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
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 14 April 2014
Format: DVD
During the 1980's the pop culture ran film after film of Jason and Freddie. Real horror fans quietly turned "Evil Dead" into a cult classic with collectors DVDs selling up to $100.00.

The remake has high standards to meet for devoted fans. Some fans claim it is not a remake, but if you use the same name and have many of the same scenes, it's a duck.

1) The book has to be convincing. They did fine here.
2) The forest rape scene was a signature scene. This film didn't improve on it. One would expect with all the CG effects available, this would have been far better. It was worse. In fact there was a complete lack of special effects I was hoping for.
3) Bruce Campbell and a chainsaw. They didn't even come close. Jessica Lucas? Shiloh Fernandez? Please. They needed a name actor to take that role and write it with some personality. They didn't.
4) There was also a high amount of camp value to the original film series. This one eliminates all the humor. Seriously, where is the hand running around giving people the finger? I think the whole movie gave the viewers the finger.

If you have seen the original, watch this as a rental. This won't make my collection as did the faux skin covered DVD. Having trashed this film, I will say if you haven't seen the original and know nothing about "Evil Dead" you might find that you will like this blood fest. My recommendation is to watch the original and "leave this book alone".

Parental Guide: F-bombs. No sex. Sketch nudity in book, mud nudity?
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8 of 9 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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63 of 79 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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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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