Evil Dead (2013) Saturday, 04 April 2020

Evil Dead (2013)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact horror violence.

  • The pitch:

    Some things should not be resurrected.

  • Starring:

    Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas, Olivia Blackmore

  • Directed by:

    Fede Alverez

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are possessed by demons, shot (shotgun and nail-gun), stabbed (knives, glass shards), cut (box-cutter), burned, scalded, crushed, maimed, terrorised, beaten with objects. A father dowses his daughter with petrol, sets her alight then shoots her. Unpleasant threats. Dangerous driving, vehicle crash. Hammer attack (animal). Self-mutilation. Screaming. Smashed mirror. Live burial, attempted suffocation, attempted drowning. A demon bites a girl; bite becomes infected. Cleansing/purification by live burial, dismemberment, fire (discussed). Petrol is poured over a cabin then set alight (occupants inside). A demon rises from the earth. Chainsaw attack (demon). Demonic sketches, symbols Blood/gore: Buckets of the stuff. Bloody faces, hands, limbs, clothing. Blood pools, blood splatter, bloody spew, bloody rain. Limbs removed. Face, tongue sliced. Cuts, scratches, grazes. Needles (close-up), defibrillation, seizure, vomit. Book made from human flesh. Objects are removed from flesh, wounds dressed. Decaying/rotting/melting/torn/deformed flesh, severed body parts. Corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A woman is 'raped' by vines. Demonic rape (mentioned). A demon kisses a woman. Nude woman. Nude drawings.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    White powder is seen. Drug withdrawal and hallucinations. Overdose, clinical death, dope, sobriety, withdrawal, tranquilisers (mentioned). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, gender stereotypes. Religious and demonic references. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Horror, isolation, cabin in the woods, demons, possession, death, drug addiction, intervention, rituals, sacrifice, witchcraft, voodoo, chants, resurrection, summoning, cleansing, animal cruelty, friendship, siblings.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Isolated woodland setting. Basement setting. Murdered, dead mothers (mentioned). High camera aerials. Dog, rats. Dead animals. Smell of burning hair (mentioned). Carving roast meat. Demonic symbols. Vomiting, urination. Power blackout. Explosion, fireball. Lightning strike. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Deliciously gory. Worthy remake of the original film. Serious tone.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Formulaic. Lags in the middle. Humourless. Gruesome but not scary. Doesn't introduce anything new.

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