Evil Dead II

Evil Dead II (1987)

64 mistakes

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Revealing mistake: During Ash's fistfight with Henrietta near the end, the blade of the chainsaw can be seen flopping like rubber. (01:12:10)

Phoenix

Audio problem: It's quite obvious that all of the grunts and sounds of terror that Ash makes while his hand is attacking him in the kitchen are dubbed. (00:28:45)

Phoenix

Visible crew/equipment: When Ash and Annie hug, before the shelves crash down, you can see the head of a crewmember, crouched down behind the ledge, bobbing around. (01:11:05)

Hamster

Visible crew/equipment: When Evil Ash picks up Jake, to throw him, from a ground-shot you can see a black cable attached to Ash's back, and to the right side of the screen a crewmembers hand comes into view. (00:56:15)

Hamster

Visible crew/equipment: When Linda's headless body is chasing Ash through the tool shed, at some points you can see the stick that's holding her muppet-like body. Also, at one point you can see the hand holding it up. (It is very visible after she gets the chainsaw in her neck and Ash is trying to beat her away. Easiest seen in slow motion.) (00:21:00)

Continuity mistake: The hand gets it's thumb caught in a mousetrap, yet in the next shot it's index finger is the one caught in the trap. (00:31:40)

Hamster

Continuity mistake: When deadite Linda first pops up outside the window in front of Ash her hair is in a bun, but the view changes and her hair is down. (00:18:30)

Continuity mistake: During the movie, you can see that the metal handle of the chainsaw switches between being thin and thick. This is because they had replaced the handle half way through the shoot and had just painted the regular one silver and brown.

Other mistake: When Evil Ed picks up Jake and throws him headfirst into the lightbulb, watch the speed that he hits it and then falls away from it; he moves far to slowly.

Visible crew/equipment: When Henrietta is holding Annie up in the air you can see the shadow of the wire holding Henrietta on a ceiling rafter. (01:08:40)

Mortug

Continuity mistake: Ash's shirt is untucked as he listens to the tape, but when he runs into the room after Linda screams, his shirt is suddenly tucked in. (00:03:15 - 00:05:20)

Hamster

Revealing mistake: Evil Ash has no hand (just a stump) however when he grabs Annie and throws her into the wall, he has his right hand back. (01:01:10)

Hamster

Factual error: In the "Groovy" shed scene, Ash holds a double-barreled shotgun in one hand and saws through the gun barrels with his newly-mounted chainsaw in about 2 seconds flat. He could no more cut through a hardened steel shotgun barrel with a chainsaw than he could cut through a marble counter-top with a butter knife.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: When Ash finds the bridge destroyed, in a side view we see the bridge missing, and both cliff edges either side of the screen. However the right cliff side is up MUCH higher than the cliff Ash is on. (00:10:45)

Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Ash wakes up, after being knocked unconscious by the puddle, he has leaves stuck in his hair. In the next shot they've gone. (00:08:35)

Hamster

Video

Audio problem: After Linda's head is possessed and bites Ash's hand, as he's getting up and going to the work shed, his mouth doesn't move as he says the word "work-shed", and it is obvious that it is dubbed in. (00:28:55)

Audio problem: When Ash is struggling with Linda's head, he bangs it against several objects. At one point he slams the wall, which sounds like a large metal panel or piece of aluminum siding. The cabin is made of wood. (00:19:45)

Phoenix

Ash: Hey, what do you say we have some champagne, huh, baby?
Linda: Sure.
Ash: After all, I'm a man and you're a woman... At least last time I checked. Huh huh.

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Trivia: In the last scene, after Ash has traveled back in time, a knight lifts his visor and shouts, "Hail he who has come from the skies to deliver us from the terrors of the Deadites." This knight is Sam Raimi, the director. The knight to his left is his brother Ted Raimi. (01:20:20)

More trivia for Evil Dead II

Question: Why does anybody (including Sam Raimi) claim that Evil Dead 2 is a sequel with flashbacks to the first film? As a sequel, there is virtually zero continuity to the first film. This was an obvious remake.

Charles Miller

Chosen answer: Evil Dead II starts out with a recap of The Evil Dead where Ash cuts off the head of his girlfriend Linda with a shovel and then is attacked by the entity, which is how the first film ended. While Linda is played by a different actress, it's still meant to be the same events as The Evil Dead. The cabin windows are still barricaded from the end of the first Evil Dead, and Ash's pant leg is still torn from Deadite Scott attacking Ash. Additionally, the end credits say: "Evil Dead II", the sequel to the ultimate experience in grueling horror, was filmed in Wadesboro, North Carolina and Detroit, U.S.A.

Bishop73

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