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Evil Dead (2013)

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Evil Dead is a movie starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jessica Lucas. 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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Cast overview:
... Mia
... David
... Eric
... Olivia
... Natalie
Phoenix Connolly ... Teenager
... Harold
... Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth ... Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts ... Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson ... Abomination Mia
... Demon (voice)
Bob Dorian ... Professor Knowby from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
... 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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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  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,775,847, 7 April 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,239,856, 9 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,542,952, 13 September 2013
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Every girl in this film leading the cast is a scream queen. Jane Levy gained more recognition with Fede Alvarez's next film Don't Breathe (2016), Elizabeth Blackmore is best known for The Vampire Diaries (2009), and Jessica Lucas has previously appeared in The Covenant (2006), Cloverfield (2008), Amusement (2008). See more »

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After Mia crashes the car into the pond, the car has its footwells full of water. The doors are above the water line and at such an angle that it could not flood as shown. The car's depth in the pond is also inconsistent with the area immediately around the car; Mia exits the car and into the water at a depth near her waist. See more »

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Toothless Redneck: I've got the bitch!
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Crazy Credits

Narration by Bob Dorian from the original movie The Evil Dead (1981) starts midway through credits, just when it lists the sound department. See more »

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Referenced in Awkward.: Crowning Moments (2014) 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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Excellent re-imagining of a classic
9 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I have to say I'm very surprised at all the negative reviews I've been reading. I'm an avid movie lover, frequenting the theaters at least twice a week if not more. Something about being able to just sit back in a dark room, with a big screen and great sound. It's just good fun. Movies are enjoyable, not all are realistic and I think that's the point. If I wanted something realistic, I would watch a documentary (which I do on many occasions).

I think a lot of the reviews are being very unfair to this movie. I have seen the original and I loved it. Especially when I first saw it as a kid, it scared the crap out of me. But we have to remember that we are in a new age with different technologies and expectations. I bet that if the original was released for the first time right now, it would have been shot down even more than this "remake." Although I love the original, the effects don't scare me like they used to. And people who complain about the acting and script of the new movie? Come on. It wasn't perfect, but it's nowhere near as bad as others are making it out to be. And Jane Levy was absolutely AMAZING in this film. I would watch this movie over and over again just to see her act.

People are judging this movie too harshly. Was this movie enjoyable? Yes. Very much so. Were the effects good? The effects were A+ and the score was magnificent. Would I see it again? Yes. I would go see it again at the movies AND buy it as soon as it's available on Blu Ray.

This movie is not meant to be a remake of the first, rather a reawakening of an old and classic evil. Watch this movie with an open mind and you will love it. Watch it and compare it to the original? You will hate it, because they are not the same movies. Both were brilliant, but I would be lying if I didn't say that I enjoyed this version a lot more than the old one. Acting by Levy was perfect, gore was fantastic, scares were good, and the movie had my attention all the way through.


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