The Evil Dead Trivia
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Thanks to Maximiliano PeixotoIf the car (a Delta 88) looks familiar, that's because Sam Raimi has a tradition to work it into all his movies and it appears in all of them except for "The Quick and the Dead"...
Thanks to Erik GoodThe Evil Dead was filmed in a real-life abandoned cabin located in the mountains near Morristown, Tennessee. This cabin allegedly had quite a history in real life. In the 30's, a girl named Clara lived with her family in the cabin. One night, there was a thunderstorm and during the thunderstorm, the girl's parents were both brutally murdered, and she was found wandering through the forest aimlessly until her neighbors took her in. Today, Clara lives in the Morristown Manor resthome, and whenever there's a storm, she would walk back to the house looking for her parents. In fact, days before they started filming, she was found wandering about behind the house. I found this out by reading "If Chins Could Kill", Bruce Campbell's autobiography.
Thanks to DaveIn the car, at the beginning of the movie, Scotty has a glass of moonshine in his hand. This is because of an original beginning where they all started drinking moonshine. You can also see Bruce Campbell make a funny face in the car which was supposed to be a reaction to the moonshine he drank, but afterwards the moonshine scene was cut and, as a result, the glass in Scotty's hand and Ash's dazed look make absolutley no sense at all!
Thanks to David JonesThe Evil Dead was first released on October 15, 1981 in the US, even though it is dated 1982!
Rewind ArchiveThere was a cast and crew of 37 people. Initial shooting was completed in just six weeks, from November 1979 to December -- although the film took 4 years to finish.
Thanks to AnonymousThere is currently an Evil Dead musical playing in Toronto. It's been hugely popular. The show follows the movie storyline, (they just added songs) and audiences in the first few rows even get sprayed with fake blood during the show climax. Its hilarious.
Thanks to LoverswithCassieDirector Sam Raimi has a double role as a Hitchhiking Fisherman/Voice of Evil Force.
Thanks to BrianThe reel-to-reel tape recorder used in "The Evil Dead" was a Panasonic recorder that was owned by Bruce Campbell's father.
Thanks to KeithA poster of the Wes Craven film, The Hills Have Eyes, appears in the cellar. This was a joke intended for Wes Craven, who put a torn poster of 'Jaws' in the camper in 'The Hills Have Eyes'. Each director trying to tell the other director (playfully) that their film is the real horror film. Wes Craven would keep the tradition going by having Nancy watch 'Evil Dead' in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.
There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".
But, nothing bogus that we know yet for "The Evil Dead".
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