Evil Dead 2013

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A remote cabin in the woods becomes a blood-soaked chamber of horrors when a group of 20-something friends unwittingly awakens an ancient demon in Evil Dead, the highly anticipated re-imagining of Sam Raimi?s 1981 cult-hit horror film The Evil Dead.

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1 hour, 31 minutes

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Evil Dead

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Genres Horror
Director Fede Alvarez
Studio studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. F. H. Gilani on 25 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD
So the new EVIL DEAD is here. The original 1982 movie was a groundbreaking & original film. And this remake is a total success because it DOESN'T try to imitate the original frame by frame. That would have been lazy and pointless as the 1982 film, in my view, was impossible to improve upon.
This new version retains all the atmosphere, has an unnerving & superbly original upside down opening scene of the car heading for the cabin ( loved that) & the subtle changes are evident throughout the movie but the good thing is that THEY WORK and are a refreshing & welcome change. I was sceptical at first about the movie but this remake is as good as or even better than Sam Raimi's original film. Cleverly the original beige Buick car is seen in this film, the shocks are startling & is it scary? Brilliantly so. The gore is plentiful & the possessed characters are nightmarish.
I love this film because it clearly has respect for the original. Being produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert & Bruce Campbell is a clear sign as to why this film is a total success. 10 out of 10 from me. A rare score for a remake? I think so !!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 Nov. 2014
Format: DVD
This is a spirited and highly effective re-imagining of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, a movie which is of course one of the all-time horror greats and a standard bearer for all that's good about scary films - Evil Dead Trilogy [Blu-ray].
Here, a group of five, twenty-something Americans, gather for a few days in a rundown and secluded log cabin. David is going to help his younger sister Mia to go cold turkey and kick her drug habit. He's assisted by three friends, Eric, Natalie and Olivia.
Mia's mongrel dog, Grandad, gets excited by the strong odours coming from the basement in the cabin. The friends take a look and find the remains of many woodland creatures suspended from the rafters.
Eric discovers an ancient old book, which is covered with decayed skin, and innocently he starts to read the incantations. What Eric doesn't know, is that he's rousing the evil spirits who lurk in the forest...
Sam Raimi, in the original version, struck gold with a very clever fusion of the zombie and ghost genres - his monsters were a magnificently chilling hybrid of both spooks and the living dead. This modern retelling has the same fundamental premise, but it is also more than just a slavish frame by frame reboot. However, the film still pays homage to the original, by recreating some of the stand out sequences which gave worldwide notoriety to Raimi's pic, for example, the rape of Mia by the forest.
Mia warns David of the evil hiding in the woods, but he interprets that as an excuse for her to leave the cabin and get back on the drugs. He insists that she stays put, and before long, Mia is the first to fall victim to a possession. The story then turns very nasty indeed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Man Of Leisure on 21 Aug. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
After the success of Marcus Nispels Texas chainsaw massacre in 2003 we have had most of the classic horror films of the 1970s and 80s remade. This is a good effort and continues the mythology of the book of the dead. The visuals continue the modern horror aesthetic of a brown, yellowy grungy vibe (inspired by Nispel) with lots of splatterings of gore and blood that will appeal to the post Saw/Hostel generation. It is far more violent than the original film, this made me go yuk whereas the original made me go agh! It's also faster paced then the original and the humour has gone as this film is a straight up horror piece.

Star of the original trilogy Bruce Campbell said in the extras that this film can be seen as a separate story, one in a parallel universe, where the question remains as to how the book ended up in that cabin. I also like the fact that there is no Ash in this (only one man can play that role) and that the film features a strong heroine, something the franchise will benefit from. A crossover evil dead featuring Mia and Ash would be something to look forward too!
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Watched this on Prime (great quality streaming of this title btw), expecting it to be pretty terrible. I think some people are confusing Evil Dead with Evil Dead 2. It wasn't until the second movie that it became a comedy, the tone of the first much more serious.
This movie pretty much is a straightforward remake in my eyes, you have events unfolding in a very similar manner. The reason they are there in the first place is different, but it's the same number of people, who are clearly cast based on similarities to the original cast.
Interesting decision not to go CGI heavy, and overall I enjoyed the production values. In fact, it really is just a visual/audio update of the original, which while bringing nothing new to it, because it's based on such a good movie in the first place, I still found entertaining. Perhaps I was just THAT bored.

The only thing that really I didn't care for, was the acting. None of the actors were remarkable, and therefore none of them had you screaming "Don't be stupid!!! Don't go there, don't fall for it!!". That's why I docked a star, and since I can't give half stars, it's a half a star over what I would have rated it as.
Definitely is worth a watch if you enjoyed the original, or if you are just into the horror genre at all. Given all the terrible terrible horror films that they've been releasing (they just DON'T make them like they used to) which just think gore is all you need, I found this not only watchable to the end, but entertaining also.

Decent.
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