While filming “Evil Dead II,” Bruce Campbell and director Sam Raimi didn’t shy away from any chance they could get to add a blood bath or severed limb into a scene. In fact, in one particular scene, when Ash is on the hunt for his demonically possessed severed hand, he blasts a hole in the wall with his shotgun and has a slight sense of victory before the unthinkable happens.
A slow drizzle of bright red liquid quickly transforms into a whopping 55 gallons of gushing blood coming out of the wall and blasting Ash in the face with immense force. The scene had to be filmed with Campbell lying down as the fake Karo syrup blood doused him in the face.
Campbell describes in his book, “If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor,” the aftermath of filming that scene, writing “I lived to tell the tale, but every time I blew my nose for the next two weeks, the snot was bright red.”
Filming the scene might have been a nightmare straight out of the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis for Campbell, but fans of the movie are sure happy he went through with it, as it’s now one of the best and bloodiest scenes in the franchise.