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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! I apologize in advance for the tinyness of the below picture. I’ve been hoping to find a higher res version for a few months, but considering what’s coming up tomorrow I had to run this pic from Evil Dead 2. You get crazy cabin, Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell and, if you look very closely, Bruce’s evil hand, pre-chainsaw amputation. What isn’t to love about this movie? To this day it’s still the gold standard of horror comedy, with few films even coming close to it… Those flicks are, of course, Peter Jackson’s Braindead, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead. So, here you go… a behind the scenes shot from one of the movies you’ve likely bought more than three times in your life… Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2. Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic is a lot like this one, except scarier and more low budget. Oh, and it’s one that’s never been seen before. See you then! If you’re waiting for the announcement of the winners of The Making of The Empire Strikes Back book I’ll be throwing that up later tonight/wee hours of the morning tomorrow! Stay tuned! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)

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  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Greatest slapstick horror comedy OF ALL TIME.

    by Dharma4

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by ImMorganFreeman

    This brings a smile to my face.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:05 p.m. CST

    i ll drink on that.GREATEST HORROR/COMEDY FILM EVER.

    by KilliK

    and Bruce Campbell is a GOD.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:06 p.m. CST

    This was the first

    by donkey_lasher

    Horror I saw as a kid, and it scared the crap out of me. It was relentless from the beginning, without the originals build up. I think that was one of the reasons why I came to love it so much.<p> That, and the goofy humour used, which doesnt really take you out of the film.<p> Of course, Evil Dead 1 was the template, but I'll alway think of this as the better, more balanced film.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    This movie was the reason I hated Drag Me to Hell...

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I wouldn't say hate, more like it made me wish that Bruce Campbell was running around in that movie and it was titled Evil Dead 4.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    If you live in Vancouver, you can see Shining and Exorcist on Su

    by Stormwatcher

    over at the River Rock. Movies in their Theatre, Dinner in their Buffet. $25 bucks for everything.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Wow. 35mm! Who woulda guessed!

    by Royston Lodge

    Heh heh heh...

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Oh, and I prefer Army of Darkness.

    by Royston Lodge

    Sorry, I just do. It's more quotable, which is a key part of the "comedy" side of the equation.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Swallow This

    by Robber_Button

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    I prefer ED 1

    by disfigurehead

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST


    by WeLiveStill...OrNot

    ... just one of the best. That's all. "We live! We live STILL!"

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    actually the template for ED1 and from there for ED2 was

    by KilliK

    In the Woods,Raimi's short film he did for his film can watch it in the youtube.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    "God help me... I buried her in the earthen floor of the fruit cellar..."<p> Cool movie.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Raimi's "Spiderman" films: The True Horror

    by Behemoth

    I've rewatched some of these Spider-man's lately, and they are absolutely horrible. I've been looking for a place to vent, and here it is. How many effing times do we have to see that imbecile Tobey MacGuire without his SPider-man mask on? How much horrible CGI can be crammed into one movie? Thank Crom this douche is no longer attached, and that I never have to look at Snaggle Tooth as Mary Jane or whiny ass-wipe MacGuire as the greatest comic book hero of all time again. <p>Raimi, you should have quit while you were ahead. The Spidermans, all of them, suck gigantic heaps of man-taint, you frigging hack.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Looks like MST3K's Joel Hodgson

    by MaliceHighload

    Then I saw Bruce and I was all like, ohhhh...

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Avoid the strife and just watch all three films!

    by SoylentMean

    I love all three films. If I watch The Evil Dead I inevitably watch the other two. Which reminds me...

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead

    by ufoclub1977

    The first one is the one I like! It's so lively and crazy and moody, and actually got a raw horror mood going with the humor. The second one is kind of like Evil Dead lite (a bit too much wink wink this is funny without anything moody) and I actually dislike Army of Darkness... it kind of got boring in the last half.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Re-Animator and Return of the Living Dead...

    by SoylentMean

    are two more worthy additions to the "gold standard" of Horror Comedies. Just saying.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Hail to the King, baby!

    by Powerring

    ASH ROCKS!!!

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Army Of Darkness

    by lecter1914

    I remember seeing it as a kid and liking it, but seeing it as a grownup...I just couldnt get into it. Don't know why. The only gag that still makes me laugh is the knights attacking the car with swords. I love Evil Dead 1 and Evil Dead 2 pretty equally. Since I was a kid I don't really know how audiences back then took to Evil Dead 2 basically being a rehash of 1 and then starting it's own story.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Pencil in the ankle!!!!

    by S-Mart shopper


  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Wtf? Worst photo yet

    by A G

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:34 p.m. CST

    I predicted two posts until...

    by phifty2

    "swallow this". What's wrong with you people?

