Evil Dead (18)

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Evil Dead

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Wed Apr 17 2013

Last year, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ took to pieces the whole idea of the ‘video nasty’, exposing its glistening innards. Now this reboot of Sam Raimi’s landmark 1981 horror exhumes its disembowelled corpse. Yet despite much old-school splatter, it’s seldom frightening and oddly unfunny. The only hint of the original’s cartoonish sado-slapstick lies in sly glimpses of the implements (nail-gun, chainsaw) that will later pierce, puncture and tear flesh and bone.

Of the friends who meet up in a forest cabin, first to be possessed is heroin-addicted Mia (Jane Levy), who transforms into a demon. Caught up in a maelstrom of gruesome horror, her brother (Shiloh Fernandez), his girlfriend and two of Mia’s friends turn on each other as they battle to stay alive. Director Fede Alvarez avoids CGI and gleefully stages scenes of gore. The most grim moments are those of self-mutilation: a tongue sliced in two and an arm severed with an electric carving knife.

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Rated:

18

UK release:

Fri Apr 12, 2013

Duration:

91 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Fede Alvarez

Cast:

Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas

Cinemas showing Evil Dead

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Secret East London Warehouse

Backyard Cinema, London, E3 Show map/details

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    Secret East London Warehouse Backyard Cinema
    London
    E3

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  • Fri Oct 31:

    • 18:30

Greenwich Odeon

Bugsby's Way , Greenwich, SE10 OQJ Show map/details

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    Greenwich Odeon Bugsby's Way
    Greenwich
    SE10 OQJ

  • Venue website:

    www.odeon.co.uk

  • Transport:

    Tube: North Greenwich; Rail: WEstcombe Park

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    1. Greenwich Odeon
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  • Fri Oct 31:

    • 21:00

Odeon Kingston

The Rotunda, Clarence Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QP Show map/details

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    The Rotunda
    Odeon Kingston Clarence Street
    Kingston upon Thames
    KT1 1QP

  • Venue phone:

    0871 224 4007

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    www.odeon.co.uk

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    BR: Kingston

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    1. Odeon Kingston
      • The Rotunda
        Clarence Street
        Kingston upon Thames
        KT1 1QP
      • 0871 224 4007
      • www.odeon.co.uk
      • 51.410994,-0.300494
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  • Fri Oct 31:

    • 21:00

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josh

Thw Movie Had A Few Good Characteristics Like The Gore For Instance BUT ThE Movie Really Sucked For ONe Reason The Book Said It Needed Five Souls To Rain Blood Which Is Fine But Only Five People Went Into The Cabin And Each One Of Them Got Infected One Way Or Another But It Also Said There WAs Ways To Purify Them And They Include Live Burial And Burning Them Ok Now This Is Where They Screwed Up Because Mia Was Purified By Live Burial And Then The Cabin With All The PEople In It Burned Which AlSo Purified The People But Yet It Still Rained Blood And The Demon CaMe Out So It Went Out Of Line They Should Never Have Put The Need For Five Should Not Have Been Put In TTory tory LinE And That's My Thoughts On That Movie

jamieboy

fun blood and gore but seemed like it was ttying to be a remake and trying not to be a remake at the same time. too close to be original and too far to be a tribute. this movie flops to those looking for a remake and not just looking for blood and guts b movie. although the the budget was not what made this a b movie.

wow

This was possibly the dumbest movie I have ever seen. I am a huge fan of the originals, this was absolute shit. The characters, the dialogue, it was so bad. It was every typical horror movie cliche times a thousand. None of it made any sense. Waste of money and time.

Eduardo CM

The movie caught me for a lot of it. Neat scenes, neat references, strong enough for any fan to relate into. A Good gore movie on its own. In Fact it shouldn't have had anything related to Evil Dead at all. Because that's where the film makes it's biggest mistake. Seen the cabin so close to the original, the book and ritual references feels great, basement etc... and then seeing what could potentially become the next Ash Willians is very refreshing. A unlikely hero, kinda of a coward, reluctant to the idea of killing his possesed friends for a greater good, then he comes to a point when he takes measures on his own hands and turns into an almost badass, that's what Ash Willians was in the original movie, but to me at least, it felt like towards the end of the movie, the script changes, and while David was the one being possesed by the Ash Willians spirit, it suddenly gets droped, and the movies becomes all about Mia in the last few minutes, and damn, it falls pretty hard. In my oppinion at least, the whole fun of Evil Dead is seeing Ash grow from coward to the cult hero we all love, and the new Evil Dead, starts doing exactly that, this time to David, and suddenly, he gets droped. It failed because it drops what could have been the one potential fun character to look at being the hero of the new movie.

greg

I loved it. Who the hell goes to a movie and gets scared anyway? This was suppose to be a fun gore fest as shown in the trailer, Im so glad they didnt copy the original movie scene for scene, this was like seeing a movie inspired by the original. I would suggest to watch it before you judge, and judge it by its own merits not by the original. If your a fan of horror like me you should be happy with this one.

greg

I loved it. Who the hell goes to a movie and gets scared anyway? This was suppose to be a fun gore fest as shown in the trailer, Im so glad they didnt copy the original movie scene for scene, this was like seeing a movie inspired by the original. I would suggest to watch it before you judge, and judge it by its own merits not by the original. If your a fan of horror like me you should be happy with this one.

Dave W

Great Trailer! Bad movie! Whether it was supposed to serious or not,... it still was not scary; Not even remotely creepy. Just a gorefest.. which in itself still couldn't carry the weight of the movie. The plot was very uneven, and incoherent. If that girl out in the woods was the 'demon' why did 4 more souls need to be consumed to release the abomination. That hippy professor already released it by reading the words. How does getting jumpstarted like a car make Mia look all fresh and good as new? When Mia says 'you're all going to die tonight', it sounds like a bored girl running into a voice disguiser at the Dollar Store. There's a lot of little things like this that annoy me throughout the movie but I'm still glad that people liked it because it keeps the Evil Dead name alive, even though they expend a lot of energy hating on the haters. Lol.