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Evil Dead, The
The Evil Dead is a 1981 horror film that quickly became a cult hit and helped to launch the careers of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell. The film would spawn two sequels: 1987's Evil Dead II and 1992's Army of Darkness in addition to a 2013 semi-remake and a 2015 Starz television series.
The following weapons were used in the film The Evil Dead:
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Winchester Model 37A
A Winchester Model 37A Single Barreled Shotgun is primarily used by Ash (Bruce Campbell) in the movie. It is apparently a 20 gauge, as the shells used in the movie are yellow.
The affordable single barrel shotgun was purchased by Bruce Campbell at a Kmart for its specific use in the film. Since the budget was extremely low, and where they where filming was secluded in the woods, live ammunition was used for a couple of scenes. Scenes such as when Ash shoots the window, and also a dummy filled with blood was shot. Most of theses scenes are filmed at low angles so the camera would not be hit. For other scenes, Bruce Campbell simply mime-fires the shotgun. At the end of production, star Bruce Campbell and Producer Robert Tapert bought about a hundred shells and shot up every prop used in the cabin. The resulting rubble was then lit into a huge barn fire by director Sam Raimi.
The shotgun which was used in the filming is now owned by Bruce's brother Don Campbell, but he had cut the barrel and the stock. He also positively identified the shotgun as Model 37A in an interview.