The Evil Dead (1981) Movie Poster

Quotes from The Evil Dead (1981)

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    • [Shelly has been hacked into several pieces]
    • Ash: We can't bury Shelly - S-She's a friend of ours.
    • [singing]
    • Linda: We're going to get you. We're going to get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.
    • Ash: You bastards, why are you torturing me like this? Why?
    • [Cheryl has become possessed]
    • Cheryl: Why have you disturbed our sleep; awakened us from our ancient slumber?
    • [shouts]
    • Cheryl: You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.
    • [falls to the floor]
    • [repeated line]
    • Voice of Evil Force: Join us...
    • Voice on Recorder: I know now that my wife has become host to a Kandarian demon. I fear that the only way to stop those possessed by the spirits of the book is through the act of... bodily dismemberment.
    • [possessed]
    • Cheryl: Soon all of you will be like me... And then who will lock you up in a cellar?
    • [cackles]
    • [the posessed Shelly's face is smoking and scarred]
    • Shelly: Thank you. I don't know what I would have done if I had remained on those hot coals, burning my pretty flesh.
    • Cheryl: Kill her if you can, loverboy.
    • Linda: Hey, Ash! I guessed the card right!
    • Ash: Yeah... truly amazing.
    • [first lines]
    • Scotty: Hey, Ash, where are we?
    • Ash: Well we just crossed the Tennessee border...
    • [last lines]
    • [an unseen force rips through the cabin and comes up behind the unsuspecting Ash]
    • Ash: Aaaaaah!
    • Ash: Now the sun will be up in an hour or so, and we can all get out of here together. You, me, Linda, Shelly. Hmm... Well... not Shelly, she? We'll all be going home together. Wouldn't you like to be going home? I bet you'd like that, wouldn't you, Scott?
    • Ash: Shut up, Linda!
    • Scotty: I'm gonna break your face!
    • [Cheryl's possessed body's attacking Ash]
    • Cheryl: I'm all right now, Ashley! Come unlock this chain and let me out! I'm all right now! It's your sister Cheryl!
    • [everyone is looking into the cellar after it flies open]
    • Scotty: An animal? An animal? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
    • [Mocking Scotty]
    • Cheryl: You're not gonna leave me here, are you? Are ya, Ash?
    • [Begins to cackle]
    • [about Cheryl]
    • Shelly: Why does she keep making those horrible noises?
    • Ash: I don't know!
    • Shelly: Look at her eyes. Look at her eyes! For God's sake, what happened to her eyes?
    • [Taunting Cheryl by whispering]
    • Scotty: Dead bodies in the cellar. Dead bodies in the...
    • Cheryl: Will you stop it!
    • Voice on Recorder: I believe I have made a significant find in the Kandarian ruins, a volume of ancient Sumarian burial practices and funerary incantations. It is entitled "Naturum De Montum", roughly translated: Book of the Dead. The book is bound in human flesh and inked in human blood. It deals with demons and demon resurrection and those forces which roam the forest and dark bowers of Man's domain. The first few pages warn that these enduring creatures may lie dormant but are never truly dead. They may be recalled to active life through the incantations presented in this book. It is through the recitation of these passages that the demons are given license to possess the living.
    • [possessed]
    • Linda: It's useless! Useless! In time it will come for him and then it will come for you!
    • Ash: Linda's still asleep. I don't know what else to do for her. It'll be dawn in a few hours so...
    • Scotty: I can't wait. I'm getting out of here... now!
    • Ash: Scotty, we can't take Linda anywhere with her leg like that. We don't even know if there is any other way back besides the bridge.
    • Scotty: Well... maybe there's an old road or a hiking trail or something. I mean, there must be another away around the cliff.
    • Ash: Listen to me. Linda cannot walk with her leg like that. She can't even stand up.
    • Scotty: So, we'll leave her here until we can send somebody back.
    • Ash: What, are you crazy? I'm not...
    • [interupting]
    • Scotty: Look, I'm getting out of here! I don't care what happens to her! She's your girlfriend, you take care of her!
    • [to Ash, after picking up a ceremonial dagger adorned with skulls]
    • Scotty: This kinda looks like your old girlfriend! Ha ha ha.
    • Cheryl: Queen of spades... Two spades, jack of diamonds, jack of clubs.
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