Written April 06, 2013
The plot was a lot more fleshed out in this movie than the original. Lots and Lots of gore. Another nod to the original. This movie has aspects from the earlier trilogy but is not campy in the least. Once the action starts it doesn't let up very much at all. The ending was different than what I expected but it worked out because it surprised me.
Written July 28, 2014
This was the best horror movie remake so far...Hands Down! Kept a lot of the same campiness of the original, but added some real fear factors too. I would recommend this to any horror film nut.
Written April 11, 2013
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 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.