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Review: 'Evil Dead' wit gets lost in sea of blood and guts

5:12 PM, Apr. 3, 2013
Jane Levy gets dragged off to a remote cabin for some serious detoxing. Any nightmares she had previous pale in comparison in what's about to happen in 'Evil Dead.'
Jane Levy gets dragged off to a remote cabin for some serious detoxing. Any nightmares she had previous pale in comparison in what's about to happen in '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 jokes - visual and otherwise - of young people, in that wooded cabin, facing death at the hands of something supernatural. Sure, they're ...

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