21 Groovy Ash Williams Quotes From The 'Evil Dead' Franchise

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Vote up the best Ash Williams quotes throughout the ‘Evil Dead' franchise.

Ashley Williams has firmly established himself as one of the toughest, coolest, and most heroic horror protagonists of all time throughout his remarkable run in the Evil Dead franchise thanks in no small part to the generational performance by horror legend Bruce Campbell. Campbell's Ash is a character who thrives under pressure, isn't afraid to get his hands absolutely drenched with blood, and most importantly, knows how to deliver a hilarious one-liner. Ash Williams quotes and quips have become a staple of the Evil Dead franchise, with his cool and deadpan delivery often leading to some of the most adored and quotes lines in horror movie history

Throughout Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn, Army of Darkness, and Ash vs. Evil Dead, Ash Williams grows and matures to the character audiences love, with each subsequent film letting the charismatic man's man come out of his shell to become the ultimate deadite killing machine audiences know his as today. While the stoic and terrified Ash from the first film may barely even have any line, by the time Army of Darkness comes around, his confidence, charisma, and suaveness are all dialed up to eleven and a legend of the genre has firmly been cemented.

Vote up the best Ash Williams quote throughout the Evil Dead franchise, and don't forget to check out The Best Movies and Series in the Evil Dead Franchise and The Best Characters from the Evil Dead Franchise to get all the gory and gooey goodness this beloved horror franchise has to offer.


  • 1
    19 votes

    "This Is My Boomstick" - Army of Darkness

    "This Is My Boomstick" - Army of Darkness
    Photo: Army of Darkness / Universal Pictures

    Knight: For that arrogance, I shall see you dead.

    Ash Williams: Alright you primitive screw-heads, listen up, see this? This is my boomstick! It's a 12-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top-of-the-line. You can find this in the sporting goods department.

  • 2
    14 votes

    "Groovy" - Evil Dead II

    "Groovy" - Evil Dead II
    Photo: Evil Dead II / Rosebud Releasing Corporation

    Ash Williams: Groovy.

  • 3
    14 votes

    "Hail To The King, Baby" - Army of Darkness

    "Hail To The King, Baby" - Army of Darkness
    Photo: Army of Darkness / Universal Pictures

    Narrator: Sure, I could have stayed in the past. Could have even been king. But in my own way, I am king.

    Ash Williams: Hail to the king baby.

     

  • 4
    10 votes

    "You Ain't Leading But Two Things Right Now, Jack And Sh*t, And Jack Left Town." - Army of Darkness

    "You Ain't Leading But Two Things Right Now, Jack And Sh*t, And Jack Left Town." - Army of Darkness
    Photo: Army of Darkness / Universal Pictures

    Henry the Red: Who are you?

    Ash Williams: Who wants to know?

    Henry the Red: I am Henry the Red. Duke of Shale, lord of the northlands and leader of its peoples.

    Ash Williams: Well, hello mister fancy-pants. I got news for you, pal, you ain't leading but two things right now, jack and sh*t, and jack left town.

  • 5
    5 votes

    "Swallow This." - Evil Dead II

    "Swallow This." - Evil Dead II
    Photo: Evil Dead II / Rosebud Releasing Corporation

    Henrietta: I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul! I'll swallow your soul!

    Ash Williams: Swallow this.

  • 6
    9 votes

    "Well Cheryl, It's Been Fun Catching Up. Sorry I Gotta Kill Ya... Again." - Ash vs. Evil Dead

    "Well Cheryl, It's Been Fun Catching Up. Sorry I Gotta Kill Ya... Again." - Ash vs. Evil Dead
    Photo: Ash vs. Evil Dead / Starz

    Ash Williams: And that Elk Grove, is how you take care of business. Well Cheryl, it's been fun catching up. Sorry I gotta kill ya, again. I hope we all learn something today.

    Deadite Cheryl: Not again…