Contributed by: Maximiliano Peixoto
If 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"...
Contributed by: Erik Good
The 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.
In 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!
Contributed by: David Jones
The Evil Dead was first released on October 15, 1981 in the US, even though it is dated 1982!
There 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.
Contributed by: Anonymous
There 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.
Contributed by: LoverswithCassie
Director Sam Raimi
has a double role as a Hitchhiking Fisherman/Voice of Evil Force.
The reel-to-reel tape recorder used in "The Evil Dead" was a Panasonic recorder that was owned by Bruce Campbell's father.
A 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