Evil Dead

DVD - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Evil Dead
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 them in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.


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Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci

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Jan 12, 2015
  • Nursebob rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Five young people descend upon a backwoods cabin in order to help one of their members go cold turkey. And then one dark and stormy night they happen upon a trapdoor which leads to a hidden cellar filled with the mummified corpses of forest animals. The underground vault also contains a mysterious book of black magic covered with hastily scrawled warnings begging whoever discovers it to leave well enough alone. Of course the warnings go unheeded and when one particular moron recites a spell he discovers on one of the blood-spattered pages he inadvertently releases a malevolent spirit leading to all sorts of messy dispatches and demonic mayhem. Will the survivors be able to undo the evil that’s been unleashed or is this truly mankind’s last stand? Brimming with squishy effects and spurting arteries Fede Alvarez’s high tech remake of the Sam Raimi horror classic certainly doesn’t want for blood (reportedly 70,000 gallons of fake gore were used) but a few extra brain cells would have been nice especially towards the end where a Hail Mary final solution is so patently ludicrous that I just stared dumbfounded. But the atmospherics are great—dark woods, dark cellar, flashes of lightning—and the grossness factor is creatively revolting with a nail gun, electric carving knife, and requisite chainsaw making special guest appearances. The underlying camp humour will appeal to those so inclined and a few ham-fisted references to the original (OMG! The drawing in the book looks just like the 1981 movie poster!) are sure to keep the Comic-Con crowd on their toes. I was pleasantly amused.

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As comments below state, nothing close to the original, but holds up on its own. Not really sure why it had to be a re-make, though. Just make some new films, Hollywood!

Apr 08, 2014
  • jazeebelle rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are looking for the same movie as the original, this is not it. The first one was far more tongue in cheek. I applaud this one for taking it slightly more serious whilst not so serious it's intellectually insulting. It's fun and at times scary and yes it is gory. But if you are a diehard horror fan i think you will really enjoy it. (I was against it until i found out Bruce Campbell was involved in it, he would never let the remake be crap)

Apr 01, 2014

Thanks to everyone for saving me some time. I'll giver this one a pass.

Feb 16, 2014

Yikes. Every time I see a film this bad, I always wonder how many people the budget of this movie could have fed.

Feb 01, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I've never seen Sam Raimi's '81 original, and my library doesn't have it unfortunately. This is really a gore-fest; so much so that it became ineffectually mind-numbing after multiple mega-doses. And eventually comical and no longer scary. :)

Jan 06, 2014
  • r_stevenson rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

For those who have seen the original series this may be a disappointment. It has good production values and lots of shocking/gory scenes but it lacks the originality, humour and wackiness that made the originals so entertaining.

Dec 10, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Warning! - Evil Dead is not for the squeamish (like me)._____ But, if you're an enthusiastic fan of really/truly hardcore horror & gore - And, if lots & lots of splattering blood, and severed limbs, and burning flesh, and abominations from hell is what gets you all wet & wild & wanting more & more, then, yes, this Evil Dead reboot will most certainly satisfy you to its very last drop._____ Without wasting any time at all with the usual fluff & stuff, Evil Dead dove right in and delivered a real monster-of-a-wallop with its relentless depiction of gut-churning, scream-at-the-top-of your-lungs horror._____ Yes. This film's terror-ifically graphic visual effects literally stunned me silly. _____ I think that this slightly above-average remake was something of a triumph in its re-telling of horror-run-amok in terms of keeping in pace with today's standards of in-your-face, down-your throat, and up-your-ass terror._____ *Trivia Note* - There are 5 principal characters in the story. Their names are David, Eric, Mia, Olivia, and Natalie. If you take the initial of each of these names, in the order that I've listed them, they spell out the word (Are you ready for this?) "DEMON". (Wow! Now, ain't that something!?)

Dec 05, 2013

aside from the original this one has more gore. more interaction withthe charecters.. as well as the storyline. all in all both movies are great. a must watch

Dec 04, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The original is better.

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Nov 07, 2014
  • shelfmonkey rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 01, 2014
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Aug 23, 2013
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Aug 16, 2013
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Feb 01, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Mia: "You shouldn't have touched anything from that basement..." (LOL -- DUH)

Sep 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The word will have a
generation of idiots” ― Albert Einstein

Sep 17, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell


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Oct 07, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Violence: Extremely violent and blood-soaked scenes, including limbs being cut off. Not for those with a weak stomach.


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