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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Product Details

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)

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 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 Adasha on 5 Dec 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
This film represents everything wrong with modern day horror movies. It's a remake of a movie that didn't need remaking, and despite the tone of the original this one takes itself far too seriously. It relies on excessive gore and frivolous attempts at jump-scares to make it 'frightening' and not once manages to build any tension or suspense. The characters make unbelievable choices that are not only nonsensical but against their own characterisations. Everything just 'happens', with the absolute minimal effort expended giving any form of justification or background to the events that unfold. It throws so many overused plot devices at you, you could play TV Tropes bingo and everyone would win.

This is honestly one of the worst horror films I've seen for quite some time, and I think there hasn't been a really good horror movie made for over a decade. We are living through an era where true horror - the type that makes your stomach tighten and prevents you sleeping that night - seems to be a forgotten art. How many Saws, Hostels or near-identical zombie/mutant/inbred films must we go through before we remember that horror != schlock? Maybe I'm getting cynical, or maybe I'm 'used' to the genre, but I think back to classic nightmare fuel like Alien, or The Thing and I realise that no modern horror scares me any more.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Galliworm on 17 Dec 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I made the mistake of believing the hype surrounding this movie and was left a bit underwhelmed by it all.
Positives - it doesn't try to be a remake of the original, but a stand alone movie in its own right. It doesn't rely on CGI effects, preferring good old fashioned prosthetics (the electric carving knife scene is a corker!). The cast are effective (if a little un memorable) and the sets are terrific.
Negatives - no central character you want to root for. Not very scary for a movie that is supposed to be "The most terrifying film you will ever experience". An abrupt ending that made me ask "Is that it?"
All in all, well made but not the terror-fest I hoped it would be.
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 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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