Raman and photoluminescence spectra of cubic Zn1-xCd xSe (0 ≦x ≦ 0.32) epilayers were obtained at high pressure. The impurity mode I observed in the phonon Raman spectra at low temperature confirms the intermediate phonon mode behavior. A split transverse optical phonon mode was found in the down-stroke high-pressure Raman scattering. Additionally, the pressure-dependent longitudinal optical (LO) phonon frequencies and the Grüneisen parameter (γLO) were obtained by quadratic polynomial fitting. Pressure-driven resonant Raman scattering effect was observed in samples with a high Cd concentration (x≧ 0.18). The critical pressure of semiconductor-to-metal phase transition (Pt) decreases as the Cd content increases. As the Cd concentration increases from 0 to 0.32, Pt falls from 13.6 to 9.4 GPa, according to Pt (GPa)= 13.6-6.8x-20.3x2.