Evil Dead
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In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, 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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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite much old-school splatter, it's seldom frightening and oddly unfunny."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A stylish and worthy homage: inventive even as it is derivative, never quite jokey but never taking itself too seriously, and clocking in at an entirely appropriate 91 minutes. Any longer would be unmerciful; any shorter, ungenerous."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"Too ludicrous to take seriously, yet too po-faced to laugh at, it sacrifices wit and energy for intensity."
‑ Will Salmon, SFX Magazine
"Evil Dead owes everything to its predecessor, and [director Fede] Alvarez never tries to hide that fact, even when his movie feels painfully redundant."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"This Evil Dead isn't as flavorful as the old one, and it doesn't try as many different things. But on the promises it does make, it delivers."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"An effectively relentless gore-fest."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Though it never channels the raw DIY energy of the original Evil Dead series -- what big-budget version could? -- this polished, clever remake remains true to the spirit of the original, which was at once viscerally terrifying and weirdly lighthearted."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Rarely do you find a modern reboot that has the power to satisfy fans of a revered franchise while simultaneously grabbing audiences unfamiliar with the original and kicking them in the teeth."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"A masterful new version that adds even more value to Sam Raimi's masterpiece than ever."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An (extremely) blood good time that will likely please horror fans."
‑ John Hanlon, John Hanlon Reviews
"Five years from now, will you want to watch this bloody $14 million extravaganza or Raimi's shoestring original, which was Amateur Hour elevated to pop art? Evil Dead just bleeds money."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Maybe I am just getting too old for this stuff."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"The filmmakers behind this Evil Dead remake have completely missed what made Sam Raimi's original film work so well, opting instead for a typical horror bloodbath that fails to differentiate itself."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"It's not great, it's not quite as anarchic as the original or as you want it to be, but as a gorefest aiming to pop you out of your seat a few times, it does the trick."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
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