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Evil Dead (2013)

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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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Fede Alvarez

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Fede Alvarez (screenplay by), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Jane Levy ... Mia
Shiloh Fernandez ... David
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Eric
Jessica Lucas ... Olivia
Elizabeth Blackmore ... Natalie
Phoenix Connolly ... Teenager
Jim McLarty ... Harold
Sian Davis ... Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth Stephen Butterworth ... Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts ... Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson Randal Wilson ... Abomination Mia
Rupert Degas ... Demon (voice)
Bob Dorian ... Professor Knowby from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Ellen Sandweiss ... Cheryl from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Inca 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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demon | forest | zombie | fear | nurse | See All (328) »

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Fear What You Will Become See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gillian Jacobs auditioned for the role of Mia but lost to Lily Collins. Collins later dropped out and was replaced by Jane Levy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 »

Alternate Versions

There is a popular fan edited version that removed certain lines of dialogue deemed corny, as well as removed scenes with poor CGI. It also has added the infamous "we're gonna get you" scene from the trailers (that didn't make the final cut). See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) 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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Groovy
5 September 2013 | by creepysammichSee all my reviews

So I've read here and there that this remake lacks the camp of the original. And I look back over 20 years ago, watching The Evil Dead on a crummy rental VHS, in the dark of my teenage bedroom one night. The camp? The original Evil Dead was a terrifying experience, even with Bruce Campbell's over the top performance, the film was a scare-fest, a terrifying trip even nearly ten years after its release. The camp was in Evil Dead 2, an horror comedy remaking the original already, technically.

This remake finds many way to bow to the original, aside the obligatory visual quotes. The use of practical effects, notably, in an era of CGI- filled movies, is extremely refreshing. The gore feels painful, makes you cringe, churned my stomach. It successfully palliates a somewhat shallow characterization that makes it difficult to root for the characters (with the exception of Mia, who owes a lot to a really visceral performance by Jane Levy.)

And this is where Evil Dead 2013 took me by surprise. After roughly a first half of the movie taking Evil Dead fans by the hand towards hashed and rehashed territories, making them doubt that this was a good idea at all, the movie lets go of your hand and you're alone, in the middle of the woods, and it's dark and there's strange noises all about... and then limbs start flying.

I won't get into conjectures that the highly conventional and overly familiar first half was made that way with the sole purpose of placing the audience in their comfort zone, only to give more impact to the second half... but I would surely ask Fede Alvarez if I was to interview him.

Evil Dead 2013 is a treat for the fans of gore and horror, in any case. Another reminder that out of ten awful remakes, sometimes one rises to the top and delivers. Not for the faint of heart, for sure, but if you're a true horror fan, and even more, if you miss your old school, gruesome gore rides, this one is for you.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

5 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,775,847, 7 April 2013

Gross USA:

$54,239,856

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,542,952
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2.39 : 1
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