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Evil Dead (2013)

 -  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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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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Fear What You Will Become See more »

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

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Posesión infernal  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$54,239,856 (USA) (7 June 2013)
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Diablo Cody polished and "Americanized" the screenplay while remaining uncredited. See more »

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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 »

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Natalie: I had to do it. I feel much better now.
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Features The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Baby, Little Baby
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To say this is a bad film is just plain wrong
26 August 2013 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

To say this is a bad film is just plain wrong. It's not bad at all. Not a classic, but not as bad as everybody is making out.

Where this movie falls down, and where it always was going to fall down, is too many people regard the original as a classic. It doesn't take a genius to work out, if you're going to make a remake/reboot/re-imagining of a movie, don't chose a cult classic. No matter how good your remake, it will always be slated. I don't hold the original in such high regard. Yeah, it was a new take on an old genera, and it had some, then, good effects, and the cinematography was pretty clever, as were all of Sam Raimi's early films. But classic. I think not. I feel the 2nd Evil Dead film was loads better. And as for people slagging this remake off for bad acting…… do you remember the original?

OK. This movie. Yeah it is pretty gory. But wasn't as bad as I was expecting. The general feel to the movie is unpleasant. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, especially for a horror movie. But there wasn't the underlying humour of the original, and moreover its sequel. I think that's where this version fell down a little. Played it a little too straight faced, and therefore was nothing new. In fact that was my biggest problem with the movie. It was nothing new. It had some well- paced set pieces but lacked any real tension and peril. You didn't really care about the characters, so didn't really care much to what happened to them.

On the plus side, I felt the cinematography was pretty good, and added to the underlying "unpleasant" feel of the movie. The effects were good. And yeah, I'd say the acting was OK too. Don't believe all the bad reviews.

All in all, a perfectly watchable horror movie, with some pretty good moments. But a word to the wise. In future don't remake a cult classic. IE. Don't remake the second Evil Dead movie, The Exorcist, The Shining …. Yeah I know they remade it as a TV series, but you get the idea.


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