Written June 29, 2016
The Evil Dead is one of my all time favorite movies so I was excited to see the remake, especially knowing that the original directors and Bruce Campbell were involved. The story was different... I was hoping to see some of the same things. I was hoping to see twist on some of the gore. It was ok but seemed like a totally different movie. Seemed to go on and on at the end but entertaining if you're a fan.
Written July 01, 2016
It had its good parts but overall it was a Horror-Bull rendition of a great classic. The story line was as sloppy as the 50 gallons of fake blood they used to make it. The characters should go back to waiting tables because their acting took the life out of this movie. And the dialog... huh... what? This was a disappointing experience for a true horror movie lover.
Written June 27, 2016
The new version with its own variety of horror missed the mark where campy yet horrific fun could have been inserted. Raimi's original early work was cult worthy, obviously. This rewrite changes the premise of a group of college kids out for a weekend of fun led by our would be hero Bruce Campbell, to a group of slightly boring well meaning friends who wish to rehab our new heroin heroine Jane Levy.0ne of the friends a know it all nurse discounts every ounce of pending evil, including the smell of dozen dead cats to withdrawal symptoms...really??? The comparison of how Bruce ends up one armed with a chainsaw from EVIL entering his body, to how Jane ends up one armed, made no sense in the new version. Neither did the use of the cabin by another family sometime between their last visit there and the timing of the new trip there for rehab. It did leave nagging questions that made no comprehensive sense. I found the original funnier yet scarier..The new rewrite does the fim no justice...
Written May 05, 2016
We had a great time. It was just about everything you could hope for if you are a fan of the trilogy. All the characters were great, the ending took me by surprise even though some one had given it away to me. I'll have to get the DVD becasue I covered my eyes a few times! But fun fun fun, scary, scary, scary!
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.