Evil Dead II (1987) 4K restoration

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Director: Sam Raimi Run Time: 84 min. Rating: R Release Year: 1987

Starring: Bruce Campbell, Dan Hicks, Kassie DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Ted Raimi

Country: United States
Language: English


The Film Center is thrilled to present a 4K Restoration of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II (1987).


About the film:

The second of three films in the Evil Dead series is part horror, part comedy, with Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) once again battling horrifying demons at a secluded cabin in the woods. After discovering an audiotape left by a college professor that contains voices reading from the Book of the Dead, Ash’s girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) becomes possessed by evil spirits that are awakened by the voices on the tape. Ash soon discovers there is no escaping the woods.

“Evil Dead II’s rampant inventiveness and manic energy have ensured that it will endure as a cult classic.”

—Joshua Klein for the AV Club

About the filmmaker:

Highly inventive U.S. filmmaker Sam Raimi developed his dynamic visual style crafting short stories and the savage, darkly humorous horror features The Evil Dead (1981)Evil Dead II (1987), and Army of Darkness (1992). He helmed a wide variety of films, including his original superhero story Darkman (1990), western The Quick and the Dead (1995), crime thriller A Simple Plan (1998), baseball film For Love of the Game (1999), and fantasy The Gift (2000) before being handed the reins of Stan Lee’s web-slinging comic book superhero for Spider-Man (2002) and its sequels. With his latest feature, he brought a bit of horror to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).

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