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At Theaters: 4/5/2013 On Video: 7/16/2013
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600082
Studio: TriStar Pictures
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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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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Horror - This is an extremely graphic, brutal, and bloody remake of the 1981 cult horror film. Unlike the original's two more popular sequels, there is really no humor here; this is a serious horror film. Extreme violence and constant language make this absolutely not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Jane Levy FUN SIZE, TV series SUBURGATORY
Shiloh Fernandez RED RIDING HOOD, CADILLAC RECORDS
Lou Taylor Pucci THUMBSUCKER, THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Jessica Lucas BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON; CLOVERFIELD
Elizabeth Blackmore BURNING MAN
Director: Fede Alvarez Feature Film Debut
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Production Notes Heading
About the Production
Life After Ash
Just a Cabin in the Woods
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words; 9 S-words; a few others,
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Extremely graphic and bloody killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: Fighting and chasing.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Evil Dead is like a child's bauble - shiny and sparkling on the outside but of inferior quality to something shaped by a master craftsman. I'll not claim that Raimi's version is anything close to perfection, but this pointless remake serves only to elevate it in my estimation.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Poor Save for a few darkly funny one-liners, there's almost no wicked humor here, and there's certainly nothing original about the plot. The actors do a pretty fair job of conveying terror, but the characters they're playing are such one-dimensional idiots, you begin rooting for the demonic she-bitch from hell to take 'em out.

USA Today Full Review
Average Re-making a horror flick seems pointless if it fails to frighten. It's billed as "the most terrifying movie you'll ever experience." Hardly. While the grisly pandemonium is undeniable, actual scares are in short supply.

Washington Post Full Review
Average ...the whole thing's kind of fun, if your taste runs to gallows humor. Laughs leaven the often grisly proceedings. ...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.

NY Post Full Review
Poor Truthfully, if it hadn't been my paying job as a critic to watch Fede Alvarez's remake of "Evil Dead'' all the way to the end, I probably would have headed for the exit door long before the point where somebody cuts off her own arm with an electric carving knife.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 44 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
15
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
5
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
6
Fairly Low
50%
30+Adults (F)
8
Low
50%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 44 moviegoers:
TEENS:The males all loved this latest "Evil Dead." Five of the six females also loved it. One rated it average.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three-quarters of the males loved it and one quarter rated it average. Two of the ladies loved it, two rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much, and one rated it average.
ADULTS:Very mixed reviews from both the males and females. One males loved it, one rated it above average, two rated it average and two hated it. One female loved it, three rated it average, one rated it below average and two hated it.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Mia (Jane Levy), a young woman whose life has been marred by loss and addiction, asks her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore) and their childhood friends Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) to join her at the family's rustic cabin to help her overcome her demons. Once there, she ceremoniously destroys the last of her stash and swears off drugs for good in front of her friends.

Inside, they are shocked to discover that the abandoned cabin has been broken into. The cellar has been transformed into a grotesque altar surrounded by dozens of mummified animals. Eric becomes fascinated with an ancient book he discovers there. In thrall to its mysterious contents, he reads aloud from it, never suspecting the terrifying consequences he is about to unleash.

As Mia's withdrawals worsen, she begins to unravel and attempts to flee, but is turned back by a frightening vision. At the cabin, her behavior becomes so violent that her friends are forced to restrain her. Trapped by a dangerous storm raging outside, they begin to turn on each other one by one. As the brutality of their attacks increases, David is faced with an unimaginable choice.

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