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
The rusted Oldsmobile seen in the film is NOT a 1973 Delta 88 (AKA Sam Raimi's personal car) like many fans have stated, but a 1974 Delta 88. According to car enthusiast Jerry Garret: "A 1973 Olds Delta 88 had a hood that curled down over the front of the car. Under it, two low, long and wide 'waterfall' grille sections were placed either side of a 'nose', festooned with an Oldsmobile logo, about six inches wide. The front bumper ran in a clean, unbroken line across the front of the car. In the 'Evil Dead' (2013), the grille sections of the rotting Olds in the woods are placed much farther apart from the nose. They are more upright and square. In fact, they begin to wrap up over the hood line. And the front bumper of the car in the remake has two bumper guards, while Raimi's did not. See also the chrome 'Oldsmobile' script on the left grille panel; not there in a '73". A possible reason for this stand-in for Raimi's original is Raimi could have been using the chassis for a wagon in Oz: The Great And Powerful, which was filming around the same time as Evil Dead. See more »
When Mia tries to escape in the station wagon there is the sound of tires squealing on asphalt when the car is on mud. See more »
There is a popular fan edited version that removed certain lines of dialogue deemed corny, as well as removed scenes with poor CGI. It also has added the infamous "we're gonna get you" scene from the trailers (that didn't make the final cut). See more »
The Most Terrifying Film You Will Ever Experience? Uh, no, that would be "The Shining!" Not this "Evil Dead" remake!
Creating the atmosphere of horror is what made "The Shining" great. Same goes for my other two favorite horror films, "The Thing" (1982) and "Psycho." Here, you get lots of close-ups of limbs being torn off, etc. But, there is only some of the atmosphere-creating at the beginning you would have needed to make this work.
Terra-gallons of gore for 90 minutes is what you get here. This unnecessary-as-usual remake has almost none of the fun and camp of the original series. There are a few brief moments of inspired humor, but that's it. This is basically pack-as-much-gore-in-as-you-can filmmaking.
Going up against Sam Raimi's original was either gutsy or misguided. I would go with misguided! Although, the original films still very much exist, so we can always see them again. I would recommend that a thousand times over wasting your time or money on this!
The few good parts were the pre-title sequence, punctuated by the title card thundering onto the screen, and a special appearance after the End Credits! Behind the camera, the film score by Roque Baños is the only inspired part.
You know you don't like a movie when it ticks you off the more you think about it! And, since it was an advanced screening, I didn't even have to pay to see the stupid thing!
**** (4 Out of 10 Stars)
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