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.
Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned ... See full summary »
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.
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
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According to reports in the press, the film used 70,000 gallons of fake blood. In an interview, Fede Alvarez said they used 50,000 gallons for the final scene alone. This is compared to the 200-300 gallons used in the original. See more »
After Eric is stabbed in the eye several times and pulls out the needle from under his eye, in the following scene the mark from the needle is lower on his face than where he pulled the needle out from. See more »
I was excited to watch The Evil Dead remake after finally having seen the original trilogy. I thought this film was okay, but the main problem I have with the remake is that it didn't really scare me. There are lots of gore and bloody scenes, but I just couldn't feel the same atmosphere from the original Evil Dead here. The use of practical effects was a nice alternative to the CGI dominance these days and I'm all for that. There are a few gross moments that seem realistic and I think they wouldn't look as good by using CGI. The acting was actually all right and I found it more believable and not annoying like some of the characters were in the first two films. Another positive aspect I can say is that director Fede Alvarez does a nice homage to the franchise by recreating the same location and elements from it. He also adds a few interesting twists to the story and some scenes look visually impressive. Nevertheless, I just didn't find the movie effective in giving me the scares so that's a major problem, being a horror film.
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