentiis . Director Sam Raimi even credits King for getting the movie made.

  2. The liquid pouring out of Henrietta's ear is actually pure sweat. The full latex suit Ted Raimi had to wear was so unbearably hot that liters of sweat had to be drained from it at the end of each day.

Evil Dead Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - After Ash cuts off his hand the next frame is the book A Farewell to Arms.
    After Ash cuts off his hand the next frame is the book A Farewell to Arms.
  • 1 - While Ash is searching for the missing Necronomicon pages, there is a glove with blades attached to the fingers hanging on the wall; a nod to Freddy Kreuger's iconic glove.
    While Ash is searching for the missing Necronomicon pages, there is a glove with blades attached to the fingers hanging on the wall; a nod to Freddy Kreuger's iconic glove.
  • During the incantation, the audio actually contains the phrase: "Sam and Rob are the hitchhikers on the road." Referring to a scene at the beginning of the movie where two hitchhikers wave at the car. Those hikers were Sam Raimi (director) and Rob Tapert (producer).

  • 1 - There's a Hill's Have Eye's poster in the back ground. As a sort of acknowledgment/tribute, Wes Craven has Evil Dead be the movie Nancy Thompson is watching. Then, in another installment of the Evil Dead series, a Freddy Kruger glove can be found hanging by a door.
    There's a Hill's Have Eye's poster in the back ground. As a sort of acknowledgment/tribute, Wes Craven has Evil Dead be the movie Nancy Thompson is watching. Then, in another installment of the Evil Dead series, a Freddy Kruger glove can be found hanging by a door.

Evil Dead Hidden Details

Sam Raimi included Freddy Kruegar's glove as a rebutal for showing Evil Dead during Nightmare on Elm Street

1 - Early in Evil Dead (1981), Cheryl's veins turn black during the scene where she first scribbles the images of the Necronomicon.
Early in Evil Dead (1981), Cheryl's veins turn black during the scene where she first scribbles the images of the Necronomicon.

They arranged the amulet chain into a skull before Ash picks it up.

When Ash recovers the second page of the book of the dead from the fruit cellar, he takes it with his right hand (which was previously cut off and replaced with a chainsaw).

1 - Linda's necklace, when reached by Ash, resembles a skull
Linda's necklace, when reached by Ash, resembles a skull
1 - Wes Cravens poster for the hills have eyes (1977) can be seen. Not to be out done in a nightmare on elm street (1984) Nancy is seen watch evil dead (1981) and again in the evil dead 2 (1987) a prop of Freddy kruegers glove can be seen.
Wes Cravens poster for the hills have eyes (1977) can be seen. Not to be out done in a nightmare on elm street (1984) Nancy is seen watch evil dead (1981) and again in the evil dead 2 (1987) a prop of Freddy kruegers glove can be seen.
Evil Dead poster
Evil Dead poster

Evil Dead Plot

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Evil Dead. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Director Fede Alvarez
Stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas
IMDB score 6.5