Evil Dead (2013)*

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TITLE: Evil Dead

RELEASE DATE: 4/5/2013

RATING: R

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. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.

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Evil Dead (2013)* 4.00/5 out of 1 vote


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  1. At the screening I just attended the After Credits was different. After the last of the credits scroll by, We see Bruce Campbell's face in profile, half in shadow. He turns to face the camera and says "Groovy." No blood, no truck from S-Mart, no Mia.

    Wonder if they have different stingers for different showings?

    • I think that's more accurate. I was going by supposed leaked cell phone footage. Your description matches more closely to what sometime else told me. I've changed the description since that appears to be the actual scene. The other one must have been some sort of deleted or alternate scene. Thanks as always!

  2. The film was violent, bloody and boring, Bloody boring.
    Oh what an original idea. Take five teenagers, put them in danger and kill them off one by one. Such an old formula. Nothing new here.
    Slicing tongues with a knife, cutting bodies in half with a chain saw. Old stuff.
    It would have been nice to see a creative, more cerebral script.
    EVIL DEAD pales in comparison to the film that inspired it. It was nice to see an homage to that film when at the very end of the screen credits we see the face of Bruce Campbell who looks at the audience and says., "Groovy!"
    For fans of the genre, I suggest seeing the film, but once will be more that enough. This is certainly not a keeper in the classic sense.
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  3. “Evil Dead” was directed by newcomer, Fede Alvarez and stars, Jane Levy (Mia), Shiloh Fernandez (David), Lou Taylor Pucci (Eric), Jessica Lucas (Olivia) and Elizabeth Blackmore (Natalie). It has a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language.

    At first glance, “Evil Dead” is about a group of childhood friends and family that are looking to spend a weekend in a cabin to aid one of their kin in kicking a drug habit. It starts out like your typical “cabin in the woods” horror movie would. Until the kids find a hidden door to the basement. This is where they find the Necronomicon; a book bound in human flesh with the power to summon the devil. Of course, those meddling kids can’t just leave it be and do just that. Their next steps are to survive and put Satan back in his place. This is obviously not as easy as it sounds. Prepare yourself for the goriest murder fest that the silver screen has seen in many years.

    As far as remakes go, “Evil Dead” nailed it (and then some). This movie was actually better than its predecessor. I know how bold of a statement that is. I am a fan of, Sam Raimi films and grew up with the original trilogy setting the bar for my love of horror movies. The torch has definitely been passed to a new generation and in a big way. I was very skeptic when I saw that, Fede Alvarez was set to direct a remake of a movie that has taken permanent residence in my heart. His film credit list only reflected foreign short films and this was to be his first shot at a feature-length movie. Not only that, but he was the writer for the movie as well. Alvarez really paved the way to the Academy Awards by knocking it out of the park on his first try. If his sophomore attempt is even half as stunning as what he did with “Evil Dead”, I guarantee it will win some awards too.

    One thing that will make this movie stand out above anything else you will see this year is the special effects. They were all created by good old-fashioned people that made sculptures, molds and no less than three tons of fake blood to deliver the signature death scenes in this movie (of which there are many). There were no computer effects, so at no moment are you taken out of the story while watching each person meet their own bloody demise. And trust me, they are gory. Not since, Jason killed a young girl in Friday the 13th part 7 by smashing her into a tree while she was zipped up in her sleeping bag have you seen death scenes this monumental. This is an art form that I have a close respect and deep passion for. (Special effects, not killing people.) I feel that this is one of the greatest forms of “magic” that exist within our culture and there are some great “magicians” within this dying trade.

    My personal taste in movies has always put horror on a pedestal. I have been a fan of the genre since I snuck down to the living room to watch the original A Nightmare on Elm Street when I was too young to be doing so. My parents always did a wonderful job about teaching me about fake blood. They also taught me about effects and how to differentiate what is real and what is not. I have seen so many horror movies that I have become somewhat desensitized. It takes a LOT for a movie to make me feel scared, jump or get sweaty palms. “Evil Dead” had me doing all three, but with extreme excitement. I cannot wait for the blu ray to come out so I can watch all of the extra features to see how each mind-blowing effect was created. I also cannot wait to see the NC-17 cut that was almost released in US theaters.

    I tried and tried to replay this movie in my mind for days so that I could find a contrasting opinion of what others might think. The only thing I think that was overlooked in the storytelling was the fact that they seemed to have a magical nail gun. It was neither plugged in to a wall socket or hooked up to an air compressor, yet it was able to fire nails out at rapid succession and go through its target every time. Other than that, I have no beef with the movie. I am serious when I say to you that this movie is well made and gives a few nods to the hardcore fans of the original. There are even a few prop cameos that you will recognize.

    “Evil Dead” is not for everyone, but it is definitely for people who love horror, gore and a good movie that you can take your dame to that will surely make her hold you tight when the house lights dim. Trust me, this is going to be a great season for movies and this is a great way to kick things off.

  4. Almost forgot - during the start of the credits (before the professor's voice over) we see various scenes if blood being spilled/splashed/splattered about the cabin.

  5. before the cast&crew credits roll in, where we see scenes of blood dripping down various objects, a severed finger, and even a 'closeup' on the ending fatality :3 anyway you need to be very fast to spot the letters S A T A N being flashed at least twice...

  6. I want to see the same movie Scott did. Because this was so far short of the original it was ridiculous. I love horror. I love the Evil Dead. This wasn't the Evil Dead. It had no originality, the characters were bland and I felt no attachment to any of them, and the Demons were less disturbing than the low/no budget Raimi originals. The movie has no heart.
    It's a regurgitation that saps everything that made the originals great. The kills were fairly mediocre and the final creature was a joke.
    If you wanted another Ring movie you might like her though.

    About the only things to it's credit were that it looked magnificent and was actually quite well acted, which is unusual for this genre.

    If you have any real love for the original this won't impress. But if you never saw them... this might not be too dire I guess.

  7. […] The movies that were watched today were Evil Dead, The Great Gatsby, and Stand Up Guys. Evil Dead is a modern take on the original cheesy version, this modern one taking things much more seriously. If it weren’t for our knowledge of the original series where comparisons are impossible to avoid, it’s everything that a modern horror movie should be. This one is about a drug-addicted Mia who goes to a cabin in the woods with her friends to help her go cold turkey. Things go wrong though Eric discovers in the basement the barb-wire wrapped Book of the Dead, While reading it he unintentionally awakens the demon who possesses them one by one. Meanwhile, Mia has had it with the intervention and tries to escape through the woods only to become possessed. It’s a clever setup for when she returns her friends dismiss her ramblings about what happened in the forest as druggie hallucinations. I’m glad too to have stuck around for the post-credits bonus scene too, which I won’t reveal here but here’s a link to the Evil Dead after-credits. […]

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