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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 91m 28s

Release date 19/04/2013

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence, gory horror and very strong language

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Fede Alvarez

Cast includes Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 09/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

EVIL DEAD is a remake of the 1981 horror film. Five friends travel to a remote cabin in the woods in order to help a friend withdraw from her drug addiction. After finding a book of incantations they inadvertently unleash demonic forces. The film is rated 18 for strong bloody violence, gory horror and very strong language.

There is strong bloody violence and gory horror throughout, including sight of self-mutilation by demon-possessed characters. There is a significant focus on the infliction of pain, injury and bloodshed, including the cutting off of limbs and other acts of dismemberment.

In one scene a woman is assaulted by some vegetation that has been inhabited by the demonic forces. The woman is restrained by vines and a branch crawls up between her legs and under her skirt. No nudity is shown and there is no strong sexual detail, but it is implied that the demons have entered her body.

EVIL DEAD also contains frequent use of strong language ('f**k') and a single use of very strong language ('c**t'), during a scene in which a demonically possessed woman taunts another woman in an explicitly sexual manner.

Although there are some verbal references to the drug addiction of a central character, there is no sight of drug use.

No-one younger than 18 may see an 18 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger that 18 may rent or buy an 18 rated video or DVD.


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