Evil Dead (2013)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: It may lack the absurd humor that underlined the original, but the new-look Evil Dead compensates with brutal terror, gory scares, and gleefully bloody violence.


Movie Info

In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, 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.

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Fede Alvarez , Rodo Sayagues , Diablo Cody
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 16, 2013
Box Office: $54.2M
Runtime:
TriStar Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Old Woman

as Toothless Redneck

as Long Haired Redneck

as Abomination Mia

as Demon Voice

as Voice of Professor K...

as Voice of Cheryl from...

as Grandpa the Dog
Show More Cast

Related News & Features

18 Memorable Horror Remakes
– Rotten Tomatoes

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for Evil Dead

All Critics (172) | Top Critics (36)

Too ludicrous to take seriously, yet too po-faced to laugh at, it sacrifices wit and energy for intensity.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
SFX Magazine

Rarely do you find a modern reboot that has the power to satisfy fans of a revered franchise while simultaneously grabbing audiences unfamiliar with the original and kicking them in the teeth.

Full Review… | July 22, 2013
Scene-Stealers.com

Maybe I am just getting too old for this stuff.

Full Review… | July 19, 2013
Cinemaphile.org

Evil Dead owes everything to its predecessor, and [director Fede] Alvarez never tries to hide that fact, even when his movie feels painfully redundant.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013

A masterful new version that adds even more value to Sam Raimi's masterpiece than ever.

Full Review… | July 16, 2013
Cinema Crazed

The filmmakers behind this Evil Dead remake have completely missed what made Sam Raimi's original film work so well, opting instead for a typical horror bloodbath that fails to differentiate itself.

Full Review… | July 15, 2013
We Got This Covered

Audience Reviews for Evil Dead

Quite possibly the goriest film ever made by a Hollywood studio, Evil Dead is a new Horror classic, a film that accomplishes the nearly impossible task of staying true to the original's roots while standing firmly on its own.

MovieGeek13
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

I was a big fan of the original. This was a half decent attempt at doing the original justice, I guess. Worth a look, but if you go into this expecting the imagination and ingenuity of the Sam Raimi trilogy, and the goofball charm of Bruce Campbell, you will walk away disappointed. I was...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Well, the practical gore effects are well-done, but that's about the only praise that can offered to this unnecessary retread of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror classic. Lacks the trashy gothic atmosphere, creatively intense cinematography, dark humor, or unpredictable nature of the original (so many scenes and scenarios are recycled that it feels like at times I'm watching an Evil Dead clip-show than a stand alone flick). What was once wicked fun has now been reduced to a joyless exercise in torture porn with bland characters. Pointless and forgettable, this 2013 remake of a classic is all guts and no glory.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

Evil Dead Quotes

– Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
– Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
– Submitted by Shashatha H (20 months ago)
– Submitted by Adam P (21 months ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Evil Dead on our Movie forum!