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I find myself heartily agreeing with SoylentMean

    by Kammich

    Both in regards to the entire trilogy being great, and to including Re-Animator and RotLD in the pantheon of great horror-comedy. Well stated, sir. Though, I'll be honest, I think the comedy element of Evil Dead 2 is blown out of proportion by some people... yes, its got a shitload of great, CLASSIC slapstick comedy and an iconic one-man-show performance by Campbell. But if you watch Evil Dead 2 directly after watching the first Evil Dead, it comes across less humorous and more creepy, to me at least. Its Bruce Campbell completely and utterly snapping under the circumstances. Thats the great, underlying character arc of the trilogy to me... Evil Dead = Bruce is struggling to cope. Evil Dead 2 = Bruce is losing it. Army of Darkness = Bruce is a been-there, done-that demigod.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    after midnight in a 2 stoplight town in NC,

    by frank cotton

    back in the corner of the office at DOMINO'S, on a 13" TV/VCR combo, with a roach. in the dark. that is how i first experienced EVIL DEAD II

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Yeah Bruce losing it in ED2 is the drive force of the movie

    by KilliK

    and Raimi's frenetic direction completes this masterpiece of horror and comedy mixture.i would love for a new movie collaboration between these two legends even if its not about about an Autolycus movie Sam? just kidding. ;)

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    As much as I love "Evil Dead 2", I think that...

    by BarryConvex

    ...Peter Jackson's "Dead Alive" blows it out of the water. And I also agree with SoylentMean about "Re-Animator" and "Return of the Living Dead" as being the "gold standards" in terms of horror comedies.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    If it wasn't for ED II

    by sonnyfern

    I probably wouldn't be an independant horror movie director...Evil Dead II changed my freaking life.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    I love the tone of the ending.

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Evil dead on lsd

    by JohnWayneWasGay

    I did it.Its a incredible movie to watch under the influence.You don't do it kids.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    When the lamp is moving...

    by phifty2

    with Ash and he stops and catches it out of sync.............CLASSIC.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Totally unrelated.

    by phifty2

    Can we please get Phantasm 5. Evil Dead 4 would be cool and I actually think we'll see it one day but Phantasm's End...I don't know.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    This series is like the rocky horror picture show..

    by alienindisguise

    which is overrated shit.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by DoctorZoidberg

    that will make you thank God for whoever intervened on Burton's Superman project. Behold! The suit that was to be is revealed!

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Loved Raimi's cameo in Miller's Crossing

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    That pic of the Nic Cage Superman model

    by Kammich pretty wild. Absolutely awful concept, but a great peek at what could have possibly been. Makes you wonder: had Burton's "Superman" made it to theaters, what would the comic book film marketplace look like today? Would it have been even more damaging than "Batman and Robin?"

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    should the 4th one have Ash

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    finally end the terror of the Deadites?

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Yeaaah It is Joel!

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    This is one of my favorite movies.

    by hank henshaw

    The original Evil Dead was okay, but Army of Darkness is just a cheesy mess. Quotable one liners, sure, but it's not funny or scary.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    ED2 > everything.

    by Flip63Hole

    Re-Animator doesn't compare for horror comedy. There are some over the top scenes that have you gasping and a few pretty funny scenes, but ED2 is in a class all its own. The zombie movie Soylent mentioned is okay, after watching it twice I was over it and it's probably something I'd never revisit. I've probably seen ED2 50+ times and it never gets old.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    there should not be an EVIL DEAD 4

    by RosemarysBabyDaddy

    As much as I love The Holy Trilogy, I think "Evil Dead 4" would just disappoint. "Drag Me to Hell" made me wish I was actually being dragged into Hell instead of watching that movie. If that flick gives us any indication of Raimi's mindset in regards to the tone of ED4, then I say leave well enough alone.

