THE EVIL DEAD
THE MOVIE CHARACTERS DEADITES
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THE EVIL DEAD
DIRECTOR: SAM RAIMI, U.S.A. 1982

The Evil Dead is based on a Super-8 short called "Within The Woods."
Director Sam Raimi used it to entice investors and get the funding needed to produce a feature length version.
 

STARRING: BRUCE CAMPBELL, ELLEN SANDWEISS, RICH DEMANICOR( as HAL DELRICH), BETSY BAKER, THERESA TILLY(as SARAH YORK)
MAKE UP EFFECTS BY TOM SULLIVAN
PHOTOGRAPHIC EFFECTS BY BART PIERCE
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIM PHILO
MUSIC BY JOE LoDUCA
PRODUCED BY ROBERT G. TAPERT
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY SAM RAIMI
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TRIVIA:

The original title of the movie was "Book Of The Dead".

The Evil Dead actually took four years to complete, from script to screen.

Director Sam Raimi's brother, Theodore "Ted" Raimi, appears as Scotty's legs in one shot in the movie.

Hal Delrich, who played "Scotty," is really called Rich Demanicor. He got his "acting" name by combining the names of his buddies, Hal and Del.

There was no cellar in the cabin where "The Evil Dead" was filmed, so they dug out a 6ft hole in the earth floor and put in half of a fake stairway, topping it off with a trap door.

The cabin used in the film was supposed to be haunted in real life.

According to Sam Raimi, the cabin was struck by lightning after completion of filming
and it burnt to the ground.
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