Evil Dead

Evil Dead

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Evil Dead

Brutal modern-day remake of Sam Raimi's cult classic horror. Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends. There they discover a Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon dormant demons, living in the nearby woods, who possess the group in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Raimi co-wrote the script with debut director Fede Alvarez and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno). Shot in New Zealand.

2013Rating: R18+, High impact horror violence92 minsUSA
Horror
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Boasts way better production values than the penny-pinching 1981 original.

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Total Film

Total Film

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Closer to Eli Roth than Sam Raimi, this brutal retread combines J-horror atmospherics with torture-porn kills.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

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What really matters is seeing these pretty people get put through the gory wringer, and once the unholy spirit comes calling, Evil Dead more than delivers.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Has none of the first movie's handmade charm or hilarity, intentional or otherwise.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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The setup and geography are consistent with the original, though the film never makes the mistake of trying to rebottle the lightning that electrified Sam Raimi's movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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What it gets most right is its tone, paying homage yet staking its own territory; it's scary without being downbeat, fun without being too jokey.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Gory scares abound in a remake that will win the hearts of many of the original's fans.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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At its best, manages to recapture the original's hardcore nastiness. It could certainly do with laughing at itself a bit more, though.

3.0
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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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There’s enough outrageous unreality to make the brutality go down a little easier.

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Lets get right down to business here. People are likely to go into the film expecting "The most terrifying film you will ever experience", as per the tagline. A risky and ambitious marketing ploy and one that will likely divide audiences once they see it. As long as you know that you are going in to this film for the "experience" part of that tagline (which...

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I attended the cast and crew screening last night & the film was fricking awesome!! Did not let down with gore and blood. I loved the story and loved the characters.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Boasts way better production values than the penny-pinching 1981 original.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Closer to Eli Roth than Sam Raimi, this brutal retread combines J-horror atmospherics with torture-porn kills.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

What really matters is seeing these pretty people get put through the gory wringer, and once the unholy spirit comes calling, Evil Dead more than delivers.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Has none of the first movie's handmade charm or hilarity, intentional or otherwise.

0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The setup and geography are consistent with the original, though the film never makes the mistake of trying to rebottle the lightning that electrified Sam Raimi's movie.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

What it gets most right is its tone, paying homage yet staking its own territory; it's scary without being downbeat, fun without being too jokey.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Gory scares abound in a remake that will win the hearts of many of the original's fans.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

At its best, manages to recapture the original's hardcore nastiness. It could certainly do with laughing at itself a bit more, though.

3.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

There’s enough outrageous unreality to make the brutality go down a little easier.

0

Lets get right down to business here. People are likely to go into the film expecting "The most terrifying film you will ever experience", as per the tagline. A risky and ambitious marketing ploy and one that will likely divide audiences once they see it. As long as you know that you are going in to this film for the "experience" part of that tagline...

0

I attended the cast and crew screening last night & the film was fricking awesome!! Did not let down with gore and blood. I loved the story and loved the characters.

4.0
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