  • Oct. 29, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by ComSamVimes

    Almost didn't recognize the guy without a suit on.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Joel Hodges, exactly what I was thinking Brain

    by MJDeViant

    Joel Hodges > Raimi

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 12:38 a.m. CST

    ED 4 would be a huge mistake

    by S-Mart shopper

    Bruce even asked who would want to see an old Ash...who really wanted to see an old Indy? Fuck it all & let it be.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 12:39 a.m. CST

    And Raimi's cameo in Millers Crossing was sweet!

    by S-Mart shopper

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST


    by RogueDemonHunter

    says it all.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 1:46 a.m. CST

    ED 2 - 35mm

    by Munro Kelly

    The first Evil Dead had a budget of $375,000 and shot on 16mm. Evil Dead 2 was budgeted a $4 million, from Dino De Laurentiis, and shot 35mm. Army of Darkness was approx. $14 million from Universal Studios, thanks to the success of Darkman. Because Universal paid that much for the film, they didn't want the film titled Evil Dead 3. The studio wanted to attract a bigger audience than 1 and 2, so a new title was created.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 3 a.m. CST

    New Blue Ray transfer of Evil Dead

    by sam jacksons wig just fucking sweet!RosemarysBabyDaddy, there will not be an ED4 from Raimi and Campbell, but there will be a (probably) fucked up stupid too heavy on CGI re-imagining very soon.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    ED 4

    by donkey_lasher

    It's too late for that. <p> 10 years ago if they said that they were making it, I'd have beem excited but these days it would be either a Evil Dead lite with a PG13 rating, or a shitty remake.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Aphex Twin

    by godoffireinhell

    I thought this was going to be something from behind the scenes of Chris Cunningham's "Come to Daddy" video.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Sam Raimi is God!!!

    by roguechef664

    His Spider- man movies were like a transitional period from Old Testament to New.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead on Acid

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    Me and my friends tried this about 15 years ago, we didn't get very far. I wouldn't recommend trying to watch Blue Velvet tripping either.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Need more movies of trees raping women.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    That superman suit is cool news!

    by ufoclub1977

    Has it been re-posted on this site yet?

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Why is Robert Downey Jr. in the pic?

    by phifty2

    Was he visiting the set while filming Less Than Zero?

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Evil Dead 4

    by phifty2

    I'm always ALWAYS up for sequels to great genre movies. Does Slingblade need a sequel? No way. Does AoD? Yeah. <p> My argument to anyone who says "the first/rest are classics, leave it alone." is "What about Aliens? We would have never gotten that with that line of thinking. Sure that line of thinking has led to countless horrible sequels but that's because the continuing story WAS NOT TOLD WELL and not because it shouldn't have been told at all. If there's more story to tell, and given the alt ending of AoD, there is, then write a good script and direct a good movie.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    I have had the honor of meeting The Chin, twice.

    by George_clooneys_caesar_cut

    He is an awesome person in real life. Very approachable and funny as hell. The second time I met him I asked him who would play Ash in the Evil Dead remake and his answer was Ashton Kutcher. I gave him a surprised look and he quipped "c'mon don't you wanna see Ashton Kutcher get raped by a tree?" I started laughing and he shook my hand and thanked me for being a fan. One of my best memories.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    ^Met him too about ten years ago when they...

    by phifty2

    ...were showing Evil Dead 2 at some old cinema in Mount Ephraim, NJ. Seems like one of the most approachable celebs who really loves and appreciates his fans. My girl friend at the time took some pictures of him and I but didn't have the flash on so nothing came out. Still, I did get my Army of Darkness DVD autographed. I would wager about 30-40% of the tb'ers have met the guy.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST


    by NixEclips

    He shot Within The Woods to show to investors in order to raise money to make EDI. History, man. Learn it.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Army of Darkness is better.

    by Shaner Jedi

    I love the blending of slapstick horror with medieval themes. Plus Campbell is at his over the top best. LOL just thinking about it.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Evil Dead 1+2 today in Seattle with Bruce

    by markjamesmurphy

    Today at SIFF cinema, starting at 3:00, there's a screening of Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 hosted by Bruce Campbell and lots of Evil Dead cast members... it's part of ZomBcon at Seattle Center. I'll be there - I'm pretty excited...

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    NixEclips tx for the clarification

    by KilliK

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    AOD has that scene with the skeletons carrying the chained

    by KilliK

    half-nude females,add to that the tree-rape scene from ED1 and i am pretty sure that Sam is deeply into kinky stuff.heh.

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    "Let's get the hell out of here!"

    by phifty2

  • Oct. 30, 2010, 10:04 p.m. CST

    The greatest comedy/horror movie

    by dukeroberts

    The greatest comedy/horror movie ever made was not Evil Dead, Evil Dead II or Army of Darkness. All horror/comedies bow before Bride of Frankenstein.