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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Genres Horror
Director Fede Alvarez
Studio studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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3.8 out of 5 stars

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MR M. 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Jun. 2015
Format: DVD
In truth this was always going to struggle to appease many of the horror hordes, Sam Raimi's original film held up as some sort of religious artifact that should never be tempered with - this even though it was considerably trumped by the sequel (erm: remake). Is it fair to say that even before it was released there were those hating it? It certainly seemed that way.

Can you judge this piece of horror film making on its own terms? Are there a new breed of horror film fans out there whom haven't seen Raimi's trilogy and therefore can go into it and get the tar shocked out of them? I hope so because this is a rip-snorter of a remake. Full of jumps, guts, gore, and genuine moments of terror, with Fede Alvarez and his team adding some fresh touches to Raimi's original nightmare.

It is what it is, a horror remake of an old favourite that ramps up the horror and uses the tools available to splinter the ears - turn the stomach - and fray the nerves. It's illogical, daft even at times, but this is one of the better horror remakes of recent times, a real pant soiler. Bravo you undead muthas. 8/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ernie on 13 Nov. 2014
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Considering how few remakes actually equal or better their originals, I didn't hold out much hope for the new Evil Dead, though I couldn't have been more wrong.
Even as a fan of the original Sam Raimi Evil Dead films this 2013 update is a worthy addition to the franchise. The clever thing about the film is that it's less of a remake and more a re-imagining set within the Evil Dead "universe", Director Fede Alvarez cleverly sets the film within the settings of the original The Evil Dead, and then creates his own film which holds up independently as a great horror movie in its own right. It lacks the quirkiness and humour of the original and a central hero "Ash" character, though what remains is a far darker, bloody and violent movie.
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By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Jun. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
The Original Evil Dead is a cult classic that continues to scare and make you laugh in equal measure today! The remake is not a patch on the original for many reasons.

When studios decide to remake classic films they have a choice. They can follow it shot for shot (Psycho) or make a completely new film (The Thing), they could even copy the original but add a few little changes for the modern audience. Results will depend on the quality of the film makers and the vision they have. This Evil Dead decides to re-invent most of the story in an attempt to flesh it out and give its characters a bit more depth.

In doing so it loses all of the originals gutsy bravado and genuinely scary scenarios. Here its starts off badly and progressively descends into the very pits of hell it aims to scare you with. The dialogue (or should I say DIRE-logue) is terrible. Its cheesy and unnatural in most cases. The brother sister relationship that attempts to anchor the story and make the audience care is just painful and the non descript friends are just pointless fodder.

The special effects are suitably gory and modern but again there is not a single moment that will scare you or even send a shiver down you spine. This is a noisy ham-fisted retelling of a story that in truth didn't need retelling.

The original story has plenty of flaws but mixed humour and horror perfectly and had some amazing stand out moments. The story was never its strongest suit and its even more obvious in this new version. If the book of the dead cannot be destroyed why didn't the people who discovered it in the first place just bury it 10ft under ground? The lead Character, David, copes remarkably well after having a bullet put through his shoulder, his recovery time is on par with Wolverine.
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64 of 80 people found the following review helpful By John Milton on 8 April 2013
Format: DVD
Having relatively recently experienced the tepid, CGI heavy offerings of the remakes of John Carpenter's 'The Thing' and 'The Fog', I wasn't getting my hopes up about the Evil Dead remake which is directed and co-written by Uruguayan filmmaker Fede Alvarez. The 1981 original was considered one of the most violent films of its time and was consigned to that group of film's known as "video nasties".

If you've not seen the original and aren't convinced by the fairly pedestrian synopsis provided, check out the red band trailer, not the watered down UK version; that ought to convince you!
Having now seen the whole movie, I can testify that it lives up to the hype! The premise behind the group's trip to the cabin is more realistic than many other movies of a similar ilk. This is no hiking trip gone wrong. This group are here for an intervention to get one of their own to go cold turkey and get clean of heroin. This makes it all the more plausible when they choose to remain when things start going wrong...

Shiloh Fernandez (Deadgirl, Red Riding Hood), Lou Taylor Pucci (Jack and Diane), Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, The Covenant) and Elizabeth Blackmore are all able enough in their roles but for me, it was Jane Levy (Suburgatory) that stood out in this film. Levy's performance as the girl hooked on heroin trying to get clean is as equally convincing as her turn when possessed by a malevolent demon.

Evil Dead is a particularly slick and brutal horror that is most certainly not for the faint-hearted. The special effects are really well done and it's nice to see a horror movie that merits its "18" certificate and doesn't take any prisoners when it comes to the gore. I consider myself a fairly well-seasoned horror fan and even I was squirming in my seat at times!
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