EVIL DEAD II By Sam Raimi Scott Spiegel SEVENTH DRAFT - May 5, 1986 FADE IN: DE LAURENTIIS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LOGO FADE OUT. FADE IN: RENAISSANCE PICTURES LOGO FADE OUT. 0 BLACKNESS A sound is building. Like a living wind. A thousand screams in agony. From the blackness, gusts of smoke pull together quickly, forming the Main Title against black: "EVIL DEAD" Then beneath it, the Roman Numeral "II." A SLOW ZOOM brings it toward us. And as the screams reach their sharp crescendo the title zooms through us. FADE IN: 1 ANGLE - STOP MOTION ANIMATION Whisping smoke against a black background. EERIE MUSIC. In the distance, through the smoke, a small object. It fans toward us quickly, filling the frame. It is an ancient skin covered volume, with the outline of a human face on it's cover. This is the Book of the Dead.