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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

Cast overview:
Jane Levy ... Mia
Shiloh Fernandez ... David
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Eric
Jessica Lucas ... Olivia
Elizabeth Blackmore ... Natalie
Phoenix Connolly Phoenix Connolly ... Teenager
Jim McLarty ... Harold
Sian Davis ... Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth Stephen Butterworth ... Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts Karl Willetts ... Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson Randal Wilson ... Abomination Mia
Rupert Degas ... Demon (voice)
Bob Dorian 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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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

5 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Posesión infernal See more »

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Box Office

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Back when the remake was in development with Ash in the lead, Ashton Kutcher and Marlon Wayans were in consideration for the part. See more »

Goofs

The air nailer David and Natalie use doesn't have an air hose attached. 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

While the theatrical release was uncut, the German DVD release was cut by ca. 1 minute to to keep its "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval (resulting in various sale restrictions). 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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2 April 2013 | by jmillerdpSee all my reviews

The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience? Uh, no, that would be "The Shining!" Not this "Evil Dead" remake!

Creating the atmosphere of horror is what made "The Shining" great. Same goes for my other two favorite horror films, "The Thing" (1982) and "Psycho." Here, you get lots of close-ups of limbs being torn off, etc. But, there is only some of the atmosphere-creating at the beginning you would have needed to make this work.

Terra-gallons of gore for 90 minutes is what you get here. This unnecessary-as-usual remake has almost none of the fun and camp of the original series. There are a few brief moments of inspired humor, but that's it. This is basically pack-as-much-gore-in-as-you-can filmmaking.

Going up against Sam Raimi's original was either gutsy or misguided. I would go with misguided! Although, the original films still very much exist, so we can always see them again. I would recommend that a thousand times over wasting your time or money on this!

The few good parts were the pre-title sequence, punctuated by the title card thundering onto the screen, and a special appearance after the End Credits! Behind the camera, the film score by Roque Baños is the only inspired part.

You know you don't like a movie when it ticks you off the more you think about it! And, since it was an advanced screening, I didn't even have to pay to see the stupid thing!

**** (4 Out of 10 Stars)


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