The Evil Dead
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Continuity mistake: When Cheryl is running through the woods, she is wearing slippers that stay on up until she reaches the cabin door. However, in following shots, she is shown barefoot, and when Ash opens the door her foot is dirty as if she'd been running barefoot the whole time. (00:28:05 - 00:29:10)

Continuity mistake: When Scotty honks, and the two guys on the side of the street wave their arms, the window of the car is suddenly open (it was closed before, as can be seen by the reflection) and then again is suddenly closed. (00:02:15)

Continuity mistake: The actors' haircuts change a few times. This is noticeable when Scotty pulls back the bath curtain, and his hair is rather long and thick, but when he turns around, his hair is much shorter. Also, Linda's hair is short and wavy, but when she turns evil and she and Ash are fighting outside, her hair is very curly. (00:41:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Ash is about to cut Linda with the chainsaw, you get a close up of her necklace, and it is visible, just under her neck. But in the next wide shot, the necklace is further down on top of her dress. (01:01:15)

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Continuity mistake: Evil Shelley wears red and white patterned socks as we see when Scotty pulls her out from the fireplace. Later when Scotty is dismembering her with the axe, he hits her ankles, and the socks are now all-red, thick, woolly socks which are longer in length too. (00:42:00 - 00:45:40)

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Continuity mistake: The design on the box that contains the necklace changes when Ash gives it to his girlfriend. (00:20:45)

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Continuity mistake: The clock in living room of the cabin shows 5:52p (approx.) at the time it stops toward the beginning of the film. At the point that Scott is "re-animated" and attacks Ash in the climactic scene, it shows 3:10 until it restarts at the very end. This change is NOT accounted for by the clock running backwards as Ash is coming up from the cellar with the shotgun shells as the next shot of the clock shows it to again be at 5:52.

Continuity mistake: After the recently possessed Cheryl stabs Linda in the ankle with a pencil, she draws back her arm to attack again and her wrist is grabbed by Ash to prevent her from doing so. The shot of the stabbing shows the pencil to be covered with blood,but in the close-up of her being stopped by Ash, no blood on the pencil. The pencil is bloody again in the shot of Cheryl coming after Ash after having tossed him and Linda aside.

Continuity mistake: When the pipe bursts over him and spills out about a water tower's worth of blood, it covers him, completely soaked him and then when you look at him after the burst, he's cleaner than ever. (01:09:45)

Continuity mistake: When Cheryl is trying to get in the front door, and Ash is pushing against it, Cheryl manages to get her hand in the door. Ash hits it with the end of his gun, which gets blood all over the side of the door and the wall. But in the next shot, the blood has vanished. (01:08:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the dead possesses Cheryl to draw the book of the dead in her sketch pad, in the last shot of the pad as Cheryl lifts it up, the drawing has additional and extended lines and smudges have appeared/disappeared. (00:08:35)

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Continuity mistake: In several scenes Ash is completely covered in blood yet seconds later he is almost totally clean.


Continuity mistake: When everyone is eating dinner, the colour of the drink in the blender changes between shots. (00:08:55)

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Continuity mistake: The purple bruise on Ash's face near the end of the movie goes from very large to small, and changes from light to dark throughout shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Ash gets blood splattered over his face, covering it entirely (when Evil Cheryl explodes.) Then in the next shot the blood is just partially dripping down his face. (01:17:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, after all of the evil dead have finally been destroyed, Ash's face is covered in blood. But when he gets up from the floor, you can see the two patches where the blood from around his eyes has been wiped away. (01:18:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Ash is burying his girlfriend, he cuts off her head, and he gets blood all over his face. He runs back to the house, and suddenly the blood is gone.

Continuity mistake: At one point in the movie, evil Cheryl thrusts her arms through the door, grabbing Ash, and creating two holes in the door. The size of these holes changes- compare them at the part where Ash is putting a bureau in front of the door (to keep Cheryl from getting in) to the part at the end where Ash is walking out of the cabin. (01:15:40 - 01:22:25)

Revealing mistake: When Ash shoots Cheryl through the door in the head, you can clearly see the hose (not an artery) that's squirting out the blood. (01:16:14)

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Linda: We're gonna get you. We're gonna get you. Not another peep. Time to go to sleep.

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Trivia: When they are preparing and listening to the tape you can see a bit of smoke in the air. There had been an extended scene where they had been smoking pot and joking around. However, they used real pot when filming and much of what was shot ended up being unusable as a result. This is according to Bruce Campbell's Commentary to the DVD.


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