Evil Dead (2013) 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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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
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

This movie surprised me because sometimes remakes don't be as good as the original ones.
Chanpipil
The only moments of horror cinema glory that this film had to offer were some rather creative practical make-up effects and a few scenes containing gratuitous gore.
R. Rodriguez Jr.
I thought the cast did a good job, the story was very good and the gore effects are also very well done with no CG being used almost at all.
Nightwing

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116 of 135 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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122 of 165 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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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By E. Valero on November 8, 2013
Format: DVD
*Contains Minor Spoilers *

An exhausting, loud and pointless remake (or sequel) that may succeed in grossing you out, but that, along with some decent performances, and high production values, are not enough to outdo the original 1981 film which had style, wit and imagination. The story is basically the same as Raimi's original and "Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn", a group of people, staying in a very creepy looking cabin (I mean really? They couldn't find a far more attractive option than this crumbling, disgusting disaster-piece in the woods for a getaway?) where they plan to help their troubled, vulnerable friend Mia (Jane Levy), overcome her very bad drug addiction and hopefully to mend her relationship with her estranged, stiff, boring brother, David (Shiloh Fernandez). Again, bad location choice. If I wanted to help someone in their addiction and want to cheer them up, this sinister, decayed, stench-infested, crumbling, nasty cabin in the middle of nowhere is the last place I would take them to. Rant over, moving on. They soon discover a funky stain on the floor boards which looks like dried blood (hint- to get the heck out of there) that leads them to the basement where hundreds of rotting animal carcasses hang from the ceiling (another hint- to get the heck out of there) and a mysterious book covered in a black plastic bag and wrapped in barbed wires (another hint- to get the heck out of there and to not open this freakin' book) is found. The group nerd, Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci), despite various warnings scribbled within the pages of the book, like "LEAVE THIS BOOK ALONE", foolishly recites some of the incoherent words written within out loud, in doing so, awakens a monstrous, blood-thirsty demon that soon wreaks havoc amongst them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jes on August 7, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film kind of reminds me of the Resident Evil films (the live action ones, not the CGI ones). By that I mean, if they just avoided the title, it likely would have gone better. The second you slap a legendary name with such a following as "Evil Dead" on a film, you set the bar so high that most, if not all, hopes of getting out from under that huge shadow are gone. Most folks cannot get around that hurdle.

Name aside, the film isn't horrible. Simple plot, characters developed just enough to explain their skill sets and why they are there. Gore and death scenes are decent, though a bit excessive (not a bad thing in such a film). Sprinkle the usual stupid acts of horror movie characters, like "whats that sound? I'll check by myself" and you got enough to carry 90 minutes.

The ending was anti-climatic. All that build up, all that work and boom, the fight is over in a blink with a underwhelming death sequence. The observant viewer might notice the cameo by the big man, Bruce, at the end of the credits, which was a nice chuckle moment for me.

Rent, Netflix, but only buy if you really into Horror.
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About what i expected, but I really wanted to kick that blonde hippy in the A($* - completely stupid - he's supposed to be smart, yet he reads aloud from the book,, invoking the demon. He is one of the more unsympathetic characters in the film. You'd expect him to be supportive of his friend trying to go cold turkey off of drugs (not a good thing to do in a remote cabin away from medical care even w/o the demons!) yet he basically writes her off and says it won't work from the start, then dishes it out to the older brother, who happened to have gotten a job and moved to a different city - and he is actually angry and claims that means he isn't there for them anymore? When did getting a life and a job and moving on in your life become a bad thing? Oh, yeah, when you're a slacker hippy, that's right! I wish he'd been the first to get offed, but, alas, I had to verbally malign his acting for about 80 percent of the movie.
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