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Evil Dead (2013)



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


Sian Davis
as Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth
as Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts
as Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson
as Abomination Mia
Rupert Degas
as Demon Voice
Bob Dorian
as Voice of Professor K...
Ellen Sandweiss
as Voice of Cheryl from...
as Grandpa the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead

All Critics (175) | Top Critics (36)

The current reboot feels uncreative. Watching the new film just made me miss Bruce Campbell's chin and shots of Raimi running insane through the woods.

Full Review… | May 10, 2016
Bitch Media

The screenplay is abysmal, the performances are lifeless, and Alvarez's direction does nothing but rip pages out of Raimi's playbook.

Full Review… | April 10, 2016

It's gross and creepy and precisely the sort of horror movie your mother would probably hate.

Full Review… | August 24, 2015

If you wondered what the "Evil Dead" movies might be like without the central wit and charisma of Bruce Campbell, the answer now awaits you.

Full Review… | July 15, 2015

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

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.

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...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


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

Natalie: I had to do it. I feel much better now.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Mia: I can smell your filthy soul.
– Submitted by Frances H (2 years ago)
Olivia: I just gave her enough sedative to put a horse to sleep!
– Submitted by Shashatha H (2 years ago)
Eric: I unleashed something, something evil.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)

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