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Remake fails to live up to cult success of ‘Evil Dead’

Jane Levy is pictured in a scene from "Evil Dead."
Jane Levy is pictured in a scene from "Evil Dead."
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Relentless, pitiless, bloody and intense — that’s the remake of Sam Raimi’s “The Evil Dead.” But is this “Evil Dead“ (they dropped the “The” in the title) any good? Yes and no. It has several genuinely hair-raising moments and presents, for your edification and enjoyment, some of the most graphic horror violence ever presented on the screen. But Fede Alvarez’s homage to the original “Cabin in the Woods” tale lacks the offhanded goofiness, the brittle ...

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