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- Bruce Campbell
- Ellen Sandweiss
- Richard DeManincor
- Betsy Baker
- Theresa Tilly
- Philip A. Gillis
- Dorothy Tapert
- Cheryl Guttridge
- Barbara Carey
- David Horton
Did You Know?
- Was one of the first films to be labeled as a "Video Nasty" in the UK, and was banned because of this.
- The design on the box for Linda's pendant changes between shots.
- [Shelly has been hacked into several pieces]
- Ash: We can't bury Shelly - S-She's a friend of ours.
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The extreme nature of the gore isn't beside the point - it is the point. Raimi goes so far over the top in presenting these displays that they take on a campy, almost humorous appearance. It's impossible to take all this blood seriously. So, instead of being sickened, we're strangely amused - and this is all intentional.
Although idiotic, The Evil Dead at least is propelled by energy and enthusiasm. It's scarier than many a more pretentious effort, and not everything in it is borrowed. [8 Oct 1983, p.Arts1]