The "Evil Dead" remake, which opens Friday, is being billed as "the most terrifying film you will ever experience." Substitute "relentless" or "gruesome" for "terrifying" and you'd probably be more accurate. Since the film's premiere at SXSW, it's been inspiring some rave reviews, but also walkouts and, reportedly, a fainting audience member.

Most critics, even those who loved it, are questioning how a film this incredibly graphic received an R rating. "The film's biggest achievement is with the MPAA (how this cut got an R is truly unfathomable)," writes Cory Everett in The Playlist.

On that note, here are eight reasons why the movie, which one reviewer called "an exercise in nightmarish brutality," just might be the most extreme horror flick ever to hit theaters.

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