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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.

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Abomination Mia
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Cheryl from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Inca ...
Grandpa the Dog
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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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The most terrifying film you will ever experience. See more »

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Fantasy | Horror

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Posesión infernal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Fede Alvarez pitched the film as the audience watching something they are not supposed to watch. 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

Natalie: [after Mia, possessed, has been thrown into the cellar] For God's sake, what happened to her eyes?
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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 »

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Referenced in The Big Review: Episode #2.3 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Horror Genre Perfection - and a damn good reboot of a great trilogy.
18 May 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Horror Genre perfection.

Much like Evil Dead 2 - this takes the original idea and reworks it in an original way. A completely solid and well written horror movie that gets under your skin like horror should. Real horror fans will not be disappointed. Fans of the original have no reason to dislike this film if they truly enjoy good solid horror.

Critics should be educated on the difference between the Horror Genre and the Thriller Genre. A horror movie not scaring you isn't a valid criticism. Neither are complaints about gore. Horror movies aren't supposed to scare you. They are supposed to horrify you. They play on your primal fears and cause negative emotions to arise as a result. Being scared has nothing to do with how good a horror movie is.

Incidentally I think that is why horror movies get such terrible reviews from critics. A fundamental misunderstanding of the genre. The belief that they are supposed to feel frightened - so when instead they feel revolted by the gore or implications of a scene they react negatively to it.

This was genuinely the best pure horror movie to be released in mainstream cinemas in the last decade.


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