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Evil Dead (2013)

R  |   |  Horror  |  5 April 2013 (USA)
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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.



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Cast overview:
Phoenix Connolly ...
Stephen Butterworth ...
Karl Willetts ...
Randal Wilson ...
Abomination Mia
Demon (voice)
Bob Dorian ...
Cheryl from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Inca ...
Grandpa the Dog


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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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The most terrifying film you will ever experience. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 April 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Posesión infernal  »

Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,775,847 (USA) (5 April 2013)


$54,239,856 (USA) (7 June 2013)

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Technical Specs


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Olivia chastises Eric for his attitude towards David's past absence in Mia's life, stating "He's here now," Eric responds with a deadpan "Yeah... Truly amazing." This is one of Ash's lines from the first The Evil Dead (1981). See more »


Mia's necklace is broken near the beginning of the film and is miraculously back together by the time she puts it on. See more »


Mia: [possessed, to David] Why don't you come down here and let me suck your cock, pretty boy?
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Crazy Credits

The credit for the actors stand-in body doubles is listed as, "Fake Shemps" in reference to The Three Stooges. See more »


Followed by Ash vs Evil Dead (2015) See more »


Baby, Little Baby
Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Performed by Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez
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5 September 2013 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

So I've read here and there that this remake lacks the camp of the original. And I look back over 20 years ago, watching The Evil Dead on a crummy rental VHS, in the dark of my teenage bedroom one night. The camp? The original Evil Dead was a terrifying experience, even with Bruce Campbell's over the top performance, the film was a scare-fest, a terrifying trip even nearly ten years after its release. The camp was in Evil Dead 2, an horror comedy remaking the original already, technically.

This remake finds many way to bow to the original, aside the obligatory visual quotes. The use of practical effects, notably, in an era of CGI- filled movies, is extremely refreshing. The gore feels painful, makes you cringe, churned my stomach. It successfully palliates a somewhat shallow characterization that makes it difficult to root for the characters (with the exception of Mia, who owes a lot to a really visceral performance by Jane Levy.)

And this is where Evil Dead 2013 took me by surprise. After roughly a first half of the movie taking Evil Dead fans by the hand towards hashed and rehashed territories, making them doubt that this was a good idea at all, the movie lets go of your hand and you're alone, in the middle of the woods, and it's dark and there's strange noises all about... and then limbs start flying.

I won't get into conjectures that the highly conventional and overly familiar first half was made that way with the sole purpose of placing the audience in their comfort zone, only to give more impact to the second half... but I would surely ask Fede Alvarez if I was to interview him.

Evil Dead 2013 is a treat for the fans of gore and horror, in any case. Another reminder that out of ten awful remakes, sometimes one rises to the top and delivers. Not for the faint of heart, for sure, but if you're a true horror fan, and even more, if you miss your old school, gruesome gore rides, this one is for you.

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