Written July 02, 2016
Like most modern "horror"films this was more of a try to scare you with loud bangs and make you cringe using gore movie. For obvious reasons the effects in this remake were significantly better than its 1981 predecessor. That being said the story was changed which personally irritates me because I feel like the writers have no right to take the classic/original and warp it to their liking. Though there some key points and parts in this remake that I felt should have been in the first one to make it better. All in all if you're looking for a truly frightening movie this is not the movie to go see. I give it 2 1/2 stars out of 5
Written May 26, 2016
This movie was the best horror movie i have watched this year. But if you don't like gore you might not want to watch this because their is so MUCH blood!!!!! I was not expecting that much gore for this movie. You might want to go with a group of people because some parts of the flim are actually pretty funny! especially what the possessed demon girl says.
tldr;GREAT HORROR FILM GO WATCH IT WITH A FRIEND!
Written April 05, 2013
I saw this at a sneak preview the night before the movie was released. The elements of the original Evil Dead are here - Gore, Absurdity, and some jolts. If you're like me, you've grown up a bit since the first movie was released. The problem is i'm not sure a gorefest is the fun it used to be for me. The original Evil Dead has such nostalgic value that it's held in higher regard than it perhaps should. The reboot still has the gore, although it seems to verge into "torture porn" at times. There is still some of the ridiculous gore of the original, but i found myself cringing much more than laughing out loud. The original was by no stretch a comedy, but the absurdity of it all had most people i watched it with laughing. That vibe is hard to capture, perhaps impossible. The demons were not quite as disturbing in appearance vs the original. This reboot does a good job of matching the ferociousness of the original, and in a packed theater it was a fun 90 minutes. Good, not great.
Written April 07, 2013
For the first 15 minutes or so I wondered if anything was going to happen in this movie. I suppose we were learning about the characters but it took too long. Things picked up after that and didn't let up. A very well made horror movie. The acting was good and the effects were close to believable. More horror than in most horror movies. Non-stop gore and blood. If you like disgusting you will like this movie.
Written April 07, 2013
Not for the faint at heart because no punches were pulled on taking the viewer on a bloody, gory roller coaster ride through this remake and update of Evil Dead. Nice nods throughout for fans of the first, but past experience not required to enjoy this for what it is.