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Is 'Evil Dead' the bloodiest R-rated movie ever?
Published: April 4, 2013
“When I started to work with him on a different film which we never made, I saw what a great, great, talented individual he was and what a precise storyteller he was,” Raimi said in a press statement. “And I thought, this is the guy I want to tell my ghost story, for the new generation, with pristine sound and picture, on the big screen — seen for the first time, like it was meant to be.”
Needless to say, stay away from Evil Dead if you’re the type that covers your eyes during the scary bits— it is probably the most violent and repulsive R-rated film ever made. But if you don’t mind some splatter, this is one clever way to do it.
“I don’t want to become the devil’s bitch,” says one character towards the end of the irresistibly over-the-top carnage. Then it clicked: we’re all the devil’s bitches for sitting there for 90 minutes, being raped by Satan.
Is it scary? Yeah, at times, like most good horror films. But the reason Evil Dead works is because it’s well made — and bloody fun.
Dir. Fede Álvarez; writ. Fede Álvarez, Diablo Cody, Sam Raimi, Rodo Sayagués; feat. Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernández, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jessica Lucas (R)
Opens Friday, April 5
Warning: this video contains graphic images which some may find disturbing.
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