Evil Dead (2013) Synopsis
In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Kevin C. Johnson
It’s ultimately everything a modern horror movie should be.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

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The new Evil Dead's delirious gross-out scenes spoke to me, and they go further than any mainstream picture I can think of.
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75

Slant Magazine

The setup and geography are consistent with the original, though the film never makes the mistake of trying to rebottle the lightning that...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Alvarez triumphs because he made one crucial decision: Avoid digital animation and use only practical in-camera special effects. He uses...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A gore-for-broke affair that strips the flesh off Sam Raimi's cult-beloved comic-horror franchise and exposes the demons at its core.
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70

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Effective scares, respectful nods to its inspiration and a few new twists make the question of whether this new Evil Dead succeeds in...
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Though Alvarez keeps us watching, he takes no real chances. Buried under all those enthusiastically mangled bodies is the comfort of...
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Are we really looking to Evil Dead for gnarly possessions played straight? That’s what Alvarez gives us for an overlong stretch, until his...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Goes overboard on the gruesome and scrimps on humor. Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" was a much funnierchill-fest.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
This remake of the 1981 horror classic starts well, but it soon degenerates into tiresome shock gore that overstays its welcome, despite...
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Wicked Good!

By MedRed
As a Horror Movie: It's about time someone made a cohesive scary movie in which the who, what, where, why, and whens are all tied up enough not to nag at you during and after the movie. Setting and...

EVIL DEAD .... THE SCARY MOVIE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR

By Darkola
Its been forever since I seen the original movie, and to be honest, I remember bits and pieces, remember it being comedy mixed with a little scary ....... This EVIL DEAD is not that at all. Right off...

Wear a raincoat!

By Roggie99
VERY BLOODY! I thought it was exciting, loved the gore, it kept my heart racing. Not much to say about the acting--but, it's a slasher film so you're not going to the theater for the acting skills,...

BRING A CHANGE OF UNDERWEAR

By mooveeman92
Evil Dead will scare the pants off of anyone who is afraid of demonic/possession films. I ( THANK THE LORD ) am not one of those people or I would be curling up with cubby, my teddy bear from my...

EPIC!!!!

By oconnell.m
Being a HUGE fan of the Evil Dead trilogy, I personally cannot give this movie anything less then a "must go". The director held true to the notorious evil dead blood drenched images, taunting...

Holds up respectfully to the original... with enough twists and ferocity to stand on its own!

By timfitz99
It's really a remake of the first 2 Evil Dead movies.. lots of nods to both. I'm looking forward to the sequel, which should be all new ground. Fans of the series... stay til the end of the credits!...

Gory, scary sh##!!!

By price2055
Extremely gory, scary sh## ... pretty good movie. Gives you that agita feeling throughout. Can't believe 8 year olds were in our movie theatre (84th St. AMC). Accompanied by adults of course, but...

Disappointing

By jhs39
Disappointing Evil Dead remake ups the violence and gore quotient from the original classic and also has a significantly higher budget. But it completely lacks the sense of fun and mischief that...

BY FAR THE BEST REMAKE OF A HORROR MOVIE YET!

By swhalen13
I went to see this movie yesterday excited that Bruce Campbell was the producer and had something to do with this movie and it worked! I went by myself and it was AWESOME! Just like I said in the...

If you've seen Cabin in the Woods, this movie turns into a comedy

By Adrestia
Full disclosure, I'm not a horror movie aficionada or geek. I only watch them on the rare occasion. I found this movie so formulaic it was comical. Lots of jump scares to get the adrenaline going...

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Rated R | For Strong bloody violence and gore, some sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Gore-filled horror remake entertains but can't top original.
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