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Evil Dead (2013)

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Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

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Fede Alvarez

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Fede Alvarez (screenplay by), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Levy ... Mia
Shiloh Fernandez ... David
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Eric
Jessica Lucas ... Olivia
Elizabeth Blackmore ... Natalie
Phoenix Connolly Phoenix Connolly ... Teenager
Jim McLarty ... Harold
Sian Davis ... Old Woman
Stephen Butterworth Stephen Butterworth ... Toothless Redneck
Karl Willetts Karl Willetts ... Long Haired Redneck
Randal Wilson Randal Wilson ... Abomination Mia
Rupert Degas ... Demon (voice)
Bob Dorian Bob Dorian ... Professor Knowby from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Ellen Sandweiss ... Cheryl from the Original 'Evil Dead' (voice)
Inca Inca ... Grandpa the Dog
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Storyline

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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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demon | forest | zombie | fear | nurse | See All (327) »

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Fear What You Will Become See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Welsh

Release Date:

5 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Posesión infernal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,775,847, 7 April 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,239,856, 9 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$97,542,952, 13 September 2013
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film was originally rated NC-17 until it was toned down to an R rating. According to the director, he and Sam Raimi were always willing to keep the NC-17 rating since the original film has it; however, the studio required that it have an R rating in order to have a wide release. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Mia makes David cross his heart. He makes the motion over opposite side of his body (his right side). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Toothless Redneck: I've got the bitch!
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Crazy Credits

In a reference to term coined by Sam Raimi after the Three Stooges, the actors which appear in bit parts of "really good people" (Bill Vincent, Judah Tapert, Terri Donaldson and Alan Breslau) are credited as "Fake Shemps". See more »

Alternate Versions

While the theatrical release was uncut, the German DVD release was cut by ca. 1 minute to to keep its "Not under 18" rating from the FSK. The uncut version was released with a SPIO/JK approval (resulting in various sale restrictions). See more »


Soundtracks

Baby, Little Baby
Written by Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues
Performed by Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez
Published by Fede Alvarez (ASCAP) and Rodo Saygues (ASCAP)
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A Travesty of Unforgivable Proportions
5 April 2013 | by FoxbarkingSee all my reviews

When I first heard that a remake of the "Evil Dead" was being made, I reacted in the way I always react about horror remakes. I hates the idea and cursed the idiots in Hollywood who would die if they had an original thought.

I started to come around to the idea after a while, however. I assumed, wrongly, that with Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert and Bruce Campbell as producers that maybe it would be unlike the other horrid remakes out there. Then came the commercial with the girl in the cellar sing songing that little creepy rhyme.

I liked the rhyme because that is what horror is. Horror is not monsters making you jump or excess blood all over the place. True horror is subtlety. True horror takes something that by all means should not be scary and makes it scary. True horror lies in the rhymes and the stories we tell each other as kids.

So when the credits ran and this scene did not even appear in the movie, I was ready to explode. This movie was not clever. It was not scary. It was not creepy. It was nothing but excessive gore for gore's sake.

"Evil Dead" and "Evil Dead 2" are two of the truly most brilliant and scary movies ever made. To this day I am still will not go into a fruit cellar after seeing Henrietta burst out of the fruit cellar floor. But what these original movies had were low budget film makers who made excellent films out of love and desire of the material.

You cannot take a movie that takes place in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, add huge production values and blood and expect it to come anywhere near the "Evil Dead." The existence of this dreadful piece of garbage is sad and they need to bury it for good.


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