Evil Dead

2013

Evil Dead

Critics 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.

63%

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Reviews Counted: 195

63%
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User Ratings: 77,100

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63%
Average Rating: 3.5/5

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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.

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Cast

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 Knowby from the original Evil Dead
Ellen Sandweiss
as Voice of Cheryl from the original Evil Dead
Inca
as Grandpa the Dog
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Audience Reviews for Evil Dead

½

It seems like Alvarez didn't really get what made the original Evil Dead movies so successful, and so he basically eliminates the bizarre humor that made them so much fun and now goes for a bloodbath of pure gore that is entirely derivative and relies on ridiculous cheap scares.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Torture porn lacking any charm or dark humor that made the originals classics. The new version is sadistic, trying to be as disgusting as possible and lacking some serious suspense along the way. It's hard to give a shit about characters everyone knows will die very horrible deaths. There is nothing scary about going "ewww" every other minute. We're getting a couple of references to the original films, especially in the somewhat decent showdown. By that time you just want this to be over with, though.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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
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.
Cynthia S.

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