Shelly was Scotty's girlfriend in the original Evil Dead film. She, Linda, Cheryl, Ash, and Scotty travel to Tenessee for a vaction in a remote cabin. She and Scotty sleep together after playing the necrnomicon recording. After Cheryl is possessed, Shelly gets possessed shortly after. She attacks Scotty, scratching at his face, who retaliates by throwing her into the fireplace, severely burning her face. Scotty pulls her out, only for her to resume attacking him, trying to force his head into the fireplace to return the burning, and then trying to stab him with the dagger from the cellar. Scotty pulls out his own hunting knife and slices through her hand, causing her to bite it completely off. He then stabs her in the back with the dagger, but she dosen't die. Scotty finally ends up dismembering her with an axe after first yelling at Ash to do it. After this, she is dead, and Scotty and Ash bury her remains.