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Evil Dead (2013)

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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.

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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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Critic Reviews for Evil Dead

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (37)

Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

An effectively relentless gore-fest.

Full Review… | April 15, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

Five years from now, will you want to watch this bloody $14 million extravaganza or Raimi's shoestring original, which was Amateur Hour elevated to pop art? Evil Dead just bleeds money.

Full Review… | April 8, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A stylish and worthy homage: inventive even as it is derivative, never quite jokey but never taking itself too seriously, and clocking in at an entirely appropriate 91 minutes. Any longer would be unmerciful; any shorter, ungenerous.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Though it never channels the raw DIY energy of the original Evil Dead series -- what big-budget version could? -- this polished, clever remake remains true to the spirit of the original, which was at once viscerally terrifying and weirdly lighthearted.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Slate
Top Critic

A gore fest that's just effective enough to whet fans' appetite for a sequel, even as it kills everyone else's appetite for dinner.

Full Review… | April 5, 2013
Washington Post
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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

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