The Evil Dead

The Evil Dead (1981)

The ultimate experience in gruelling terror.

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1981-09-10
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 3775 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 25min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
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In 1979, a group of college students find a Sumerian Book of the Dead in an old wilderness cabin they've rented for a weekend getaway.

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  • Bruce Campbell

    as Ashley 'Ash' J. Williams
  • Ellen Sandweiss

    as Sheryl
  • Richard DeManincor

    as Scott
  • Betsy Baker

    as Linda
  • Theresa Tilly

    as Shelly
  • Philip A. Gillis

    as Fake Shemp
  • Dorothy Tapert

    as Fake Shemp
  • Cheryl Guttridge

    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
  • Ted Raimi

    as Fake Shemp
  • Ivan Raimi

    as Fake Shemp
  • Bill Vincent

    as Fake Shemp
  • Mary Beth Tapert

    as Fake Shemp
  • Scott Spiegel

    as Fake Shemp
  • John Cameron

    as Fake Shemp
  • Joanne Kruse

    as Fake Shemp
  • Gwen Cochanski

    as Fake Shemp
  • Debie Jarczewski

    as Fake Shemp
  • Josh Becker

    as Car Shemp (uncredited)
  • Bob Dorian

    as Person on Recorder (voice) (uncredited)
  • Sam Raimi

    as Hitchhiking Fisherman / Evil Force (uncredited)
  • Tom Sullivan

    as Demon Hands (uncredited)
  • Robert Tapert

    as Local Yokel (uncredited)