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.
A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
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
The wrecked car near the cabin that Mia sits on at the beginning of the film is an Oldsmobile Delta 88. This is model of car Ash drives in the original and is an homage to director Sam Raimi who has stated that one of these cars is present in every film he has directed. See more »
In the final scenes, the blood on Mia's face changes a number of times, not only the pattern, but it changes from dry blood to wet blood (which makes no sense because it is raining blood). See more »
I hate to do this but I guess in the interest of fairness and objectivity I should begin by saying that the IMDb rating is probably more accurate than my own. That's because for most people, you will either love it or hate it. It's pure indulgence, all gore and very little in the way of character development (especially the character Natalie, I kept forgetting she was even there for the first half of the film). But it rises above others in this genre by foregoing the usual fake looking CG effects in favor of classic f/x makeup and camera tricks. This adds greatly to the drama by making the feel of the film more edgy and while there are very few "scary" moments the overall effect is 90min of unnerving action. This is a must see film for any horror fan, which almost sounds like blasphemy considering its a remake! But it never tries to copy the original, it simply pays humble homage to it. It even expands upon the mythology. My suggestion is to see this before it leaves theaters. There's nothing quite like seeing a great horror film with a crowd of people. Hearing all the laughs, the screams, and the gasps of disgust as everyone collectively refrains from vomiting is an experience worth the hefty ticket price.
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