The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead (1981)

The Ultimate Experience In Grueling Terror

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1981-09-10
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 3233 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Renaissance Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sam Raimi
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When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.

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  • Bruce Campbell

    as Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
  • Ellen Sandweiss

    as Cheryl
  • Richard DeManincor

    as Scott
  • Betsy Baker

    as Linda
  • Theresa Tilly

    as Shelly
  • Philip A. Gillis

    as Fake Shemp
  • Cheryl Guttridge

    as Fake Shemp
  • Ted Raimi

    as Fake Shemp
  • Ivan Raimi

    as Fake Shemp
  • Bill Vincent

    as Fake Shemp
  • John Cameron

    as Fake Shemp
  • Scott Spiegel

    as Fake Shemp
  • Dorothy Tapert

    as Fake Shemp
  • Barbara Carey

    as Fake Shemp
  • David Horton

    as Fake Shemp
  • Wendall Thomas

    as Fake Shemp
  • Don Long

    as Fake Shemp
  • Stu Smith

    as Fake Shemp
  • Kurt Rauf

    as Fake Shemp
  • Mary Beth Tapert

    as Fake Shemp
  • Joanne Kruse

    as Fake Shemp
  • Gwen Cochanski

    as Fake Shemp
  • Debie Jarczewski

    as Fake Shemp
  • Sam Raimi

    as Hitchhiking Fisherman / Evil Force (uncredited)
  • Josh Becker

    as Car Shemp (uncredited)
  • Bob Dorian

    as Person on Recorder (voice) (uncredited)
  • Tom Sullivan

    as Demon Hands (uncredited)
  • Robert Tapert

    as Local Yokel (uncredited)
Editing Joel Coen Assistant Editor
Writing Sam Raimi Screenplay
Directing Sam Raimi Director
Production Sam Raimi Executive Producer
Production Bruce Campbell Executive Producer
Production Robert Tapert Producer
Production Robert Tapert Executive Producer
Production Gary Holt Producer
Sound Joseph LoDuca Original Music Composer
Camera Tim Philo Director of Photography
Editing Edna Ruth Paul Editor
Costume & Make-Up Tom Sullivan Makeup Artist
Sound Joe Masefield Supervising Sound Editor