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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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Abomination Mia
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Cheryl from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Inca ...
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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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Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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5 April 2013 (USA)  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

In one scene there are cards spread out on the table. The cards are laid out in the order that Cheryl reads them in the original The Evil Dead (1981). See more »

Goofs

In the first half of the movie Mia severely scalds herself with boiling water leaving large blisters and burns on her face. These marks disappear without explanation in the film's finale. See more »

Quotes

[as the Deadites take possession of Mia]
Cheryl: You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you!
[Mia becomes eerily calm]
Mia: You're all going to die tonight.
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Referenced in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (2013) See more »

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Baby, Little Baby
Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Performed by Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez
Published by Fede Alvarez (ASCAP) and Rodo Saygues (ASCAP)
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A decent remake
14 September 2013 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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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