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Evil Dead (2013)

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Critic Consensus: It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.

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In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

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Cast

Sian Davis
as Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth
as Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts
as Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson
as Abomination Mia
Rupert Degas
as Demon Voice
Bob Dorian
as Voice of Professor Knowby from the original Evil Dead
Ellen Sandweiss
as Voice of Cheryl from the original Evil Dead
Inca
as Grandpa the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (40)

Happy days for those who love this sort of thing. But Raimi's effort, perhaps because we hadn't seen the plot before, was infinitely more scary.

April 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A full-bloodedly grisly and macabre film that zaps over a few scares.

April 18, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Anonymous, forgettable and doesn't hold a candle to the brilliant original.

April 18, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

I was left clamping my hand to my open jaw, not so much in terror, more in shocked hilarity at how grand the guignol was willing to go.

April 18, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny.

April 17, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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An effectively relentless gore-fest.

April 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Evil Dead

½

It seems like Alvarez didn't really get what made the original Evil Dead movies so successful, and so he basically eliminates the bizarre humor that made them so much fun and now goes for a bloodbath of pure gore that is entirely derivative and relies on ridiculous cheap scares.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Torture porn lacking any charm or dark humor that made the originals classics. The new version is sadistic, trying to be as disgusting as possible and lacking some serious suspense along the way. It's hard to give a shit about characters everyone knows will die very horrible deaths. There is nothing scary about going "ewww" every other minute. We're getting a couple of references to the original films, especially in the somewhat decent showdown. By that time you just want this to be over with, though.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Quite possibly the goriest film ever made by a Hollywood studio, Evil Dead is a new Horror classic, a film that accomplishes the nearly impossible task of staying true to the original's roots while standing firmly on its own.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

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