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evil_dead2_script

evil_dead2_script

NARRATOR Legend has it,

NARRATOR Legend has it, that it was written by the dark ones: NECRONOMICON EX MORTES; Roughly translated...The Book of the Dead. The face on the cover of the book pulls away from its skin binding and leans toward the camera. EYES on the book blink open and peer at us. It's mouth opens and emits a hideous scream. The CAMERA races into the blackness of the screaming mouth. DISSOLVE THRU TO: 1P PLATE FOR PREVIOUS SCENE - SMOKE 2 A SPINNING VORTEX - (3 PAINTINGS ON AN ANIMATION STAND) - 12 SEC. PLATE Spiraling downward. NARRATOR To trace the origin of the Book, we must go back...back...to a day when spirits ruled the earth. Wispy shapes of animated ghosts move through this vortex, coming toward the CAMERA with WAILING and MOANING and then are gone. NARRATOR When the seas ran red with blood. DISSOLVE THRU TO: 2P PLATE FOR PREVIOUS SCENE - ROD PUPPET GHOSTS 3 STOCK FOOTAGE - (OPTICALLY COLOR SEPARATED) A raging ocean of blood. Great waves rise and swell as if before a storm. NARRATOR (V.O.) It was this blood that was used to ink the book. DISSOLVE THRU TO: 4 AN OPEN COPY OF THE BOOK OF THE DEAD - ANIMATION STAND - BLUE SCREEN IN BG Through animation, the blank pages of the Book are scripted in a strange hieroglyphic by an invisible hand. Faster and faster the pages turn on the Book as the blood red ink is scrawled across them. The pages flip furiously until the Book snaps

shut, reveal ing its gruesome face on the cover. The book flaps violently away from camera. NARRATOR (V.O.) The Book of the Dead was last seen in 1300 A.D. DISSOLVE THRU TO: 4A 4AP OMIT OMIT 4B - OMIT 4D 4P STOCK FOOTAGE - THE RIFT 5 EXT. KANDAR CASTLE - DUSK - 4 WARRIORS - 4 HORSES CAMERA panning down to reveal a magnificent newly built castle of stone. Bright banners fly from its turrets. An ox grazes nearby. 4 Warriors on horseback in the BG. NARRATOR (V.O.) It was then that the dark spirits again rose up to battle the living. The ground in front of the castle begins to split apart. A red glow and smoke pour from the growing crevice. Something evil is being unleashed. A strong wind kicks up blowing sand in a furious rage. 5A EXT. KANDAR CASTLE - DUSK - TRACKING SHOT - ASH Through the blowing silt, a lone figure appears. An image of power and light. His clothing is ragged, and he holds what appears to be a jagged toothed long sword. Two massive columns of stone stand on either side. CAMERA slowly moves closer, but his face is still hidden by the darkness and blowing sands. NARRATOR (V.O.) It is said that a hero came from the sky. A man who defeated this evi and buried the Book in the Castle of Kandar. And there it lay for 700 years... 6 EXT. CASTLE OF KAN DAR - DAY - RUINS DISSOLVE THRU TO: As the raging dust storm clears to reveal the same castle which we saw earlier, but now, in a ruined state. It has aged 700 years. The ox is

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    Jake sprays a can of air freshener

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    337 MEDIUM SHOT - THE GROUP ASH We'

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    RAYMOND Recite the passages. Dispel

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    431 MED. SHOT - PANNING - RIGGING E

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    One of the pages is a clear pictori

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    NO, YOU IDIOT. You'll kill us all.

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    453L EXT. CABIN - NIGHT - CLOSE SHO

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    496 CLOSE SHOT - DOORKNOB Rattling

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    510 - OMIT 511 Ash's evil hand sits

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    528 MED. SHOT - ASH AND ANNIE As he

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    546 ASH As he bends the chainsaw to

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    573 - OMIT 574 corners of the cella

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    He looks down with a scream. 583 CL

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    600CP PLATE FOR PREVIOUS SCENE - MI

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    He looks down. 614 CLOSE SHOT - HEN

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    from the Book of the Dead. Dust fro

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    Behind Ash a living tree branch rip

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    653 OMIT 654 INT. CABIN MAIN ROOM -

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    the grandfather clock with its hand

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    687 CLOSE SHOT - GUN BARREL - UNDER

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    A raging ocean of blood. Great wave

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    And then... NARRATOR (V.O.) The gri

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    paces the floor above him. And then

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    her 14H And looks down to the tiny

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    Ash swings the shovel, slicing off

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    35 MED. SHOT - MUD PUDDLE - ASH As

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    51 CLOSE SHOT - ASH As he nods to h

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    62P2 OMIT to turn. Ash opens his mo

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    the The As he runs toward the cabin

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    the trunk on a hand dolly. Ed and t

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    window through the place as the cur

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    Linda's head rolls off of her neck

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    ody of Linda, charging at Ash with

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    the upon which we see the stark sha

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    The reflection tightens its hold on

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    208 CLOSE SHOT 209 MEDIUM SHOT The

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    about All stand in the bright glare

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    Sure! 225 EXT. WOODS - NIGHT with A

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    Low angle tracking shot approaching

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    266 CLOSE SHOT - ASH Horrified, he

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    and Two holes are blown into the do

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    292 MEDIUM SHOT - JAKE AND ASH Half

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    voice. I know now, that my wife has

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    No. Can't be. ANNIE 319 INT. CABIN

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    333 WIDE SHOT - MAIN ROOM of from J

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    346A - OMIT 346D 347 CLOSE SHOT - B

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    As they clutch in fear at one anoth

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    364 ANGLE FROM TRAP DOOR - POSSESSE

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    She Annie looks to the chainsaw and

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    The moon has grown larger. Fog bill

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    393I ANNIE - C.U. 393J BOBBY JOE -

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    406P PLATE FOR PREVIOUS SCENE - BLA

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    slams in into a twisted oak tree th

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    water and across the forest floor.

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    about the passages? 446 CLOSE SHOT

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    451 EXT. WOODS/CABIN - NIGHT JAKE M

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    474 EXT. CABIN - NIGHT - CLOSE SHOT

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    She waits. 495 CLOSE SHOT - THE KAN

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    As she moves towards the main room.

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    as they stand in the doorway. 532 W

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    from A tree. It gust the workshed t

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    cellar's rear door. 575C ASH - CLOS

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    in after her. 584 MEDIUM SHOT - ASH

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    600C CLOSE SHOT - POSSESSED HENRIET

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    pours Henrietta's head is sliced fr

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    623A CLOSE SHOT - VINES - INT. MAIN

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    As it races right up to the front d

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    645 ASH'S POV saliva apple The CAME

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    the is sucked down into the rift. A

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    673P2 PLATE FOR PREVIOUS SCENE (STO

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    and As he grabs at the gun from its