Written April 06, 2013
Im a huge fan of the classic, and what was done here I feel made the story that much more compelling. Extremely enjoyable, and should bring joy to those that are fans of the originals. The new director that made this his debut did a killer job!, I look forward to see what else comes next. So glad this was done, bring a friend.
Written April 12, 2013
If you are a TRUE fan of " EVIL DEAD" you should pass on this one....I was SOoooo disappointed. This version might have been good had I not seen and loved the original. I give this one an "F" for FAILURE!
Written April 07, 2013
The modern Evil Dead was pretty super. What it lacked in suspense, it made up for with classic horror "punch-lines" and raw, old school SFX use. Mild in it's actual scariness, the film has this really classic spooky quality that I miss in the genre--Yet, I could't help but feel like I wasn't being frightened QUITE as much as I expected to be. The trailers made it seem like I was going to be crapping demonic blood spray for a week afterward, as did the SBSW coverage...
The classic Evil Dead was honored without seeming like a parody, and the surprisingly artistic vision of Fred Alvarez (his other movies are painfully meh) stands alone, even if you have never seen an Evil Dead flick. The score was oddly, my favorite part of the movie--Which sounded like a mixture of Beetlejuice-era Danny Elfman and something from The Machinist (which composer Baños actually wrote for) . The movie AND the score was dark, yet classically--sometimes comically--punchy. I give it a 78 100. See it!
Written April 05, 2013
After seeing the great red band trailer, my anticipation for Evil Dead was high. So I'm glad to report that the movie almost fully lived up to my expectations. The script is solid with a clever yet simple plot, and okay characters. There is a good amount of tension and a few jump scares, but this one is all about the gore. The gore is spectacularly over the top, but still manages to feel pretty real. You will definitely cringe a few times and, if you're like me, you'll love it! The direction here is the standout. Fede Alvarez does a great job of crafting his own world within the Evil Dead universe. He adds several visual touches that are a nice homage to Raimi's trademark kinetic style while still making this movie his own. My only complaints would be a couple plot holes. I also wished that it could have been a bit scarier. There were a few scenes where Alvarez took his time to build up the tension and I would have loved more of that. All-in-all it's one of the best remakes in a while!
Written April 06, 2013
Well done tribute to the original, with some interesting twists. And a much bigger budget! Scary, fun, gross....all the stuff that made Raimi's original so memorable...but far from being a shot-by-shot remake, this new movie adds a lot of interesting plot twists that change the focus--in a good way.