Evil Dead 2013 R CC

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Five friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead which releases a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all.

Starring:
Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Evil Dead

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Fede Alvarez
Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez
Supporting actors Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Elizabeth Blackmore, Phoenix Connolly, Jim McLarty, Stephen Butterworth, Karl Willetts, Randal Wilson, Rupert Degas, Bob Dorian, Ellen Sandweiss, Inca, Bruce Campbell
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This was one of the better remakes of a horror movie I've seen.
Dylan White
This was a great scary movie with lots of gore, and will make you think twice about scary movies next time. very well made and surprisingly good.
Christina
I see too many people just destroying this movie by dissecting every little detail that they didn't like.
robhartjr

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110 of 129 people found the following review helpful By SKOLVK on April 5, 2013
Format: DVD
When I first heard that Evil Dead was being remade, I wasn't happy. I've grown tired of reboots and remakes and I felt that remaking Evil Dead was akin to trampling on sacred ground. After discovering that Raimi and Campbell were backing it, I gave in and joined the the party, my uptight "Dead purist" friends be damned. This version starts out with the same creepy cabin in the same creepy woods but with a new group of twenty somethings unwittingly walking into the slaughter. A new element is introduced when we find out that the gang is trying to help their friend Mia recover from a nasty heroin addiction. Making the trip is her estranged brother David who wasn't around when Mia had to deal with their mother's death. Needless to say, there are a lot of family issues that the two never hashed out and hard feelings are being felt.

If being drug out to a creepy cabin in the woods by her friends wasn't bad enough, things are going to get worse for Mia. Ignoring all blatant signs to get out of dodge,(decaying cats strung up on the ceiling, A blood stained floor)the group decides to go poking around the basement where they find a book made out of human skin. The nerdy hipster friend(Eric) can't keep his hands off of it and decides to read it, going so far as to pencil trace the words that have been scribbled out. His meddling causes forest demon(s)to spring forth from their dormancy and they're quite smitten with the venerable Mia. To make matters worse, her friends take her warnings as the paranoid ramblings of a junky coming down from a fix. Soon the gore hits the fan and one by one the friends get possessed and off themselves and each other in increasingly gruesome ways.

I was pleased with Evil Dead.
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118 of 160 people found the following review helpful By D. H. Stoliker on May 28, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I am not happy. Great remake, but I was expecting an Unrated cut for blu-ray. If the studio thinks they are double-dipping off me, think again. I'm waiting on the Hobbit (extended cuts already confirmed) and I'm waiting on this too. Stop being so damn greedy Hollywood!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brian on April 12, 2014
Format: DVD
The reason Sam Raimi's 'The Evil Dead' (1981) and 'Evil Dead 2' (1987) were effective for what they were (blackly comedic gore-flick tributes) is that they exploited the tropes of the supernatural-horror genre while pushing them to their (at the time) furthest physical and psychological extremes. They were quirky-funny, directorially overindulgent, viscerally shocking and, yes, even occasionally scary. Sadly, as is the case with most remakes of the past decade, the producers of 'Evil Dead' redux (2013) either don't get it or don't care. They decided to warm over a story loosely based on what was already a pastiche of familiar Lovecraftian scenarios, double down on the carnage, eliminate the camp, ignore any form of dramatic or narrative integrity, and imagined they would end up with something, um, grittier? more intense? serious? 'realistic'? I really have no idea what they were thinking (outside cashing in on the name recognition of an established cult franchise), but this humorless dud, though it tries at moments to recapture some of Raimi's kinetic visual madness, comes across much thinner creatively, and therefore is substantially less engrossing, than the originals. 1 1/2 stars for decent special effects.

SCIENCE NOTE: If you're wondering, **SPOILER** vis-à-vis one of the multiple endings tacked on here, it is biologically impossible-- even when you have a machete-wielding, superhuman-yet-corporeally-vulnerable demon chasing you in a bloody monsoon and you've managed somehow to get your arm pinned under your car with a running chainsaw just inches out of reach-- to generate the force necessary to pull off your own hand. We all know how simple it is to perform self-surgery, to sever an appendage with an axe or an electric carving knife, without going into shock, passing out and bleeding to death, but even by torture-porn standards the 'hand yank' is a bridge too far. Happy viewing!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By rndkr on October 11, 2013
Format: DVD
The original movie from 1981 was made with a zesty energy and enthusiasm that belied its shoestring budget, resulting in a fun, inventive, campy-scary cult classic. As usual for remakes, they threw in lots more money, lots more gore, and cloistered it within an atmosphere of deadly seriousness. What they left out: any sense of fun, verve, humor, purpose. To these eyes it's strictly DOA. The worst part: like Wes Craven lending a hand to the soulless remake of his early 70's grindhouse classic The Last House on the Left a few years ago, Sam Raimi (the writer/director of the original) and Bruce Campbell (the original's inimitable star) were responsible in producing this. The end result is not exactly a desecration but simply a typical Remake Bummer nonetheless. Some people just can't leave well enough alone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HorrorMan on August 20, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Remakes of classic horror movies generally do not turn out well. There are many examples of remake disasters such as Rob Zombie's "Halloween", "The Fog" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" just to name a few, but there are many more. The original "Evil Dead" was a pretty decent horror movie with some atmosphere, a good story and a lot of blood and gore, and the remake of "Evil Dead" does a decent job of providing a movie along those same lines. The acting was decent except for the guy who plays the lead male character. I thought that the actor who played the long-haired guy with glasses was much more dynamic and interesting than the main character. Nevertheless, the acting was okay, story was fair and there was a degree---albeit rather low---of suspense and atmosphere that made this a half-way decent horror movie.

Basically, "Evil Dead" is about a group of young people who are staying in a cabin out in the middle of the woods in order to help Mia overcome her drug addiction by eliminating any possible avenue for her to engage in such illicit activities. Of course, the long-haired guy with glasses finds the Book of Dead and begins reading from it, basically cursing and dooming them to a hell of sorts. Things start happening to Mia, and then things go from bad to worse. A lot of violence, blood and gore follow which is in the spirit of the original. The characters have to find a way to save themselves before they all perish at the hands of a nasty demonic force.

All in all, this is not bad movie if you are looking for something like the "Evil Dead" original with a more modern look. That being said, the original "Evil Dead" was not all that scary to me, but was more of an in your face blood and gorefest with some dark humor.
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