Evil Dead (2013)
Evil Dead SynopsisIn 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.
Evil Dead Release Date
In Theaters April 5, 2013
Evil Dead Credits
Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore
Written by: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues Mendez
Directed by: Fede Alvarez
Produced by: Rob Tapert, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell
Length: 90 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
External Info: Evil Dead Official Website
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