Evil Dead

Evil Dead

Evil Dead

Brutal modern-day remake of Sam Raimi's cult classic horror. Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with her brother and a group of friends. There they discover a Book of the Dead and unwittingly summon dormant demons, living in the nearby woods, who possess the group in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Raimi co-wrote the script with debut director Fede Alvarez and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno). Shot in New Zealand.

2013Rating: R18, contains graphic violence and offensive language92 minsUSA
Horror

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Evil Dead / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Boasts way better production values than the penny-pinching 1981 original.

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Total Film

Total Film

Closer to Eli Roth than Sam Raimi, this brutal retread combines J-horror atmospherics with torture-porn kills.

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Time Out

Time Out

What really matters is seeing these pretty people get put through the gory wringer, and once the unholy spirit comes calling, Evil Dead more than delivers.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Has none of the first movie's handmade charm or hilarity, intentional or otherwise.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The setup and geography are consistent with the original, though the film never makes the mistake of trying to rebottle the lightning that electrified Sam Raimi's movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

What it gets most right is its tone, paying homage yet staking its own territory; it's scary without being downbeat, fun without being too jokey.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Gory scares abound in a remake that will win the hearts of many of the original's fans.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

At its best, manages to recapture the original's hardcore nastiness. It could certainly do with laughing at itself a bit more, though.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

There’s enough outrageous unreality to make the brutality go down a little easier.

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