Evil Dead References: Movies

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun is explaining to the employees that their boss is off sick and also that “Ash is feeling a little bit under the weather”.

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Donnie Darko

Donnie and his girlfriend go to a Halloween double feature featuring The Last Temptation of Christ and Evil Dead. Several scenes from Evil Dead can be seen while they’re watching.

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Nightmare on Elmstreet

The main character Nancy in Nightmare on Elm Street can be seen watching Evil Dead while she is in her bedroom.

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Evil Ed

Evil Dead references all over the place: Ed’s boss is named Sam Campbell (mix of Sam Raimi and BC), when a burglar picks up a crowbar out of his trunk, he says “Groovy”, and there are ED2 posters on the wall.

The Dead Hate the Living

The main character is in trouble and is trying to think of a plan when he utters the line: “What would Bruce Campbell do?”.

Jason Goes to Hell

The Necronomicon and Kandarian Dagger from Evil Dead 2 are used as props within the movie.


In the party scene when they are about to watch the movie. You have to listen in the background for this part, Randy gives two choices for movies “Evil Dead or Halloween”.

Emperor’s New Groove

Synopsis of scene: Izma, the Emporer’s evil advisor, hands Kronc (her big, stupid monkey of a lackey) a dagger and orders him to kill the llama emporer and Pacha, the llama rancher. Kronc begins to discuss the situation with his “shoulder angel” and “shoulder devil”. Izma makes fun of him… and insults his spinach puffs. The shoulder devil gets a badass look on his face, cocks his pitchfork, shotgun-style and says: “That’s it. She’s goin’ down!”

The Dead Next Door

The zombie-squad officers in the movie are watching Evil Dead in their common room.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

While Grima Wormtongue is discussing Helm’s Deep he holds a candlestick close to some explosive powder. Saruman quickly stops him just like in Army of Darkness when Ash stops the Wiseman.


In the movie “Toys” with Robin Williams and Joan Kusack, in the last 10 minutes or so of the movie, shortly after Joan gets her head blown off, the Sea Swine comes up to the general guy and he yells Klaatu Verata Nictu to try to stop it, but it shoots him anyway.

Ghostbusters 2

Egon, Winston and Ray are down in the deserted train tunnel and they’re yelling to get echoes. When Winston yells a force-like voice says “Join us Winston.” Right after that several decapitated head appear out of nowhere.


In the movie Creepshow, during the fifth and final section entitled “They’re Creeping Up on You”, a jukebox in Mr. Pratt’s apartment is playing the “Wounded Melody” (20’s type horn music) that can be heard in various parts of The Evil Dead.

How to Make a Monster

In the movie How to Make a Monster if you look closely at the wall in the programming building they are working in, you can see an Evil Dead: Hail to the King poster in many scenes during the movie.

Premutos: Lord Of The Living Dead

In Olaf Ittenbach’s “Premutos: Lord Of The Living Dead” there is a scene were a couple are making kinky love when a horde of zombies break down the wall. The male is tied to the bed and fortunately gets devoured, but while the female escapes, you see a very odd and im assuming, very rare Evil Dead poster on the wall!


In the movie splash when the mermaid is at the pizza shop behind her across the street the marque of the movie theater says the Evil Dead.

Lilo & Stitch

Lilo and Stich when the house is being destroyed by the Aliens Stich Appears with A Chainsaw on top of a bug. When he appears it looks like the Army of Darkness Poster.