Ephesians 6:10-17: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Evil Dead II Scene: “Ash, with Annie’s help, modifies the chainsaw and attaches it to where his right hand had been. Ash eventually finds the missing pages of the Necronomicon and kills Henrietta, turned into a long-necked monster.”
1 Samuel 28: “When Saul saw the Philistine army, he was afraid; terror filled his heart. He inquired of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by dreams or Urim or prophets. Saul then said to his attendants, “Find me a woman who is a medium, so I may go and inquire of her.”
“There is one in Endor,” they said.
So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. “Consult a spirit for me,” he said, “and bring up for me the one I name.”
But the woman said to him, “Surely you know what Saul has done. He has cut off the mediums and spiritists from the land. Why have you set a trap for my life to bring about my death?”
Saul swore to her by the Lord, “As surely as the Lord lives, you will not be punished for this.”
Then the woman asked, “Whom shall I bring up for you?”
“Bring up Samuel,” he said.
When the woman saw Samuel, she cried out at the top of her voice and said to Saul, “Why have you deceived me? You are Saul!”
The king said to her, “Don’t be afraid. What do you see?”
The woman said, “I see a ghostly figure coming up out of the earth.”
“What does he look like?” he asked.
“An old man wearing a robe is coming up,” she said.
Then Saul knew it was Samuel, and he bowed down and prostrated himself with his face to the ground.”
Evil Dead II Scene: “While in the cabin, Ash plays a tape of an archaeology professor (the cabin’s previous inhabitant), reciting passages from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis (orBook of the Dead), which he has discovered during an archaeological dig. The recorded incantation unleashes an evil force which kills and later possesses Linda. Ash is then forced to decapitate his girlfriend for his own safety.”
Exodus 22:18: “Do not suffer a witch to live.”
Evil Dead II Scene: “Then let’s head on down into that cellar and carve ourselves a witch.”
Matthew 5:30: “And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
Evil Dead II Scene: [Ash’s right hand has become possessed after he has been bitten by the demon-infested head of his dead girlfriend]
Ash: [to his freshly sawn off possessed hand] “Here’s your new home.”
[Ash places a bucket and a bunch of books on it to trap the hand; the top book reads “A Farewell To Arms”]
Matthew 10:28: “And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Evil Dead II Scene: [Henrietta’s decapitated head wobbles on the floor] “Hey! I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll–”
[Ash steps on Henrietta’s head and aims his shotgun at her face] “Swallow this.”
Matthew 7:14: “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Evil Dead II Scene: “Excuse me. Excuse me. Is this the road to the Knowby cabin?”
“That’s right, but you ain’t going there.”
“And why not? [sees that the bridge is gone] There must be another way. There’s gotta be a road or something.”
“Sure ain’t no road. Why the hell would you want to go up there for anyway?”
Romans 13:12: “The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
Evil Dead II Scene: “We are the things that were and shall be again! Ahahahaha! Spirits of the book! We want what is yours! LIFE! Dead by dawn! Dead by dawn!”
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.