Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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5. The crew nicknamed a rat on the set “Señor Cojones”

The real life rat shown in the movie was more than just the film’s official “extra”. It seems that the crew had in fact taken a liking to the little guy, going so far as to give him a name. They settled on Señor Cojones, which is probably as great of a name as any rat could possibly hope to get.

In the movie, the rat is shown briefly, when Ash is keeping him company in the cellar. It occurs moments before he is attacked by the Deadite that burst through the floor. For what it’s worth, Señor Cojones ends up surviving the film, limited to just that one brief scene.

Still, there are more scenes of the rat which wound up on the cutting room floor. Apparently they just couldn’t help but film as much of the rodent as they could, even if they couldn’t use all of the footage.